This advising website provides general information about advising at New Mexico Tech.
Information and Resources
What Is Academic Advising?
Academic Advising is a collaboration between advisors and students; the advisor provides
information and resources for the student's academic, professional, and social development.
NMT's strength is that students are advised by faculty in their major. The relationship
that develops between the faculty advisor and student can be academically and professionally
What is the Advising Process?
Process for new (incoming) undergraduate students
The NMT Registrar handles all of the preliminaries to academic advising, and works with Department Chairs to connect new, incoming students to New-Student-Advisors. Note that the latter are not necessarily the student's permanent advisor.
The student should "meet" (via Zoom, a phone call, or email exchange) with their permanent
advisor to discuss their course schedule for the following semester. Once the advisor
approves the student's schedule the student will receive a code (APIN) from the advisor
that will allow them to complete their registration online.
Student Advisee Responsibilities
Know degree requirements, relevant school policies, and deadlines.
Be open to developing and clarifying academic and professional goals.
Research university programs and courses.
Regularly consult faculty advisor and degree audit systems.
Use campus academic, social, and professional resources.
Be respectful: be on time and prepared for scheduled meetings.
Faculty Advisor Responsibilities
Uphold the integrity and value of the degree by maintaining University standards and
Listen carefully and respect the student’s questions, concerns, and problems.
Collaborate with the student to develop academic and personal goals.
Communicate core, major, and minor degree requirements.
Information from Brian Borchers on how to access an Argos report that will provide faculty with a current list of advisees and related information.
A training video for faculty advisors from Steve Simpson on the new common course numbering system
and related advising issues. A link to an associated Google Drive folder with relevant documents for advisors.
Academic advising at New Mexico Tech prepares students for their future and enables
them to make a positive contribution to the STEM community. Such advising will foster
leadership, professional competence, and high ethical standards. Faculty advisors
will work to guide and mentor students through the most current advances in their
New Mexico Tech’s academic advising enhances education by inspiring diverse students
to challenge themselves through setting goals, making informed decisions, developing
professionally and personally, and taking ownership of their education.