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== Letter to SoE Advisors -- September 2010<br>  ==
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'''2010-11 '''''<b>Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs</b> ''(http://ughb.stanford.edu)  
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*'''WIM''' course requirements have changed for the BME, EPhys, ME, and PD majors; see the Major Program pages for details.
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*'''Technology in Society (TiS)''': STS has dropped the cross-listed course numbers that we used in the past to fulfill this requirement. However, ENGR 131 (formerly aka STS 115) will be offered both Aut and Spr; MS&amp;E 197 (formerly aka STS 110) will be offered in Win; ENGR 130 (formerly aka STS 101) will not be given this year. ME 120 is no longer a TiS course but PD seniors will still be allowed to use it as such during this transition year only.
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*'''ENGR Fundamental ENGR 40N''', Engineering Wireless Networks, is changing to 40C so it does not conflict with the IntroSem numbering system.
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*The '''Electrical Engineering''' department has made major changes to their program this year, dropping ABET accreditation, lowering the number of units required and reducing the core course list in order to increase the number of depth electives students can choose from. Details may be found on the EE Major Program page; the new program sheet and 4-year plans are also available on this website.  
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*'''Encourage BOSP Participation''': BOSP is trying to bring up the number of SoE students who go abroad. Most programs offer at least one 4-year plan that incorporates a quarter abroad (see HCI plan for the CS major) and there are some BOSP Factoids on the UGHB site on the Opportunities_for_Students page.<br>
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Printed Handbooks*: In addition to supplying hardcopies of the UGHB to advisors and SoE student services staff, we are printing enough handbooks this year so that declaring students in the School of Engineering will be able to receive a copy, if they like. Other prospective and current SoE students can continue to find all versions of the Handbook online in pdf format, along with 4-year plans and Excel and pdf versions of the program sheets for all majors. (The more interactive Mediawiki form that we hoped would go live last year is still in the works. <span style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);">''Now LIVE!)''</span>  
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-- <u>CME 100 Series</u>: These courses are now accepted even by the MS&amp;E program, which used to prefer the MATH 50 series. Note that both CME 100 and CME 102 are offered twice this year, A&amp;S and W&amp;S respectively.<br>-- <u>ENGR 31 is a great alternative to CHEM 31X</u>: Preference is to frosh and sophs, providing chemistry preparation that is equivalent in rigor and scope to CHEM 31X, but emphasizing applications of chemistry in nanotechnology that will interest prospective engineers (will not satisfy pre-med requirements).<br>  
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=== New for 2010-2011<br> ===
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<br>'''Honors Programs in School of Engineering Majors'''<br>Last spring, the UG Council and SU Senate approved an honors degree option for School of Engineering majors (ENGR-BSH). Some of the SoE engineering subplan majors (Architectural Design, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Computation, Computer Systems Engineering, and Engineering Physics) have developed honors program criteria; see Chapter 6 (page 319 of 2010-11 version) for details on all offered honors programs.  
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The Handbook is a comprehensive and useful reference tool for advising interested undergraduates about the academic programs within the School of Engineering. Chapter 11 (<span style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);">or see below)</span> contains guidelines on advising students.  
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'''Engineering Center has moved''': Terman is coming down (winter 2011) and Student Affairs has moved to the Huang Engineering Center, suite 135.  
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The first five chapters explain SoE policies and procedures of importance to the student; for example, the purpose of the Program Sheet (pgs 27-28), how to petition (pgs 21-24), SoE policy on use of AP credits (pg 24), and approved courses in math and science (pgs 18-19).  
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'''Energy Fundamentals in CHEME and MATSCI'''<br>Two new courses focusing on energy have been added to the list of ENGR Fundamentals:<br>ENGR 25E (same as CHEMENG 25E): Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use (W), 3 units, Bent, S., Robertson, C.<br>ENGR 50E: Introduction to Materials Science, Energy Emphasis (W), 4 units, Melosh, N.
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An undergraduate may choose to follow the requirements in any Handbook published from his or her date of entry at Stanford, so it's a good idea to keep back issues of the Handbook. The Office of Student Affairs (135 Huang) keeps a complete set; past editions can be found on the Handbooks page of this site.  
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Advising for Prospective and Current UG Engineers: The Handbook is a comprehensive and useful reference tool for advising interested undergraduates about the academic programs within the School of Engineering. Chapter 11 (p. 373 <span style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);">or see below)</span> contains guidelines on advising students.
