It is your four-year, comprehensive advising in the College of Arts and Sciences. It begins with RSP your freshman year, and continues in different forms throughout your sophomore, junior and senior years. The sophomore program is run through a BlueLine Group and includes five advising modules. Junior and senior years are managed within major departments.
Here is a basic outline of what you need to do:
- Mission Appreciation: If you attended the Kick-Off Event in August, then you’re good to go! If you didn’t, just watch the event online and submit a reflection.
- Academic Growth: Meet with your advisor each semester.
- Diversity and Inclusion: Read an article, attend an approved event, and submit a reflection.
- Ignatian Reflection and Discernment: Attend a half-day retreat on reflection and discernment.
- Career Exploration: Attend an approved event/activity and submit a reflection.
The sophomore advising modules were developed with the input of students, alumni, staff and faculty, as well as consultation with advising professionals and resources. Through this, the College identified core areas of interest and need within the sophomore year, including opportunities for guided reflection and discernment, directed career exploration and a deepening of mission appreciation and understanding. It is from these areas of interest that we developed the five advising modules.
If you have declared your major, you will have two advisors your sophomore year – your major advisor to guide you through course selection and planning and your RSP advisor to guide you through the sophomore advising modules.
Each year of the program, even the sophomore year, are actually fairly flexible – designed so that, with a bit of planning, you won’t have an issue completing the program, even if you’re away for a semester. If you are away for a full year, you will work your advisor to find alternative activities when necessary.
The sophomore advising modules are designed to be valuable and impactful to all second-year students – so they are designed for you, too! The junior and senior years of the Haddix Ignatian Advising Program, which are more personalized and individualized, will be a bit different for you (shorter, for instance!), but you will need to complete all the sophomore advising modules.
All sophomores who complete the five advising modules in the 2018-19 school year will receive:
- Certificate of Achievement for your portfolio/resume
- Invitation to the off-campus sophomore banquet
- Your choice of a prize, including a leather padfolio, a backpack and an insulated water bottle
In most cases, sophomores will continue to work with their RSP advisors as they work through these modules. If your RSP advisor has left Creighton or is unable to continue with your class, you will be assigned a new sophomore RSP advisor and notified of this change. If you’re still unsure, let us know (mollyloesche [at] creighton [dot] edu).
Yes, this program is required for all College of Arts and Sciences students beginning with the class of 2021.
The advising modules require minimal time overall. In fact, you may already be fulfilling some of these modules without realizing it! Have you met with your advisor this semester? Did you attend a career fair? In these cases, the Haddix Ignatian Advising Program provides structure and guidance for these experiences through preparation and reflection. Your largest one-time commitment to the program is your Ignatian Reflection and Discernment Retreat. These retreats last three hours, but you can choose the one that best fits your schedule!
This will vary by major and professional interest; however, like the sophomore program, we are cognizant of your time and each year the program will have flexibility and options to fit your schedule.