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  1. Academic Advising Information for FYP Advisors Manhattanville College SUMMER 2012

  2. Workshop Overview • General Requirements of the Manhattanville Undergraduate Degree • General Education Requirements for students entering Fall 2009 and after • The Advisement Session • Academic Policy and Procedure Reminders • Meet the Staff of Academic Advising

  3. General Requirements of the Manhattanville Undergraduate Degree • Completion of General Education Requirements in place for ALL students regardless of major or program • Completion of a major (usually with course grades of C or better, though some majors accept a C-) • Completion of a minor (usually with course grades of C or better, though some minors accept a C) OR a second major • A minimum of 90 Liberal Arts Credits for the BA • A minimum of 60 Liberal Arts Credits for the BS • A minimum of 30 Liberal Arts Credits for the BFA and Bmus • Completion of a minimum of 120 credits (some majors may exceed 120 credits) with an overall average of C (2.0) or better • Two Portfolio Submissions with a final grade of Pass (“P”)

  4. Liberal Arts Credits NON-Liberal Arts Courses are identified in the College Catalog with a double asterisk after the course title **

  5. General Education RequirementsStudents Entering Fall 2009 and Later Students who entered the College in Fall 2009 and thereafter follow the Competency based model of General Education and must complete the following three categories to fulfill their General Education requirements for graduation: I: Competency Requirements** II: Distribution Area Requirements** III: Global Awareness Requirement **An official list of courses approved by the Committee on Core Curriculum as satisfying general education requirements will be made available to students in the registration period for each semester by the Registrar.

  6. Competency RequirementsStudents Entering Fall 2009 and Later **Courses meeting General Education Competency and Distribution Requirements are searchable on WebAdvisor each semester. Competency Requirements† AllCompetency Requirements total 37 credits Quantitative Reasoning (6 credits) Critical Analysis and Reasoning (6 credits) Scientific Reasoning (6 credits) Oral Communication (3 credits) Written Communication (6 credits) Second Language (minimum of 6 introductory-level credits in one language or demonstration of equivalent competency – methods for demonstrating this equivalent competency are currently being developed by CCC) Technological Competency (3 credits) Information Literacy (1 credit) †In order for the student to count a course toward the General Education competency (and fill a distribution), the student must earn a minimum final grade of C-

  7. Distribution Area RequirementsStudents Entering Fall 2009 and Later Distribution Area Requirements All Manhattanville undergraduates who entered in Fall 2009 and later must complete the indicated credit requirement in all four of the following curricular distribution areas in addition to Competency Areas: Humanities (6 credits) Social Science (6 credits) Mathematical (3 credits) & Scientific (3 credits) Fine Arts (6 credits) **Distribution area requirements can be fulfilled only by courses also approved for a General Education Competency. In order for the student to receive the General Education competency, and therefore fulfill a Distribution, the student must receive a minimum grade of C- Courses meeting General Education Competency and Distribution Requirements are searchable on WebAdvisor each semester.

  8. Global Awareness Requirement • According to the Portfolio guidelines, “Students must take two courses (6 credits) devoted to: • the study of a geographical or cultural area with which they were not previously familiar, OR • to the comparative study of cultural or behavioral differences, value or belief systems, religions, educational systems, community structures, economic or governmental systems, or artistic traditions. • Students should use the descriptions of courses as listed in the Manhattanville College Catalog to determine the appropriateness of courses to satisfy this requirement, as well as confer with their advisor.  It should be noted, however, that introductory level foreign language classes (Levels I and II) do not fulfill this global awareness requirement. Students should list their chosen courses on the General Education Worksheet, which will be submitted with their First and Final Portfolio submissions.” • Source: http://www.mville.edu/undergraduate/academics/academic-advising/portfolio/2328-first-review-sophmores-fall-2009-or-later.html

  9. General Education Course Info on WebAdvisorStudents Entering Fall 2009 and Later Search by Competency AND Distribution Value

  10. Accessing General Education Course ListsStudents Entering Fall 2009 and Later

  11. The Advising Session • Most advising sessions begin with a conversation about the current semester and how things are going with your student: • How is your advisee adjusting to college ? • How are his or her classes progressing ? • What majors/minors is he or she considering? • Which classes are the most interesting/challenging? • Has your advisee received any Midterm Grade Reports (MTRs)? • Is she or he considering withdrawing from a class? • Is he or she planning to complete any coursework over the summer? • If on probation, what is your advisee doing differently this semester? • What resources are needed to support his or her success? • What questions or concerns does he or she have about the college or academic programs?