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The first five chapters explain SoE policies and procedures of importance to the student; for example, the purpose of the Program Sheet (pgs 31-32), how to petition (pgs 25-28), SoE policy on use of AP credits (pg 28), and approved courses in math and science (pgs 18-19).
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An undergraduate may choose to follow the requirements in any Handbook published from his or her date of entry at Stanford, so it's a good idea to keep back issues of the Handbook. The Office of Student Affairs (135 Huang) keeps a complete set; past editions can be found online.  
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The SoE Advisee Meal Program is no longer being funded.  
The SoE Advisee Meal Program is no longer being funded.  
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If you have any suggestions about the handbook, or about possible improvements in the quality of undergraduate advising, please get in touch with me.  
If you have any suggestions about the handbook, or about possible improvements in the quality of undergraduate advising, please get in touch with me.  
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Cordially,<br>Brad Osgood<br>Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs  
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Cordially,<br>Brad Osgood<br>Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs<br>  
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*Corrections to printed version of UGHB 2010-11; please note in your copy:<br>1. Add elective course to Environmental Engineering section, pg 249, under Exploring…Major, #2: <br>CEE 190. Creating a Green Student Workforce for Sustainability (A)<br>2. STS 112, Ten Things: An Archeology of Design, a Technology in Society approved course appearing in Figure 3-3, pg 20, will now be offered Autumn quarter, rather than in Winter. <br>
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*3. Add Technology in Society course to Figure 3-3, page 20: HISTORY 31/131. Society, Technology, and Art: The Worlds of Leonardo da Vinci, W, 4 (units)
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*4. Two changes to UG Program Directors: BIOE-- Karl Deisseroth, Clark W083, deissero@stanford.edu and&nbsp; BME -- Marc Levenston, Durand 233, levenston@stanford.edu<br><br><br>
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== <span style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);">Chapter 11. Information for Advisors</span><br>  ==
== <span style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);">Chapter 11. Information for Advisors</span><br>  ==
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Advising within the School of Engineering varies somewhat depending upon the category of student involved. Engineering advisors are typically assisting graduate students, undergraduates who have declared their major, and undeclared undergraduates who have indicated a preliminary academic interest in engineering. This Handbook deals only with undergraduates.  
Advising within the School of Engineering varies somewhat depending upon the category of student involved. Engineering advisors are typically assisting graduate students, undergraduates who have declared their major, and undeclared undergraduates who have indicated a preliminary academic interest in engineering. This Handbook deals only with undergraduates.  
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Advising of undergraduates can occur on many levels. Most of the questions that advisees will bring to you relate to specific requirements for an engineering degree at Stanford. This Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs is meant to serve both you and your advisees as the source of most of the answers to such questions. Further clarifications on curricula can be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs in 135 Huang, 723-5984.  
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<br> Advising of undergraduates can occur on many levels. Most of the questions that advisees will bring to you relate to specific requirements for an engineering degree at Stanford. This Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs is meant to serve both you and your advisees as the source of most of the answers to such questions. Further clarifications on curricula can be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs in 135 Huang, 723-5984.  
There is, of course, no manual to turn to for the most valuable information that you will be able to impart to your advisees, which is based on your knowledge, wisdom, and personal experiences. The individual counseling of your students on matters of personal concern to them is probably the most valuable function that you will perform.  
There is, of course, no manual to turn to for the most valuable information that you will be able to impart to your advisees, which is based on your knowledge, wisdom, and personal experiences. The individual counseling of your students on matters of personal concern to them is probably the most valuable function that you will perform.  
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At times, you may feel the need to refer the student to any of a variety of support services offered by the School and University, including: Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR), the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Engineering Diversity Programs (135 Huang), the Career Development Center (CDC), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Vaden Health Center, the Bechtel International Center, the University Ombudsperson, and the Dean of Students. Undergraduate Advising and Research also provides resources and general information at http://undergrad.stanford.edu/  
