Advising

Overview

Your Academic Advisor is here to assist you with achieving educational and lifelong learning goals through an interactive advising and educational partnership. In the Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management, your primary Academic Advisor is a full-time staff member dedicated to assisting you as you navigate through your time at UNC Charlotte. Together, you may develop a plan of study based on your prior preparation and objectives. You will also be assigned a Faculty Mentor who can assist you in career goals, guide you in choosing appropriate electives, and aid you in discussions about internships, co-ops and industry employment.

You are required to see your Academic Advisor each semester prior to registering for classes. Advisors communicate through your UNC Charlotte email account, so check regularly for important announcements. Students who do not attend scheduled advising sessions may not be able register for classes as early as their classmates.

Contact your advisor more frequently when receiving an unsatisfactory grade report, disciplinary action is pending, or you are experiencing difficulties that are interfering with your academic progress. They are here to guide you through all of the academic processes and procedures. They are a wealth of information, have many contacts, and are happy to point you in the right direction if they cannot solve your issue themselves.

Student Responsibilities

While the Academic Advisor is there to help, you must also accept the following responsibilities:

  • Be proactive and seek help and advice early in semester
  • Understand the role of Academic Advisors (Student Services Specialist and Faculty Mentor)
  • Know how to contact your advisor(s)
  • Become familiar with requirements for your major, minor, general education, and graduation
  • Know how to reference the Undergraduate Course Catalog for degree requirements, College policies, and course descriptions
  • Update your student record when necessary (e.g., change of address, phone number, etc.)
  • Know your current grade point average, enrolled credits, and earned credit hours
  • Follow dates and deadlines on the academic calendar (add/drop, withdrawal, and graduation)
  • Be aware of all University policies and procedures regarding academic forms, probation/suspension, etc. Registrar
  • Know that official communication is done through university (uncc.edu) student email
  • Know that advisors are helpful and available during non-registration periods
  • Schedule and arrive on time for appointments with your advisor
  • Prepare questions and a course schedule before meeting with your advisor
  • Make notes and keep all paperwork and forms from advising sessions

 


Who Is My Advisor?

Freshmen students in the College of Engineering are advised by Advisors in the Office of Student Development and Success. All other students are advised by the Department.

Academic Advisors / Student Services Specialists:

  • Construction Management: Ms. Laura Holland
  • Civil Engineering Technology: Ms. Courtney Green
  • CIET + CMET Dual Major Students: Ms. Laura Holland
  • Electrical Engineering Technology: Mrs. Alexis Jennings
  • Fire Safety Engineering Technology: Ms. Laura Holland
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology: Ms. Cecilia Dontoh
  • M.S. Construction and Facilities Management: Dr. John Hildreth
  • M.S. Fire Protection and Administration: Dr. Jeff Kimble
  • M.S. Applied Energy and Electromechanical Systems: Dr. Barry Sherlock

Your advisor and Faculty Mentor can be found in Banner Self-Service which is accessed through 49er Express.

 


Departmental Advising Process

Pre-registration advising is mandatory for all Lee College of Engineering students. Students advised by staff in the Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management are required to attend a Group Advising Session each semester. Schedules and information are sent to your uncc.edu email address well in advance of the sessions. Advising sessions for summer and fall semesters generally take place in March and advising for spring semester takes place in October.

Engineering Technology & Construction Management Events (includes Group Advising Schedule)

All students must submit an Academic Plan (AP) to their advisor within the timeline defined in advising information emails.  The AP should be submitted to the advisor as an Excel attachment via email.  This plan should include all remaining courses the student needs, in their appropriate semesters.  Please make note of pre-requisites and semester offerings when scheduling courses.  Click here to download an AP template.  Need help?  Check out the Academic Plan How-To Guide.

Seniors must complete a Senior Worksheet prior to their last semester in the program. Senior Worksheets are explained in Senior Group Advising workshops. Click here to download a Senior Worksheet template.  Need help?  Check out the Senior Worksheet How-To Guide.

Seniors should also review the Pathway to Graduation and follow all procedures to apply for and prepare for graduation.

Individual appointments are available to those who have attended a Group Advising Session and have questions or concerns that were not resolved in that setting. In addition, advisors are available to see students for individual appointments through out the semester. Do not wait until the formal advising period to ask for help!

 


Advising Resources