Gen Meeting Spring 2010 (Final)


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Gen Meeting Spring 2010 (Final)

  1. 1. Department Meeting: Undeclared Majors Dr. Mary Groom-Hall Lommasson Center 284
  2. 2. We Will be Handing Out Advising Appointment Tickets at the End of This Meeting <ul><li>Don’t leave without your ticket or you won’t have an advising appointment! </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a veteran, coming to school under Voc-Rehab, are registered with DSS, are a first-generation college student, or believe you have any other needs that require you to receive one-on-one advising, please make a note of this on your advising ticket (“One-on-one”). </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Advising Is <ul><li>Students work with advisors to build their class schedules. Your schedules this semester are not pre-packaged as they were in high school. </li></ul><ul><li>The advisor is responsible for being knowledgeable and helping you. </li></ul><ul><li>You’re responsible for doing some preliminary preparation for your appointment—looking at the online catalog and class schedule on Cyberbear and thinking about things you’d like to take. </li></ul><ul><li>Advising is more than just this appointment—advising is ongoing in the Advising Center all semester. Our job is to help you throughout the school year. </li></ul><ul><li>After your initial group advising meeting, you’ll be assigned to an advising team made up of a Peer Assistant and a Professional Advisor. Your group leader today is probably going to be your Professional Advisor. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Does Being Undeclared Do For You? <ul><li>Allows you to explore. More information coming on other slides… </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on General Education Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group I: Writing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group II: Mathematics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group III: (a)Modern and Classical Languages (b) Symbolic Systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group IV: Expressive Arts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group V: Literary & Artistic Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group VI: Historical & Cultural Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group VII: Social Sciences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group VIII: Ethics & Human Values </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group IX: American & European </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group X: Indigenous & Global </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group XI: Natural Sciences </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Where Can I Find a List of General Education Classes Good for Freshmen? <ul><li>There is a booklet in your packet called “Suggested Gen Ed Courses for the 1 st Year.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Writing Placement Schedule eligibility <ul><li>WRIT 095 – You may take either Autumn or Spring Semester </li></ul><ul><li>WRIT 101 – Last names A-L take Autumn; M-Z Spring </li></ul>
  7. 7. Writing Class Based on Test Scores MUS Writing Assessment Score SAT or ACT Writing Sub-Score SAT Writing Section Combined Eng/Writing ACT Course Placement 5.5-6 11-12 700-800 32-36 Eligible to enroll in WRIT 201 3.5-5 7-10 440-690 18-31 Eligible to enroll in WRIT 101 2.5-3 5-6 390-430 16-17 Eligible to enroll in WRIT 095 or take the challenge exam Below 2.5 Below 5 Below 390 Below 16 Eligible to enroll in WRIT 095
  8. 8. MATH Placement Via ALEKS Scores If your ALEKS Placement is You may enroll in Level 1 M 065 PreAlgebra Level 2 M 090 Intro Algebra Level 3 M 095 Intermed Algebra, M 105 Comtemp. Math M 115 Prob. & Lin. Math, M 104 Numbers as News Level 4 M 121 College Algebra, M 122 College Trig., M 151 Precalculus, M 135 Math for K-8 Teachers Level 5 (Out of LEVEL 4) M 162 Applied Calculus I, M 171 Calculus I
  9. 9. Advanced Placement (AP) Policy <ul><li>Minimum score on AP examination must be 3 </li></ul><ul><li>You will earn between 3 and 6 credits, depending on the discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Most AP credits count toward one of the General Education requirements </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to Recognize a General Education Class in Groups IV through XI <ul><li>Number of the class is followed by a letter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IV (Expressive Arts) A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>V (Literary and Artistic Studies) L </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VI (Historic and Cultural Studies) H </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VII (Social Sciences) S </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VIII (Ethics and Human Values) E </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IX (American and European Studies) Y </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>X (Indigenous Studies) X </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XI (Natural Sciences) N </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Designing a Good Schedule <ul><li>Get started on your Math and Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a balance of types of courses: utilize different kinds of skills and homework or studying. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t take all heavy reading courses, or all science, or all writing, or all where you must study for exams </li></ul><ul><li>Work with your advisor to schedule at least one class that is relatively small. </li></ul>
  12. 12. And now, a word from TRIO <ul><li>Another option to your freshman year experience </li></ul><ul><li>Special advising information for TRIO-eligible students ! </li></ul>
  13. 13. What Happens Now? <ul><li>Advising Appointment Tickets will be handed out as you exit this room. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re interested in Media Arts, PLEASE tell us as you exit the room and get your appointment card. You MUST attend the Media Arts departmental meeting at 10 a.m., McGill Hall 127 today. </li></ul><ul><li>You MUST fill out the top of the ticket with your name and ID number prior to the advising session! </li></ul><ul><li>Between now and time for your advising session, give some thought to what you need to take and what you might like to take! </li></ul><ul><li>Report to the Lommasson Center, room 269 on time for your advising session. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional advisors and a few Peer Assistants will work with you on computers to get your schedules built. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need more assistance, there will be opportunities to obtain individual help. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Lommasson Center 269 </li></ul><ul><li>M-F, 9:00 am-5:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>406.243.2835 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Remember, the Advising Center is the easiest place to come for all kinds of campus questions. If we don’t know, we know where to find out for you. This power point is the product of the Undergraduate Advising Center which is an affiliate of the Office for Student Success.