Denise Sands Baez - Bio

Denise Sands BaezAs a second-generation Lehmanite (through my mom, Dean's List, Class of 1975), I had some advance notion of what kinds of experiences I'd be having when I first stepped on campus as a freshman in September 1974.  (Yep, you read those dates right—my freshman year and my mom's senior year overlapped.)  Over the following years, my relationship with the campus was intermittent as I tried to balance family and work responsibilities with my studies.  I finally came back full-time in 1992, earning... Read More »
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A Great Time to Be an Academic Advisor

February and March are great months to be an Academic Advisor at Lehman. Especially since December and January were extremely hectic, filled with:

  • incoming transfer students trying to create a workable schedule after most of our continuing students have already registered
  • continuing students who are doing a last minute check to make sure that they registered for the right courses
  • continuing students trying to create a new schedule because they missed a validation deadline and had all of their...
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Academic Advising

While I carry many different responsibilities as an Academic Advisor: technology projects, teaching in-service coursework, writing, committee work, etc., my favorite part of my job is the part described by my title. I enjoy advising students.

Much of my time spent with students is focused on helping them to choose courses that fulfill their graduation requirements.  Sounds simple? Yes, but only sometimes. Sometimes a student will need to talk through various alternatives—for example, choices...

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