Why is advising important?
Proper enrollment is critically important to a student's time in college (every class is an investment), but enrollment advice is only part of what an advisor can do to help.
Advisors are guides to help students navigate the wealth of resources and opportunities at the University of Kansas. They are advocates for students in need, and they are liaisons between students and the institutions that serve them. Most importantly, advisors help students identify their ambitions and, from time to time, mentor them to effectively pursue those ambitions.
In addition to Zac Shields, the professional advisor for Design students, faculty in KU Design are also available in these capacities, because we know that it takes a village to train some of the best Designers around!
For complete advising information for Department of Design students click HERE.