Every student who declares the CS Major is assigned two advisors in MyMadison:

  1. An Academic Advisor: Paige Normand, the Departmental Advisor to all CS students
  2. A Faculty Advisor: a CS professor who is available to answer content-specific questions

You are always welcome to book a meeting with Paige Normand or send her quick questions over email.

To meet with your Faculty Advisor, email them or check their personal site for details about their calendar.

Reach out to Paige Normand if:

You have logistical questions about the CS curriculum like:

  • Am I on track to graduate on time?
  • What classes do I need to sign up for next semester?
  • What should I do to improve my GPA?

You have policy questions about the CS Major/Minor like:

  • How do I change my Catalog Year?
  • How do I decide if I want to take a course “Repeat Forgive”?
  • How can I take summer classes at my local Community College?

You have questions or concerns about your college success, like:

  • How can I improve my time management?
  • Where can I get help with my [insert GenEd Course here]?
  • I'm feeling really unmotivated about my course work, what should I do?
  • I'm a freshmen interested in [insert CS topic here], what should I be doing?

Your Faculty Advisor is a resource for:

  • Discussing future career paths, internships, research
  • Getting advice on which CS electives you should take
  • Reviewing your plan of study for sequencing and workload
  • Helping you understand your strengths and areas to improve
  • ​Identifying other resources on and off campus as needed