Advisor for On-campus & Ecampus Students
313 Gilkey Hall
Andy Edwards is unsure of where his hometown really is; he needs his own concert t-shirt. He grew up in North Carolina, attended high school in Connecticut, and has lived in Texas, Illinois, Tennessee, Indiana, Germany, and Oregon. He has bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from Northwestern and master’s degrees in College Administration from Indiana and Sociology from Oregon (boo, hiss!). Although he tries to suppress his inner geek, it does take over when discussing Lord of the Rings and the Muppets. He has been an academic advisor for multiple majors at various universities for over a dozen years.
To make an academic advising appointment with Andy CLICK HERE. Please fill out the form completely so Andy can fully prepare for your appointment. This concerns the following information:
- OSU ID Number
- Campus (ecampus or in-person)
- E-mail Address
- Phone number
- Current Major (include BA or BS, and option if applicable)
- Class Standing (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
- Reason for Appointment (Please be more specific than just getting your PIN)
- Three Specific Dates and Times you can meet (For example: 1-3 PM on Friday July 5th) (Note: Appointments start at 9 AM and end by 5PM)
Also, please see below for advising expectations.
Professor Rorie Solberg
310 Gilkey Hall
Phone: (541) 737-9512
ADVISOR & STUDENT APPOINTMENT EXPECTATIONS
As the student, you should:
- Know that you are responsible for your own educational decisions and attaining your degree.
- Learn your graduation requirements and the academic regulations at OSU.
- Be prepared for your appointment by going through My Degrees, picking possible classes, and making a question list prior to the appointment. Also, bring pen and paper to take notes!
- Explore your interests and goals with your advisor and with Career Services.
- Strive to pick classes that not only hit requirements but also explore these interests and goals.
- Arrive on time (or early!) to your advising appointments, and cancel the ones you cannot make (note: if you are 10 minutes late to a half-hour appointment you will need to reschedule).
Your advisor should:
- Outline the pros and cons of your educational decisions, but ultimately leave the choice to you.
- Clarify academic requirements, policies, and procedures.
- Highlight classroom and experiential opportunities of which the student may not be aware.
- Assist students in choosing classes that meet graduation requirements and life goals.
- Provide referrals to useful campus resources.
- Encourage you to meet with faculty during their office hours. They can share methods for improving classroom performance, and provide insight on graduate schools and other opportunities in the field.