“ CREATING AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SOLUTION FOR MAJOR DEMANDS” UTSA ADVISING CONFERENCE - 2009 ASHLEY RANSOM AMY BECK TEMPLE ...
30,816 STUDENTS 101 BACHELOR’S PROGRAMS 88 MASTER’S PROGRAMS NINE DOCTORAL PROGRAMS Texas State University –  San Marcos
University College <ul><ul><li>Student Learning Assistance Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TSIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Who was our audience? <ul><li>Origin of the Program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed for students who had invested a large...
Investigation <ul><li>Degree Exploration Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BGS Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing...
Development of Program <ul><li>Three minors (68 Texas State minor options) </li></ul><ul><li>Two General Studies courses <...
General Studies Courses <ul><li>General Studies (GNST) 1150 —a one-hour (credit/no credit) course that incorporates career...
Samples of GNST 4350 Projects <ul><li>Workshop on Relocating or Expanding Locations for Local Food Businesses  (Business, ...
Initial Faculty <ul><ul><li>One Senior Lecturer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Professor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today… </l...
Growth and Changes <ul><li>Growth: Projection vs. Reality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Originally thought 30 students would decla...
Where to begin? <ul><li>Established procedures and guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Training of the University College Advisin...
<ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student schedules a 30 minute appointment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review student f...
Coordination of Program <ul><li>Organization of files </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain communication between advisors and facult...
New Programs for BGS Students <ul><li>TRACS Website for seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Student-friendly website </li></ul><ul><...
Future of Program <ul><li>Discussion of acquiring more faculty members </li></ul><ul><li>Potential new program ideas </li>...
Questions and Suggestions? <ul><li>Thank you all for coming  to our presentation! </li></ul>
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Creating an Interdisciplinary Solution for Major Demands

  1. 1. “ CREATING AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SOLUTION FOR MAJOR DEMANDS” UTSA ADVISING CONFERENCE - 2009 ASHLEY RANSOM AMY BECK TEMPLE CLARK TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY – SAN MARCOS, TX Advisornomics: Supplying Solutions in Demanding Times
  2. 2. 30,816 STUDENTS 101 BACHELOR’S PROGRAMS 88 MASTER’S PROGRAMS NINE DOCTORAL PROGRAMS Texas State University – San Marcos
  3. 3. University College <ul><ul><li>Student Learning Assistance Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TSIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletic Academic Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletic Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Honors Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University College Advising Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Who was our audience? <ul><li>Origin of the Program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed for students who had invested a large number of hours in a traditional degree program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Those who wish to change academic goals while minimizing the sacrifice in credit hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provided a “solution” for students. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Investigation <ul><li>Degree Exploration Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BGS Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internship Option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Perceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPA Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terminology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of North Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas Tech University </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Development of Program <ul><li>Three minors (68 Texas State minor options) </li></ul><ul><li>Two General Studies courses </li></ul><ul><li>Overall requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 advanced hours in each minor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ C” or above in each minor course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.25 GPA in each minor </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. General Studies Courses <ul><li>General Studies (GNST) 1150 —a one-hour (credit/no credit) course that incorporates career planning preparation, culminates in a career portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>General Studies (GNST) 4350 —capstone course, students design and complete a written project incorporating their three BGS minors </li></ul>
  8. 8. Samples of GNST 4350 Projects <ul><li>Workshop on Relocating or Expanding Locations for Local Food Businesses (Business, Economics, Geography) </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing a Plan to Increase and Diversify the Patients of Guardian Angel Home Health Care (Business, Health Care Administration, Mass Communication) </li></ul><ul><li>Art Therapy for Young Children Who Have Lost A Parent (Art & Design, Family-Child Development, Psychology) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Initial Faculty <ul><ul><li>One Senior Lecturer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Professor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two GNST 1150 Instructors/Professors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two GNST 4350 Instructors/Professors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Growth and Changes <ul><li>Growth: Projection vs. Reality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Originally thought 30 students would declare each academic year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 52 new students since August 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Average about 5 students a week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A majority of students declaring BGS are Seniors (90 hours or more) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Number of students who generated a Degree Audit Reports for BGS: Peak in October of 38 students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Changing role of advising </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where to begin? <ul><li>Established procedures and guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Training of the University College Advising Center staff </li></ul><ul><li>Updates and student interactions </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student schedules a 30 minute appointment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review student file </li></ul></ul><ul><li>During </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion (BGS is an option, but not always ideal), Review Materials, Class Selection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change major code, Update file </li></ul></ul>Appointments
  13. 13. Coordination of Program <ul><li>Organization of files </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain communication between advisors and faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Assist graduating seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Balance time between advising students and administrative duties </li></ul>
  14. 14. New Programs for BGS Students <ul><li>TRACS Website for seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Student-friendly website </li></ul><ul><li>Student of the Month </li></ul><ul><li>Minor of the Month </li></ul><ul><li>Student Alumni Report </li></ul>
  15. 15. Future of Program <ul><li>Discussion of acquiring more faculty members </li></ul><ul><li>Potential new program ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students have requested a BGS Student Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reception for Dean’s List students, graduation candidates and students of the month </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps moving towards electronic files </li></ul>
  16. 16. Questions and Suggestions? <ul><li>Thank you all for coming to our presentation! </li></ul>

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