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1 Advising at MVC Advising Committee Linda Gordon, Loren Gruber, Marsha Lashley, Josh Tetteh, Milena Simic, Janie Ross, Tiffany Bergman & Heather Troth

2 Advisor Tips to Remember ► Keep office hours posted on your door. ► Keep appointments that students set up. ► or call the student to reschedule an appointment, if you do have to miss. ► Have a copy of the last two college catalogs in your office, as you may have advisees operating out of both.

3 Tips Continued ► Help advisees understand the difference between a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree (check core). ► Make students aware of options. ► Encourage undecided students to choose a major. ► Explain the various majors students can earn at MVC.

4 Majors CHOOSE DEGREE: ► BACHELOR OF ARTS ► BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ► BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS ► ASSOCIATE OF ARTS ^^ CHOOSE MAJOR (*CONCENTRATION/CERTIFICATION) 1. Accounting 2. Alcohol & Drug Studies 3. Anthropology* Museum Studies Public History & Archaeology Combined Museum Studies/History/Archaeology 4. Art* Graphics Design Studio Art 5. Athletic Training 6. Biology 7. Business Administration* (Finance, Management, Marketing, Small Business Development)

5 8. Computer Information Systems* Internet Programming Networking Software Development 9. Criminal Justice 10. Economics 11. Elementary Education 12. English 13. Exercise Science* Health & Fitness Sports Management 14. History 15. Hospitality Management & Tourism 16. Human Service Agency Management 17. Interdisciplinary Studies 18. Mass Communication* Broadcast Journalism Print

6 19. Middle School Education* Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Science 20. Physical Education* K-12 K Political Science / Public Administration 22. Public Relations 23. Psychology 24. Recreation Administration 25. Religion / Philosophy 26. Social Studies Education 27. Sociology 28. Speech 29. Theatre* General Musical Theatre Performance Technical Theatre

7 30. SECONDARY EDUCATION & OTHER EDUCATION CERTIFICATION AREAS Art Early Childhood Early Childhood Special Educ. English Health Mathematics Special Education Speech Communication/Theatre Unified Science For information about Minor options and Associate degree programs, see the Declaration of Major form. (now online)

8 More Tips  Encourage students to declare a major and submit their paperwork. ► Help students choose the correct courses. ► Make students aware of consequences of their choices. ► Make sure they know they must have a minimum of 12 hours per semester to receive full financial aid & reside on campus. ► Help students review and update their “four year” plans.

9 Four Year Plans ► Currently a goal of the Freshman Seminar courses ► Reality is, some students have them and others do not ► Tiffany Bergman hopes to have completed two-year plans in place for ALL students as part of FS ► FS is still working on the four-year planning process

10 Changes in Advising ► Beginning with Fall 2009 Registration, students will need to have a new PIN each semester. ► PINs will be given to the advisors. ► Advisors should give out PINs only after meeting with/advising students about their schedules for the following term. ► College Faculty available to assist you!

11 College Faculty Located on MVC home page Located on MVC home page Six items, including icons for Six items, including icons for  Advising Students  Online Grading  Class lists Call Jason Rinne and IT Dept. Call Jason Rinne and IT Dept. for further instruction at

12 Core I – Communication Skills Required of all degree candidates: EN 130 – Rhetoric and Composition EN 160 – Literature and Composition SP 100 – Public Speaking B.A. and B.F.A. degree candidate must choose TWO of the following: EN 200, EN 201, EN 220, EN 225, EN 230, EN 235 GK 100, LN 100, SN 111, SN 112, FR 110, FR 160

13 Core II – Math/Science ► B.A. and B.F.A. degree candidates – one course required ► B.S. candidates -- one course required, if MA 185 or MA 190; otherwise two courses required. MA 210 for Elementary and Middle School majors ONLY. MA 150 – Topics in Modern Math MA 160 – Finite Math MA 165 – College Algebra MA 170 – Pre-calculus MA 185 – Calculus for Business MA 190 – Calculus I MA 200 – Intro to Statistics MA 210 – Math for Elementary Teachers

14 Core II (cont.) ► B.A. and B.F.A. candidates – one course required ► B.S. candidates – two courses required, one of which must include a lab AY 103 – Intro. to Biological Anthropology BI 104 – Principles of Biology BI 130 – Plants & People CH 111 – General Chemistry I Ch 112 – General Chemistry II PH 105 – Environmental Science PH 109 – Physical Science PH 122 – Astronomy

15 Core II (cont.) ► All degree candidates need one course from the following: CS XXX – Three hours of CIS AC 230 – Accounting Computer Applications ED 310 – Integration of Technology MC 201, 290, 301 – Electronic Publications

