Honors Academic Advising
“Concerned partners in the success of our students”
Academic Advising at the Lewis Honors College is practical, personal, and intellectual.
Practical: LHC advisors partner with students to co-construct academic plans, engage in problem solving, connect to campus resources, and evaluate various pathways to achieve individual academic goals. Honors advisors encourage exploration while identifying integrated opportunities for students to meet both honors and major requirements.
Personal: LHC advising is highly relational and individualized. LHC advisors begin getting to know each student during the Lewis Launch orientation and support the student through the completion of their Honors thesis and graduation.
Intellectual: LHC advising is a two-way partnership. Advisors serve as a collaborator and reflective conversationalist. LHC advisors provide the appropriate challenge and support as students discover their own path to success. LHC advisors employ techniques that encourage students to think through complex situations, and support students in identifying their own interpretations and solutions. Through reflective conversations, students come to appreciate multiple ways of knowing, and appreciate their own role in knowledge construction and decision-making.
Students are assigned an Honors advisor after the completion of see blue U orientation during the summer. With the exception of students in a Pathway program, all Honors Advisors are listed as a secondary advisor; this information can be accessed via the student’s myUK account.
Students are required to meet with their Honors advisor at specific times over the course of their academic life cycle. These appointments serve to ensure that students stay on track to complete Honors prior to graduation and that course selection is intentional and aligned with their educational pursuits.
Required appointments include:
First Year Students - Fall and Spring Semesters
Sophomores - Spring Semester
Juniors - Semester prior to Senior Honors Thesis proposal submission
Seniors - Semester prior to Senior Honors Thesis completion
Students are welcome and encouraged to make appointments with their advisors at any time during the semester beyond those listed as required. Students can also be in touch with their advisor via phone or email. Appointments can be scheduled through myUK.
Walk-in advising is available Monday – Friday 2:30 – 4:30 pm during the fall and spring.