As Director of the Office of Integrative Learning and Advising (ILA), I want to extend a warm welcome and thank you for visiting our website!

The ILA Office opened in August of 2012 as a part of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, and is the first of its kind to merge two distinct areas: Integrative Learning and Academic Advising. Our vision is to serve students by providing timely, accurate, and engaging Academic Advising, while connecting them with unique, integrative learning experiences that further their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Our office staff believes that students, when given the space, can make incredible meaning between the theoretical and the practical. We encourage students to pursue their academic interests, but support them as they develop the skills and experiences necessary for transitioning to the next stage of their careers.

We believe collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships produce the most effective form of engagement for students, and strive to connect with as many groups on campus to begin thinking about What do we want to make possible for our students? We invite all members of GVSU and the greater communities to reach out to us to begin conversations. Students, you are always welcome to stop by or schedule a time to meet for advising or just to share ideas. Please enjoy your tour of our website. It will be undergoing many changes, so please continue to check back!

Many thanks,

Brian Jbara

Director, Office of Integrative Learning and Advising

Brian Jbara

Brian Jbara

Page last modified July 3, 2014