Advising Updates

UNL Meteorology-Climatology
UNL Meteorology-Climatology

Hello Meteorology-Climatology Majors,

I hope that your final exam week has started well and that you were able to become well prepared for your finals during dead week. After your final exams have wrapped up this week, I would highly recommend that you spend some time reflecting on your experiences and learning from the Spring 2024 semester before you dive into your summer plans and any summer semester classes. Here are some questions that might help with your reflection:

1. What worked well about the days and times for your spring classes? What could you change about your fall classes that would make the days and times work better?

2. What worked well about your study habits during the spring semester? What could you change about your study habits that would improve your next classes? Do you know how to change your study habits?

3. What knowledge and skills did you learn in your spring classes that you will use next semester or in the future? Is there a particular thing or skill that you would like to learn more about or to practice further?

4. Did your experiences from the spring semester impact your plans for the fall semester and beyond? Have you made decisions about your plans and taken action to make those plans happen?

5. Is there anything that you accomplished this semester that you are particularly proud of? Should this accomplishment be added to a résumé or curriculum vitae?

6. Is there anything that you have not done yet that you really want to do this summer or next fall? If so, what would that be? Do you know what the next step to doing it would be?

7. What questions do you have that you do not know the answer to? Are there resources available to find the answers? If you do not know where to find the answer, do you know who you can contact or connect with to get the answer?

These are just questions to get you started. A lot can be learned through self-reflection, so be sure to write down anything that comes to mind that could be important. Additionally, remember that I am available and interested in your academic, professional, and personal success, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about anything.

Summer 2024 Advising Schedule (starting Monday, May 20th)
I will taking in-person, Zoom, and phone meetings in 45-minute blocks from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm every weekday. During the summer, there will not be any Zoom drop-in meeting times. From Wednesday, May 29th to Thursday, July 18th, I will be meeting with NSE students almost every day, so my appointment availability could be limited.

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Best wishes, Doug

Spring 2024 Advising Schedule (ends on Friday, May 17th)
I will taking in-person, Zoom, and phone meetings in 45-minute blocks from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm every weekday when I am not taking Zoom drop-in advising meetings. I will also be taking Zoom drop-in advising meetings on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Fridays at 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Zoom drop-in meetings are being coordinated by the College of Arts and Sciences with a schedule and a link to the Zoom room available at

You can schedule a meeting with me by using the Student Success Hub via this link, by calling the College of Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center at 402-472-4190, by calling me at 402-472-4319, or by emailing me at You can find instructions for how to access and schedule meetings in the Student Success Hub system here.

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