STEM Advising Institute
The Summer Advising Institute was designed to equip faculty with the tools, support and encouragement needed to advise students. In addition to training and workshop exercises, question and answer sessions with current students gave the faculty first-hand exposure to real student concerns and insight into relevant advising strategies. Over the following three weeks, faculty applied what they had learned during scheduled advising sessions.
Understanding what “first time in college” students face. Learn the process for students who are on academic probation.
Academic advising is an opportunity to help students navigate their academic life. Learn what is entailed in academic advising.
Session covers Banner concepts for advisers, navigation, functions and search techniques.
This course will provide an overview of ACES and the available services within. Faculty will learn how to use WebXtender to find student transcripts.
Faculty will learn how to respond to early alerts, post attendance, create advising and tutor appointments.
College Readiness: Assessments and Placement Guidelines:
Learn how to advise students who are enrolled in developmental classes and understand and use placement scores when advising students on course load.
Advisor or Counselor:
Definition of roles followed with discussion.
GP / Goal + Plan = Success:
Using Degree Works to help students map their academic course.
Transfer / Degree Planning:
Proven strategies to advise STEM students as they chart their course to transfer to a four year institution.
Forum with Students:
Hear first-hand what students want and need in an academic advisor. This is an opportunity to discuss what constitutes a successful advisor-student partnership.
Advisors handle sensitive information as they help students throughout their academic career. Faculty will learn about the laws of regarding student information.
Learn how “Who’s Next?” can help schedule or organize advising sessions. Tools which help faculty generate reports and help students stay on course toward graduation.
Learn navigation, account profiles, course layout, modules, collaboration tools, assignment options, course profiles, collaboration tools, assignment options, technical support options, course migration processes, backup options and new features Canvas provides.
Challenges of Advising:
What implications and ramifications of academic advising exist? Faculty will discuss their concerns with the deans?
Observe counselors advise students and group advising sessions in the Student Success Center.
Faculty will learn how to use Office Communicator to communicate with their colleagues. Tools include contact management, customized personal contact information and visibility controls.