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At times, you may feel the need to refer the student to any of a variety of support services offered by the School and University, including: Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR), the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Engineering Diversity Programs (135 Huang), the Career Development Center (CDC), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Vaden Health Center, the Bechtel International Center, the University Ombudsperson, and the Dean of Students. Undergraduate Advising and Research also provides resources and general information at http://undergrad.stanford.edu/.
Advisors are strongly encouraged to make themselves available on a regular basis to their advisees, but in particular it is essential that each advisor schedule a liberal number of office hours during registration periods. During these registration periods, students frequently need to be able to stop by to obtain necessary signatures and advice. Your indulgence in these sometimes-unscheduled visits is greatly appreciated by the students as they go about their rush of activities.  
Advisors are strongly encouraged to make themselves available on a regular basis to their advisees, but in particular it is essential that each advisor schedule a liberal number of office hours during registration periods. During these registration periods, students frequently need to be able to stop by to obtain necessary signatures and advice. Your indulgence in these sometimes-unscheduled visits is greatly appreciated by the students as they go about their rush of activities.  
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To advise pre-major students, Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) assigns each new freshman a Pre-Major Advisor and an Academic Director. Pre-Major Advisors are Stanford faculty and administrators who volunteer to mentor 1-8 undergraduates from the time they arrive to Stanford as freshmen until the time they declare their major (typically during the sophomore year). In a departure from previous years, in 2009 UAR asks only that Pre-Major Advisors do what they already do best as scholars, teachers, and/or higher education administrators: inspire students to embrace the next four years of their life with the full depth of their curiosity. Pre-Major Advisors are not expected to advise in the specifics of majors that lie well outside of their own expertise, but are instead encouraged to refer students to their Academic Director when such situations arise.  
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To advise pre-major students, Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) assigns each new freshman and transfer student a Pre-Major Advisor and an Academic Director. Pre-Major Advisors are Stanford faculty and staff who volunteer to advise up to six incoming freshmen from the time they arrive at Stanford until the time they declare their major (typically during the sophomore year). UAR asks only that Pre-Major Advisors do what they already do best as scholars, teachers, and/or higher education administrators: inspire students to embrace the next four years of their life with the full depth of their curiosity. Although Pre-Major Advisors are encouraged to engage a student across his or her full range of interests, they are not required to know the specifics of majors that lie well outside of their own expertise. In such instances, Pre-Major Advisors may either consult with the student’s Academic Director or refer the student directly to the Academic Director.  
The Academic Director serves as UAR’s representative in each residence that houses freshmen and sophomores. To accomplish such far-reaching support, nearly all Academic Directors serve multiple residences, with an office located in a residence that is geographically proximate to the residences they serve. Each Academic Director can advise on Stanford’s undergraduate curriculum, research and public serve opportunities, academic rules and regulations, and other campus resources. Academic Directors are available five days per week to discuss logistics, course selection, majors, units, overseas studies, transfer credit, and academic standing with undergraduate students.  
The Academic Director serves as UAR’s representative in each residence that houses freshmen and sophomores. To accomplish such far-reaching support, nearly all Academic Directors serve multiple residences, with an office located in a residence that is geographically proximate to the residences they serve. Each Academic Director can advise on Stanford’s undergraduate curriculum, research and public serve opportunities, academic rules and regulations, and other campus resources. Academic Directors are available five days per week to discuss logistics, course selection, majors, units, overseas studies, transfer credit, and academic standing with undergraduate students.  
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Major Advising in Engineering: For advisees who declare your department as their major, one of your principal administrative responsibilities is the approval of their Program Sheet. This document is usually submitted twice, once when they declare and again during their senior year as they prepare to graduate. You must certify that their course work meets the degree requirements established by your own department and by the School of Engineering. As mentioned in this Handbook, deviations within the category of Engineering Depth must be approved by a student's advisor – including approval of courses transferred from another institution. Your approval of such variances is indicated by initialing and dating the entry on the Program Sheet.<br>  
