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What is academic advising?

Academic advising is a process in which students and academic advisors work together in order to achieve the student’s educational and personal goals. Typically in individual meetings, the student and the advisor collaborate to create a broad understanding of program/major requirements and university and DAAP policies and procedures, as well as to develop course schedules in order to fulfill degree requirements and student interests. Academic advisors can also identify additional campus and community resources as needed to enhance the student’s tenure, both personally and academically, at UC.

Who is my advisor?

The academic advisors in the DAAP Student Affairs office (5470 Aronoff) serve as your primary point of contact for academic and personal questions. They serve as key component your personal support system, working with you towards a successful and fulfilling program at UC.

Academic advisors are assigned to students based on academic area. You can schedulde an appointment with your advisor by using the Starfish application on Blackboard or by calling DAAP Student Affairs at 513-556-1376.


Eric Anderson ( Last names L-Z)

  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Communication Design
  • Industrial Design


Mychael Dicks (  Last names A-K)

  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Communication Design
  • Industrial Design

Cassi Frank (

  • Art History
  • Fine Arts
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Studies

Tiffany Leazer (

  • Architecture
  • Horticulture
  • Interior Design

If you have questions specifically about co-op, please contact the Division of Professional Practice (513-556-2667).

Where can I find my curriculum?

Visit the Student Affairs page on DAAPspace to find the most updated curriculum for your major. Choose the year that you began in DAAP to find the curriculum that relates to you.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2014

Finals: December 8-12

Final grades due at 5:00pm: December 17

Spring 2015

Open web add/drops: December 1 - January 12

Classes and late registration fees begin: January 12

Signatures required for adds: January 19

Open web drops only: January 12 - January 26

Last day to register for audit, pass/fail, change credit hours without signature: January 26

Last day to register without appeal: January 18

Last day to drop without entry to academic record: January 26

Last day to submit Grade Replacement Form: January 26

Open web withdraw only: January 27 - March 20

Graduation registration deadline: January 30

Last day to withdraw from class: March 20

Finals: April 27- April 30

Final grades due at 5:00pm: May 5