The Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center provides undergraduate students with information, guidance and support to create and implement an integrated educational plan. Advisement is an essential part of the undergraduate educational experience. Students who work closely with an advisor, feel empowered and equipped to attain their academic goals.
At William Paterson University, advising is a shared responsibility between professional advisors (within the Center and Colleges), faculty advisors and students. Every student has an assigned professional advisor based on his or her major and students are assigned a faculty advisor after he or she is declared and has earned 30 credit hours. Every student is expected to take responsibility for their education and consider the advice given and ask questions.
Professional Advisors assist students with transitional issues and help them develop a plan for their collegiate experiences.
Faculty Advisors assist students with specific issues in their major/minor and help students understand industry expectations.
Advising Tools like WPConnect and soon to be DegreeWorks help students to understand their progress towards degree requirements and completion.
Students are expected to use advising resources so they can succeed and GRADUATE!
To review some of the relevant policies, please reference: http://www.wpunj.edu/policies/index.html
The Advisor/Advisee relationship is a meaningful one, designed to support, encourage and challenge students which ultimately leads to timely degree completion and a richer undergraduate experience.
We look forward to working with you as you pursue your studies and achieve your degree.