All first year students are advised by the instructor in their first-year seminar, a course selected the summer before their enrollment. The majority of professors in those classes, which have a maximum of fifteen students, are senior members of the faculty. No faculty members in their first-year at Middlebury teach in the first-year seminar program. This advising concept, in place now for well over two decades, ensures frequency of contact between adviser and advisee and has served Middlebury students well, a vast improvement over any previous approach. Each first-year student and faculty adviser receive an "Advising Guide" during Orientation which discusses curricular and advising issues in detail.
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