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New Faculty Orientation 2014: SOAR

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New Faculty Orientation 2014

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New Faculty Orientation 2014: SOAR

  1. 1. S.O.A.R. not to be confused with SORE What can it do for you???
  2. 2. Faculty Functions in SOAR ▪ Class rosters...and your teaching schedule ▪ Grades...enter current grades and initiate grade changes ▪ Assistance…help students in need ▪ Advising tools...for advisors and students ▪ Special Permission…to add / drop ▪ Student data...what's their story ▪ Leave time…document time off
  3. 3. Is there a serial killer in my class?? Check out your class roster Navigation: SOAR > Self Service > Faculty Center > My Schedule Options: Download to Excel Email students View photo roster View textbook info View exam schedule
  4. 4. Entering Grades Navigation: SOAR > Self Service > Faculty Center Options:  N/A rosters  Interim rosters  Final rosters  Grade Changes Training sessions will be available for this process mid-September
  5. 5. NA Rosters (Not Attended / No Show) When?? ▪ Following first class meeting Why?? 1. Emphasize 2. Engage 3. Encourage attendance (emails)
  6. 6. Add/Drop Important Dates ▪ August 27 – The last day to Add/Drop without Academic/Financial penalty for full term classes ▪ August 28 – October 31 Students will receive a grade of ‘W’ on their transcript if drop/withdrawal is approved ▪ October 1 – Students should receive some type of assessment by this date ▪ October 6 – Interim grade rosters due WP &WF are no longer options. For all other session dates (8W1, 8W2, etc.) see www.usm.edu/registrar.
  7. 7. Early Alert (Help a Student in Need) Navigation: SOAR > Self Service > USM Self Service > Early Alert – Faculty/Staff When you observe a student: ▪ with emotional, psychological, or social concerns ▪ suffering academically ▪ suspect of a substance abuse issue ▪ with extreme concern about financial issues
  8. 8. Student Advising Dates ▪ October 1 – Begin Spring advisement appointments ▪ October 20 – Enrollment appointments open ▪ Advisement can occur before or after student registers for classes
  9. 9. Advising Tools Navigation: SOAR > Self Service >Advisor Center Options:  Email advisees  Degree Progress Report  Planner  ShoppingCart  Schedule must be confirmed  Schedule Generator Training sessions will be available for this process late September
  10. 10. Advising Tools - Planner Plan out what classes to take each term. Semester-by-semester guide Training sessions will be available for this process late September
  11. 11. Advising Tools – Schedule Generator What is this?? ▪ Personalized scheduling ▪ Classes, breaks, preferences ▪ Engaged student ▪ Advisor suggestions Training sessions will be available for this process late September
  12. 12. Advising Tools – Schedule Must be Confirmed Training sessions will be available for this process throughout the term ▪ Indicates that a student has not been advised ▪ At a certain point in the term, classes will be dropped for any student with this indicator ▪ Advisors should release this indicator following advisement Navigation: SOAR > Self Service >Advisor Center
  13. 13. Permission to Add/Drop (after August 28) Navigation: SOAR >Worklist ▪ Beginning August 28, special permission is required to add or drop your course ▪ A student within SOAR requests permission ▪ The instructor receives an email informing you of the request awaiting in yourWorklist
  14. 14. Student Services Center Navigation: SOAR > Campus Community > Student Service Ctr (Student) One navigation providing a wealth of student info
  15. 15. Document Leave Time Navigation: SOAR > Self Service > USM Self Service > MonthlyTime and Attendance ▪ ReportVacation and Sick leave ▪ First (8) hours of illness must be counted as “Vacation” time, except recurring illness ▪ If no leave was taken, check the box.
  16. 16. To become a SOARing expert SOARTraining Site o Go to SOAR homepage (soar.usm.edu) o Click “SOARTUTORIALS” button o Click the + button beside Faculty Registrar’s Office Listserv o Registrar@usm.edu Marlissa Northrop o Marlissa.northrop@usm.edu o 601.266.6244

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