Major Advising in Engineering: For advisees who declare your department as their major, one of your principal administrative responsibilities is the approval of their Program Sheet. This document is usually submitted twice, once when they declare and again during their senior year as they prepare to graduate. You must certify that their course work meets the degree requirements established by your own department and by the School of Engineering. As mentioned in this Handbook, deviations within the category of Engineering Depth must be approved by a student's advisor – including approval of courses transferred from another institution. Your approval of such variances is indicated by initialing and dating the entry on the Program Sheet.<br>  
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=== Checklist for Advising Undergraduate Engineering Students  ===
=== Checklist for Advising Undergraduate Engineering Students  ===
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'''WHEN STUDENT DECLARES A MAJOR'''<br>• Review Program Sheet (PS), ensuring it includes required courses and units as stated in UGHB PS samples (given in Chapter 5, Program Descriptions and Requirements for Engineering Majors; a student may use a Program Sheet from any year they are enrolled at Stanford)<br>• Inform student of how and when to use the Petition process (to deviate from Depth or SoE requirements; to transfer course credit for units taken outside of Stanford – see UGHB, Chapter 4 for details)<br>• ABET-accredited majors: Make sure that the advisee is aware of having to meet the required 68 units of Engineering Science and Engineering Design by the end of their undergraduate career (UGHB, Chapter 3). In some cases, additional courses beyond the required courses may be needed to meet the minimum requirement.<br>• Advise student that they must come back for a final review of their PS and to obtain an advisor (and in some cases departmental) signature two quarters before they expect to graduate.  
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'''WHEN STUDENT DECLARES A MAJOR'''<br>• Review Program Sheet (PS), ensuring it includes required courses and units as stated in UGHB PS samples (given in Chapter 5, Program Descriptions and Requirements for Engineering Majors; a student may use a Program Sheet from any year they are enrolled at Stanford)<br>• Inform student of how and when to use the Petition process (to deviate from Depth or SoE requirements; to transfer course credit for units taken outside of Stanford – see UGHB, Chapter 4 for details)<br>• Advise student that they must come back for a final review of their PS and to obtain an advisor (and in some cases departmental) signature two quarters before they expect to graduate.  
'''TO PREPARE A STUDENT FOR GRADUATION '''<br>Review Program Sheet, looking for the following:  
'''TO PREPARE A STUDENT FOR GRADUATION '''<br>Review Program Sheet, looking for the following:  
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• Check that all required Depth courses have been taken OR will be taken Senior year OR the student has deviation/transfer petitions approved by the advisor/department in their file<br>• Check that minimum unit totals required by the department, as stated on their chosen Program Sheet, have been met for Math, Science, TIS, WIM, Fundamentals, and Depth. <br>• If you have a Math/Sci/Fund/TIS class that you require for your major, please check progress toward completion since students rarely come into OSA to check their progress unless specifically petitioning to transfer credit or deviate. Example: An ME student should be told s/he has not fulfilled their TIS requirement for ME unless the STS or other course they have chosen is one approved specifically for ME majors (see Chapter 3, Fig. 3-3). This select list is specific to the ME major and should be drawn to the attention of the student by the department.<br>• Check that an approved Writing in the Major (WIM) course has been/will be completed (see Program Sheet footnotes for appropriate course[s])<br>• ABET-accredited majors: Make sure that the advisee will meet the required 68 units of Engineering Science and Engineering Design units by the end of their undergraduate career (this total is different than the course unit (Depth) total; see UGHB, Chapter 3 or footnotes on the Program Sheets)<br>• Please DO NOT sign a Program Sheet without ensuring that all Depth and ABET requirements have or will be met by the student’s final quarter.<br><br>  
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• Check that all required Depth courses have been taken OR will be taken Senior year OR the student has deviation/transfer petitions approved by the advisor/department in their file<br>• Check that minimum unit totals required by the department, as stated on their chosen Program Sheet, have been met for Math, Science, TIS, WIM, Fundamentals, and Depth. <br>• If you have a Math/Sci/Fund/TIS class that you require for your major, please check progress toward completion since students rarely come into OSA to check their progress unless specifically petitioning to transfer credit or deviate. Example: An ME student should be told s/he has not fulfilled their TIS requirement for ME unless the STS or other course they have chosen is one approved specifically for ME majors (see Chapter 3, Fig. 3-3). This select list is specific to the ME major and should be drawn to the attention of the student by the department.<br>• Check that an approved Writing in the Major (WIM) course has been/will be completed (see Program Sheet footnotes for appropriate course[s])<br>• ABET-accredited majors: Make sure that the advisee will meet the required 68 units of Engineering depth, not including writing or professional courses (see 2011-12 program sheet footnotes for details)<br>• Please DO NOT sign a Program Sheet without ensuring that all Depth and ABET requirements have or will be met by the student’s final quarter.<br><br>  
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Contents

