The Advising Program gives our faculty a chance to get work with our students outside the classroom, while at the same time giving our students the opportunity for additional, focused, and one-on-one support. The Advisor becomes an advocate and mentor for his or her Advisee, and supports the Advisee in any way needed: academically, emotionally, or socially. Some key points about The Oliverian School Advising Program are:
- Advisors meet with Advisees at least once a week
- Advisors have contact with Advisee’s parent(s) once a week, either via phone or email. Meetings include a status report on academic, emotional/behavioral, and social progress, including information about the student’s dorm life
- Advisors manage Advisee’s academic pathway through Oliverian with assistance from the Dean of Studies
- Advisors set the stage for his or her Advisee to be successful at The Oliverian School
Our Advising Program has been very successful. Because most Advisors only have two Advisees, the Advisor is afforded an invaluable opportunity to have a strong impact on the Advisee. For our students, the Advisor/Advisee relationship offers an additional layer of support to help ensure their growth and success, and is frequently one of the most meaningful connections they make while at Oliverian.