Our Mission

The College of Arts and Science Advising Office upholds a student-centered approach in which advisors assist students by providing accurate information as well as available tools to guide them through the construction of a framework for a successful college experience.  We view academic advising as a shared action between student and advisor that fosters accountability and independent decision making.  Advisors will connect students with other campus departments and offices to assist them in navigating resources with the goal of teaching self-advocacy.

Our philosophy of advising is grounded in the following tenets:

  • Engagement - As life-long learners, advisors will introduce students to campus resources, facilitating connections to the full range of available services and activities at Miami.
  • Education - By using teachable moments during the advising appointment, advisors will help students develop into educated decision-makers and autonomous explorers of the academic and personal development opportunities available to them.
  • Encouragement - In a relationship based on honesty, integrity, and compassion, advisors will support, inspire, and challenge students to form their own beliefs and experiences as active participants in their education and development.  
  • Empowerment - Through the academic advising process, students will learn to make intentional choices, allowing them to take ownership of their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Who are the CAS academic advisors?

  • Each academic advisor in the College of Arts and Science Advising Office holds at least a master’s degree.
  • Who is my assigned academic advisor?
    • Log in to myMiami
    • Search “who is my academic advisor”
    • In the search results, you’ll see the following:
  • Click the heart icon to add this to your Favorites
  • Click this option to find information about your assigned academic advisor.  If you have difficulty, please call us at 513-529-3031.

What CAS Academic Advisors Do

We can help you:

  • develop an academic plan that fits your educational goals
  • create course schedules to fulfill degree requirements
  • explore majors, minors, and careers
  • identify resources to assist with any challenges you may have
  • develop strategies to improve your academic performance
  • interpret academic policies

What CAS Academic Advisors Cannot Do

  • Choose your classes for you
  • Schedule your classes for you
  • Add you to a closed course
  • Bump you up on a BannerWeb Waitlist
  • Influence your Registration Override Request
  • Tell you which major you should choose
  • Select study abroad programs for you

Advising is an important component of your academic experience and we recommend that you meet with an advisor at least twice a year. Learn more about advising sessions.