Office of Advising and Academic Success

Advising and Academic Success



Advising
is an integral part of the academic program of the College, and it is coordinated through the Office of Advising and Academic Success located in the Student Life and Technology Center. Faculty advisors serve as the central academic resource and mentor for Hendrix students. Each student has a faculty advisor who provides assistance in academic planning and who is available for counseling on academic and related issues and concerns. Each student is expected to work closely with his or her faculty advisor as he or she develops and pursues a coherent course of study shaped by his or her goals and interests and by College and departmental requirements. 

Academic advising at Hendrix is viewed as a partnership between advisor and advisee, grounded in mutual respect and a common commitment to student growth and success. The advisor/ advisee relationship respects the autonomy and intellect of each student and acknowledges the broader developmental and educational contexts within which academic advising occurs. 

Though advisors and advisees work together in all areas related to academic planning, final responsibility for knowing and completing all graduation requirements, for planning and monitoring academic progress, and for using the faculty academic advising system rests solely with the individual student. 

Academic Success is responsible for providing services to promote academic achievement. The staff members work with faculty and students to identify key content in their coursework that can be reinforced through support services such as peer tutoring, one-on-one meetings, and workshops. Services offered by the Office of Academic Success include: 

One-on-one Academic Counseling - The staff meets with students to discuss their academic status. These meetings are by appointment and often occur based on the referral of a faculty member.  

Academic Resources and Referrals - Students may obtain information on a variety of topics, including time management, test preparation, and note-taking. This information may be delivered in individual meetings or group settings. The staff also assists students in identifying and connecting with other campus resources. 

Peer Tutoring - Peer Tutors are trained to assist students with coursework by helping them gain a better understanding of the material. Tutoring is offered for the following subjects: biology, chemistry, foreign languages, genetics, and physics. Assistance is also available for accounting, mathematics and writing. The hours during which tutors are available may vary each semester. 

Services for Students with Disabilities - Hendrix College is committed to providing “reasonable accommodation,” in keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992. Students requesting accommodations should contact Academic Success at 450-1204 to make an appointment and begin the review process. Additional information appears elsewhere in the Catalog under “Students with Disabilities.” 

    Questions and other inquiries may be directed to any of the following individuals:
    • Dr. Liz Gron
      Professor of Chemistry
      Executive Director of Advising and Academic Success
      gron@hendrix.edu
      (501) 450-3811

    • Julie Brown
      Director of Academic Success
      brownj@hendrix.edu
      (501) 505-2954

    • Charnley Conway
      Assistant Director of Academic Success
      conway@hendrix.edu
      (501) 450-1482