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Academic Advising

During this important time of social distancing, Academic Advisors are available online to support students. If you want to connect with an Advisor, follow the appropriate steps below:

Meetings: Advisors can schedule virtual meetings with students utilizing Zoom. This would be in place of walk-in or appointment sessions with an advisor. To request a Zoom meeting, email vis-ug@ucsd.edu and provide a variety of days and times that you are available:

Monday, 1:30-3:30
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00-11:30, 1:30-4:00
Friday, 9:00-11:30

A meeting time will be arranged and you will be sent instructions for accessing the meeting space in Zoom. Some reasons to arrange a meeting:

Quarter by quarter planning, graduation check, curriculum review, long and short term academic goals, selecting courses for a future quarter, concerns of any kind, degree audit review

Virtual Advising Center: Advisors are still available via the Virtual Advising Center at vac.ucsd.edu for brief and basic advising questions. Questions are addressed Monday-Friday during business hours and are typically addressed between 1-2 days. Some reasons to write into the VAC:

Brief question about a course and scheduling detail, ask about a departmental policy, provide an update to advising

Forms/Petitions: If you have forms that need to be reviewed and signed by the Faculty or Advisors, scan and email these to vis-ug@ucsd.edu. Each form should be scanned as one PDF file that combines the form and supplementary materials. If you have more than one form/petition to submit, these need to be saved a separate files. During remote advising, there will be a delay in completing forms so plan ahead and expect 1-2 weeks for processing.

Course Authorizations: To request access to a course, utilize the campus Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) that is available via Tritonlink. Please follow any instrcutions provided there for the specific course you are interested in enrolling.

 

Our Mission

Academic Advisors are here to support students in the clarification of goals, the development of plans and the realization of these goals. This is a process that helps students make decisions that are the best fit for them individually and is the responsibility of both student and advisor. To be successful, students need to be active in all aspects of their education, including knowledge of their curricular requirements and working in partnership with support resources on campus. The Visual Arts path to success requires that students:

  1. Learn it- during your 1st quarter, connect with Academic Advising, learn your requirements and resources, start an educational plan, visit galleries, attend office hours
  2. Use it- seek out resources, get involved with the department community, select courses/opportunities that meet your interests and goals
  3. Own it!- junior and senior years, consider career options, participate in experiencial learning, collaborate with Faculty/Advising regarding opportunities, prepare for graduation

For more information regarding the roles and expectations for advisors and students in academic advising, please view our Academic Advising Syllabus.