Friday, August 16, 2013

Advising Updates!

New and returning students, please be aware of these advising assignments and updates for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. Changes are effective August 15th, 2013.

Program Planning and Advising Sessions for New Students

Attendance at at least one of these session is required for all new students but they are also open to returning students who have advising questions or need to make adjustments to their program plans. No RSVP is required. All sessions occur during the 5th week of the quarter prior to course registration (see below for time and locations for the academic year). In order to have an assigned faculty advisor, students must attend one program planning session. Prior to attending, all students should become familiar with the Counseling Student Handbook and should bring a draft of their program plan using this guide

Questions regarding these sessions or advising for new students should be directed as follows:

Community Counseling Students to Dr. Philip Gnilka ( School Counseling Students to Dr. Darrick Tovar-Murray (

College Student Development Students to Dr. Rich Whitney (


Tuesday, October 8: Student Center 324
Thursday, October 10: Student Center 325

Tuesday, February 4: Student Center 324
Thursday, February 6: Student Center, 324

Tuesday, April 29: Student Center, 325
Thursday, May 1: Student Center, 325

Advising for Returning Students

Returning Students (who have taken at least 2 quarters of classes) will be assigned a specific advisor by the 2nd week of classes in the Fall quarter. Please contact your assigned advisor first for advising. Issues you can contact your new advisor about include (and are not limited to): thinking about writing a thesis, issues/ideas about looking for an internship site, future career issues/discussions, doctoral study, licensure, approval of an elective for your program of study, resume/letters of interest for various internship sites or jobs. Returning students only need to complete the advising/registration request when there are specific course registration issues (e.g., inability to register for a course, reviewing of your program of study). For CSD, Dr. Rich Whitney is the advisor for returning students and new students (

Advising for Interns

Dr. Erin Mason ( will serve in the role of Professional Practice advisor for all Community and School students who are in their internship phase. Dr. Whitney ( will continue to be the Professional Practice advisor for all CSD students. Students who are in the professional practice-phase should communicate directly with Drs. Mason or Whitney for issues regarding their internship.