Academic Advising for CPLS Students
Academic advising is a critical component of the undergraduate experience. It is the process of developing a meaningful educational plan that is compatible with the student's abilities, values, interests and career goals. In achieving an academic degree, both the student and the advisor must share in the responsibilities. Academic advisors help students clarify their values, interests and goals and provide accurate information about educational options, requirements, policies and procedures
Advising Appointment Preparation
It is University of Memphis policy that every student be advised before each registration period unless a student qualifies to be cleared for more than one semester by their
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Students can prepare for their advising session by reviewing their course plan or approved baccalaureate contract as well as check the course schedule for the upcoming semester. To ensure successful advising, students are encouraged to read and keep all forms, contracts and materials provided by their advisor, complete all required forms and contracts by the designated deadlines, and monitor academic progress through various resources like UMdegree.
Alternative Advising Options
- Students interested in self-advising should carefully review all requirements to qualify before submitting a request.
- Open advising sessions are available to students who currently have a declared major in College of Professional & Liberal Studies. Appointments are a maximum of 10 minutes and are conducted by phone or in-person at our office, Brister Hall, room 218. Students requiring more time will need to schedule an appointment. (Students majoring in the College of Professional & Liberal Studies may call 901-678-2716 on open advising days for a phone session.)
College of Professional & Liberal Studies Advisors and Concentrations
|Organizational Leadership (Campus students H-Z)
Organizational Leadership (Fed Ex LiFE)
Professional/Liberal Studies (Baccalaureate Contract Program)
Technology Management Services
Manufacturing Technology Management
Interdisciplinary Studies (Baccalaureate Contract Program)
Organizational Leadership online and (Campus students A-G)
Dot Hale - Graduate Degrees:
|Master of Professional Studies||Master of Arts in Liberal Studies|
Colin Chapell - Graduate Degrees:
|Doctor of Liberal Studies|