Academic Counselor for the History Department, Seattle, WA - April 26, 2017
This was a fantastic position. I worked every day with students on a consistent basis and would always learn something new each day, if not from a student, then from research I did. I wish I would have been able to stay longer but unfortunately there was no privacy at all for the students as our desks (2 advisors) were opposite each other and all we had was a small modular wall separating our desk from the students waiting for their appointment.. Definitely against FERPA regulations and unfortunately there was no money in the budget to make any corrections. When my students started to feel uncomfortable about talking to me about their grades, etc. I decided it was time to go.