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Helping Students Balance Stress
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needed. Since then, I’ve been trying to work through all the
administrative and academic planning nonsense by myself,
and it’s been very difficult.
—Junior
“I found my advisor on my own initiative by asking friends
about various professors. Although Professor Goldstein was
very busy, he responded promptly to my request and was a
good listener as I described the research situation. I needed
advice on. He took me seriously and offered concrete
information. He presented information in an approachable
way and helped me connect with others for my academic and
personal development.”
—Senior
Encourage administrators at your institution to provide
training, encouragement or incentives for faculty to develop
and use their advising and mentoring skills and to focus on
this role with students. Address workload issues for
department faculty and ensure an appropriate balance of
time for publishing, teaching and advising.
“Asking students who wish to see me to schedule an
appointment at least a day or two in advance is aimed at
accomplishing two things: it gives the student a chance to
organize thoughts to present them cogently when we meet
and suggests to the student that respect for others’ time and
need to plan is a sign of maturity. When a student indicates