Academic Advising First Year Adviser: Stephanie Acheson Office: 132 Symmes Phone: 513-529-6952 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda • Introduction • Myths about academics • Miami Plan and Miami Bulletin • Degree Audit Report • MapWorks • Individual advising expectations • Questions • Sign up for individual appointments
Common Myths • “I have to finish the Miami Plan in 2 years.” • “If I’m not taking MTH 151 this semester I’m behind.” • “I can’t study abroad and graduate in 4 years.” • “My older brother is a Marketing major. I’m a Marketing major too. That means we have the exact same major requirements.” • “If I’m having trouble with a class I should not go to the Rinella Learning Center because everyone will think I’m stupid.” • “My adviser is going to tell me what classes to take.”
What is the Miami Plan? • The Miami Plan is designed to help students think critically, understand different contexts, engage with other learners, and reflect upon and act on what they learn. • Why is it important? • It can prepare you for jobs that don’t currently exist • It provides you with skills employers are looking for • There are three levels of courses in the Miami Plan: Foundation Thematic Sequence Capstone (Senior year)
What is the Miami Plan? • Foundation I (6 hours) • English Composition • Foundation II (12 hours) • A. Fine Arts • B. Humanities • C. Social Science • Remaining Hours • Foundation III (6 hours) • A. US Cultures • B. World Cultures • Foundation IV (9 hours) • A. Biological Science • B. Physical Science • Remaining Hours • Lab • Foundation V (3 hours) • Mathematics, Formal Reasoning, Technology
How to Pull Up Your DAR • DAR= Degree Audit Report • Your DAR is available online at http://bannerweb.muohio.edu/ • Go to Student Services and Financial Aid • Then to Student Records • Then to Degree Audit • Submit an Audit • Run Audit • View Submitted Audits • Remember to run a new DAR each time! • How to read your DAR http://www.ham.muohio.edu/advising/podcast/DAR%20PROJECT.mov
Resources • Miami Bulletin • Divisional Information • College of Arts and Science (begin on page 79) • Farmer School of Business (begin on page 128) • School of Education, Health & Society (begin on page 140) • School of Engineering & Applied Science (begin on page 147) • School of Fine Arts (begin on page 173) • Course Descriptions (begin on page 197) • Miami Guidebook • Miami Plan (begin on page 13) • Recommendations for first year courses (begin on page 34)
MapWorks • What is MapWorks? • Why do I need to fill this out? • How will it be used in my academic advising meeting?
Advising Expectations • Show up on time • Bring your DAR (either print a copy or bring a laptop) • Bring a list of classes you would like to take as well as at least 3 back up classes • Complete MapWorks online • Be engaged and ask questions
During you Advising Appointment • General discussion about your first year at Miami • Discussion of progress in courses • Review of Miami Plan • Review of Requirements • Referrals and Resources • Registration Information • Discussion about classes for next semester
What can my FYA do for me? • Help you analyze your second semester course options. • Be a resource for your transition to Miami. • Help you if you are struggling academically, physically, or emotionally. • Assist you transition to your departmental advisor Spring Semester.