Undergraduate Advising

Virtual Academic Advising

During the 2020-2021 academic year, the School of Communication will be conducting all academic advising virtually. This decision was made with the safety of everyone - students and advisors - in mind. All Communication advisors will continue to be accessible to students in this virtual environment through Zoom appointments, drop-in hours and email

Virtual Drop-in Hours:

Communication advisors will be available at various times throughout the week for virtual drop-in hours (please see schedule and Zoom links for each advisor below). Drop-in hours are designed for students who have questions that can be answered relatively quickly. If you are unsure if your question is appropriate for drop-in hours, trying inspecting these sample questions. At any time during drop-in hours, an advisor may ask you to schedule a one-on-one follow up appointment to address more complex questions.

Drop-in hours follow the academic calendar. Advisors will hold drop-in hours starting the first week of classes through the last week of classes. Please note: Drop-in hours will not be held during finals week, on holidays or University closures.

Drop-in hours will be facilitated virtually via Zoom. Students will meet with an advisor on a first come, first served basis. Upon joining the Zoom meeting, students will enter the Waiting Room and will be admitted when the advisor is available. You must remain in the Waiting Room to keep your spot. Please be attentive and remain by your device. The Zoom meeting will end at the posted time. If you were unable to meet with a Communication advisor during their designated drop-in hours, you are encouraged to participate in their next available drop-in session.

Virtual Zoom Appointments:

Students can schedule one-on-one appointments to meet with their advisor virtually via Zoom. One-on-one appointments are designed for students who have complex questions that cannot be addressed during drop-in hours. If you are unsure, it may help to view sample questions that are more appropriate for one-on-one appointments.

To schedule an appointment, click on the button on your advisor's profile below. Be sure to schedule your appointment with the correct advisor for your major. On the morning of your scheduled appointment, your advisor will send you an email with a link to their Zoom virtual meeting space. Please monitor your ISU email for regularly for updates from your advisor.

Virtual Advising Protocols:

For all virtual advising sessions (drop-in hours and appointments), students must follow the protocols below for appropriate Zoom etiquette. An advisor reserves the right to end a virtual session at any time if proper Zoom protocols are violated.

  • Be on time. Test your technology in advance to make sure everything is working.
  • Proper attire must be worn at all times.
  • Be sure your first and last name is affiliated with your Zoom account (no nicknames).
  • Be aware of your surroundings and background. Consider using a virtual background if needed.
  • Stay attentive. Don't multitask on your phone or other devices.
  • Designate a quiet, private space for your appointments. Use headphones if needed for privacy.
  • Others should not be present during your appointment without a signed FERPA waiver on file with the Registrar's Office (this includes your parents/guardians).
  • Maintain a respectful and professional demeanor.

Advising & Registration Resources:

Below are some resources you can use to assist with the course planning and registration process. We will continue to update this section as new resources become available.

Elizabeth Chupp M.S.

Director of Advisement

Advises:

Mass Media majors & minors

Email:

Virtual Drop In Hours

Monday & Wednesday | 9:30 - 10:30am

Julie Navickas M.S.

Assistant Director of Advisement

Advises:

Communication Studies – Organizational and Leadership majors

Email:

Virtual Drop In Hours

Wednesday & Thursday | 2:00 – 3:00pm

Kate Boutilier M.S.

Academic Advisor

Advises:

Journalism and Public Relations majors

Email:

Virtual Drop In Hours

Monday & Wednesday | 1:00 – 2:00pm

Nichole Hughes-Liss M.S.

Academic Advisor

Advises:

Communication Studies – Interpersonal majors; Communication Studies – Political Communication majors; and Communication Studies minors

Email:

Virtual Drop In Hours

Wednesday & Thursday | 2:00 – 3:00pm

Graduate Assistant

Advises all majors and minors

Advises:

All majors and minors

Email:

Virtual Drop In Hours

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