The advisement function is shared between the College of Business and Economics and the Department of Information Systems. The college Advisement Center is located at Salazar Hall, Room SHC 256B and the departmental graduate advisors hold their office hours in Simpson Tower, Room STF 603.
At the college level, Associate Dean Doris Christopher oversees the activities related to advisement. In addition to the support staff in the Advisement Center. there are two principal advisors who deal with undergraduate and graduate advisement respectively. Professor Georgio Cantrella is currently serving as the principal graduate advisor for the College of Business and Economics.
At the department level, Professor Paul Rosenthal and Professor Nanda Ganesan serve as the advisors with the former being the principal advisor. When Professor Rosenthal is not on duty, Professor Ganesan will substitute as the principal advisor.
The contact details of those involved in graduate advisement and their respective duties are as follows:
Department of Information Systems
For Winter 2006, Professor Paul Rosenthal will be the principal graduate advisor.
Principal Advisor's Function
After being admitted to the MSIS program, a graduate student must first meet with the principal advisor prior to starting the program. Before meeting with the advisor, he or she is required to browse this website for information on graduate courses and other details pertaining to the MSIS program. The purpose of the required first meeting is to draft a course program for the student. The purpose is to select and approve the courses for the student's MSIS program. Only when the completed and signed program schedule is transmitted to the gradate office and retained in the student's file, he or she will be considered as being officially enrolled in the MSIS program.
A graduate student seeing advisement is welcome to contact the principal advisor during the office hours listed above. A sample list of advisement activities f the principal advisor is as follows.
College of Business and Economics
Front Office Activities
For many tasks that do not require a meeting with an advisor, the students may contact the front office staff at the Graduate Programs Office located in SHC 222 for information. The tasks that fall into this category include but not limited to the following.
Principal Graduate Advisor
Principal Advisor's Functions
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
As the graduate dean for the School of Business and Econmics, Professor Doris Christopher is in overall charge of the MSIS program. Students will not normally contact Professor Christopher for advisement. Only special and problematic cases would received her direct attention. The scheduling of an appointment with the front office staff is required to meet with Professor Christopher.
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