Who Signs What
a guide for signature seekers
• Adding an Adviser: the actual adviser or the chair of English, Prof. Suzanne Keen (Payne 124).
• Adds/Drops: during the second week of term, your actual professor (of the course) your adviser, and a dean. Later: petition FEC (Dean Peppers).
• Changing an Adviser: the new adviser and the chair of English, Prof. Keen.
• Degree Applications: Your adviser and Prof. Keen, chair of English. Do not leave this until the last minute!
• Degree Audits: see your adviser, then forward requests for allocations in distribution categories to Prof. Kary Smout, the Degree Audit Officer (Baker 111). Discrepancies must be approved departmentally and forwarded to the Registrar's Office.
• Major/Minor Declarations: your new adviser in English and chair of English, Prof. Keen.
• Registration permission: see your adviser. Do not expect your adviser to clear you for registration without a conversation.
• Overloads: now an electronic procedure, routed through your adviser and a dean.
• Study Abroad course credit preapprovals and final credit applications: Prof. Edward Adams, Departmental Study Abroad Liaison (Payne 110) and your adviser. An electronic system, but you must get each person to enter the web-based system.
• Underloads: don't count on it. See a dean for an 11-credit underload after consulting with your adviser. Lower than 11 requires an FEC petition (Dean Peppers). For a medical drop, you must see a doctor or counselor in Student Health Services; SHC recommends action on medical drops to the deans.
"I waited until the last minute and now I can't find my adviser. What do I do?"
Come to Payne Hall to find the departmental secretary or the chair of English. Some assistance may be possible, but if you've left signature-seeking until the last minute, you must recall that faculty have other duties on deadlines: teaching, attending committee meetings, and responsibilities that take them off campus. If you are late with a form to the Registrar, you may have to pay a fine.