Academic Advising

ADVISING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND OUTCOMES
In addition to college-wide group advising, MEP students receive individual advising from the MEP Retention Coordinator each quarter during the advising period. The Advising Component of the MEP program aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Increase MEP student success in terms of GPA, academic standing, and persistence
  • Facilitate freshmen transition towards independent and proactive scholars
  • Identify and troubleshoot reasons for leaving the College of Engineering

MEP accomplishes these goals through the following objectives:

  • Provide quarterly advising to all freshmen the priority registration period
  • Facilitate the creation of a well-balanced educational plan for each student in the first year
  • Encourage use of University/College resources for academic, personal, or financial barriers to success

MEP strives to provide an advising experience that results in student growth and development. To measure our success in doing so, MEP advising is guided and assessed by learning outcomes in the following five areas:

  • Intellectual Growth
  • Personal and Educational Goals
  • Realistic Self-Appraisal
  • Independence
  • Satisfying and productive lifestyles

PEER MENTOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO MEP STUDENT ADVISING
In addition to staff advising, MEP students are paired with an MEP Peer Mentor who assists them in their transition to the University through the following duties:

  1. Monitor and help guide the students’ progress in understanding and applying effective study strategies
  2. Explore their own solutions in problem solving and effective decision making
  3. Model and encourage ideal behavior in class attendance and participation in MEP activities
  4. Help students cope with, or eliminate problems that may affect positive academic progress
  5. Facilitate and develop positive relationships with peers, faculty and staff
  6. Promote a supportive, friendly and safe environment for students