Advising and course policies

The Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (AESHM) academic advisers can assist prospective and undergraduate students interested in the AESHM Department and its activities. Please call or email to set an appointment time.

Christine Wise

Christine Wise

Academic adviser for apparel, merchandising, and design majors:
30A MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011-1078
515-294-4997
clwise@iastate.edu

Amanda Quinn

Amanda Quinn

Academic adviser for apparel, merchandising, and design majors:
9W MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1078
515 294-9554
ajlensch@iastate.edu

Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett

Academic adviser for apparel, merchandising, and design majors:
1071A LeBaron Hall
626 Morrill Road
Ames, IA 50011-2100
515 294-7527
sbennett@iastate.edu

Ann Thye

Ann Thye

Academic adviser for apparel, merchandising, and design majors:
30C MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011-1078
515-294-6360
annthye@iastate.edu

Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth Harris

Academic adviser for event management majors:
30E MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1078
515-294-5307
lizh@iastate.edu

Jamie Beyer

Jamie Beyer

Academic adviser for event management majors: 
30D MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011-1078
515-294-4265
jbeyer@iastate.edu

 
Dawn Fiihr

Dawn Fiihr

Academic adviser for hospitality management majors:
30B MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1078
515-294-3459
dmfiihr@iastate.edu

Resources for current students

Academic resources:

Academic calendar

Academic Success Center (tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic coaching)

ISU Catalog (courses and programs)

Academic Planning Information:

Degree audits

Changing your major

Adding a minor

Calculating your GPA

Academic probation

Registering for classes

Taking courses in other schools

Course registration resources:

Schedule of classes

Class Schedule Planner

Humanities

How to Register (Video)

Services:

Student Accessibility Services

Student Counseling Service

 

If you were unable to find what you need, try visiting the ISU academic advising site for further resources and information.

Academic advising

Academic advising in the AESHM department provides students with many opportunities and services, including:

  • Development of academic plans and goals
  • Career guidance
  • Referrals to other campus and community organizations

Contacting your adviser

Students are assigned an AESHM adviser upon officially entering the department. Adviser assignments can be found on AccessPlus.

You should contact your adviser whenever you have questions. It is also strongly recommended that you make an appointment to visit your adviser before registration period begins. You can contact your adviser by email, but many allow you to make an appointment directly in AccessPlus.

Academic advising relationship

Advising provides students with a personal connection to the university and to the AESHM department. Getting the most out of advising appointments requires both student and adviser to be prepared, flexible, and respectful.

The more you get to know your adviser and allow him or her to get to know you, your strengths, goals, and interests, the more satisfying and beneficial the relationship becomes. Advisers want you to be successful in your college experience and in achieving your academic and personal goals. The more they know you, the better advocate they can be for you.

Advisers expect you to become familiar with the Iowa State University Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of the student to know and understand the requirements for his/her degree and to maintain a plan with the adviser to ensure all requirements are completed according to the schedule desired by the student.