16 Core III – Social Science ► All degree candidates – two courses from different disciplines required AD 100 – Psych. of Substance Abuse AY 101 – Intro. to Archaeology AY 102 – Intro. to Cultural Archaeology EC 206 – Macroeconomics HM 100 – Personal Growth HM 221 – Leadership/Growth Dynamics PY 100 – Principles of Psychology SC 100 – Intro. to Sociology SC 232 – Marriage & Family PS 100 – Foundations of Federal Government

17 Core IV – Civilization ► All degree candidates need one Religion course. (Any will work.) ► Plus, two of the following courses: AY 104 – World Archaeology, AY 105 – World Culture CL 210 – Greek Civilization, CL 220 – Roman Civilization HS 104 – American History I, HS 105 – American History II HS 115 – History of World Civilization I HS 116 – History of World Civilization II PL 100 – Intro. to Philosophy PL 110 – Intro. to Critical Thinking All graduates must satisfy the Missouri and Federal Government requirements by passing one of the following: PS 100, HS 104 or HS 105.

18 Core V – Fine Arts ► All degree candidates – two courses required. AR 100 – Intro. to Drawing, AR 120 – Intro. to Photography AR 201 – Art Appreciation, AR 224 – Ceramics CL 215 – Greek Humanities, CL 225 – Roman Humanities DN 101 – History of Dance HU 125 – Humanities I, HU 126 – Humanities II MC 150 – Intro. to Mass Communication MU 101 – Intro. to Music Literature, MU 105 – Fundamentals of Music MU xxx – three hours of Choir or Band TH 105 – Fundamentals of Theatre TH 115 – Acting I

19 Core VI – Physical Activity ► All degree candidates – two hours required. PE 101 – PE Activities PE 221 – Lifetime Wellness PE 131 – Varsity Sports DN 120 – Dance Techniques MS 145 or 245 – Military Science Note: Any sport may be used only ONCE as a core requirement. Students receiving credit for a varsity sport cannot receive credit for the corresponding activity class.

20 Staying Organized ► Help keep your advisees “on track” for graduation. ► Keep a checklist for the core and the major. ► Keep a file in your office (with both). ► At meetings, discuss progress in meeting core requirements. ► Also discuss progress in meeting major requirements.

21 MVC Graduation Requirements ► 128 units of credit ► 2.0 GPA in major area ► Education majors must have a 2.75 (OR a 2.50 and ACT score of 20) ► One of the following: HS 104, HS 105 OR PS 100 HS 104, HS 105 OR PS 100 ► Last 30 hours in residence

22 Graduation Requirements (cont.) ► 40 hours of 300+ classes ► Be sure students are aware of deadlines ► Application for graduation (now online) ► Degree audit ► Departmental approval form (now online) ► Graduation fee ($100)

23 Mistakes that Increase Graduation Time ► Only Biology majors or excellent students should be in Biology as first-semester freshmen. ► Students may NOT take 200-level Business Division courses unless they have taken and passed EN 160. ► Inappropriate placement in math (too high or two low) should be avoided by looking at the ACT or SAT score. (Registrar has an equivalency grid.) *When in doubt, consult math faculty.

24 More Mistakes  Education majors should be assigned to Education faculty asap. (Although the core IS the same as all other majors, DESE requires elementary majors to take Macroeconomics; and ED 310, Integration of Technology, is strongly recommended in lieu of CS )  Be sure you know which catalog version your advisee is using. (Three are online.)  Students may bump up, BUT must update both major AND core.

25 Even More Mistakes ► Repeating D’s. (Doesn’t add credits.) ► Core requirements MUST be “survey” courses (100- or 200-level). ► Math for Teachers (MA 210) counts ONLY for Education majors.  Students should finish their core during their first two years. ► Call or the Registrar with any questions.

26 Registration Process  Place sign-up sheet on door or contact students by for Registration process  Check over student progress in core/major  Registration is through College Register (located on MVC homepage)  Students will need PIN to log in/register (will be provided each semester)  Some advisors have students give them a copy of their schedule to keep in file

27 Advising Survey (Spring 2006) ► Anonymous survey given ► Was to determine strengths and weaknesses ► 275 MVC student respondents completed the survey ► We gained insight and information ► 149 respondents said they WERE satisfied at that time with the advising program ► 50 respondents had never met with their advisors ► 24 indicated they had trouble scheduling appointments

28 What students want an advisor to do according to the ’06 results – ► serve as a mentor ► offer academic advice ► confirm that advisee is on track to graduate ► offer advice to non- academic questions ► be available to talk ► help address concerns the student has ► return advisee calls and s ► give advice on job search and career issues ► help with internships

29 Thank you for your time! If you have questions or concerns If you have questions or concerns about the advising process that were about the advising process that were not addressed, please contact any of not addressed, please contact any of the Advising Committee members. the Advising Committee members.


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