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Educational Foundations Advising

Academic Advisor: Angel Dorantes

How to Make Appointments [NOTE: You will need to use Firefox or Chrome. The SSC site is not compatible with Safari.]
1. Log into SSC Campus 
2. Enter your Duck ID and password
3. Click on the blue button on the upper right-hand corner of the screen “Get Academic Advising"
4. Choose “I have a declared major” if you are an EdF or Pre-Ed Studies Major or if you are majoring in another subjuct but need to meet about the EdF Certicate: Secondary. [Note: Please do not schedule an appointment change your major to or from Pre-Ed. Fill in the add/drop form to change your major. You may then schedule appointments as needed for the major.]
5. Select what you would like to meet about or the closest option.
6. Select “Education Studies” as your department
7. Select Angel Dorantes or click next to see all appointment options including drop in times.

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