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1NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION Gardner-Webb UniversityGOAL Program
2Table of Contents Advisor’s Role Travel Opportunities Advisee’s Role GOAL Student Advisory CommitteeAcademic InformationClassroom EtiquetteAlpha Sigma LambdamyWEBBInclement WeatherAdvising DatesQ &AFinancial PlanningStay ConnectedStudent Support ServicesRemindersMap of GOAL CampusesContact Information
3Advisor’s Role How does your Academic Advisor help you? Assists students in acquiring the skills necessary to be productive members of the University community.Assists students in the selection of academic programs suited to their individual abilities, interests, and career goalsProvides information and advice concerning academic programs, policies and procedures, and campus resourcesAssists students in planning and scheduling coursesPrepares and distributes materials to students regarding registration procedures and graduation requirements
4Advisee’s Role What is your role as a student? Check your Gardner-Webb frequentlyBe aware of the Gardner-Webb University attendance policyContact your Academic Advisor during the registration periodKnow the courses you need each semester with the use of your degree evaluation, rotation, and checklist provided by your Academic AdvisorRegularly check your Financial Aid and Business Office accountIt is ultimately your responsibility to print and interpret your degree evaluation and know the requirements for your graduation plan
5Academic Information After speaking with your Academic Advisor regarding registration, you will receive a packet of information that will include the following:Program ChecklistProgram Rotation ScheduleTextbook Ordering InstructionsSemester CalendarStudent ID Card InformationOnline Course InformationDegree Evaluation Instructions
6Classroom EtiquetteWe know that as GOAL students you are juggling many things:Families, Jobs, Homes, Classes, etc… However, there are a fewthings that we request of you while you are in the classroom:Turn off cell phonesStudents only (no visitors)Observe campus rules (listed in the GOAL catalog)Additional requests made by your professors
7myWEBBmyWEBB is a secure site that allows students, faculty, and staff access to academic information via the internetYou can enter myWEBB by clicking the myWEBB icon on many of the University web pages, including the homepage:Click on the “How do I get a user name and password?” link on the myWEBB login screen
8myWEBB Use myWEBB to: Access online and web-enhanced courses Access your GWU & campus announcementsView final gradesView your unofficial transcriptPrint/Display your class scheduleCheck registration statusView/Update personal informationView financial aid/billing informationPrint/Display degree evaluations
9Click here to access User Name and Password for myWebb
10The Student Tab allows you to access financial aid, online courses, and student services. You can also access registration, course evaluations, and much more.Your GWU account will be your primary form of communication.
11View grades, transcripts, and much more! Access online courses
12Under My Courses Tab, click on title of course to access online class
13At the end of the semester you will answer a survey for each course before your grades are released. This is located under your personal information.4/1/2017New Student Orientation - Gardner-Webb University
14View your schedule, online billing, and financial aid information. 4/1/2017New Student Orientation - Gardner-Webb University
15View final grades, academic transcript, and print a degree evaluation. 4/1/2017New Student Orientation - Gardner-Webb University
16Online LearningStudents may be required to complete face-to-face finals for online classes. This is determined by the Professor of the course.There is an additional fee of $ per online course, per semester.
17Advising DatesEach GOAL student will receive an containing links to the Academic Advising dates, semester schedule, and registration proceduresRegistration for Summer & Fall Semesters: MARCHRegistration for Spring Semesters: OCTOBER
18For more information regarding financial planning: online/index.htmloption 6
19Student Support Services GWU offers a wide variety of support services to its studentsCareer ServicesCounseling CenterLibrary ServicesLEAP-Learning Enrichment & Assistance ProgramWriting CenterCampus Bookstore
20Career Services Career Fairs Online Jobs Bulletin Internship InformationCareer Assessment ToolsCareer Prep WorkshopsResume DevelopmentOn-Campus Mock Interviews
23Counseling ServicesThe Gardner-Webb University Counseling Center provides academic, emotional, social, and vocational support, as well as mental health consultation to students, faculty, and staff.services/counseling-services/index.htmlTo schedule an appointment:Location: Gardner-Webb University, Washburn HallMonday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
24Library Services Check book or periodical availibilty Book(s) delivered to home or officePhotocopies of journal articles deliveredInterlibrary LoanAssistance with research projectsOnline electronic database assistanceAccess the full text of journal articles through online databases
25Library ServicesThe GWU Library has agreements with many area libraries to assist distance learnersAsk a reference librarian
26The Learning Enrichment & Assistance Program The Learning Enrichment & Assistance Program is a support service intended to facilitate personal development and academic success within the student body.This program is only available at Gardner-Webb – Main Campus.Peer Tutors are available for hour-long appointments that can be reserved through myWEBB
27The Learning Enrichment & Assistance Program To make an appointment through myWEBB:Log into myWEBBClick on Student TabClick on Academic ServicesClick on Student ServicesClick on Peer Tutoring Appointment SchedulerChoose a class from the drop-down menuSelect a date for your tutoring sessionSelect an available timeClick submit
28The Learning Enrichment & Assistance Program development/learning-enrichment-and-assistance- program/index.htmlPhone:
29The Writing CenterGardner-Webb’s Writing Center is dedicated to helping all Gardner-Webb University students with writing skills and the writing process. The Writing Center is designed to enhance a student’s own critical thinking, revision, and editing skillsThe Writing Center provides several types of consultations including face-to-face, phone, or online chat.
