Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Focus: Improved academic planning skills through academic advising.
Audience: First year students, particularly recent high school graduates.
Objective: By meeting with advising specialists early, students will learn how to develop an academic goal, select an appropriate program of study, and create an academic plan. With continued engagement with faculty advisors, students will learn how to select appropriate courses for their program, schedule classes according to their needs, and reflect on their academic performance.
The use of an electronic academic planning tool, early engagement with advising specialists, and continued engagement with faculty advisors will provide a more comprehensive and consistent advising experience.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Students will meet with an academic advising specialist prior to or early in their first semester. They will work together on goal setting and verification of program placement. The "advising specialist" is a new position and will be introduced to each campus.
Students will be assigned to a faculty academic advisor during their first semester. Faculty advisors will take a proactive approach to advising, connecting with students early and often.
Counselors will focus on their specialties, such as career counseling, transfer services, disability services, and veterans’ affairs. In addition, they will provide academic advising to general studies students, non-curricular students, and those on academic probation or warning.
Tools and resources are being developed to aid students, faculty and staff in teaching and learning through academic advising.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Assessment of personal development general education goal
Restructuring of assignment of advisees to advisor
Establishment of director of academic advising and advising specialist positions
Development of advising training modules
Development of program of study exploration tools
Redesign of student and faculty advising websites
Investigation of CRM software for tracking advising
Creation of annual award for academic advising
Creation of student video contest to demonstrate importance of advising
You'll notice that a lot of these projects involve more than the QEP Development Commmittee. We're working closely with other college units and committees to ensure that we're all heading down the same road.