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  1. Student Orientation 2011 Advising Sessions Jeannie Steigler,Associate Director, Advising and LearningAssistance Center Janelle Fayette, Dean, Office of the First-Year Experience

  2. Class of 2015 • Student Orientation (SO) • SO 1: July 12-13 • SO 2: July 14-15 • SO 3: July 18-19 • SO 4: July 21-22 • SO 5: August 22-23* *Reserved for students who live further than 300 miles away • Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond (NRB) • August 23-28 • Overnight’s August 21-23 • Tuesday Night Toolbox (TNT) Student Success Series • Tuesday evenings throughout the semester

  3. Advising(SO 1-4) • SO 1-4 Freshmen Advising: 11:15-12:15, day 1 Freshmen Registration: 8:00 – 11:00, day 2 • SO 1-4 Parent Advising: 1:35-2:35, day 1 • AP/Transfer Table 12:30-1:15 (Commons) day 1 • Resource Center • SO 1-4: 9:00-11:00, EMPAC, day 2

  4. Advising(SO 5) • SO 5 Freshmen Advising: 11:15 – 1:30, day 1 Freshmen Registration: 7:00 – 11:00, day 2 • SO 5 Parent Advising: 1:35 – 2:35, day 1 • AP/Transfer Table 11:15 – 1:30, day 1 • Resource Center • SO 5: 9:00 – 11:00, EMPAC, day 2

  5. Transfer Students • Student Orientation • Transfer SO 1: Wednesday, July 20th • Credit Evaluation: 11:15 – 12:30 • Advising & Registration: 1:00 - 3:00 • Transfer SO 2:Thursday, August 25th • Credit Evaluation: 11:15 – 12:30 • Advising & Registration: 1:00 - 3:00

  6. Advising hour • Goals: • Students know the course selection for their major (high anxiety) • Students become acquainted with each other • Students & Parents understand the advisor’s role and what resources are available • Advisors reiterate the importance of study skills, time management & office hours. (Academic Overview)

  7. Advising Material • Planning your First Semester (on-line) • Copies of Class Hour Schedule (First Year classes only) • Ready Set Calculus is on-line • Advising slides (ALAC)

  8. What should my advising session include? • Have students interacted with one another • Outline the role of an advisor • Advise on course selection - Planning Your First Semester, Course Catalog, and class hour schedule. • Advise on “The basics to success” • Eating well and healthy sleeping habits • Time management & study skills • Getting along with your roommate • Resources available • Make student’s aware of the schedule building process

  9. Course Selection • Math class • Humanities, Arts & Social Science • Science • Major related course • Eng- 1 credit course (for Engineers)

  10. Additional Information • Life Science & Chem-Eng majors should enroll in Chem 1110 w/advanced lab • Cal 1 will administer a pre-cal test the first week of class. Worth 5% of final grade. Math will have a flyer to give out • Chemistry 1100 will give an HS assessment test within 3weeks of class- 5% of final grade.

  11. More Information • First Year Studies classified as IHSS classes(only for first year students only) • AP and transfer credit questions (in the Dinning Hall: The Commons) & DCC –for parents • Students need to register for 16-17 credits a semester to finish in 8 semesters • Full time is 12 credits (3 courses)

  12. Information Continued • Student and Advisor Meeting (SAM)- for first year students starts in the Spring ’12 • Class hour schedule is only on-line • IEA, Physics 1&2, Chemistry 1, & Bio all have common test times. • Any financial transactions are all on-line • Grades are on-line • Parents do not have access to student’s records

  13. Changes in transfer credits:First Year Students • Advanced Placement are considered transfer credits • Students will be allowed to bring up to 32 credits of AP/transfer credits • Students will not have to chose at SO what AP/transfer credits to use. • During the fall semester, students with more than 32 credits, will have to decide which courses they want to be used.

  14. Transfer Students • Transfer students will now need 64 Undergraduate RPI credits to graduate • They will also need to satisfied the residency requirement: 4 full time semesters or 2 summer sessions and 2 full time semester • # of credits changed from 48 to 64 credits • New features on CAPP report for advisors and Degree Clearance to check residency

  15. Questions at SO • Students won’t ask many questions • Don’t know what to ask • Too embarrassed • Accept authority

  16. Parents • They will ask many questions: Several kinds: • Laid Back: • Helicopter: Hover, circle around • Dive Bomber: Spot problem, charge

  17. Common Questions • What is full-time? • How many credits does a student need to take in a semester to graduate in 4 years? • I have AP credit what should I do?*** • I only had Pre-calculus will that be enough? • What’s the difference between high school & college classes?

  18. Common Questions • What do I need to do to transfer in a class? • What is a good schedule? • What resources are available if I am struggling in class? • What if I have a Learning Disability? • What if I have a medical concern?

  19. Math Outcomes for students using their AP credits & going on to CALC II

  20. Multivariable Calculus

  21. Differential Equations

  22. First Year Advising ProgramFall 2011 ALAC will coordinate these meetings for advisors and first year students. • Tuesday Sept. 6th Meet Your Advisor • Tuesday, Oct. 4th : 6th Week Check-Up • Tuesday, Nov. 1st : Consultation Week

  23. Feedback, questions, concerns • FAQs • What works for you? • What doesn’t work for you? • How can we help? • Suggestions?

  24. Resources available • Advising and Learning Assistance Center • steigj2@rpi.edu • www.rpi.edu/dept/advising • 276-6269 • Office of the First-Year Experience • fye@rpi.edu • www.fye.rpi.edu • http://fyeweb.fye.rpi.edu/orientation09/ • 276-6864

  25. Thank you!