New for 2013-14

  • WIM course requirements have changed for the BME, EPhys, ME, and PD majors; see the Major Program pages for details.
  • Technology in Society (TiS): STS has dropped the cross-listed course numbers that we used in the past to fulfill this requirement. However, ENGR 131 (formerly aka STS 115) will be offered both Aut and Spr; MS&E 197 (formerly aka STS 110) will be offered in Win; ENGR 130 (formerly aka STS 101) will not be given this year. ME 120 is no longer a TiS course but PD seniors will still be allowed to use it as such during this transition year only.
  • ENGR Fundamental ENGR 40N, Engineering Wireless Networks, is changing to 40C so it does not conflict with the IntroSem numbering system.
  • The Electrical Engineering department has made major changes to their program this year, dropping ABET accreditation, lowering the number of units required and reducing the core course list in order to increase the number of depth electives students can choose from. Details may be found on the EE Major Program page; the new program sheet and 4-year plans are also available on this website.
  • Encourage BOSP Participation: BOSP is trying to bring up the number of SoE students who go abroad. Most programs offer at least one 4-year plan that incorporates a quarter abroad (see HCI plan for the CS major) and there are some BOSP Factoids on the UGHB site on the Opportunities_for_Students page.
  • Encouraged Courses:

-- CME 100 Series: These courses are now accepted even by the MS&E program, which used to prefer the MATH 50 series. Note that both CME 100 and CME 102 are offered twice this year, A&S and W&S respectively.
-- ENGR 31 is a great alternative to CHEM 31X: Preference is to frosh and sophs, providing chemistry preparation that is equivalent in rigor and scope to CHEM 31X, but emphasizing applications of chemistry in nanotechnology that will interest prospective engineers (will not satisfy pre-med requirements).

Not New but Still Useful

The Handbook is a comprehensive and useful reference tool for advising interested undergraduates about the academic programs within the School of Engineering. Chapter 11 (or see below) contains guidelines on advising students.

The first five chapters explain SoE policies and procedures of importance to the student; for example, the purpose of the Program Sheet (pgs 27-28), how to petition (pgs 21-24), SoE policy on use of AP credits (pg 24), and approved courses in math and science (pgs 18-19).

An undergraduate may choose to follow the requirements in any Handbook published from his or her date of entry at Stanford, so it's a good idea to keep back issues of the Handbook. The Office of Student Affairs (135 Huang) keeps a complete set; past editions can be found on the Handbooks page of this site.

The SoE Advisee Meal Program is no longer being funded.

If you have any suggestions about the handbook, or about possible improvements in the quality of undergraduate advising, please get in touch with me.

Cordially,
Brad Osgood
Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Chapter 11. Information for Advisors

Advising within the School of Engineering varies somewhat depending upon the category of student involved. Engineering advisors are typically assisting graduate students, undergraduates who have declared their major, and undeclared undergraduates who have indicated a preliminary academic interest in engineering. This Handbook deals only with undergraduates.


Advising of undergraduates can occur on many levels. Most of the questions that advisees will bring to you relate to specific requirements for an engineering degree at Stanford. This Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs is meant to serve both you and your advisees as the source of most of the answers to such questions. Further clarifications on curricula can be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs in 135 Huang, 723-5984.

There is, of course, no manual to turn to for the most valuable information that you will be able to impart to your advisees, which is based on your knowledge, wisdom, and personal experiences. The individual counseling of your students on matters of personal concern to them is probably the most valuable function that you will perform.

At times, you may feel the need to refer the student to any of a variety of support services offered by the School and University, including: Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR), the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Engineering Diversity Programs (135 Huang), the Career Development Center (CDC), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Vaden Health Center, the Bechtel International Center, the University Ombudsperson, and the Dean of Students. Undergraduate Advising and Research also provides resources and general information at http://undergrad.stanford.edu/.

