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Advising Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

 

This syllabus is to provide assistance with navigating the responsibilities of each person in the advising relationship.

 

Academic Advisor: Freshmen – Juniors

 

Emily Yeatts
588 Rhodes Hall
513-556-1060
Emily.Yeatts@uc.edu

Academic Advisor: Seniors, ACCEND, Transfer students

Dr. Aimee Frame
589 Rhodes Hall
513-556-4380
Aimee.Frame@uc.edu
 

Other Important People

  • Jay Kim, Department Head, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineeirng
  • Stacy Hummeldorf, Professional Practice Advisor
  • Rich Robles, Professional Practice Advisor
  • Dean Nevin, Assistant Dean for Freshman Engineering
  • Dean Bowers, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies

You can expect your advisor to …

  • Understand and effectively communicate the
  • BSME curriculum and the requirements for graduation
  • University and College requirements, deadlines, policies and procedures
  • Connect students to appropriate resources (Profession Practice, Career Development Center, Counseling Center, etc)
  • Provide safe space to share questions, concerns, values and goals and to listen carefully to them
  • Assist you in making academic and personal decisions, but not make the decisions for you
  • Be accessible for scheduled appointments, walk ins for quick questions, and via phone/email
  • Help you develop strategies that will enable you to be successful academically

As the student, you are expected to …

  • Be punctual and considerate when making appointments, and to call/email if you need to cancel or reschedule
  • Be involved in the advising process by
  • Asking questions to make sure you understand what is expected of you
  • Being prepared with questions and topics to discuss after checking resources
  • Be open and willing to consider advice from advisors, staff, faculty and campus services
  • Reflect on your academic and personal experiences as learning opportunities
  • Use resources (see below) to remain current on upcoming events and deadlines
  • Note these on your calendar
  • Prepare ahead of time
  • Take responsibility for your actions and decisions and the resulting outcomes
  • Understand how dropping/withdrawing from a course can impact you academically, financially, and personally

We will work together to …

  • Make your engineering experience rewarding by tackling obstacles and encouraging campus connections
  • Empower you to be a responsible and proactive self-advocate in and outside the classroom
  • Establish relationship of mutual respect and interdependence with the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering & the College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Develop skills and dedication to seek opportunities for lifelong learning

Advising Resources and Supplies

Freshman Year

Your responsibilities as a student:

Our responsibilities as advisors:

  • Participate in Bearcat Bound Orientation and Welcome Day
  • Register for appropriate courses
  • Talk to faculty when you have questions/concerns about classes - before a crisis situation develops!
  • Find a study group of 2-3 other students
    • Learning Community
    • Ones you will actually study with!
  • Report all previously earned credit to UC
    • Confirm awarding of credit with your advisor
  • Familiarize yourself with university and college rules
  • Develop study and time management skills appropriate for college, create a plan to follow them - adjust as necessary
  • Teach you the basics of the registration system at Bearcat Bound Orientation
  • Introduce students to campus resources, both in and out of the college
  • Introduce the curriculum
    • Explain pre-requisites
    • Examine class progression
  • Point out campus and other resources on academic integrity
  • Aid in creating degree plans that match your future professional goals
    • Minors
    • Double-majors
    • ACCEND program

Sophomore Year

Your responsibilities as a student:

Our responsibilities as advisors:

  • Register for appropriate courses
  • Talk to faculty when you have questions/concerns about classes - before a crisis situation develops!
  • Work with co-op advisor to obtain co-op employment
  • Continue to monitor degree audit/progress
  • Monitor your progress towards graduation
  • Assist you in understanding the ramifications of how your decisions now will affect your future professional goals

Pre-Junior Year

Your responsibilities as a student:

Our responsibilities as advisors:

  • Register for appropriate courses
    • Review BoK rules and any credit previously granted (AP, PSOP, etc)
  • Continue to monitor degree audit/progress
  • Explore areas in ME that are exciting to you and those that are not
  • Research career options and graduate programs
  • Monitor your progress towards graduation
  • Assist you in understanding the ramifications of how your decisions now will affect your future professional goals
  • Make appropriate referrals to pre-professional advising, graduate program admissions, career counseling

Junior Year

Your responsibilities as a student:

Our responsibilities as advisors:

  • Monitor your progress towards graduation
  • Assist you in understanding the ramifications of how your decisions now will affect your future professional goals
  • Discuss applicable senior elective choices based on career goals

Senior Year

Your responsibilities as a student:

Our responsibilities as advisors:

  • Register for appropriate courses
  • Discuss your plan for electives and BoKs with your advisor
  • Complete online application for graduation
  • Begin job search process and/or apply to graduate schools beginning in Fall
  • Monitor your progress towards graduation
  • Assist you in understanding the ramifications of how your decisions now will affect your future professional goals

  • REMINDERS
  • Balance school commitments with your other commitments and extra-curricular activities
  • Allow enough study time to do well in classes. The average expectation is that you will spend 2-3 hours outside of class engaged in the course content for every hour spent in class.