One of the primary events during Foundations is when students receive academic advising. Academic advising is designed to empower the student to have conversations with a faculty member or academic advisor. The goal is for the student to being embracing and taking ownership of their Belmont education and experience.
General Assemblies at Foundations
If parents attend Foundations with their student they are invited to attend a General Assembly held by the academic college which houses the student’s major. During the General Assembly students and parents will hear about the general course of study as well as how the academic advising process works within that specific academic college.
Academic Advising by college
Each college provides academic advising to their students that best meet the needs of the students in that college. Approaches for academic advising vary between academic colleges and can include individual meetings with faculty, small group interactions, or large group interactions with current Belmont students who work alongside faculty and professional academic advising staff.
Although approaches vary between academic colleges, students have the opportunity to receive individual attention throughout their Belmont career.
Many colleges do not allow parents to participate in academic advising in order to aid the student’s developmental process of taking ownership of their education. During Foundations we have set aside time from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for students and parents to discuss the academic advising process and review the planned course of study for the fall semester before registration the next day.
In addition, the Orientation Council is available in the evening for any students who have questions about their schedule or would like additional assistance.