The history department conducts two group advising sessions per semester. All history majors are required to attend one of these sessions each semester, in the interest of staying on track with degree requirements.
Additionally, students can meet individually with their adviser, who will monitor their progress and serve as a mentor and an advocate. They will work collaboratively with the student on their academic and professional goals, provide guidance and referrals when challenges arise.
Taking advantage of advising
Advising works best if you are making your own decisions. Each time you meet your adviser, consider your overall goals, your short-term plans, and the specific questions you need to ask. You will have your file at the meeting, and your checklist should be kept up to date.
Getting an adviser
You will be assigned a history adviser during your first semester. History majors are not confined to the assigned adviser. You may choose another adviser if you wish. Just ask the professor you want to see, and then let the program assistant know, so that she can change the record in Banner.
Difference between CASA academic success coach and history adviser
Students are assigned an academic success coach by the Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA). CASA offers programs such as New Student Orientation, Back-on-Track Program, and a variety of Peak Performance Sessions.
Finding your adviser
- Log into myUSF
- Click on the "Student" button in the middle Self Service box
- Click on “Student Records”
- Click on “Degree Evaluation”
Meeting with your adviser
Each history adviser has regular weekly office hours. Look up your adviser's office hours.
It’s always a good idea to make an advising appointment, even during your adviser’s regular office hours, so that they can set aside time just for you. Most, if not all advisers, willingly schedule appointments outside their posted office hours, if these hours don’t work out for you. Email your adviser to set up another time. To make an appointment with your academic success coach, please visit CASA.