Advisors: Updating the Concentration Advising Roster


Access: Anyone with a role of “concentration manager” in ASK may update the list of concentration advisors that appears on Focal Point and in ASK. In most departments, department/student affairs managers have this level of access, and some concentration advisors do as well.

STEP 1: Log on to ASK. From the Declarations tab, select Concentrations > Advisors (the Options link allows you to change what students see when they begin a declaration, including whether & how faculty advisors are assigned).

STEP 2: From here you may add or remove faculty members, assign them to particular tracks (if your concentration has any), and determine whether or not a faculty member is publicly visible as an advisor on Focal Point and ASK. If the “public” box is unchecked, a faculty member may still approve declarations, but will not be visible on Focal Point or be listed in ASK among the options presented to students (if your concentration allows students to select an advisor or indicate an advisor preference).

Once you’ve clicked “save,” your advising roster will be updated in Focal Point and ASK. Please email Besenia Rodriguez at br@brown.edu should you have any difficulty.

**NOTE: Note: updating your list of advisors on Focal Point will not automatically change the assigned advisors for your concentrators. If your students are to be assigned to a new advisor, you must make this change manually by clicking "set advisor" by each student's name in ASK. The student and the new advisor will then receive an automatic message to let them know that their advising assignment has been changed.

Questions? Email advising_sidekick@brown.edu

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