Getting Started Advising

Quick Reference
1. Academic calendar can be found: here.
2. Please complete a teaching application if you haven’t here.
3. Reach us by email here
4. Course Modules are here
5. Password for access to Transart website and student blogs: ti16

Calendar, guidelines, forms

All deadlines and related guides and forms can be found on the calendar. You will receive reminders a week prior to each deadline. Please note: advisors are not expected to be available on weekends or during breaks.

Studio advisement
Once you’ve approved your student’s proposal, the two of you decide how you want to work together and when your meetings will take place. You may work wherever and however you like. Your student is responsible for making the arrangements with you. A minimum of the equivalent of two full meetings with extensive critique must take place each semester. We recommend that you agree in writing how you will work and when you will meet in advance of the semester. You can always change the dates later. You will find a 150 word response to your critique on your student’s Transart blog after each of the two required meetings each semester. If your student does not make arrangements for these meetings or you have concerns contact us here.

Research advisement
You will approve your student’s proposal in the summer. You will begin working with your student in the second semester. S/he will read and write the intro in the fall independently. Spring semester the intro will be sent you by email for comments followed by a draft and final paper (approx. 10 pages for first year, 20 for second year). To put their research in context find studio documentation here. Inline comments and corrections do not need to be provided. An approximately 300 word critique or assessment with suggested additional references will suffice.Inline comments and corrections do not need to be provided. Please do not edit your students papers. You should expect a few email questions in advance. It’s fine to suggest readings but it is the student’s responsibility to generate their bibliography. If they have trouble with searches they know to contact the PU librarian for a consultation.Clicking on the student forms on the calendar is the quickest way to check requirements.If you have concerns contact us here.

Extensions
No one can be late with an assignment. Neither advisors nor directors can grant extensions per Plymouth University policy. If a student is going to be late with an assignment because of extenuating circumstances or cannot participate in a required event they need to file an extenuating circumstances form for approval. If you cannot meet your students or evaluation deadlines please let us know as soon as possible so we can arrange for a new advisor. We understand that other professional obligations may come up, it’s not a problem to reassign a student but we ask that you let us know right away so the student has an advisor available at all times.

Proposals:  Changes must be approved by you. Student emails you and uploads the revised proposal on their blog.

Directory: To find your student’s blog, visit the student directory. Universal password for student blogs is ti16

Process blogs
Expect to find all assignments, documentation of projects, response to studio meetings and proposals on the blog as well. Students will be updating their Transart Process blogs with documentation of their  process monthly no later than the 15th of each month. Studio advisors check blogs every month after the 15th of the month, to make sure the students are posting process. If a student has failed to post by the deadline, plesase contact us here.

Evaluations
You will be asked to complete a mid-semester “quick check” form and evaluation at the end of  each semester. Evaluations take the form of a letter addressed to your advisee, additionally copied into an online form. Examples are here.

Payment
You will receive payment following the submission of your final evaluation and invoice form for ($500 per semester).

Agreement
Please signify your acceptance of the invitation and terms by sending the Advisor Agreement form below.

Thanks for working with Transart!