Advising and Academics at RIT Dubai 2014-2015
We provide advising and support to help ensure your academic success • Support student transition into the university • Help students navigate course registrationand degree requirements • Focus on academic policies and procedures • Help students take advantage of the academic resources available to them • Provide intervention and guidance for any student difficulties • Collaborate with faculty to ensure seamless support of students What Is Academic Advising?
Mrs. Eleni Papailia • Business • Marketing • Management • Int’l Business • Computing • Computer Security • Networking & System Admin • Ms. Ellen Yang • Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical Engineering • Microelectronics • Undecided Who Is My Advisor?
In-Person • Room 118 • Walk-Ins or Make an Appointment • Email • You can also email us directly from your SIS account • We will email you A LOT! How Can I Contact My Advisor?
Option 1: - You allow us to release your academic records to specific people Option 2: - You do not allow us to release your academic records to anyone Confidentiality
2 Semesters • 15 weeks of class + 1 week of final exams • FallSemester: September – December • Spring Semester: January - May • Winter Intersession (January) • 3 weeks of class • Intensive instruction, 1 course only • Summer Session • Intensive instruction, 2 courses maximum • Find the RIT Dubai calendar here: http://dubai.rit.edu/documents/AcademicCalendar2012-13.pdf Academic Year
Each program requires you to earn a certain number of credits (at least 120) • Each course is worth a certain number of credits • Credits= contact hours per week, but not always! • Typical courses carry 3 credits but range from 1-6 credits • Typical course load = 15 credits Credit System
Full-time: • A student carrying 12 or more credit hours per quarter • Overload – more than 18 credit hours. Students need special permission to carry an overload • Part-time: • A student carrying fewer than 12 credit hours per quarter Student Status
Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical Engineering • Business • Management • Marketing • International Business • Computing • Networking and System Administration • Computer Security • Minor • Finance Our Undergrad Majors
Major Courses (For Depth) • Core Courses - required • Technical/Professional/Major Electives • General Education (For Breadth) Some required by your major, some you can choose • Liberal Arts (9) • UWRT 150 Writing required by ALL • History, Literature, Philosophy, Economics, Sociology, etc. • Math/Science (at least 4) • Electives • Free Electives - ANY university credit-bearing course The Academic Program
Co-op= Cooperative Education • = opportunities to gain meaningful work experience before graduation • Full-time, paid employment directly related to your field of study • 10-15 weeks long Co-Op
Add/Drop • First week of every term where you can add and drop courses without any penalty. You can visit classes you’re not registered in to help you decide. • Late Add • To add a course after the add/drop deadline, you must receive permission from the instructor. • Withdrawal • To drop a course after the add/drop deadline, you will receive a grade of “W” on your transcript. This does not affect your GPA, but is permanently on your record. You can only withdrawal until the 12th week of the semester. Terminology and Deadlines