The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville aligns and celebrates the University's Advising Mission of placing advising within the teaching/learning mission of the institution. Academic Advising in CASNR takes a holistic and student centered approach by highlighting the importance of the advising relationship through and beyond graduation. In this approach, advising extends beyond class scheduling and registration and into research opportunities, exploring career related goals, and seeking practical and internship experience. Advising as an extension of teaching is especially understood in CASNR because the teaching faculty serve as undergraduate advisors and foster a strong sense of student empowerment, and shared responsibility in the advising relationship. Advisors in CASNR are committed to preparing students to be self-directed critical thinkers and leaders in their professional fields who understand and value the importance of collaboration, initiative, persistence, and integrity.
CASNR's Advising System
Advising in CASNR is built on a faculty advising model whereby students will have a faculty advisor from the start to finish of their undergraduate degree. Within that model, the director of advising (working out of the Dean’s Office) directs all advising efforts. CASNR does not have an advising center because advising occurs within each academic department. Each academic department has a faculty member that serves as the Undergraduate Coordinator and works (along with the department head) closely with director of advising. Student’s change their major and are assigned an advisor within each individual academic department.
Important Advising Resources for Students
CASNR Student Online Advising Guide
CASNR Advising Syllabus
CASNR Exploratory Advising Syllabus1.pdf