  12. When Preparing for a Registration Period • Always consult your Advisee’s most current transcript to reference throughout your discussion (or require your advisees to have one on hand when they meet with you). • Review General Education Requirements applicable to the student and discuss his or her progress toward their fulfillment thus far (including Liberal Arts credits and Gen Ed course requirements). • If your advisee is undeclared, discuss a possible major and minor and courses that could assist him or her in exploring the various possibilities available to him or her while also, ideally fulfilling another requirement in the Gen Ed curriculum. • If your advisee has a declared major, discuss his or her progress toward the specific requirements as well as those for the minor. • Review a list of possible course options with your advisee, confirming that she or he will have achieved all applicable pre-requisites (or taken applicable placement exams). • Ask students to check WebAdvisor to see if they have any registration holds. • Be sure to remove the advisor hold so the student will be able to register on time.

  13. Academic Policy & Procedure Reminders • All full-time undergraduates should plan to register for a minimum of 15 – 16 credits per semester. • If a student registers for a 4 credit course, he/she should register for a minimum of 16 credits to allow for a withdrawal from this course if necessary while also remaining at or above 12 credits. • Students are permitted to take a maximum of 19 credits per semester (21 if a declared Music or Dance and Theatre major). • If a student wishes to exceed the maximum credits in a semester, he/she must complete a course overload request and submit it to the Registrar’s office for the Provost’s consideration. • The student’s cumulative GPA, past academic performance, and reason for requesting the overload will all be considered. • Students enrolling beyond the maximum credits listed above are billed at the credit hour rate for each credit hour enrolled over the maximum for their major. • Probationary Students are required to take 15 – 16 credits in the semester of their probationary status. • Probationary students may not withdraw below 12 credits, apply for an Incomplete, take courses Pass/Fail or compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

  14. Academic Policy & Procedure Reminders • Full-time students may not withdraw below 12 credits without special permission.Permission to do so is normally only granted for extraordinary reasons such as a documented and serious illness and/or family issues – not because a student will fail a course if he/she does not withdraw. • A student may be eligible to request an Incomplete (Grade Deferred) if they can provide documentation indicating a medical, family, or personal situation that makes it impossible to complete their coursework by the end of a regular semester. • Once students are enrolled at the college, they will be required to obtain pre-approval for any coursework that they plan to complete at another college and transfer to the College. The pre-approval form is available on the Registrar’s web page or at the Academic Advising Office. • Students are notified of the awarding of transfer credits in a letter from the College. • Students interested in pursuing an Education major should be in contact with the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising in the School of Education as soon as possible – there is a separate admissions process and GPA requirement for Education programs.

  15. Meet the Staff of Academic Advising • Ann SheaAdministrative Assistant • Ann.Shea@mville.edu • (914) 323-5353 • Carolina RodriguezSecretaryCarolina.Rodriguez@mville.edu(914) 323-5353 • Jennifer B. TalbotDirector of Academic Advising Junior Class Dean Jennifer.Talbot@mville.edu (914) 323-5181 • Charlotte ChristClass Dean for Seniors Charlotte.Christ@mville.edu (914) 323-5353 • Delwing B. GainesClass Dean for Sophomores and Transfer StudentsDelwing.Gaines@mville.edu (914) 323-5312 • Shirley BakerClass Dean for Freshmen Shirley.Baker@mville.edu(914) 323-5147 The Main office of Academic Advising is located in Founders G-8 Contact us by phone at (914) 323-5353 We are open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

  16. Questions and Discussion