Undergraduate Program
Advising

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The IEMS advising model supports student learning and development and enhances the overall student experience.

The mission of the IEMS advising model is to provide opportunities for meaningful connections between students and advisors that result in a comprehensive knowledge of and appreciation for the IEMS curriculum; an understanding of potential research opportunities, graduate study and career options; and the development of cooperative communication and self-awareness.

Advising in the department of iems is:

  • Intentional
  • Based on theories of teaching and learning
  • Grounded in knowledge of engineering curriculum and content
  • Guided by the idea of Whole Brain Engineering
  • Reflective of developmental and demographic profiles of the student population
  • Responsive to the needs of individual students
  • Consistent with NU requirements, expectations, and culture

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student learning outcomes

Undergraduate IEMS students who engage with faculty advisors, faculty guides, and academic advisors in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences will:

  • Be aware of IEMS curriculum requirements
  • Be aware of opportunities for double majors, minors, and certificates
  • Identify and successfully access IEMS, McCormick, and University resources and services
  • Possess an understanding of graduate/continuing education and career opportunities
  • Appreciate and benefit from engagement with faculty
  • Understand the impact of student engagement outside of the classroom
  • Know and value their connection to advisors and faculty, such that they will remain connected to the Department after graduation
  • Demonstrate self-efficacy

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advisor outcomes

Faculty advisors, faculty guides, and academic advisors in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences will:

  • Have strong knowledge of curriculum and degree requirement information
  • Be available and responsive to students
  • Provide mentoring for students
  • Provide resources and guidance for graduate study and career development
  • Know how and when to share University and McCormick resources for academic and co-curricular student development
  • Know how to identify and refer for support a student experiencing academic or personal difficulty

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advising models

The IEMS Department uses two different advising models for advising undergraduate students.  The first is the FACULTY ADVISOR.  Students assigned a faculty advisor will work with their advisor to review their plan of study; address any questions about the curriculum and degree requirements; explore career paths and graduate education; and look for opportunities to enhance learning outside of the classroom.

The second model assigns an ACADEMIC ADVISOR and a FACULTY GUIDE to the student. Students assigned through this model work with their academic advisor to review their plan of study and address questions about the curriculum and degree requirements; and work with their faculty guide to explore career paths and graduate education.  Both the academic advisor and faculty guide assist the student in identifying opportunities to enhance learning outside of the classroom through informal learning as well as mentoring.