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Advising Council

The Advising Council is a committee that provides guidance to the Director regarding academic advising processes and practice, how best to support faculty advisors, and strategies for improving academic advising at Linfield.


  • Be a sounding board for modifying existing and/or establishing new advising practices at Linfield.
  • Act as a conduit for raising awareness of advising related successes, concerns, gaps, and issues between Linfield faculty and the Academic Advising Program.
  • Assess all aspects of academic advising as it is currently practiced at Linfield and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist the Academic Advising Program in ensuring that faculty advisors are knowledgeable in and follow best practices in the field of academic advising as appropriate to Linfield.
  • Help guide the Director of Academic Advising in strategic planning efforts around academic advising.

Advising Council Membership

  • Hillary Crane, Faculty in Sociology and Anthropology
  • Virlena Crosley, Faculty and Associate Dean in Business
  • Megan Bestwick, Faculty in Chemistry
  • Sarah Coste, Faculty in Human and Human Performance
  • Jackie Leung, Faculty in Human and Human Performance
  • Jane Samuels, Associate Director of Academic Advising
  • Joe Latulippe, Director of Academic Advising

Meeting Agendas and Notes