Alice Petty, formerly an academic director (AD) for Wilbur Hall, recently became the new director of Pre-Major Advising (PMA). The Daily sat down with Petty to talk about her new role and how she plans to reshape the program to address students’ concerns.
The 43 students participating in UAR’s freshman focus groups eviewed the utility of the Approaching Stanford handbook, New Student Orientation (NSO) and the pre-major advisor (PMA) and academic director (AD) programs.
What made the difference between my good advisor and the bad ones? It really boils down to four things: knowledge, commitment, availability and the intangible personal connection.