Professor Nikki Khanna lectures

 Advising in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

The fundamental purpose of academic advising in the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program is to assist you in clarifying and meeting your educational and career goals. This process works best when the both the student and faculty member work together as a team; the student should come prepared with specific questions and ideas.


Your academic advisor has expertise in scholarly issues, especially pertaining to the program. There are many other issues about which you may seek advice and support such as student health, legal matters, writing and learning skills, general career planning, lifestyle/residential issues, academic accommodations and more. UVM offers a variety of free professional advising regarding these and other issues. The College of Arts & Sciences Student Services can help you to identify the resources most likely to meet your needs.

What does an advisor do?

Think of an advisor as your academic liaison. An advisor is meant to be an approachable faculty member, one who is also skilled in your chosen area of expertise, and who can enhance the student's relationship with the university.

Advisors can be helpful in selecting courses, as well as explaining the organization and policies of the College and ensuring that you have fulfilled all the requirements you need to graduate. We do our best to help you understand course requirements in the minor and how it fits in with your major course of study.

Advisement in the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies program

Students should consult with a Critical Race and Ethnic Studies program advisor in devising their course of study.