Advisors are strongly encouraged to make themselves available on a regular basis to their advisees, but in particular it is essential that each advisor schedule a liberal number of office hours during registration periods. During these registration periods, students frequently need to be able to stop by to obtain necessary signatures and advice. Your indulgence in these sometimes-unscheduled visits is greatly appreciated by the students as they go about their rush of activities.

To advise pre-major students, Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) assigns each new freshman and transfer student a Pre-Major Advisor and an Academic Director. Pre-Major Advisors are Stanford faculty and staff who volunteer to advise up to six incoming freshmen from the time they arrive at Stanford until the time they declare their major (typically during the sophomore year). UAR asks only that Pre-Major Advisors do what they already do best as scholars, teachers, and/or higher education administrators: inspire students to embrace the next four years of their life with the full depth of their curiosity. Although Pre-Major Advisors are encouraged to engage a student across his or her full range of interests, they are not required to know the specifics of majors that lie well outside of their own expertise. In such instances, Pre-Major Advisors may either consult with the student’s Academic Director or refer the student directly to the Academic Director.

The Academic Director serves as UAR’s representative in each residence that houses freshmen and sophomores. To accomplish such far-reaching support, nearly all Academic Directors serve multiple residences, with an office located in a residence that is geographically proximate to the residences they serve. Each Academic Director can advise on Stanford’s undergraduate curriculum, research and public serve opportunities, academic rules and regulations, and other campus resources. Academic Directors are available five days per week to discuss logistics, course selection, majors, units, overseas studies, transfer credit, and academic standing with undergraduate students.

UAR also has advisors who work specifically with student athletes, particularly regarding the strict NCAA compliance guidelines to which all student athletes must adhere. UAR Advisors in Sweet Hall provide general advising for all class years and special advising for pre-professional planning such as the health professions (e.g., medicine) and law.

Major Advising in Engineering: For advisees who declare your department as their major, one of your principal administrative responsibilities is the approval of their Program Sheet. This document is usually submitted twice, once when they declare and again during their senior year as they prepare to graduate. You must certify that their course work meets the degree requirements established by your own department and by the School of Engineering. As mentioned in this Handbook, deviations within the category of Engineering Depth must be approved by a student's advisor – including approval of courses transferred from another institution. Your approval of such variances is indicated by initialing and dating the entry on the Program Sheet.


Checklist for Advising Undergraduate Engineering Students

WHEN STUDENT DECLARES A MAJOR
• Review Program Sheet (PS), ensuring it includes required courses and units as stated in UGHB PS samples (given in Chapter 5, Program Descriptions and Requirements for Engineering Majors; a student may use a Program Sheet from any year they are enrolled at Stanford)
• Inform student of how and when to use the Petition process (to deviate from Depth or SoE requirements; to transfer course credit for units taken outside of Stanford – see UGHB, Chapter 4 for details)
• Advise student that they must come back for a final review of their PS and to obtain an advisor (and in some cases departmental) signature two quarters before they expect to graduate.

TO PREPARE A STUDENT FOR GRADUATION
Review Program Sheet, looking for the following:

• Check that all required Depth courses have been taken OR will be taken Senior year OR the student has deviation/transfer petitions approved by the advisor/department in their file
• Check that minimum unit totals required by the department, as stated on their chosen Program Sheet, have been met for Math, Science, TIS, WIM, Fundamentals, and Depth.
• If you have a Math/Sci/Fund/TIS class that you require for your major, please check progress toward completion since students rarely come into OSA to check their progress unless specifically petitioning to transfer credit or deviate. Example: An ME student should be told s/he has not fulfilled their TIS requirement for ME unless the STS or other course they have chosen is one approved specifically for ME majors (see Chapter 3, Fig. 3-3). This select list is specific to the ME major and should be drawn to the attention of the student by the department.
• Check that an approved Writing in the Major (WIM) course has been/will be completed (see Program Sheet footnotes for appropriate course[s])
• ABET-accredited majors: Make sure that the advisee will meet the required 68 units of Engineering depth, not including writing or professional courses (see 2011-12 program sheet footnotes for details)
• Please DO NOT sign a Program Sheet without ensuring that all Depth and ABET requirements have or will be met by the student’s final quarter.


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