Every student has an academic advisor, and the students should utilize these resource people for a variety of purposes, such as defining academic and career goals, course planning assistance, and for clarification of academic policies and regulations. Students should feel comfortable contacting their advisor not only during early registration periods, but at any time. See below to find out who your academic advisor is.
Outstanding Academic Advisor Award
This award was established in 1991 by Student Senate and the Office of Orientation and Advisement to recognize the significant contribution that a member of Bradley's faculty, administration, or professional staff provides to students as an academic advisor. Nominations will be accepted from any Bradley University student. Click HERE to obtain a form to nominate an advisor for the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. For more information about this award, contact The Student Activities Office at 309-677-3050.
Past Award Recipients
1991-1992 Charlotte Awl - Nursing
1992-1993 Dr. Max Taylor - Chemistry
1993-1994 Dr. John Howard - International Studies
1994-1995 Dr. Ian Welsford - Biology
1995-1996 No Advisor Awarded
1996-1997 No Advisor Awarded
1997-1998 Dr. Charles Bukowski - International Studies
1998-1999 Dr. Larry Aspin - Political Science
1999-2000 Dr. Mary Ann Manos - Teacher Education
2000-2001 Dr. Celia Johnson - Teacher Education
2001-2002 Dr. Joseph Emanuel - Industrial Engineering
2002-2003 Dr. Elizabeth Cram - Nursing
2003-2004 Dr. Nina Collins - Family and Consumer Sciences
2004-2005 Dr. Molly Cluskey - Nursing
2005-2006 B.J. Lawrence - Communication
2006-2007 Dr. Dawn Roberts - Psychology
2007-2008 Dr. Tim Conley - English
2008-2009 Dr. Sara Netzley - Communication
2009-2010 Mr. Gary Will - Art
2010-2011 Dr. Michael Greene - Philosophy and Religious Studies
2011-2012 Dr. Jason Zaborowski - Philosophy and Religious Studies
2012-2013 Dr. Kris Maillacheruvu - Civil Engineering and Construction
1. How do I find out who my Academic Advisor is?
After logging into Webster, Academic Advisors are listed in the "Other" tab. If you do not see an advisor assigned, please contact your major department.
2. When should I see my advisor?
ANYTIME!! The most common time for students to consult with their advisor is during early registration. It is the student's responsibility to schedule an appointment with his/her advisor. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your advisor early since this is a very busy time for advisors.
3. How do I make an appointment to see my advisor?
Call your advisor or stop by his/her office. It may be best to reach an advisor during scheduled office hours. Many advisors post times when they are available for advising and you can simply sign-up for a time slot that fits your schedule.
4. Where can I pick up an academic schedule of classes?
In Bradley's effort to be green, academic schedule of classes are no longer being printed. Please visit bradley.edu/classes to view course offerings.
5. What should I bring to my advising appointment?
-A tentative schedule of classes for the following semester
-Your degree audit (print from Webster)
-Short and long-term academic questions
-Questions about transferring courses from a community college
-Any other academic-related concerns
6. What should I expect from my advisor?
-Awareness of course options
-Information about university policies and procedures
-Knowledge of future employment or graduate school opportunities
-To serve as a resource for other concerns
7. What should I NOT expect from my advisor?
-Telling you what is a "good class". Your advisor may have an opinion of what is a "good class," but each student's skills and interests are too different to determine what "good" means for an individual.
-Making decisions for you. Advisors can educate you on options, but you need to make the final decision.
8. What is the procedure for a current Bradley student to take a course at a community college or another university?
A. See if the course transfers to Bradley. Either see your department chair's office or consult the General Education website for a partial list of Transfer Courses.
B. Fill out the appropriate form to receive approval to transfer the course. See your advisor or your department chair's office for the form. MAKE SURE TO COMPLETE THIS FORM BEFORE YOU ENROLL FOR THE COURSE!!!
C. After completing the course, have the transcript sent from the community college or other university to the Bradley Registrar's Office.
9. What is the procedure to drop a class?
To drop a class you simply use Webster, our online registration system. Make sure you are knowledgeable of the last day to drop a class for the current semester. A resource for Important Date Information can be found through the Registrar's Office. Before dropping any classes you are strongly encouraged to speak with your academic advisor. Scholarship and financial aid packages may differ allowing some students to drop below 12 hours, and some may not.
10. What should I do if a class is full?
Check out this great Power Point presentation to help you determine what to do if a class is full.
Advising Questions or Concerns...
Contact: David Trillizio, Director of Orientation and Advisement