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Faculty Advising

6.2 Advising in the Classroom

Since faculty have regular and significant contact with the students in their classes, they are often in the best position to recognize and address student problems. Speaking with the student may be the only course of action required, but at other times it is important to contact the appropriate dean as well as to advise the student to do so. This is the case, for example, when the faculty member is unable to help, when the problem is serious and may jeopardize the student’s well-being or general academic performance, or when the action required must become a matter of record. Faculty should also contact the Dean of Students on their campus when they have concerns about student well-being and mental health.