Academic Advising

Academic advising is an integral part of undergraduate education. The goal of all academic advising is to help students make responsible decisions as they develop educational plans compatible with their potential and with their career and life goals. Advising is more than the sharing of information about academic courses and programs; it includes encouraging students to formulate important questions about the nature and direction of their education and working with them to find answers to those questions. Advisors confer with students about alternative course schedules and other educational experiences, but students themselves are responsible for selecting the content of their academic program and making progress toward an academic degree.

The Department of Communication Studies has two professional advisors to assist you as well as faculty who are willing to guide you.


Marilyn Shaw, Instructor/Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising
Lang 369

Link to appointment calendar for Marilyn



Lori L. Johnson, Instructor/Academic Advisor
Lang 333

Link to appointment calendar for Lori