At the beginning of the first term of concentration, the Head Tutor in Environmental Science and Public Policy (ESPP) assigns each student to one of the faculty members of the ESPP Board of Tutors who will act as their concentration advisor. These assignments are based on the student's interests and their current intended field of specialization. For many students, their interests and planned field of specialization will evolve over time. We view this evolution as an integral part of the ESPP advising process. If desired, students may be subsequently re-assigned to an advisor more appropriate for the student's developing field of specialization.
Students are expected to meet individually with their adviser at least once each term to discuss their plan of study and their resulting course selections, research opportunities, and other academic matters. However, students are encouraged to meet with their advisers more often throughout the year as their interests and desired field of specialization develops. The adviser's signature on study cards is required. Students may also seek advice from any member of the Board of Tutors in Environmental Science and Public Policy.