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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 13, 1975)
Students, teachers :
adviser time short
Editor's note: This is the second of two articles examining UNL's
By Lynn Roberts
Although advising procedures vary from college to college, most
deans agree there are problems.
The most common problem cited is that students can't find an
adviser when they need one.
Joan Wadlow, associate dean of arts and sciences, said she
recently talked with 25 chief advisers and the lack of adviser
availability was their most common complaint.
The lack of contact with advisers can be blamed on both the
adviser and the student in most cases, Wadlow said.
Advisers teach, too
Hazel Anthony, dean of home economics, agreed that
availability is a problem. She said she knows students often have
trouble finding their adviser.
Part of the problem, she said, is that advisers usually teach a full
load so they often are in class.
Ronald Joekel, associate dean of Teacher's College, said his
department is criticized because students can't locate their advisers.
But part of the blame, he said, belongs to students, who won't go
out of their way to meet with advisers.
Although problems were cited by deans of professional schools,
they agreed their problems were not great.
Richard Bradley, dean of dentistry, said that because of the
small classes and close faculty-student contacts in class there were
not too many communication problems.
"I think if there are problems we get to them," Bradley said, 'if
a problem is detected we try to do something about it."
Law advisers 'good'
Henry Grether, law college dean, said although no system is ever
perfect, their system is "quite good."
Because all law classes are in the same building students spend
most of the day there, Grether said, which gives students more
time to contact their professors.
W. Cecil Steward, dean of the College of Architecture, said there
generally is good faculty-student communication in architecture
because of the extensive contact in classes.
There are about 40 students for every adviser, which he said is
an overload. He added that they are considering giving advanced
students an advising role because of this.
James Drew, UNL dean of graduate studies, said he thinks
advising is more important for graduate students than at any other
level, because of the close work on curriculum that must be done
between adviser and student.
Their largest problem is with part-time students who work all
day and don't have time to see their advisers as often as they
should, Drew said.
Many colleges are working on programs to improve advising.
The College of Business Administration started an advising
center this year to help with students' advising questions. Sue
Warren, director of the advising center, said they try to handle
paper work and general questions.
Student advisers gave information to freshmen this fall, she said.
The colleges of Arts and Sciences and Agriculture also use
student advisers. Student advisers are used for transfer students and
freshmen with undeclared majors, said Max Larsen, interim arts
and sciences dean.
Agriculture juniors and seniors may advise younger students if
they are asked to do so by the adviser they will assist. They receive
one hour of credit for their work, said Dean T. E. Hartung.
The College of Engineering and Technology has an adviser's
handbook which includes samples of registration forms and check
lists for registration and drop and add processes.
"We have tried to outline what we feel are important points on
advising," said Dean George Hanna. He added that advisers have an
open door policy and encourage students to come in if they have
problems or questions.
60 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1915-Raymond E. Kirk when asked to
vote for a certain candidate because he was a non-fraternity man
made this answer: "There are just as many non-fraternity men who
are undemocratic toward fraternity men as there are fraternity men
who are undemocratic toward non-fraternity men. No one can get
my vote on that basis." '
Tonight Edwin Bush, one of the world's best known magicians,
will give an evening of illustrations at the Oliver theater under the
auspices of the City Young Men's Christian Association. Mr. Bush
is said to do many things seemingly impossible and many are of the
opinion that his Hindu basket trick is the most sensational work of
The creation of "national security leagues" in America will
mean the creation of "national security leagues" in Japan. The
militarists play with dangerous fire.
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