Student Advisement and Mentorship
Each professional class will be assigned a faculty class advisor. This class advisor will be actively involved in P1 Orientation and should actively promote professionalism within the class; the class advisor should also serve as a problem solver for the class. The advisor may meet with class officers to plan class events such as community outreach activities. The faculty advisor follows the class throughout their academic career in the College of Pharmacy. The class advisors are appointed by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity and approved by the Chair of the department of the faculty member.
College of Pharmacy faculty, preceptors and alumni will be encouraged to serve as career mentors. Career mentors serve as a contact person and career advisor to aid students in exploring the various career paths available upon graduation. The Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity will develop and maintain a current list of career mentors available in electronic format to students.
Each year, sessions embedded within courses or conducted independently from courses will be scheduled by Track and Combination Degree Coordinators to showcase College of Pharmacy Tracks and Combination Degree Options. Elective sessions for each semester may be held by the Senior Associate Dean or Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity via live, recording, or electronic posting methods. Information for Coordinators of College of Pharmacy Tracks, Combination degrees, and electives will be made readily available to students to provide detailed information and answer student questions. Course coordinators, teaching faculty, the faculty class advisor, and Deans of the College will be available to provide support to students if academic advice or additional student support is requested by the student.
As part of the Personal and Professional Development for Student Pharmacists course series, students will attend faculty mentor small group meetings. This time will be used to examine and reflect on the students’ developing knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit their personal and professional growth. Students will have opportunity to discuss their experiences as well as future career direction.