Welcome to the School of Art!

Please schedule an appointment with Mandi McCarthy-Rogers for any advising questions or concerns. You can also reach out to Mandi at mmrogers@montana.edu, (406) 994-4503, or even via text at 406-624-9226 for quick questions. Academic advising for all majors and minors within the School of Art including; Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Transfer Students, Change of Major, and Incoming Students.  Advising for the majors of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studio Arts, Art History and Art Education K-12 Broadfield and for the minors of Art History (non-teaching) and Art Education K-12.
  
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Academic Advising Mission Statement

At MSU, we believe that academic advising is a critical component of a student's University experience. Advising teaches students how to navigate their academic journey and take ownership of their college experience. Academic advisors are guides, mentors, and educators who encourage personal development and lifelong learning, and who share information about curricula, resources, and engagement opportunities. Students who engage in the advising process regularly will benefit from the guidance and support of their advisor. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Through your active participation in academic advising, you will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of academic requirements, policies, and procedures
  2. Identify academic and personal goals
  3. Create a plan to meet your goals
  4. Gather and evaluate information to make informed decisions

Advisor Advising Responsibilities

You can expect your advisor to

  • Engage in the advising process
    • Get to know you
    • Actively listen to your ideas and concerns
    • Guide you as you develop short and long-termgoals and create your plan to meet these goals
    • Review advising notes from prior converstaions before or during advising meetings
    • Share accurate and times information to assist in your decision-making process
    • Refer to you appropriate campus resources
    • Document advising conersations in DegreeWorks
    • Provide recommendations, but expect and encourage you to make your own decisions
  • Be knowlegeable aabout academic policies, procedure, deadlines
  • Maintain student confidentiality as specified by university policy and mandated reporting requirements
  • Facilitate your understanding of the nature and purpose of your currculum and a university education
  • Use advising and registration tools
  • Review first-semester registration
  • Hold regular advising hours and coummunicate method of scheduling meetings
  • Follow up with advisees as appropriate

For advising resources please visit the Advisor Toolkit.

Student Advising Responsibilities

You are expected to take ownership of your university experience.

  • Engage in the advising process
    • Meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester
    • Be honest and keep an open mind
    • Ask questions and seek clarity when something isn't clear
    • Discuss goals, interests, strengths, values, and challenges
    • Get to know your advisor
  • Adhere to MSU policies and deadlines
  • Learn and follow the degree and curricular requirements of your chosen major
  • Proactively monitor your progress toward graduation through DegreeWorks
    • Check your grades and academic standing at the end of each semester
    • Confirm your registration and course schedule each semester
  • Prepare for your advising meetings
    • Review DegreeWorks prior to advising meetings
    • Create a list of questions, topics to discuss
    • Identify courses for future semesters
  • Follow up on advisor recommendations
    • Utilize MSU's many resources to assist in meeting goals

For student resources please visit the Academic Advising website

 

 

 At MSU we care about your success. Your academic advisor, along with other student support professionals across campus, will help you make the most of your college experience. 

 

General Information


School of Art

213 Haynes Hall
PO Box 173680
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3680

Tel: (406) 994-4501
Fax: (406) 994-4099
Email - art@montana.edu

Director

Josh DeWeese
406-994-4501
artdirector@montana.edu

Leadership Fellow

Regina Gee
406-994-2665
artdirector@montana.edu

Academic Advisor/Transfer Evaluator

Mandi McCarthy-Rogers
406-994-4503
mmrogers@montana.edu
Schedule an Appointment

Business Operations Manager

Nicole Divine
406-994-4502
nicole.divine@montana.edu
Schedule an Appointment

Creative Technician/Project Manager

Krista Metzger
406-994-2623
krista.metzger@montana.edu