The MCB Advising Program (MAP) strives to:
- Foster and develop in our students a sense of value for and ownership of their undergraduate education.
- Actively promote our students’ involvement in the planning and achievement of their academic and career goals.
The main advising office is located in 164 Burrill Hall. Our advisors have offices in Burrill and Davenport. All appointments are scheduled through the main office by our receptionist. She will give you directions to your appointment.
Regular Business Hours (Fall and Spring semesters):
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Please note that we will have reduced hours at certain times throughout the semester. Please be sure to check the announcements above for the most up to date hours.
How To Make An Appointment
Please call 217-333-6774 during normal business hours or stop by 164 Burrill Hall to schedule an appointment with the advisor or your choice. If you get the answering machine please speak slowly and clearly, leaving your name and a phone number where we can reach you. We will return your call as soon as we are able.
We typically do not accept same day appointments, so please stop in to 164 Burrill Hall or call us to set up a time to meet with your advisor in advance. During busy times, like the beginning of a semester and early registration, it is best to schedule your appointment at least 1 week in advance. If you are unable to keep your appointment for any reason please call to cancel or re-schedule. Appointment times vary between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on the nature of your question.
Responsibilities of the Advisor
- Help the advisee to understand the academic and administrative processes of the university and the nature of its academic programs.
- Help the advisee to understand the expected standards of achievement and likelihood of success in certain areas of study.
- Discuss the educational and career objectives suited to the advisee’s demonstrated abilities and expressed interests.
- Help the advisee to plan a course of study and give advice about courses and the adjustment of course loads.
- Refer advisees to other resources when appropriate.
- Participate in advisor training sessions to keep informed and current.
Responsibilities of the Advisee
- Acquire information needed for course scheduling, program planning, and successful completion of all graduation requirements.
- Seek academic and career information needed to meet educational goals.
- Become knowledgeable about relevant policies, procedures, and rules of the university, college, and academic program.
- Be prepared with accurate information and relevant materials when contacting the advisor.
- Consult with the advisor at least once a semester to decide on courses, review the accuracy of the audit, check progress towards graduation, and discuss the suitability of other educational opportunities provided by the university.