Academic advising is a collaborative process between you and your advisor. We strive to be available when students need our assistance, to provide accurate information and to build relationships in order to support your plans to accomplish your goals; however, it is your responsibility to implement the tools we provide and you remain accountable for your actions or inactions.

 Academic Advisors

Major
Advisor
Office
Email
Phone
Accounting (pre COB 300) Anne McGuigan ZSH 2146 mcguigam@jmu.edu 8-3179
Computer Information Systems Danielle Gallagher ZSH 2140 gallagda@jmu.edu  8-3298
Business Economics Anne McGuigan ZSH 2146 mcguigam@jmu.edu 8-3179
Finance Doreen Liccione ZSH 2141 licciodl@jmu.edu 8-5012
International Business Sharon Newman ZSH 2143 newmanse@jmu.edu 8-3279
Business Management Shannon Mercer ZSH 2145 taubesm@jmu.edu 8-8782
Marketing Emilie Bradshaw ZSH 2147 okelleed@jmu.edu 8-8781
Quantitative Finance Michelle Duncan ZSH 2139 duncanml@jmu.edu 8-3078
Thinking about a Major in Business? Michelle Duncan ZSH 2139 duncanml@jmu.edu 8-3078

 Academic Advisor Responsibilities

You can expect your academic advisor to:

  • Understand as well as accurately and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, and college policies and procedures
  • Provide you with information about and strategies for utilizing available resources and services on campus
  • Assist you in understanding the purposes and goals of higher education
  • Remain current on college and university policies, procedures, practices and services as well as remain current on professional developments in the field of academic advising
  • Be respectful of students
  • Listen to students’ educational and personal goals as well as any concerns while achieving these goals
  • Be accessible for advising sessions and respond to messages in a timely manner
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding your educational record

 Student Responsibilities

As an advisee we expect you to:

  • Seek advising and ask questions if you do not understand an issue, process or procedure
  • Read all correspondence sent by your advisor
  • Attend all advising appointments prepared with questions and material for discussion
  • Be an active listener by participating fully in the advising experience
  • Follow-through with advisor referrals
  • Allow for timely response to questions or concerns
  • Accept responsibility for your decisions

 Types of Appointments

Appointments for the spring 2021 semester will be held online


General Advising (30 minutes)

These appointment are for students who want to meet with their current CoB major advisor or a CoB Madison Advising Peer.


Declaring a CoB Major (30 minutes)

Please make an appointment with the advisor for the intended major you are planning on declaring.  


Express Advising (5, 10, or 15 minute sessions - 1 hour)

This is a 5, 20, or 15 minute advising session to have your questions answered quickly.  Your session will be held through an online format.  Express Advising times are only for the majors listed. Majors not listed will need to schedule an individual appointment.


Peer Academic Coaching (30 minutes)

Our CoB Madison Advising Peers can assist you with improving your skills in the following areas: time management, test preparation, study skills, CoB admission process and registration. Appointments will be held online in WebEx.


Peer Express Advising (5, 10, or 15 minute sessions - 1 hour)

This is a 5, 20, or 15 minute peer advising session.  Your wsession will be held through an online format.  Express Advising is for quick questions about the College of Business admission process, bba core, registration/MyMadison and general education courses.  Questions about major requirements, graduation or creating a 4-year plan should be addressed with the student's academic advisor.


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