Advising & Tutoring

Advising

Majors and minors are not automatically assigned a faculty mentor, but may request one by submitting a mentor request form to the EcoTeach Center. Review a list of available primary faculty mentors and their research interests before filling out the mentor request form. The mentor information will be made available through student DukeHub accounts about one month after the advising period. For matters that do not pertain to course requirements or technical/administrative aspects of pursuing an economic degree (such as career advice and questions about graduate school), students should feel free to contact their mentors via email for an appointment at any time during the academic year. 

Students may also consult with the director of undergraduate studies (DUS) or associate director of undergraduate studies (ADUS). The DUS and ADUS offer office hours each term for walk-ins, or you may schedule an appointment by contacting them via email. 

Office Hours

DUS Connel Fullenkamp
329D Social Sciences
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

ADUS Grace Kim
329C Social Sciences
Monday, Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Open Advising

Once students have completed New Major Orientation, they are eligible for advising in the EcoTeach Center. EcoTeach handles the nuts and bolts of advising, from anything related to major, minor, and concentration requirements to registration and graduation. A two-week open advising period is held in EcoTeach every semester — usually beginning the week before registration — during which students meet with specially trained academic advisors to review their progress in the major or minor and receive permission to register for courses in the upcoming semester. As part of this process, students will receive a personalized report on their progress in the major or minor (updated each term).

All first majors must come to open advising every semester. Second majors and minors should attend at least once a year to make sure they are on track with degree requirements.

Open Advising Dates & Times 

To register for Spring 2018 courses, students must attend Open Advising during any of the following times.

October 30 - November 2 (Monday - Thursday) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 3 (Friday) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 6 - 9 (Monday - Thursday) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 10 (Friday) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Tutoring & Support Services 

Personal Course Tutors

Students who need help outside of class should first attend instructor and TA office hours and any review sessions offered for their particular course. Free tutoring is also available for ECON 101 and 201D through Duke's Peer Tutoring program.

If your needs extend beyond the above options, the EcoTeach Center can also provide a list of graduate students willing to tutor students in core economics courses (ECON 101, 201D, 205, 208, and 210). Students seeking a tutor for these courses should send their query to the undergraduate program assistant. It is the responsibility of the student to make all arrangements, including hourly rate and payments, with the tutor. For reference: Graduate student tutors typically receive $15 - 20/hour. EcoTeach does not sponsor or pay for individual tutoring.

Research Support Tutors

The EcoTeach Center will fund one-on-one tutoring in various statistical and research support software (i.e. STATA, E-views, Mathematica, LaTeX, SPSS, and SAS) for undergraduates pursuing research as part of the Honors Program. To request tutoring, send an email to ecoteach@econ.duke.edu.

Support Services