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Arts & Sciences New Student Enrollment Presentation

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Arts & Sciences New Student Enrollment Presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences Parent Session Bill Watts – Assistant Dean for Advising Services Sunil Narumalani – Associate Dean for Academic Programs "I have really developed my own voice and style of leading - both in and out of the classroom - because of all the opportunities available to me at UNL. That has by far been the most rewarding for me." - Justin Shilhanek current Psychology & Spanish Major
  2. 2. What We’re Going to Cover <ul><li>Value of A&S degree </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Components of an A&S degree </li></ul><ul><li>Student advising today and in the future </li></ul><ul><li>Contacting us </li></ul><ul><li>A&S Connections to Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Irene Rosenfeld </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman and CEO, Kraft Foods </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate major: Psychology </li></ul>
  3. 3. Value of A&S degree <ul><li>Largest and most diverse college at UNL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 50 major and minor programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 pre-professional programs (pre-medicine, pre-law, pre-dentistry) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4500 students, 350 faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over half of UNL’s teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mission: To offer a comprehensive education </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation for a wide range of careers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Value of A&S Degree -Majors <ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Classics - English - French - German </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greek - History - Latin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philosophy - Russian - Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Anthropology - Communication Studies - Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Geography - Political Science - Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Sociology - Speech Pathology & Audiology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-Professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Health - Law </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A&S Connections to Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Mulchay </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman, Xerox </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate major: English </li></ul>
  5. 5. Value of A&S Degree -Majors <ul><li>Natural Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actuarial Sciences - Biochemistry - Biological Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry -Computer Science & Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geology - Mathematics & Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meteorology/Climatology - Physics and Astronomy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Studies - European studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film Studies - Great Plains Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individualized Program of Studies - International Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latin American Studies - Medieval and Renaissance Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Studies - Women’s Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A&S Connections to Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Alan G. Lafley </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman, President and CEO, Procter and Gamble Company </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate major: History </li></ul>
  6. 6. Opportunites Beyond the Classroom <ul><li>Undergraduate Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RUTE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UCARE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available in all A&S majors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts and Sciences Student Advisory Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambassadors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major specific opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study Abroad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through Study Abroad office – students can go ANYWHERE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through partner programs– learn with UNL faculty at institutions abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Voices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Cedar Point and RUTE have given me the opportunity to think critically, analytically, independently, and work with others to solve problems that have not been answered before.” - Ken Shum BS 2009 Biochemistry & Mathematics </li></ul>
  7. 7. Components of an A&S Degree <ul><li>Minimum 125 total hours/credits for graduation </li></ul><ul><li>30 hours Achievement Centered Education </li></ul><ul><li>19-25 hours College Distribution Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>~ 30-39 hours Major Coursework </li></ul><ul><li>~ 18 hours Minor, pre-requisites, ancillary requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Electives </li></ul><ul><li>16 credits average - per term to graduate in 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Student Voices </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I would love to…maybe try something completely different like Teach for America or the Peace Corps…but who knows? In life you end up meeting people who lead you down an entirely different path, so I'm kind of expecting that to happen.&quot; - Megan Berg – Current History Major </li></ul>
  8. 8. Student Advising - Today <ul><li>Professional and faculty advisers </li></ul><ul><li>Students will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>receive an Advising Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn about degree requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>select courses with assistance from the adviser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn the MyRed system to register for classes on-line </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advisers will discuss total hours, work, extra curricular commitments and course selection </li></ul>Student Voices &quot;I have really developed my own voice and style of leading - both in and out of the classroom - because of all the opportunities available to me at UNL. That has by far been the most rewarding for me.&quot; - Justin Shilhanek current Psychology & Spanish Major
  9. 9. Student Advising - Future <ul><li>All students assigned a Chief Adviser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students will need to make appointments to see their advisers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office hours/phone/e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advising Center available for assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appointments daily M-F 8-5, and some walk-ins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Professional Advising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievement Centered Education & College Distribution Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance with bureaucracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Voices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;Digital archiving technology is becoming increasingly important in a lot of history departments,&quot; he said. &quot;We are moving away from dated notion that historians spend hours in dusty archives looking at books; we’re taking research to the modern age, using the technology we have to make history more accessible.&quot; - Michael Dozler BA 2008 Political Science </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tools for your Student and Questions <ul><li>Advising Tools on the Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Undergraduate Bulletin - MyRed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MyUNL/Blackboard - DARS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact us: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advising Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ascweb.unl.edu/advisingcenter.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College of Arts & Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.unl.edu/artsci/artscimain.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bill Watts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sunil Narumalani </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
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