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Encourage students to read and follow their Academic Advising Tips before the online meeting.

Advisor Guide

Preparing

NEW! Log in to www.AcuityScheduling.com and set up your available hours for students to be able to make an appointment for their registration meeting. Find detailed instructions on setting your availability here. Still having trouble, try the video tutorial click here: http://ior.ad/6TZF

NEW! We would encourage Zoom or a similar video app for your registration meetings. This would allow you to see your students while you meet & to meet with them without giving out your personal number if that is your preference. Make sure you have set up your free Zoom account.

E-mail your advisees - (Go to ETBU website, click on Faculty/Staff, click on My Advisees found in the far right column, and then log in to the intranet as prompted. At the bottom of the list, select “E-mail All advisees,” and it will prepare an e-mail with a bcc to your advisees.)

Give them instructions as to how to make an appointment with you which includes the dates they can register:

  • March 23 – for those who have earned 90 or more hours
  • March 24 & 25- for those who have earned 60 or more hours
  • March 26 & 27– for those who have earned 30 or more hours
  • March 30 - open for all currently enrolled students (continues through the end of the semester)

If you would like, suggest to advisees that they have a tentative plan for their schedule to aid in the efficiency of your meeting. Encourage them to look at their degree audit in Campus Connect and semester-by-semester plans on the website: www.etbu.edu > Academics > Undergraduate Programs.

NEW! Please include this link: https://etbu.as.me/ETBUAdvising so that they can create an appointment with you using your AcuityScheduling calendar (make sure to set availability before sending your link)

Encourage them to make sure they do not have any holds on their account prior to the appointment time they set. (FYI-if they try to register before their date that corresponds with the number of hours earned, it will look like they have a hold in your Campus Connect)

Look at Dropout Detective prior to your advisee’s appointment to see if there are matters you need to discuss with them via telephone or email (missing assignments, midterm grades, absences, etc.)

Registering

Using your Advisor log-in to Campus Connect, verify the following with students during their appointment:

  • Degree Audit – make sure there is one on file and that it is the correct degree, major and minor. If no degree audit is on file or it is wrong, help the student to complete a Declaration/Change of Major Form and submit it to the Office of Academic Success. See if there are any courses in “electives” at the bottom of the degree audit that you think should be counting for a specific course in the major/minor or gen. ed. portion of the degree audit.
  • Transcripts – make sure the transfer, CLEP or AP credits that a student thinks should be on the transcript are there.
  •  Look for missing chapel credits from previous semesters.
  • Use student’s degree audit, supplemented by transcripts for course selection. Especially for Srs, Jrs and Sophomores, be mindful of the 4-year course rotations provided by the departments so that you enroll the student in a required course that may not be offered again before his/her anticipated graduation date.
  • With the advisee’s input, determine number of hours the student can be successful in. Explain that 8 semesters X 12 hours ≠ a bachelor’s degree. Encourage them to use the mini-terms to help them earn the 30 hours a year in order to stay on track to graduate in 4 years. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 hours for Financial Aid purposes and athletic eligibility. (Exception: A student needs less than 12 hours to graduate. Make sure they talk to someone in the Financial Aid office. Do not enroll a student in courses they do not need just to get them to full-time, financial aid will not pay for those courses.) MAKE SURE TO MAKE NOTES IN FAS IF STUDENTS DEVIATE FROM YOUR COURSE SUGGESTIONS WITH AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE IN THE NOTES. If a student is planning to take summer courses, please note this as well.
  • Balance advisee’s class load where possible between MWF and TR. Discuss travel days and practice times, etc. with student athletes.
  • Use the Advisor Guide for Gen Ed to help students select courses when one is not specified in their degree plan (ie. General Biology is not a good option for a science gen ed credit for non Bio. majors)
  • Register the student for any mini-terms that are available at this time as well if he/she chooses to take mini-terms. If you have questions about the policies of mini-terms see the Advisor Guide for Gen Ed.
Encouraging
  • Remind your advisees to pay attention to payment deadlines for the next semester and to check their email since Tigermail is our official means of communication.
  • Provide suggestions or tips for the classes that they may be struggling in and remind them of the deadline to drop a class if you two feel it may be necessary. (Tuesday, April 14)
  • NEW! Particularly during this time, ensure that your student has adequate access to internet and is keeping up with online work.
  • Please call the Office of Academic Success if you have questions - ext. 2076 or email academicsuccess@etbu.edu

Academic Advising Resources for Faculty

General Education Recommendations  Department Chairs and/or Deans have provided you with good suggestions for general education options when a specific course is not required for a student’s major. Following these suggestions prevents you or your advisee from selecting courses that are meant for students with a major in a particular discipline.

Acuity Scheduling Log in at www.acuityscheduling.com to set up your online scheduling tool. For assistance with setting up your calendar, detailed instructions are available here

My Advisees Contact Tool Available on the Intranet will allow you to easily identify your currently enrolled advisees, view their enrollment status for future terms, and to send them an email about registration.