iv. Advising and the Curriculum

The chart above represents our team-based advising model, which includes community members in both official (solid line) and unofficial (dotted line) capacities.  The official members of a student’s success team appear on their Navigate profile page.  

When first-year students enter in the fall, they are assigned a Guilford Guide as their primary advisor for the first two years.  Students will also work with a Peer Guide in their Reflection Seminar 1 course during the 12-week session of the fall semester.  During the spring semester of their sophomore year, students transition to a faculty advisor. During all four years students are engaged with discernment, goal-setting, and action in their post-Guilford career preparation.  This preparation and development happens in Collaborative Quest classes, during advising sessions, and through programming that is sometimes Pathway-specific and other times campus-wide.  During their time at Guilford students will encounter alumni and community members that contribute to their academic experience, career preparation, and personal pursuit of success.

Before arriving on campus students can connect with the CAPE staff.  In year one they will work with their CAPE advisor and in their courses to reflect on their past experiences, identify life goals, and begin degree planning. Year two is a time of discovery when students are encouraged to explore courses of interest, expand their co-curricular involvement, learn about professional career possibilities and solidify academic plans. In year three they will reflect on their learning in curricular and co-curricular areas and build connections and networks that support their longer-term goals. In year four students activate their academics and experience to launch their final coursework, Contribution project, and post graduation plans.