Faculty Advisor Training. "Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience." Light, R.J. (2001) Making the most of college. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Why Advisor Training?.
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"Good advising may be the single most underestimated
characteristic of a successful college experience."
Light, R.J. (2001) Making the most of college. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Renee Butler, ENGR
Fred Hartfield, CSEJennifer Louten, A&SSimin Nasseri, ETMPeter Pittman, ACCJon Lindsay, ATTICPhyllis N. Weatherly, CCCtr
Dawn Ramsey, Faculty Growth and Development
2011 Advising Fellows
Peter Pittman, ACCPhil Patterson, A&SGreg Conrey, ETMLance Crimm, ENGR
SSARPG Teaching Fellow:Becky Rutherfoord, CSEPlanning Committee
Academic advising is a systematic student-centered developmental process consisting of active communication and information exchange. In this process the students and advisors develop a collaborative relationship resulting in a successful academic experience. The students are empowered to clarify life/career goals consistent with their interests, values, skills and abilities. Together the students and their faculty advisors develop an educational plan and identify the necessary services and contacts to assist students in achieving their maximum educational potential. In this process the faculty advisors are facilitators who provide guidance, referrals, and ongoing evaluation of the student's progress.
Full-time FacultyUpon completion of the 4-hour Faculty Advisor Training participants will be able to:1. Understand expectations for faculty concerning advising.2. Identify available SPSU services for student referral.3. Use the Advising website and the Advisory Resources available to faculty.4. Explain the requirements for majors in degrees offered in their department.5. Explain basic Core curriculum requirements and access available resources (materials and Core experts) for Core questions.6. Assist their advisees in developing an academic plan.7. Inform advisees to career options and resources in their discipline.8. Understand the SPSU admissions process for various student groups (undergraduate, graduate, online, transfer, etc.).9. Understand the SPSU registration process, policies and procedures.
Graduation Report to the Regents Taskforce–May 4, 2010
Strategic Plan for 2010-2013
Goal 1. To increase the number of graduates who are well prepared for work and for life.
Objective: Increase the success (including retention rates and graduation rates) of enrolled students.
six-year graduation rate (to 40% by Fall 2013, for the cohort that entered in 2007).
Enhancement of advising at SPSU is an important part of our Retention, Progression and Graduation Plan (RPG) and our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Both call for “strong faculty advising” and a strong “advising safety net”. All full time faculty have advising as a part of their responsibility. Also, advising will be a significant part of the faculty evaluation process. P&P 308.0 – Academic Advising identifies that academic advising is designed to help students with a variety of tasks, such as the following: • Interpreting University System and institutional requirements • Clarifying career goals • Developing suitable educational plans • Selecting appropriate courses and other educational experiences, such as co-op • Seeking assistance from institutional and community support services such as the Career and the Counseling Center, when appropriate • Finding a way out of academic difficulty or probation • Monitoring progress toward academic goals• Understanding thesis and project guidelines (for graduate students)
The training offered through the SSARPG Committee is designed to support our
faculty and provide the required training identified in P&P 308.0.
Assist with academic requirements and academic planning
Recommend appropriate classes, and interpret test scores
Refer to campus resources including counseling
Provide therapy for personal growth
Teach coping skills and stress management
Offer career assessments
Facilitate college adjustments
Provide crisis counseling
Six-year graduation rates
Freshman retention rates
Academic advising is integral to fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of higher education.
Academic advising has three components: curriculum (what advising deals with), pedagogy (how advising does what it does), and student learning outcomes (the result of academic advising).
Catalog can be found on Registration page
I. General Education Requirements
Area A.Essential Skills
Area B. Institutional Options
Area C. Humanities
Area D. Science, Math and Technology**
Area E. Social Sciences**
Area F. Courses Related to the Program of Study**
**Requirements dependent upon major
What responsibilities in addition to college
does the student have?
If you are working:
12 credit hours is full-time for undergraduates
Graduates varies by program
“Bad News” is any information which adversely alters one’s expectation for the future. We essentially alter their dreams.
Beginning fall 2011,
following student’s first
will be required to come
up with a two-year plan
and meet with their