During the fall term of the freshman year at Austin College, every freshman takes a first year seminar course called Communication/Inquiry (or C/I). Each C/I class works to develop your communication abilities and your skills of intellectual inquiry to set you up for success in the rest of your college career. The professor of your C/I course becomes your faculty mentor and advises you for the rest of your time at Austin College.
As part of the advising process, you meet regularly with your mentor to review career interests and aspirations and steps for achieving these goals. Your mentor will help you shape those interests to an overall degree plan and in your choices of a major and minor. Your faculty mentor may teach in fields different from your eventual major, and you have the option of changing mentors any time after the first term. However, students usually choose to stay with their original mentor because of the unique relationship developed in the Communication/Inquiry course.
Mark Hébert, C/I Director