b'hours. Ask TAs to be available in the evenings, perhaps up to 11 p.m. in a library, and to have email hours for students to contact them in the evenings. Have TAs work in pairs. Have TAs take attendance and report students who are regularly missing sessions or seem to be struggling, so resources can be offered. Ask the TA to phone or email any students who missed class. TAKE TIME TO ADVISE STUDENTS According to recent surveys, many students say that their relationship with their advisor is less than satisfactory; some claim that they do not have the same field of study as their advisor.Some reported that they either ended up with a fabulous advisor or independently sought out an excellent advisor. Many students report that their peer advisors as well as their college academic advisors were very helpful. I wish there was a requirement to meet with my advisor and that she contacted me when I first arrived on campus. I hate to say it, but I was just too shy to reach out when I first got here. Now Im embarrassed to meet with her, though I am really floundering.SophomoreI got stuck with a pretty bad advisor at the start of freshman year, so it was hard for me to get the kind of direction IHelping Students Balance Stress73'