30The Writing Centerdevelopment/writing-center/index.htmlPhone:Location: GWU Main Campus, Craig Hall – Room 108Office hours available on website
31The Writing Center To make an appointment through myWEBB: Log into myWEBBClick on Student TabClick on Academic ServicesClick on Student ServicesClick on Writing Center Appointment SchedulerChoose a class from the drop-down menuSelect a date for your tutoring sessionSelect an available timeClick submit
32Campus Bookstoreservices/campus-bookstore/index.htmlPhone:Location: GWU Main Campus, Dover Campus CenterOffice hours available on website
34Travel Opportunities Take a trip – GET CREDIT! New York in March (Spring Break)Earn 1 hour creditApproximate cost $1,100Contact: Lance FossSwitzerland in MayEarn 1 or 3 hours creditApproximate cost $2,695Contact your Advisor for more information
35GOAL Student Advisory Committee Committee is made up of volunteer GOAL studentsThe committee meets three times a yearDiscuss other GOAL centers. Be informed of events/news/changes in the University community. Bring questions, recommendations, and/or concerns from fellow students.Contact: Bobbi Cox
36Alpha Sigma LambdaGardner-Webb University is affiliated with the Gamma Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor SocietyMembership in Alpha Sigma Lambda is the highest honor that is bestowed upon GOAL students at Gardner-Webb University
37Alpha Sigma LambdaTo be eligible for Alpha Sigma Lambda, a student must:Be an adult engaged in balancing the multiple responsibilities of home, career, community, and educationHave a minimum 3.5 GPA at Gardner-Webb as well as a3.5 GPA overall including all colleges previously attendedPlace in the top 10 % of his/her class, having earned a total of 88 semester hours creditHave earned 24 semester hours credit from Gardner-Webb UniversityHave earned at least 12 of the total semester hours credit in the Liberal Arts/ SciencesBe enrolled for at least 12 hours in the semester of induction and have excellent citizenship and character.
38Inclement Weather 1-877-GWU-SNOW (498-7669) Information on center closings due to snow, ice, flooding, hurricanes, etc…Information typically available by 2:00 pmCheck your GWU for updatesClosings are posted on the Gardner-Webb University homepage*Updates will be on the GWU SNOW line onlywhen an entire center is closed. In individual cases –the professor will communicate with his/her students
39Q & AQ: If I need to make any schedule changes before classes begin, how do I take care of this?A: You must contact your Academic Advisor.Q: After the drop/add period, whose responsibility is it to withdraw me from a class?A: It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw themselves from the course.Log onto myWebbClick on the Student tabClick on Academic ServicesClick on Student Services and Financial AidClick on RegistrationClick on Withdrawal InformationSelect the appropriate termRefer to #2 on the list (click on the link to fill out the online form)
40Q & AQ: If I have a concern about one of my classes, who can assist me with this?A: Address your concern with the instructor first, and if further attention is needed, contact your Academic Advisor.Q: I’m graduating. What do I need to do to ensure that everything is taken care of?A: It is very important to register as soon as possible for the final semester. To avoid unnecessary penalties or late fees, complete your graduation application, print a degree evaluation, and submit both to your Academic Advisor before the due date.
41Stay Connected Each semester students receive the GOAL Connection. This official GOAL newsletter, sent via , contains:Messages from the Assistant ProvostUpcoming event informationFeature articles about fellow GOAL studentsIf you have information you would like to see in the next GOAL connection, suggestions to:
42RemindersContinuing students receive registration and schedule information via myWEBB .myWEBB is the primary form of communication that Gardner-Webb staff and faculty will use to contact you.Lastly, check your myWEBB REGULARLY!
43Contact InformationOption 1- GOAL Admissions 1.Mandy Smith, Associate Director 2. Reagan Clark, Assistant Director 3. Sandy Bailes, Assistant Director 4. Drew Radford, Counselor 5. Audrey Sloan, Office Manager Option 2- GOAL Advising Center 1. Dr. Ron Williams, Advisor 2. Kaye Schenk, Associate Dean 3. Emily Thomas, Advisor 4. Joanna Holloman, Advisor 5. Pat Graham, Administrative Assistant 6. Tim Patrick, Criminal Justice Coordinator 7. Lance Foss, Criminal Justice Coordinator 8. Mary-Alice Hodge, Advisor 9. Kelly Colum, Advisor Option 3- Center for Adult Education Option 4- Business Office Option 5- Registrar’s Office Option 6- Financial Planning