Role of the Graduate Advisor


The Graduate Advisor is appointed by the director.

In consultation with the director or associate director the Graduate Advisor:

  • adjudicates transfer credit from other institutions
  • conducts  interviews  with potential students as necessary
  • maintains correspondence relating to graduate students
  • approves applications for Admission to Candidacy
  • serves as liaison between iSchool and University admissions and enrollment officers
  • responds to advising questions from faculty
  • is available for general advising of students enrolled in the graduate program
  • monitors quality and efficiency of advising program and recommends periodic means to upgrade
  • coordinates and administers all student appeals related to the School regarding, e.g., grades, equity and diversity, harassment, disability support [See Student Appeals.]