HISTORY PROGRAM ADVISING
Our History Faculty Advisors for Fall 2022 include: Dr. Jason Daniels, Dr. Bridget Ford, Dr. Vahid Fozdar, Dr. Linda Ivey, Dr. Elizabeth McGuire, Dr. Michael Schulze-Oechtering, and Dr. Jessica Weiss.
Who is my History faculty advisor?
Faculty advisors are assigned to History majors at the start of the academic year, in August, based upon interests and connections that students develop through their courses, or depending upon their standing (whether first-year students, sophomores, juniors, or graduating seniors). Students can see their assigned faculty advisor within MyCompass. Students can also connect with assigned advisors through Bay Advisor.
New and prospective History majors and minors should contact Dr. Bridget Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) to establish a personalized degree roadmap or to learn more about how our programs can support your goals.
What can I expect from History major advising?
Our most important History major advising goal is to support your efficient and timely graduation--in four years for freshmen, and in four semesters for transfer students. Your advisors make sure you only take the classes you need for graduation. We also cohort History majors, so that you take classes according to the design and intention of the degree, building to our History Research Capstone course, where you will complete an original research project of their own choosing and design. We use a unique digital degree planner that is available to you 24/7, so that you can easily see your path to graduation, in sequence.
We also provide expert guidance in the following areas:
- Advanced degree planning for a wide range of graduate programs and degrees;
- Career planning, by talking with you about your goals in relation to the History degree and by connecting you with internships and career services in our Academic Advising and Career Education office.
- Strategies for success and support, including the high-quality professional advice available to Cal State East Bay students for academic tutoring, mental health, and Accessibility Services.
How can I meet with my advisor?
The History Department provides individualized advising for its majors. Our advising reports and roadmaps are available to students 24/7, and faculty advisors reach out to students every semester for check-ins and future planning. We are also eager to address any advising questions you may have through flexible formats, including:
- In-person meetings at department offices in the SF building
- Video-conference (e.g., Zoom) meetings
- Phone call or text (via Bay Advisor)
Why are there several people listed as my advisor in Bay Advisor?
Many History majors have additional advisors for specific programs they may be participating in. All first- and second-year students also have designated "FASST" advisors, to guide students through the more complex General Education and University requirements in their first two years at East Bay. You can also write to email@example.com to see if you have additional program advisors, beyond your assigned History faculty major advisor.