The Herbert College of Agriculture 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 Herbert 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 Herbert 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 Herbert 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.

Advising System

Advising in the Herbert College of Agriculture 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. Herbert 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. Students change their major and are assigned an advisor within each individual academic department.

Important Advising Resources for Students

Student Online Advising Guide 

Advising Syllabus

Exploratory Advising Syllabus 



Academic and Career Resources — Helpful Links

Student Services Resources