Today’s Daily Deac is going to focus on academics – the heart of why your students are here. For those with incoming first-year students, this message might be especially important.
Wake Forest is a rigorous academic environment. Our students come to Wake Forest as high achievers and they have high expectations for their performance in the classroom. That does not mean the work is always easy – most of the time it is not – and many of our students find that they need some extra help and support along the way. Thankfully, Wake has abundant resources for students.
The Academic Resources page lists a lot of these resources: Math Center, Writing Center, Academic Advising, Learning Assistance Center, and more. Your students should take advantage of these resources any time they need them – better to go as soon as they feel like they are having difficulty. For students in chemistry, there is also a Chem Clinic that is a popular resource.
The Office of Academic Advising is there as a resource to augment the support provided by students’ individual academic advisers. Students can seek the advice and assistance of the full-time academic counselors in the OAA. The OAA also has some pre-professional advising resources that are very helpful to students who think they might want to go into law, business, health, engineering, etc. Students considering those fields should be sure they are consulting those web sites and making sure they are selecting schedules that meet all prerequisites, etc.
Faculty are an additional resource for students. Each faculty member is required to keep office hours – which is a set time they will be available each week in their office, available for students to drop in with questions or just to visit. Students can also contact their faculty members to make an appointment at another time if they have a conflict during office hours.
Students can also seek out and engage faculty members that they do not currently have for class. For example, if a student is considering a major in English, say, he could stop by the English department and speak to an English professor during his or her office hours about the major.
When in doubt academically, ask someone and get help. Nothing to lose and everything to gain by seeking out support when needed.
And a final aside. This invitation below is for Fridays @ Farrell, which is open to alumni, parents, friends, and current students with connections to the School of Business. If you will be in Winston-Salem and want to attend on Friday the 15th, please see the RSVP information below. The Wake Forest network can be a tremendous resource for your students. Encourage them to get involved in events like these whenever they can!
Dr. Charles Iacovou, newly appointed School of Business Dean, invites you to wind down your week at Wake Forest for the School of Business Fridays@Farrell. Alumni from the Triad are invited to join us for an after work social gathering to network with classmates, alums, friends and those that support the
School of Business with their time, talent and treasure.
Wine, beer, soda and light snacks will be served.
Date: August 15
Rain or shine
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Wake Forest University – School of Business
Reynolds American Foundation Terrace
1834 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston Salem, NC 27106
Save the date: if you are unable to attend, plan to join us at the next
Fridays @ Farrell event on Friday Nov. 14.