The Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) office is pursuing plans to add 12 more full-time advisors to its staff, and considering assigning students a single academic advisor with whom they remain throughout their academic career. UAR is also considering modifications to the Stanford Newcomer Guide (SNG) program.
To the Editor: I read with interest the story that appeared in the March 8 edition in which you reported that the ASSU has called for increased professional advising staff to meet the needs of undergraduates. It will come as welcome news to your readers that UAR (Undergraduate Advising and Research) has plans to do…
ASSU executives Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D. candidate Rosie Nelson framed their budget presentation around a theme of student belonging.
In its Thursday meeting, which focused almost solely on graduate student issues, the Faculty Senate voted to allow individual Stanford graduate schools to choose whether they require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as a factor for determining admission.
A new advising system for incoming students will soon replace the existing Pre-Major Advising program.
Stanford Advocates for Growth and Exploration (SAGE) will apply to first-year and transfer students entering Stanford in the fall of 2018. Unlike pre-major advisors under the existing system, SAGEs will receive different training, serve a more clearly-defined role and be matched to their advisees through a different system, according to Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) director Louis Newman.
The Pre-Major Advising program touches the academic journey of every undergraduate student at Stanford, albeit with varying degrees of effectiveness.
Louis Newman joined Stanford this month as the new associate vice provost and director of undergraduate advising and research. Newman will oversee all academic advising directors and undergraduate research funding as well as coordinate programs for undergraduates, including the process of academic review and progress for students facing academic difficulty.
He replaces Rob Urstein, who is now the managing director of global innovation programs and lecturer in management at the Graduate School of Business.
Over the past year, the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) has been working on new ways to enhance the Pre-Major Advising (PMA) program.