Mandatory journalism information sessions set -- October 2010

Journalism students: ADVISING

The University of Arizona recognizes academic advising to be a critical component of the educational experience of its undergraduate students. Through individual, collaborative relationships with academic advisers, students are best able to define and implement sound educational plans that are consistent with their personal values, goals and career plans.

Beginning Monday, March 7, all academic advising for journalism and pre-journalism majors will be handled in the School of Journalism, Room 323A. The School's new academic adviser is Renee Schafer Horton.

Beginning March 7, students can schedule an appointment through the Online Advising Calendar, located here.

Journalism Adviser Office Hours

• Tuesday and Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Thursday: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
A note about walk-in advising:
Walk-in hours are for quick questions and brief issues; time with advisor is 10-15 minutes.

The following issues are not addressed during walk-in hours and require an appointment:
• Four-year plans
• Senior degree check*
• Readmission

*Senior degree checks through May 2011 will be handled by John McNeill or R. Scott Johnson in Douglass, room 101; call 626-0606 for appointment.

Journalism course planning guides

The official UA requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. If you have questions about these requirements or how you are to go about meeting them, please see the journalism adviser.
Journalism Major Course Planning Guide - 2008 Catalog
Journalism Major Course Planning Guide - 2009 Catalog
Journalism Major Course Planning Guide - 2010 and later Catalog

Reading your Advisement Report
The Advisement Report reflects your your progress toward fulfilling the requirements of your major(s), and is a common staple of your academic advising visits. It is also an amazingly complex and difficult document to read. This site contains a video to help you through it.

Journalism Course descriptions
The current journalism course descriptions for the academic year.

Journalism Schedule of classes
The university's online schedule of class offerings, complete with times, locations, available seats, and instructor assignments.

Advising Resource Center
The University of Arizona Advising Resource Center provides advising, career counseling, and other student services such as interpretation of institutional requirements. The goal? To help students clarify their life and career goals.
The center also maintains the university's advising roles and responsibilities charter, a comprehensive student questions FAQ, alist of campus advising resources, and the UA's academic policies.

Advising contacts
Each college and most departments have academic advisers. If you are seeking information on whom to contact, start here.

Dates and deadlines
Need to know when the last day to add a class is? What about registration? Late fees? Commencement? Exams? Check the university's dates and deadlines as well as the Academic Calendar websites.

Final exam schedule
Following the above link, the university's final exam schedule is something every student should bookmark.

UAccess Student
UAccess Student is the University of Arizona's portal to your personal student information - including class registration, your grades, your student profile, and book lists. It is available only to current or former students with a valid UA Net ID and password. 

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