SCORE! Making the Most of Departmental Advising
Sarah A. Stivison
Texas Wesleyan University
School of Business Administrat...
Breaking down the process
Freshmen
– Advised during Orientation
– Take only GEC courses (except accounting majors)
– Stay ...
Breaking down the process
Continuing Students
– Advising for SOBA-assigned students begins 4-6 weeks prior to the
start of...
Prepping the Prospects
Potential transfer students have a wealth of knowledge available on the
Wesleyan website. For commu...
Prepping the Prospects
The SOBA webpage drills a little deeper, but still allows a student to see
what his/her transferred...
School of Business Administration
Prepping the Prospects
Because we have quite a few courses on a strict rotation (and with a
number of prerequisites), ther...
Prepping the Prospects
For students who have attended TCC, there is a concordance that lists all
SOBA classes transferable...
Prepping the Prospects
Also available for those planning to transfer is a suggested path for each
concentration to guide s...
Advising the Accepted
Incoming transfer students are initially reviewed for transfer credit in
Admissions; once they have ...
Advising the Accepted
School of Business Administration
Keeping the Continuing
Each semester (after 12th Day), transcripts and advisory audits are run for
each student assigned t...
Keeping the Continuing
School of Business Administration
Keeping the Continuing
School of Business Administration
To help students prepare for advising, a mail merged email is sen...
Keeping the Continuing
School of Business Administration
In an effort to help faculty with advising, a file on the SOBA sh...
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SCORE Making the Most of Departmental Advising by Sara A. Stivison

2014UNT Advising Conference #UNTAdv14
May 22, 2014
Collin College - Preston Ridge Campus

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  1. 1. SCORE! Making the Most of Departmental Advising Sarah A. Stivison Texas Wesleyan University School of Business Administration sastivison@txwes.edu 817.531.4846
  2. 2. Breaking down the process Freshmen – Advised during Orientation – Take only GEC courses (except accounting majors) – Stay in Freshman Advising until they reach 20+ hours – Advised by GEC faculty (English, History, Speech, Religion, etc.) Transfer Students – Advised during Orientation (or by appointment) • Transcripts and initial worksheets/degree plan done by Admissions and sent to SOBA for review – Typically have most of GEC completed – Upper level business courses not usually included as transferred unless prior consultation with SOBA has taken place School of Business Administration
  3. 3. Breaking down the process Continuing Students – Advising for SOBA-assigned students begins 4-6 weeks prior to the start of priority registration. – Students are notified via email and newsletter (we’re adapting to Facebook and Twitter, but aren’t consistent yet) regarding advising; banners are hung in SOBA building that advising is going on. – Faculty are sent list of advisees, including major, GPA, hours to graduation and email address. – After registration begins, students who are not registered receive periodic emails reminding them to see their advisor (and register) before finals. – Students with transfer credit questions or issues with their audit are referred to the SOBA Office after meeting with their advisors. Internships, concurrent enrollment, prerequisite overrides and double majors are also referred to Academic Services in the SOBA Office. School of Business Administration
  4. 4. Prepping the Prospects Potential transfer students have a wealth of knowledge available on the Wesleyan website. For community colleges in North Texas, there is an equivalency guide for most (if not all) courses offered and how they will transfer in to Wesleyan (this is on the Student Records/Registrar’s page). This allows the student to see what will transfer into their degree program, even without consulting Admissions or the School of Business. School of Business Administration
  5. 5. Prepping the Prospects The SOBA webpage drills a little deeper, but still allows a student to see what his/her transferred program would look like, even without visiting with Admissions. The Advising Information page has links to faculty and staff emails for questions on programs or transferring, concentration worksheets, course rotations, prerequisites, etc. http://txwes.edu/academics/school-of-business-administration/meetadvisor/ School of Business Administration
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  7. 7. Prepping the Prospects Because we have quite a few courses on a strict rotation (and with a number of prerequisites), there is a spreadsheet posted that includes rotations (F/S) and prerequisites for planning purposes. 2013-2015 Prerequisites Guide for SOBA Majors School of Business Administration
  8. 8. Prepping the Prospects For students who have attended TCC, there is a concordance that lists all SOBA classes transferable into the Business Core; we encourage TCC students to take as much as they can as part of their AA/Core Complete coursework. While not posted on the webpage, it is handed out in information sessions at TCC or any advising through SOBA. School of Business Administration
  9. 9. Prepping the Prospects Also available for those planning to transfer is a suggested path for each concentration to guide students through their degree at Wesleyan within 2 years (those who have followed the concordance and/or asked for advising prior to enrollment at Wesleyan). Body School of Business Administration
  10. 10. Advising the Accepted Incoming transfer students are initially reviewed for transfer credit in Admissions; once they have registered for Orientation (or requested a private appointment), New Student Programs sends their worksheet and a copy of transcripts to SOBA for a more detailed review. Prior to the Orientation date, the worksheet and transcripts are reviewed for satisfactory prerequisite completion and upper-level transfer credit. Courses that may be taken are highlighted and notes are made on the worksheet for any rotations/prerequisite issues. School of Business Administration
  11. 11. Advising the Accepted School of Business Administration
  12. 12. Keeping the Continuing Each semester (after 12th Day), transcripts and advisory audits are run for each student assigned to SOBA faculty for advising. Courses required for degree completion are highlighted, notes are made and course sequencing is noted (in some cases). This allows faculty to easily determine courses missing and advise the student more efficiently and accurately. It also helps make a point to students when they are missing a prerequisite that they’ve been putting off. School of Business Administration
  13. 13. Keeping the Continuing School of Business Administration
  14. 14. Keeping the Continuing School of Business Administration To help students prepare for advising, a mail merged email is sent out listing major/concentration, advisor and advisor contact information. The email also gives instructions as to how to run an audit, how to plan for classes, etc. Because we noticed that a number of students (international and domestic) were showing up for advising unprepared, we put together a step-by-step guide for how to choose classes. This is also under Advising Information on the SOBA webpage. Student Guide - How to Search for Courses Because we noticed that there seemed to be a problem with some students being advised, but not actually registering, we put together another step-by- step guide - this one for how to register online. Student Guide - How to Register for Courses
  15. 15. Keeping the Continuing School of Business Administration In an effort to help faculty with advising, a file on the SOBA shared drive has been set up. This file contains all advising forms and references currently available, projected schedules for the next 2 semesters and a document on the Advising Process that covers instructions, pointers, reminders (prerequisites especially), links to forms, suggested sequencing for core courses, courses that can be taken off campus and other resources.
  16. 16. Share your best practices School of Business Administration Questions Comments

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