-Submitted by Josh Morrison, School of Science
This spring, the IUPUI Campus Citizen newspaper (http://www.iupuicampuscitizen.com ) will run a monthly series called Advising Matters. Based on feedback and support from the JACADA Steering Committee, I met with the Campus Citizen’s editor, Lauren O’Dell, to discuss ways in which our organization, and advising more generally, could be promoted on campus. She agreed immediately to a column focusing on advising issues of importance to all students.
January’s column serves as an introduction to the series, and discusses the role of advisors on campus. The Campus Citizen will be available in print form in the Campus Center, Cavanaugh Hall, other campus locations, and online. Lauren indicated that while the campus makes 4,000 copies available, data suggests that each copy is read up to four times. That means over 15,000 students may actually read about advising and how advising matters to students each month. Future issues of the IUPUI Campus Citizen will appear at the end of February, March, and April, with publication picking back up in August.
I hope you’ll read the articles when they appear, as well as aid in their development. If you have a tip for students, a great anecdote about how advising changes the lives of students and makes an impact, or want to contribute your own thoughts to Advising Matters, please let me know. I would be happy to work with you to develop an article of interest to all.