Beginning in January 2017, Total Advising, part of President Sullivan’s Cornerstone Plan, will transform the second floor of Clemons Library into a centrally-located resource where students can get information about academic and career options. Whether they need counseling on careers, internships, financial assistance, study abroad, research, or extra tutoring in writing or math, students will find assistance in Clemons. The space will be open and admit plenty of light, but will have private and semi-private areas as well. Archie Holmes, vice provost for educational innovation and interdisciplinary studies, and Maurie McInnis, vice provost for academic affairs, continue to involve students, seeking their advice about planning and design for the center.
In an editorial, the Cavalier Daily welcomed the changes to student advising, noting that placing the resource in a central location already frequented by students will encourage many to seek advice—those who “may need significantly more advising than others” will now get “an extra push.” The editorial also notes that Total Advising will help the Library realize its stated mission “to be a central and responsive partner in the research, teaching, and learning priorities” of the University.
Another step toward ‘total advising’ (Cavalier Daily)