The Psychology department uses a Shared Model of advising. As a Psychology major you will have two advisors – a faculty member and a professional advisor. Any faculty member in the department can serve as your faculty advisor. Ms. Robin Vansacik will be the professional advisor for all Psychology majors and minors. As the department’s professional advisor, Ms. Vansacik will be one of the first points of contact for any questions you may have regarding the Psychology program at UIS. You will work with her regarding class choices and registration, analysis of your degree audits (i.e., DARS), selecting your concentration, and other important functions. She can also assist with referrals to other offices and resources (e.g., the Center for Teaching and Learning). You should meet with your academic adviser at least once each semester to plan courses for the next semester.