About Academic Advising

Welcome Fine Arts students to the College of Liberal Arts! 

We are working remotely!

Work hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm (unless otherwise posted)
Extended Zoom Drop-In Advising hours Aug. 31-Sept 4: 9:00-11:30am & 1:30-3:30pm for most advisors (try Zoom links below)
Beginning Sept 8: Zoom Drop-in Advising hours: MWF 9:00am-11:00am & T/TH 2:00pm-3:30pm for most advisors (try Zoom links below)

Contact Us: 218-726-8180  /  [email protected]

Academic advising appointments can be by phone or Zoom at this time:

Jayme Battaglia
Schedule an appointment: 
ZOOM during Drop-In hours: z.umn.edu/jaymezoom

  • Advises: Communication, English, Journalism, Linguistics, Writing Studies
  • Additional: Undeclared, psychology, education

Lindsay Brown
Schedule an appointment: z.umn.edu/lbrown
ZOOM during Drop-In hours: z.umn.edu/lindsayzoom

  • Advises:  Arts Administration, Art & Design, Music, Theatre, Art History, Art Education, Music Education

Stacy Crawford
Schedule an appointment:
ZOOM during Drop-In hours: z.umn.edu/stacyzoom

  • Advises:  Arts Administration, Art & Design, Music, Theatre, Art History, Art Education, Music Education

Emily Hicks

Schedule an appointment: z.umn.edu/ehicks
ZOOM during Drop-In hours: z.umn.edu/emilyzoom

  • Advises: American Indian St, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Environment, Sustainability & Geography, Foreign Languages, GIS, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, preLaw, Tribal Administration & Governance
  • Additional: Undeclared, science

Gabbie Scott
Schedule an appointment: 
ZOOM during Drop-In hours: https://z.umn.edu/gabbiezoom

  • Advises: Anthropology, Criminology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sociology, Women, Gender & Sexuality St
  • Additional: Undeclared, business, international students

Pam Spencer
ZOOM by request: z.umn.edu/pamzoom

  • Advises: supplemental advising for faculty
  • Coordinates: Academic Standing, processes and procedures in the office, curriculum management

Fall 2020 CLA Advising Sunrise Plan (re: reopening of campus offices)


Our Academic Advising Mission

To enhance the student experience by supplying the support, resources, and education necessary to help students participate in CLA, UMD, and the broader community as confident, independent learners.

Our Values

  • Student success is a comprehensive, transformative process that integrates academic learning and student development.
  • Timely, accurate information regarding university policies and procedures is every student’s right. Accessing this information is every student’s responsibility.
  • Positive student-faculty and student-staff interactions are essential to learning, growth, and satisfaction.
  • Students are responsible for making independent and informed decisions regarding their academic careers.
  • Parents and/or family members and the University are partners in student development.
  • Technology-based advising resources are an essential cornerstone in a comprehensive, college-wide advising program.
  • Active participation in diverse communities is a prerequisite for personal development.

Role of our advisors

  • Help you clarify your educational values and goals.
  • Provide accurate information on educational options, policies, and procedures.
  • Guide you toward an academic program in which you can be successful.
  • Acquaint you with campus resources that support your academic and personal success.

Role of the student

Students are responsible for scheduling, preparing for, and keeping advising appointments. It is recommended to meet with your adviser regularly to review the academic schedule for the following term and progress toward degree completion. Students should also seek out contacts, information, and knowing the basic requirements of their degree program. Students bear the final responsibility for making their own decisions based on the best information and advice available.

Our commitment

Advising at the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is an important component of the commitment to a quality undergraduate experience for students. The CLA Advising and Academic Services office is located in 120 Montague Hall.

We work collaboratively with CLA faculty and coordinate many kinds of activities for current and prospective students. Our staff members enjoy working with students and are committed to providing them with accurate, timely and friendly service. Every undergraduate student is assigned to a professional or faculty advisor. CLA Advising helps you with your academic questions from Orientation to graduation.

FERPA regulations

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of education records; to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records; and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings.

Student Information Release Authorization: FORM
Students may, at their discretion, grant the University permission to release information about their student records to a third party by submitting a completed Student Information Release Authorization form. Students must complete a separate form for each third party to whom they grant access to information regarding their student records. The specified information will be made available only if requested by the authorized third party. The University does not automatically send information to a third party.