E. Access to Qualified Advising. When students need to make course decisions and career choices, what is their procedure for obtaining advising? Do they have adequate access to qualified professionals when necessary?
In addition to required meetings with the advisor, a student may get advising assistance as desired by appointment with the advisor or a faculty member. Faculty are available as needed to help a student understand specific questions about the computer science discipline. Faculty office hours and teaching schedules are posted on the bulletin board at the entrance to the CS dept. suite as well as on individual faculty web-sites.
Advising materials, either hardcopy or web-site links, are available to all students.
The advising material consists of handouts of the complete Computer Science portion of the UVU catalog. Handouts for each of the degree options are available. Each handout lists all requirements for the degree; including course numbers, course titles, prerequisites for each course, number of credits of each course, a flow chart showing what sequence the courses should be taken, matriculation requirements, and graduation requirements.
There is a student computer-based information system called On-Access that is available over the internet, and can be accessed on campus from any of the computer laboratories or from a number of kiosks on campus where a student can check his/her declared degree requirements and his/her individual progress toward the declared degree at any time.