The Chapman-Clapp Advisor Award Nomination Form is near the bottom of this page.
Established by the University Academic Advising Council, Ohio University recognizes academic advising to be a central element of the educational experience of its undergraduate students.
Advising is a collaborative relationship for which advisors and students share responsibility and through which students create sound educational plans consistent with their academic, career, and personal goals. Advisors are responsible for being accessible and responsive to students, and for providing accurate, timely information.
Students are responsible for being prepared for advising sessions, and for understanding university and major requirements.
University Academic Advising Council
Meeting Minutes March 15, 2017
Dr. Eddith Dashiell & Jenny Klein, Co-chairs
Please share what you learn at this meeting with other academic advisors in your unit. This group is a representative subset of advisors across campus, and this information is intended to be distributed and available to all.
Notes from the meeting are in italics
Electronic Class Permission Slips – Envisioning this change together, Registrar’s Office
We had a lively discussion in small groups about what an electronic class permission slip process could look like – what the benefits of it would be, and what challenges it would present. Stay tuned for more development on this issue!
IP DARS next year – how can we prepare together?, Registrar’s Office
In Progress DARS will be available sometime next fall, and will be the default choice in the Student Center. We will work together as a community to learn how to read and interpret these!
Requisite Drop Timeline Change, Registrar’s Office
The Requisite drop for Fall Semester will occur twice from now one – once in May and again in August. On May 25, for example, students who are registered for a course in the fall who have not completed a requisite and are not registered for a summer course that meets the requisite, will be dropped from the fall course. This will make more spaces available at Bobcat Student Orientation for incoming students. Also, it will provide returning students more time to adjust their schedule appropriately.
College Study Skills Coaching – A new model, Sue Fletcher & Antonique Flood
The Allen Student Advising Center and the Academic Advancement Center are collaborating to provide better study skills enhancement opportunities. Now called “College Study Skills Coaching”, students will be able to talk with a coach who can help them maximize their learning strategies and campus resources. Students can sign up to meet with a coach through tutor track.
Advising Boosters, Katie Thomson & Traci Connor
Would you like a professional advisor to come speak to your staff about how to read a DARS, make the most of the Faculty & Advising Center, or use on-line scheduling software to make appointments? Katie and Traci will come to you! They will present to small groups or individuals. Please contact them via the web form on the Professional Development Page web form under “advising boosters.”
My OHIO Student Success Network Update, Jenny Klein & Loralyn Taylor
Starting in Fall 2017 the My OHIO Success Network will include all Ohio University undergraduates on all campuses. Faculty will use this program for communicating concern about a student and to complete progress surveys in the middle of the term. Training on this software will be available in August, September, and October in many different formats.
Academic Participation – Financial Aid tied to Effort, Deb Benton and Valerie Miller
In order to meet federal guidelines, faculty will now be asked to indicate if and when a student ceased participating in a course. Students who did not ever engage in a class they were registered for are at risk of losing their federal financial aid. See Valerie Miller for more information, and please be attentive to the new grade designations that will be available shortly.
Immigration Issues in the United States – What Advisors need to know, Krista McCallum Beatty
In the current political climate international travel has become risky for international students and faculty members, including some citizens of the United States of America. If you are working with international students, please have a heightened awareness about this. Confirm with them that they are completing the steps they need to take to maintain their immigration status. Refer them to ISFS for professional assistance if they ask you any questions you are unsure of. And, as always, please be cognizant of the stress these concerns adds to our international students and the experience they have here on campus.
Chapman / Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award Nominations Due March 31, 2017, Jenny Klein
The Chapman / Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award is now available! Links are on the UAAC web page. It is due on March 31, 2017. Please nominate a colleague whom you believe to represent the highest advising skills! (Link for nomination form is below.)
This concludes the UAAC Meeting Minutes
2018 Award Nomination Forms Now Available
Awardees will be honored at the University College Honors Ceremony in spring 2018 in Athens.
Previous recipients of the Chapman-Clapp award include:
Academic advising not only provides excellent academic assistance, but also supplies students with plenty of resources to create a successful path during their time at Ohio University. These resources include advising coordinators, academic alerts, the Allen Student Advising Center, the annual Majors Fair, and more. Find advising resource on the Campus-Wide Academic Advising Support website.