Community Development and Applied Economics
CDAE Advising Handbook
CDAE offers a comprehensive handbook to help students to know all of the benefits and responsibilities of having a great working relationship with their advisor.
Advising in CDAE
CDAE faculty and staff provide excellent one-on-one advising to our majors and minors.
The fundamental purpose of academic advising is to provide guidance as you make decisions from the most general - such as identifying and refining your intellectual and personal goals at UVM, viewing your curriculum as a whole - to the most specific, like which courses you'll take to fulfill your requirements for graduation. Also, if you get yourself in academic trouble your advisor will be among the first to know about it. In such circumstances, the advisor's job is to advise you through your difficulties and help you get back on track. However, none of this will happen unless you seek out advising and take maximum advantage of its potential to enhance your UVM experience. It has been said that the relationship between an advisor and student is like a blind date: given differences of character, temperament and values, it does not always blossom into affection. You can only know this, though, once you have taken the initiative to meet with your advisor.
Your academic advisor has expertise in scholarly and career issues, especially as they relate to international studies and jobs. There are many other issues about which you may seek advice and support such as health, legal matters, writing and learning skills, general career planning, lifestyle/residential issues, academic accommodations and more. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Services (located in Morrill Hall) and UVM's Career Services office can provide you with assistance in these areas as well.
Questions about advising in CDAE?
Undergraduate inquiries can be sent to Tina Haskins or made by calling (802) 656-1013.
Graduate inquiries can be sent to Leslie Barchard or made by calling (802) 656-0009.
Last modified February 25 2014 07:25 PM