Once you are admitted to your Health Human Performance program, your advisor is a faculty member, not a staff member. Faculty members have three or four job responsibilities: 1) all are teachers, 2) all have service obligations, and 3) all advise. In addition, 4) most have research responsibilities.
Faculty members are required to schedule advising time and inform you of that reserved time. If you do not take advantage of that reserved time, a couple of things happen:
- Faculty have moved on to the other responsibilities required of them by the university.
- The course you want could be full or closed. Closed courses cannot be reopened. Full courses cannot always accept overload students.
There are two BIG takeaway points here for you.
- It is essential that you schedule advising time when you are notified that the advising window is open. Faculty members are not responsible for tracking down a student who fails to do so.
- You are required to use your UALR email address when communicating with UALR faculty and staff, because UALR faculty and staff are required to use your UALR email address when communicating with you.