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The College of Engineering (COE) is a large and complex organization, with 10 departments (two of which are nationally ranked in the top ten), 7 primary research institutes and 11 major programs, all of which are supported by an active Dean's office which functions like an 11th department. COE has approximately 250 tenure track faculty supported by over 500 staff, serving approximately 4,700 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students. COE contributes greatly to the UW academic mission by providing approximately 10% of all UW bachelor's degrees, 13% of all UW master's degrees and 18% of all UW research activity.
The College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for an Academic Counselor. The Academic Counselor will assist the day-to-day operations of advising and retention services for freshman and sophomore engineering students and support other student service and engagement activities managed by Student Academic Services.
Undergraduate academic advising at the University of Washington is a core element of the University's focus on student learning. As educators, advisers partner with faculty and the campus community to cultivate our students' intellectual development. As guides and advocates, advisers collaborate with students to craft a transformative educational experience so that they may become informed, articulate and thoughtful students of the University and citizens of the world.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Share academic counseling duties for pre-engineering students, prospective freshman & transfer, and post-baccalaureate students with other SAS advisers. Advising pre-engineering students involves helping students plan the initial portion of their engineering undergraduate program; interpret departmental, College, and University requirements; counsel students denied admission to COE departments in making alternate major choices; and advising students on internships, undergraduate research opportunities, scholarships options, personal development, and graduate school opportunities.
Monitor progress of pre-engineering students towards completion of prerequisite course work and appropriately directing students who are not making satisfactory progress while providing relevant information and resources to students meeting progress requirements.
Collaborate with the coordinators of the Minority Scholars Engineering Program (MSEP), the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program, and the STARS program in providing academic advising to participants in these programs.
Collaborate with other campus units (Undergraduate Academic Affairs, First Year Programs, Undergraduate Admissions, Educational Opportunity Program, Student Athlete Academic Services, International Programs and Exchanges, University Honors Program, etc) as necessary to provide advising services to current and prospective pre-engineering students.
Make quarterly visits to community colleges with the overall goal to facilitate an efficient transfer for community college pre-engineering students.
Review and authorize verification forms for curriculum programs of students in the following areas: athletes, veterans, ROTC, and Extension students.
Programmatic and Administrative Responsibilities
Assist in the academic programming for Engineering Community.
Assist with coordination of engineering student organizations.
Assist with delivery of other programs and activities that engage engineering students across academic disciplines. Examples include Engineering 101, the Emerging Leaders in Engineering program and the Dean's Student Advisory Board.
Assist with training student peer advisers on issues relating to triaging email, telephone, and walk-in inquiries and providing basic advising services to pre-engineering students.
Review content on SAS student website regularly and update with assistance of COE and SAS staff/student helpers.
Write, edit, update, and disseminate undergraduate programs brochure, departmental sample four- year plans, and engineering disciplines sheet.
Assist in the academic programming for the New Student Welcome, Majors Fair, Exploration Night, and Societies Fair.
New Student Orientation
Work with First-Year Programs to coordinate College of Engineering involvement in freshman and transfer student orientations.
Assist in delivering the engineering academic components of freshman summer orientations.
Assist First-Year Programs with composition of FIGs (Freshman Interest Groups) that specifically target freshman engineering students. Visit engineering FIG courses during the fall quarter.
Support Student Academic Services Team(s)
Perform duties as assigned by the SAS Associate Director to support the broader goals of SAS.
| Bachelor's degree in social science, science, engineering, or humanities discipline. |
Minimum one to two years of advising, student counseling, or teaching experience.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience and/or strong commitment to working with diverse populations.
Excellent organizational skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Experience as a UW student or staff member desired. |
Experience with Access, Excel and UW SDB desired.
Experience with public speaking desired.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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