How does the ME Department handle advising?
Bonnie Olson or Barbara J. Fecich (B.J.) will be assigned as a advisor when you declare Mechanical Engineering as your major in March of your freshman year. They will continue to assist you with any questions about curriculum, graduation requirements and registration issues for the remiander of your studies. Bonnie's office is in Scaife 416 and B.J.'s office is Scaife 407. You are encouraged to find a faculty mentor by the end of your sophomore year to ask questions related to career decisions, grad school, research , summer internships and course content. Information on the website, introductions at the sophomore dinner, and faculty visits during sophomore classes will assist you with your selection. Whenever you need assistance prior to selecting a mentor, your academic advisor can assist in setting up a meeting with a faculty member. Should you not select a mentor by the end of the sophomore year, one will be assigned to you.
Can I change my faculty mentor?
Yes. If you would like to change your faculty mentor, simply stop by and see Bonnie or B.J..
How do I notify the department when I have chosen a faculty mentor?
When you select a faculty mentor, please email Bonnie (email@example.com) or B.J. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop in Scaife to verify that additional advisees are acceptable to the professor and to officially designate the change of advisor on your records.
How can I be certain that I am completing all of the requirements for my degree?
Read and understand the requirements for the degree as described in the Undergraduate Catalog, and keep track of your progress. The Academic On-Line Audit on the Hub website is a helpful tool. Email the academic advisor (Bonnie or B.J.) to review your academic progress and have the degree requirements explained to you. Try NOT to do this during registration week or the first week of classes!