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Educational Foundations Academic Advisor: Angel Dorantes

Make an Advising Appointment:

Note: No appointment is needed to change your major to or from Pre-Education. Simply fill in the add/drop form and we'll take care of it!

To schedule an advising appointment, go to and follow the instructions below:

1. LOG IN with your Duck ID and password.

2. SELECT: Schedule an Appointment.

3. SELECT: General Advising.

4. SELECT: Major/Minor Advising.

5. SELECT: Education Studies and Angel Dorantes.

6. CHOOSE a time and date.

7. CONFIRM the appointment by clicking the "Confirm Appointment" button.

A confirmation email will be sent to you. If you do not receive an email, you may not have confirmed the appointment in the final step. Please try again, making sure to select the Confirm Appointment button. If you need to cancel, you can do so in the scheduling system or you may email Keri Baker or Angel Dorantes.

Please contact Keri Baker if you encounter any issues with our online scheduling system.


What is academic advising?
Academic advising is a continuous, intentional, and educational partnership between the student and the academic advisor that aims to enhance not only academic success, but also career, community, and personal development. Amidst a supportive, respectful, and caring environment the advising partnership seeks to establish and achieve realistic academic goals that assist the student in successfully navigating university and departmental requirements. Complete, accurate, and timely academic, university, and major information is as critical to the advising relationship as is students’ consistent and proactive participation, engagement, and follow through. Following is a summary of additional roles and responsibilities for both the advisor and the student.

Roles of Academic Advisors

  • Discuss students' academic progress
  • Encourage students to think about and express themselves concerning their educational plans and career goals
  • Assist students with planning programs and experiences consistent with their abilities and interests
  • Discuss the relationship between academic preparation and life goals
  • Answer questions about academic policies, procedures and degree requirements
  • Match students' needs with available resources and make appropriate referrals
  • Encourage students to make their own decisions responsibly

Roles of Students

  • Prepare for academic advising appointments by:
    1. Gathering all relevant information needed for decision making
    2. Preparing and thinking about current and relevant academic advising questions  
  • Accept final responsibility for decisions
  • Notify advisor of any changes in academic plans (for example: pending transfer credit, credit by exam, summer school plans, change of major, pre-professional plans)
  • Follow through on actions identified during each advising visit
  • Participate proactively in the decision-making process
  • Notify your advisor if it becomes necessary to cancel or reschedule advising appointments

The goal of academic advising within the Educational Foundations program is to impact the following student learning outcomes:

  • Understand university general education requirements
  • Know specific degree requirements for the Educational Foundations major
  • Develop and an appropriate schedule and register
  • Utilize Duckweb, online catalog, class schedule, and related advising UO websites to their full extent
  • In partnership with the advisor, develop an educational plan that will successfully achieve academic goals
  • Value the overall undergraduate experience including the lessons learned throughout this process
  • Make informed decisions
  • Graduate in a timely manner