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Academic Mentoring is a developmental academic support program that complements Academic Advising, which together comprise Advising at Otis.
Academic Mentoring provides sequential, guided discussion and fosters student reflection about individual educational and career path issues. Research shows that guided discussions of issues that impact students' sense of control over their academic outcomes enhance overall student success. For example, Academic Mentoring helps students to:
Academic Mentoring begins the first term of Foundation Year. Students meet with a faculty Academic Mentor once each term until they graduate; during one semester of the Junior year the Center for Creative Professions office provides Career Advising to begin preparations for internship and professional opportunities. Transfer students begin Academic Mentoring during the term in which they enter the College, and meet with an Academic Mentor once each term, through graduation.
Academic Mentoring is a unique, academic control-enhancing process that is organized around a set of questions relating to educational milestones, and builds upon answers considered in previous terms to help students acquire skills and attitudes that promote their intellectual and personal development. Students confer with Academic Mentors on key questions and challenges that shape their educational experiences, from adjusting to college life to choosing a major, defining and fulfilling educational goals, and transitioning toward graduate education or professional practice.
Of course, if college life--or life in general--becomes overwhelming, individual Student Counseling is also available.
Please contact Academic Mentoring Coordinator, Siri Kaur (firstname.lastname@example.org) (310) 665-6996 (room AHMN 506), for assistance with appointments, follow-ups, or questions.
Also please visit the Student Affairs web page, or contact:
For Academic Mentors: