Environmental Studies at UVM

ENVS Advising

  • Why should I seek regular ENVS academic advising?
  • How do I get an ENVS advisor?
  • How do I make an appointment with my advisor?
  • What if I want to change my ENVS advisor?
  • Can I be advised by other UVM faculty members too?
  • I have a TAP advisor/RSENR first year advisor with whom I talk. Do I still need to see an ENVS advisor my first year?


    Why should I seek regular ENVS academic advising?

    An advisor can serve as a guide for :

    • choosing courses
    • clarifying degree requirements
    • exploring educational and career goals
    • referrals for useful campus resources relevant to your needs
    • considering internships, study abroad and other high impact learning opportunities
    • and much more!

    The better your relationship with your academic advisor, the better they can serve you in the future. An advisor can be a good person to ask for a reference if they have met with you often enough to know you beyond your transcript.

    How do I get an ENVS advisor?

    If you have declared an ENVS major, an ENVS advisor will be assigned to you by the Environmental Program. Not sure who your assigned advisor is? This information can be found on the main page of your myUVM account online. If you still are unsure, please contact Sue Bean, 802-656-4055, sbean@uvm.edu.

     

    How do I make an appointment with my advisor?

    Contact Sue Bean at Bittersweet front desk, 802-656-4055. She makes appointments for all the ENVS advisors, with the exception of Professor Frank Zelko whom you can email, fzelko@uvm.edu, or call, 802-656-8517 for an appointment.

    What if I want to change my ENVS advisor?

    We want you to feel happy and comfortable with your advisor. If you would like to change your ENVS advisor please fill out a “Change of Advisor” form found on the rack by Sue Bean’s desk in the front office at Bittersweet.

    Can I be advised by other UVM faculty members too?

    You may meet with whomever you like among the UVM faculty. We encourage you to seek advising from faculty and other mentors from elsewhere on campus.

    I have a TAP advisor/RSENR first year advisor with whom I talk.
    Do I still need to see an ENVS advisor my first year?

    We encourage you to seek ENVS advising in addition to your TAP/RSENR first year advising, but you do not have to see an ENVS advisor your first year. You will be assigned an ENVS advisor as your primary advisor beginning your sophomore year.

    ENVS advisor updates for Fall 2012:

    Ernesto Mendez will be on sabbatical for the fall 2013 - spring 2014 academic year.
    Saleem Ali will be on leave in Australia for two years—fall 2012 to spring 2014.

     

    If your advisor is one of these people you will be assigned another advisor in their absence. If you have questions or a specific advisor request, contact sbean@uvm.edu.