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.

The chart below describes the interactions between the Collaborative Quest curriculum and the advising program in Guided Discovery. Organized by year, it shows that students begin to prepare before arriving on campus, reflect during year one on their past experiences and identify life goals; discover during year two academic and career possibilities and solidify plans in the CQ;  connect in year three with faculty, alumni, and community members; activate in year four to launch post-graduation plans