Carlson Writes about the Gift of Advising for Christian Scholar's Review

Academic advising can be challenging and exhausting. But Professor of Biology Clay Carlson loves it. Because Trinity’s once-a-semester Advising Days are where students share their stories.

Carlson recently explained why he views serving as an academic advisor as a privilege in a blog post for Christian Scholars Review, “The gifts of advising day.”

“In short, Advising Day could be seen as an administrative burden, a bureaucratic intrusion into the academic project of the semester,” Carlson wrote. “Instead, I see in it nothing but gifts. The gift of a moment of reflection on the path we have taken. The gift of an opportunity to contemplate vocation and meaning. And most importantly, a gift to both advisee and advisor of our shared humanity.”

You can read Carlson’s entire post here.