The Undergraduate Advisor/Coordinator (Advisor) enhances the quality of the undergraduate student experience in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and is a key contributor to student success. To this end, the Advisor directly participates in ECE’s initiatives to improve retention rates and fourth year graduation rates. The Advisor is responsible for the administration of either the Electrical or Computer Engineering undergraduate programs, and
coordinates with four interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in Software Engineering, Nanotechnology Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. The Advisor must be able to work professionally and effectively with students, faculty, and staff to ensure a welcoming environment for a diverse community.
The Advisor plays a critical role in student retention, persistence, and success. The Advisor supports students in meeting the heavy demands related to the professional academic programs and curricular requirements. The type of advising required for upper year students is more consultative and interactive than directive. This position provides ongoing advice; guidance and problem solving to address any obstacles to academic success and help students meet their learning needs. The Advisor also engages with students having difficulty with non-academic issues such as personal, medical, financial, or relationship issues. S/he reaches out to students who are at risk of attrition in a timely manner and provides guidance to those who are experiencing difficulties within the academic environment.
Academic Advising and Student Support
Undergraduate Program Administration
Communications and Relationship Building
Special Events and Projects