Undergraduate Advising

Faculty advisors perform a vital role in student success at UNC Charlotte. Advisors are assigned to help students majoring or minoring in English. We recommend that students should meet with their advisors at some point during their time at UNC Charlotte to check progress to degree / requirements and to discuss career goals, explore study abroad, etc.

Please set up appointments through Starfish, which replaced Niner Advisor. Appointments can be made in Starfish under the "My Success Network" tab. Students may only schedule appointments through Starfish with advisors if they've been assigned an English Department advisor. If you want to declare the Major or a Minor, please contact an Undergraduate Advisor below via email. You may also contact the Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department, Dr. Jennifer Munroe (jamunroe), to schedule an appointment to declare the Major or a Minor.

Each student who declares a major or one of the minors in English is assigned an individual advisor. You can check who your advisors are by clicking on 'View Student Information' after logging into Banner Self Service or by logging onto Starfish. Sometimes there is a delay between the time a student declares the Major or a Minor and when he or she is assigned an Advisor. If you're a Major or Minor without an advisor (or if the advisor you've been assigned is no longer advising), please contact an Advisor below. Departmental advisors will be available Monday to Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters for consultations by appointment (or walk-in if there's availability). There is limited availability in the summer. During peak advising times, advisors' schedules get full, so scheduling an appointment or attempting to get a walk-in session can be difficult to accomodate. Students should anticipate this and meet with an advisor early to avoid being delayed when they register for classes.

Advisors are also available to answer more general questions or address concerns you have about University-level course work, time management, prospective careers, and other support services available on campus.

Download worksheets for the major and minors.

Undergraduate Advisor Availability
(Spring 2017):

Faculty Advisor room hours email tel
Dr. Sarah Minslow 290-A 10:00 am - Noon, Mon-Thurs. & Check Starfish sminslow x0065

Special Area Advisors:

Children's Literature and Childhood Studies: Dr. Sarah Minslow (290-A, x0065)
Diverse Literatures and Cultures: Dr. Sarah Minslow (290-A, x0065)
English Learning Community: Tiffany Morin (290-G, x0244)
English minor: Dr. Sarah Minslow (290-A, x0065)
Internships: Dr. Meg Morgan (260-B, x0212)
Teacher Licensure candidates in English: Dr. Sarah Minslow (290-A, x0065)
Technical/Professional Writing minor: Dr. Greg Wickliff (290-H, x0617) or Dr. Sarah Minslow (290-A, x0065)
Linguistics minor: Dr. Ralf Thiede (265-B, x0611)

All room numbers are for the Fretwell Building.

For telephone extensions, dial (704) 687-xxxx.