Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director
Fairmont State Honors Program
Room 311 Jaynes Hall
As an Honors student, you enjoy the benefit of two advisors—your regular academic advisor and the director of the Honors Program. Dual advisors encourage and support your progress toward completion of the requirements of your major and of the Honors Program. Honors has a long history of working with academic advisors across campus to help students, so you can be assured that you will not be placed in the uncomfortable position of having to choose between competing suggestions offered by your advisors.
Our purpose in Honors advising is to support students as they explore and articulate long-term goals to create meaningful lives for themselves, and to assist them as they select courses and both extra and co-curricular activities in the service of those goals. Advising is, of course, a collaborative endeavor of developing plans and working out concerns so that students can become their own best selves.
E-mail: E-mail is a good way for very quick questions. It is not appropriate, though, for advising.
Walk-ins: Short appointments of fifteen to twenty minutes are available during the Director’s office hours. These times, which vary from semester to semester, are posted in the Honors Office (231 Turley Center), the Language and Literature Office (311 Jaynes Hall), and on the Honors website. Walk-in appointments are first-come, first-served. Please be prepared to wait.
Appointments: Longer appointments of thirty minutes can be scheduled to discuss academic plans and changes as well as personal concerns that affect academic success.
Honor students are asked to bring the following things to each advising session with the Director of the Program:
Students are expected:
The Honors staff is often present in the office. If you need more privacy, just say so.