Mandatory Major Advising

Beginning Fall 2016, all second and fourth year+ students in Statistics will be required to fulfill a mandatory advising requirement.  A registration hold will be placed on your record but will be removed once you have met your mandatory advising requirement.  Below is additional information about the timeline for mandatory advisng and how to fulfill your mandatory advising requirement. 

Fourth Year+ Students

The goals of mandatory advising are to encourage students to engage in their educational experience, proactively check their remaining requirements, and learn more about how to become involved in the department and UC Davis as a whole.  As fourth year (and beyond) students, this is also the opportunity to discuss resources for your transition out of UC Davis and your goals for the future.  Please read the information below carefully and contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator Kim McMullen (stat-undergrad@ucdavis.edu) with any questions.   

Hold Timeline:   

During Fall Quarter, fourth year+ and second year+ transfer student majors will receive a hold which will prevent schedule adjustments starting after the Registration Freeze ends for Winter Quarter classes.  The hold will begin on December 15th. You must meet the Department’s Advising Requirement (see below) before December 15th to get your hold removed. 

Mandatory Advising Requirement: 

All students will be prescreened and based on the review of your record, you will be contacted by October 10th with how to remove your holds.  You will be asked to complete one of the following: 

 

  1.  Submit an Academic Plan on OASIS and meet with your faculty or staff adviser for a 30 minute individual appointment.  You can make an appointment with your staff adviser (Kim McMullen) here.  You can make an appointment with your faculty adviser (Debashis Paul) by attending their drop in advising office hours 

---OR--- 

  1.  Submit an Academic Plan on OASIS and attend a faculty led group advising workshop.  The department will hold several workshops throughout the quarter.  Students given the option to attend the group advising workshop may also remove their hold by scheduling an individual advising appointment with your faculty or staff adviser instead.  Although some students may be required to remove their hold through an individual appointment, we strongly encourage everyone to attend these workshops.  We also encourage those attending the workshop to meet their mandatory advising requirement to attend an individual advising appointment as well.   

Additional Information:  

  • Mandatory advising is a proactive check-in to help you on your path to reaching your goals. Whether you are asked to attend a group session or make an individual advising appointment will depend on a number of factors including when you last met someone for an individual appointment, academic standing, degree progress, etc.   

  • The topics in the group advising workshops will vary depending on the faculty member leading the session and the interests of the students attending These workshops are designed to encourage student-faculty interaction outside of the classroom and for students to find out more about the field of statistics.   

  • We also encourage students in their fourth year to attend additional workshops on campus through programs like the Internship and Career Center, Center for Leadership Learning, Pre-Graduate Advising, etc.  Although these are not part of your mandatory advising requirement we expect that students use these resources to help in their transition out of UC Davis.  

Second Year Students

The goals of mandatory advising are to encourage students to engage in their educational experience, proactively check their remaining requirements, and learn more about how to become involved in the department and UC Davis as a whole.  This is also the opportunity to discuss your goals for your time at UC Davis.  Please read the information below carefully and contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator Kim McMullen (stat-undergrad@ucdavis.edu) with any questions.   

Hold Timeline:   

During Winter Quarter, all second year majors will receive a hold which will prevent registration starting at their Pass 2 time for Spring Quarter classes.  The hold will begin on March 16th. You must meet the Department’s Advising Requirement (see below) before March 16th to get your hold removed. 

Mandatory Advising Requirement: 

All students will be prescreened and an updated degree worksheet will be created for them iOASIS.  Based on a review of your record, you will be contacted with how to remove your holds.  You will be asked to complete one of the following: 

  1.  Submit an Academic Plan on OASIS and meet with your faculty or staff adviser for a 30 minute individual appointment.  You can make an appointment with your staff adviser (Kim McMullen) here.  You can make an appointment with your faculty adviser (Debashis Paul) by attending their drop in advising office hours.   

---OR--- 

  1.  Submit an Academic Plan on OASIS and attend a faculty led group advising workshop.  The department will hold several workshops throughout the quarter.  Students given the option to attend the group advising workshop may also remove their hold by scheduling an individual advising appointment with your faculty or staff adviser instead.  Although some students may be required to remove their hold through an individual appointment, we strongly encourage everyone to attend these workshops.  We also encourage those attending the workshop to meet their mandatory advising requirement to attend an individual advising appointment as well.   

Additional Information:  

  • Mandatory advising is a proactive check-in to help you on your path to reaching your goals. Whether you are asked to attend a group session or make an individual advising appointment will depend on a number of factors including when you last met someone for an individual appointment, academic standing, degree progress, etc.   

  • The topics in the group advising workshops will vary depending on the faculty member leading the session and the interests of the students attending These workshops are designed to encourage student-faculty interaction outside of the classroom and for students to find out more about the field of statistics.   

  • The Department of Statistics' mandatory advising model is new and we will want your feedback about our process.  Expect to receive several surveys about your experience.  We take your feedback seriously and very much appreciate your help in this process.