Shared Undergraduate Advising Model
UNH Manchester students are assigned both professional and faculty advisors throughout their time at UNH. This shared advising approach provides students with a holistic advising experience. Professional advisors support new students during their first semester at UNH through course and major exploration, goal setting, navigating on and off-campus resources, and developing academic plans. Faculty advisors support students in major and professional exploration, developing academic and research focus areas, and overseeing internship opportunities.
The Office of Academic Advising uses a developmental philosophy and holistic approach to empower students to reach their educational, professional, and personal goals. Students are guided in identifying and reaching these goals through critical thinking and problem solving, determining appropriate steps, and utilizing available resources. Academic advising advocates for students, encourages intellectual connections across disciplines, and integrates in and out of classroom experiences.
Through the academic advising process, students will:
- develop realistic educational, professional, and personal goals and select courses each semester to progress toward these goals
- learn how to be a self-advocate
- be empowered to make decisions and take responsibility for their choices and actions
- be able to identify and communicate transferrable skills gained through classes, internships, and co-curricular experiences
- utilize the resources and services on-campus to support their goals
- be able to accurately read and effectively use the program-specific curriculum guides, academic catalog, and academic transcript to determine progress toward the degree