Extreme Couponing for Advisor Training Programs

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NACADA Region 4 Miami 2012

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  • Summer 2009 – Trained first full-time advisor in our office Fall 2009 – AAC Training Subcommittee Developed Spring 2010 – Mission The AAC Training Subcommittee develops and disseminates training and educational materials for the UCF advising community in order to prepare new hires and to offer ongoing training opportunities for current advisors. We will offer support, guidance, and best practices to individual advising offices so that all advisors develop and maintain those competencies necessary to carry out the core values of NACADA.
  • Extreme Couponing for Advisor Training Programs

    1. 1. 2012 NACADA Region IV International Conference Extreme Couponing for Advisor Training Programs Jessica Simmons, Ed.D. University of Central Florida Interdisciplinary Studies March 13, 2012
    2. 2. The StoryAcademic Advising Council
    3. 3. How to save time and $$$?• “Take baby steps”• “Don’t let coupons expire”• “Go where the sales are”• “Navigate the marketplace”
    4. 4. “Take baby steps”• Unroll training plan in phases• Don’t expect to complete everything at once• Phases 1-3
    5. 5. • Get organized. “Don’t let coupons expire”• Steal my materials! “Go where the sales are” – Hiring Checklist – for employer – Training Checklist – for employee – Training Calendar – Instead of being on Facebook!
    6. 6. “Navigate the Marketplace” Use Existing Campus Resources•Human Resource Orientation?•Technology Training?•Admissions Information Session?•Campus Tour?
    7. 7. Fill in the Gaps• Use FREE software to develop screen captured training videos – Camstudio – Jing – iSpring – authorPOINT Lite• Example of Camstudio video
    8. 8. • Catalog Information Training
    9. 9. Writing Good Questions• Academic Probation is defined in the Undergraduate Catalog as “Action taken when a student’s UCF cumulative GPA drops below 2.0. Academic probation will continue until the current term and UCF cumulative GPA reach 2.0 or better.” A student placed on academic probation will receive one of the following standings at the conclusion of their probation semester, based on their GPA outcomes:• Removed from Probation: Term GPA and UCF Cumulative GPA are both at 2.0 mark or higher.• Continued on Probation: Term GPA is at least a 2.0 or higher; UCF Cumulative GPA is still below a 2.00.• Discontinued: Term GPA and UCF Cumulative GPA are both below the 2.0 mark.
    10. 10. • A student is removed from probation when: a. Term GPA and UCF Cumulative GPA are both at 2.0 mark or higher. b. Term GPA is at least a 2.0 or higher; UCF Cumulative GPA is still below a 2.00. c. Term GPA and UCF Cumulative GPA are both below the 2.0 mark. d. Term GPA is a 2.0
    11. 11. • Lisa finishes the fall semester with a 1.75 UCF GPA and is placed on academic probation. She receives a spring term GPA of a 2.1 which brings her UCF GPA to a 1.9. What is Lisa’s academic standing? a. Removed from probation b. Continued on probation c. Disqualified d. Placed on academic warning
    12. 12. • Advising Skills “soft skills” Training
    13. 13. What advising skills to include?• NACADA Standards, • Degree Audits & Values, Mission Academic Plans• University Advising • Policy & Procedure Culture and Structure Beyond the Catalog• Advising Theories • Student Services• Student Appointment • Special Student Guidelines Populations• Best Practices• Confidentiality & Note Keeping
    14. 14. Challenges to Consider• Getting Buy-in & getting the word out• Technology Resources• Recognition or incentive to complete• Notification of new hires• Balancing online training with personal one-on-one training• Finding time• Leadership/delegation
    15. 15. What’s Next for UCF?• Pilot Group to test webcourses• Introduce to seasoned advisors• Develop recognition for completion• Mentoring• Face-to-face training
    16. 16. Final Questions or Comments?Jessica Simmons, Ed.D.University of Central FloridaOffice of Interdisciplinary Studies407-823-0013Jessica.simmons@ucf.eduwww.is.ucf.edu

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