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Adviser Training Module. Welcome to the Academic Probation Policy & Intervention Plan Adviser Training Module!. Created by: Jill C. Kramer Academic Intervention Coordinator Academic Success Center firstname.lastname@example.org Last Updated: December 2006.
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Jill C. Kramer
Academic Intervention Coordinator
Academic Success Center
Last Updated: December 2006
You may want to have a sheet of paper or a word document open to provide a summary of each section and to list questions, concerns or areas needing further explanation.
Please share this summary and list of questions with the contact person listed at the end of the training. Your comments and questions are greatly appreciated!
Problems with current/old policy:- the timing of quality point deficiencies triggering academic probation- the lack of a coordinated intervention system- the inconsistency between the university academic standards and those of student financial aid- multiple policies = confusionBackground
Assist students on probation by requiring an intervention to identify and assist them with the academic challenges contributing to their poor performance.
Maintain the integrity of the Iowa State University baccalaureate degrees.
Academically dismiss students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress in a timely manner.
Provide a second chance (reinstatement), thus giving students the opportunity to demonstrate change.Objectives
The objective of the new policy is to ensure that students succeed academically and graduate from Iowa State.New Policy Focus & Objective
As part of this training module, we encourage you to summarize what you learned about the new academic probation policy. As always, we welcome questions or concerns. Email them to email@example.com
Rationalize (cognitive): Why me?, Blame others, Make excuses (parents inquire?)
Physical (behavioral): Reflect on past behavior, seek help, lose interest and give up, engage in self-destructive activities or self-defeating thoughtsHow do students react to being placed on probation?
Evaluate student’s academic situation and motivation or interest in college.
Change courses or career path.
Build relationship and trust between student and adviser as well as other ISU allies.Purpose of an Intervention
Email/AccessPlus notification of academic status.
A registration hold is placed on student’s future semester class registration until they meet with their academic adviser.
Intervention meeting and plan of action discussion with academic adviser.
If student has not met with adviser by 10th day of class, other campus allies will be asked to contact students to encourage that adviser meeting.Intervention Plan
*Engage other members of ISU community such as MLO’s, Residence Life, MSA, Scholarship programs, Athletics, Greek Affairs, etc.
Continue to require a meeting with academic adviser.
University interventions begin
*Nothing takes the place of the academic adviser meeting. Students must see their adviser to get the hold removed.Intervention Plan continued…
Academic advisers are critical to the success of Iowa State students and the academic intervention program!
~Richard Light, 2001, Making the Most of Campus
“Advising is viewed as a way to connect students to the campus and help them feel that someone is looking out for them.”
~George Kuh, 2005, Student Success in College
“Academic Advising is the only structured activity on the campus in which all students have the opportunity for one-to-one interaction with a concerned representative of the institution.”
~Wes Habley, 1981, NASPA JournalAdvising is Key!
Evaluating current class schedule and making changes if needed.
Identifying factors from the previous semester that impacted student’s academic success.
Providing strategies and offering referrals to aid in academic success.
Connecting and building the relationship between student and academic adviser.Purpose of the Adviser Meeting
Student reflects, in advance, upon the factors which negatively affected their academic performance
Identifies positive changes to be made for the current semesterPurpose of the Self Assessment
Adviser offers positive feedback and validates student’s plan of action
Copy for student’s file and to reference during future meetingsAcademic Self-Assessment
Advisers could require attendance of one or more prior to removing their registration hold.
Dates and topics TBA and advertised via AdviserNews by January 8, 2007.
Topics may include:
Career Exploration, Goal Setting/Accountability, Motivation, Test Taking, Study Habits/Skills, Mental & Physical Health, Time Management, Learning Styles, Midterm Recovery, etc.Workshops & Seminars offered in Spring 2007
As part of this training module, we encourage you to summarize what you learned about the new academic intervention plan. As always, we welcome questions or concerns. *Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
in the online
adviser training module!
*Watch AdviserNews for future adviser information sessions, probation/intervention updates and the Spring 2007 Academic Success Strategies workshop schedule.