Presentation on theme: "Hub and Spokes Launch Seminar 2b Undergraduate advising at UWA Sonja Nottle, Senior Project Officer (NC2012), Student Services Asha Jones, Project Officer,"— Presentation transcript:
Hub and Spokes Launch Seminar 2b Undergraduate advising at UWA Sonja Nottle, Senior Project Officer (NC2012), Student Services Asha Jones, Project Officer, Student Services
New course structure The basics… 5 new undergraduate courses –BA; BCom; BDes; BSc; BPhil (Hons) Majors in 67 disciplines Majors are made up of 8 units: 2 + 2 + 4 or 2 + 3 + 3 Majors can be degree-specific or be a second major All undergraduate pass degree courses share a common structure: 24 units a maximum of 12 Level 1 units a minimum of 4 Level 3 units a degree-specific major opportunity for a second major 4 broadening units (at least one Category A) Opportunity for end-on honours
The 5 H&S pillars 1.We’re all advisers (that’s what students think!) 2.Staff in faculties will give advice on all the NC2012 undergraduate majors. 3.Staff in the hub will be knowledgeable in the new course structure and be able to give some level of course advice. 4.Staff across UWA will be familiar with the range of services available for students and ensure that students are appropriately referred to the right source the first time. 5.Complex and detailed advice given to students will be recorded in askUWA.
Types of advisers at UWA First-level advisers Gives directional advice and can discuss new course structure. Familiar with set of majors offered. Relies on handbook and other authoritative sources to give advice. Directional advisers Understands new course structure. Familiar with course planning tools available to students online Shows students where information is online. Refers students to faculty office for course advice. Faculty advisers Gives first level advice on all majors offered at UWA. Gives detailed and authoritative advice on the majors and units offered by their faculty.
Types of advisers at UWA Directional advisers International Centre (Study Aboard / Student Support team). Student Support Services (Chaplains, Counselling and Psychological Services, Housing and financial aid office, reception service, StudySmarter, UniAccess and Careers Centre staff). GRSO staff. First-level advisers Admissions Centre staff. International Centre (Undergraduate Admissions team). Student Administration. Student Support Services (UniStart and UniSkills). Faculty advisers Faculties (ALVA, AHSS, Bus, Edu, ECM, Law, MDHS and Sci). School of Indigenous Studies.
Giving directional advice Giving directional advice on all majors involves: Understands new course structure: Attend Seminar 1 and read advising report. Familiar with course planning tools available to students online: Review handbook and tools available to you. Shows students where information is online: When a student wants to know how to plan their course or where to find information, you will know where to point them. Refers students to faculty office for course advice: Encourage them to prepare before they go, know where to send them (look on askUWA!).
Referring across UWA In most cases, referring is simply letting the student know where they can find the information. This means that as staff we need to be more aware of the services offered across campus to ensure we can support our students (see Referrals Information). In some cases we can refer a student by using a Referral Form. If you have referred a student to another area, it’s helpful to record the reasons behind the referral in askUWA.
See it from the students’ POV As directional advisers you don’t need put study plans together or help a student understand whether they have met their course requirements. But, it’s important we all understand what our students need to go through to plan their studies. Working in pairs, using Environmental Science as your DSM and Chinese as your second major, put together the student’s study plan using the blank plan and checklist provided.