Honors College Advising - Fall 2020
Honors College Advising is available to help you with goals planning, understanding the various Honors programs, registration questions, getting connected to academic and other campus resources, and navigating UNM. Services are available through individually scheduled appointments and Drop-In sessions.
Virtual Drop-in Advisement: Drop-in advisement is intended for quick questions, completing forms, and emergencies. It is also an opportunity to meet for a few minutes to talk about your semester. Drop-in sessions are usually limited to 15 minutes.
Virtual Drop-Ins are held:
Wednesdays, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM MT
Fridays, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MT
How it works:
- Sign into Zoom using your UNM Net ID and Password
- Follow the link: https://unm.zoom.us/j/93117722340
- I will remove you from the waiting room in the order in which you signed in
- Please have your UNM ID ready
Drop-in advisement is first come, first served.
Appointments: Appointments can be scheduled to discuss goals, Honors College program options, and degree planning.
How it works: Appointments are scheduled using LoboAchieve. If you cannot find me on your LoboAchieve dashboard, search for Beth Elkin using the “Advising Offices” tab in the top menu. At this time, all appointments are held through phone or Zoom. If you choose a Zoom appointment, a link will be sent the morning of the appointment.
Can't find an appointment? This semester is like no other. We're scattered across the state and the country and advising is more important than ever. If you can't find an available appointment in LoboAchieve or attend Drop-Ins, send an email to email@example.com and we can try to find a time that fits your schedule.
Prospective Students: Honors Advising is always happy to meet with prospective students and their parents. Please email Beth Elkin, firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a Zoom or phone appointment.
Email: Meeting by phone or Zoom is preferred, but if you have a quick question, send an email to email@example.com.
Taking courses outside of the Honors College
The Honors College allows students to take approved coursework outside the Honors College. The number of hours allowed depends on the Honors option:
- Designation in Honors: 6 credit hours
- Honors Scholars Distinction: 15 credit hours
- Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts minor: 9 credit hours
- Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts major: consult faculty mentor
How it works: The Course Equivalency Form is used to let us know you have taken a course offered outside of Honors (non-UHON/HNRS course). If the course is on the approved course list, submit the form and let us know so that we can track your progress in Honors. If the course is not on the list, submit the form with the syllabus.
Honors College Course Equivalency Form All Equivalencies are approved on a case-by-case basis by the Faculty Chair and the Dean of the Honors College. Courses cannot double count if being used for the Honors Interdisciplinary Minor (cannot also be counting toward a major or another minor), however courses applied to the Honors Scholars Distinction and Designation in Honors can also count toward a major or minor.
*Courses not on the Approved Course List need to be submitted with a syllabus (in English).
Approved Course List: Graduate courses, internships, capstones, H-sections, UNM faculty-led study abroad and departmental honors courses have been approved. In addition to these courses, other courses have already been evaluated, approved and listed on the Approved Course List. Students should still submit the evaluation form.
Questions? Evaluation questions are best answered in an individual advising session. Please schedule an appointment using LoboAchieve.
Each Honors College student is assigned at least two advisors:
Honors College Advisor: All Honors College students (Major, Minor, and Distinction/Designation) are required to see the Honors College advisor for Honors College program advisement. The Honors College advisor will help you navigate the program requirements, create an intentional degree plan unique to you, and connect you to campus resources and opportunities.
Major Advisor (Degree granting college): Students pursuing an Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts minor, the Designation in Honors, or the Honors Scholars Distinction are formally advised by their home colleges. Students opting for the Honors Interdisciplinary Major are advised through the Honors College. Students should meet with their major advisor once or twice per year (as is expected in those colleges) to set their curriculum and plan for their future.
Faculty Advisor: In addition to these advising venues, all students opting to major in the Honors College are required to contact a faculty advisor in their sophomore year. This faculty advisor will very likely eventually be responsible for overseeing the student’s senior thesis. Initially, however, the advisor will detail the requirements and roadmap for the Major, and will begin planning a course sequence with the prospective student.
Finally, the Honors College has a rich history of informal faculty mentoring of students, which can, in many cases, amount to advisement. The mentoring relationships that this produces often lead to discussions of academic trajectories, future career plans, research opportunities, preparation for application for major fellowships, etc. Such informal undergraduate mentoring is encouraged by the Honors College.