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2 I. Pillar Mission, Background II. Goals & Responsibilities for Faculty Advising III. Tools for Faculty Advising IV. Course Advising Guides

3 PILLAR MISSION STATEMENT: Pillar College educates, inspires, and equips students for excellent scholarship, service, and leadership. Rooted in and committed to Christian faith and love, Pillar fosters intellectual, spiritual, and social development among its diverse student population at various instructional sites. » Faculty Advisors enter into dynamic and interactive partnerships with students, serving as resources to guide students toward achievement of academic goals, ultimately leading to graduation fulfillment.

4 ATTRITION STUDY Total Enrollment (including summer registrations) 194Did not re-enroll 41Graduated 8Pending graduates (requirements not yet satisfied) 21Non-degree seekers (15 of the 21 were ESL only BLEND students) 70Subtotal of expected non-returning students 388Eligible Returnees 124Attrition Group (32% attrition: )

5 PrepareEngageReferRetainGraduate

6 RESPONSIBILITIES OF FACULTY ADVISORS Establish regular office hours designated for Faculty Advising at each campus. Meet with assigned students individually once per semester New students individually to go over CSI results, then as a cohort group for community Returning students are encouraged to meet as a group Direct students to appropriate student support services Ensuring student engagement Follow-up on students who are excessively absent Connect with students who have not registered for the following semester Notify Assistant Registrar of students who have withdrawn and track reason for non-return

7 PROGRAMBiblical StudiesBusiness Administration Psychology & Counseling Traditional Keith Brewer Russ Wills Louis Ao Alston Golding Gina Buck Beverly Busch Pre-LEAD Richard RissElaine SandersVivian Ramirez LEAD Peter AmermanJudith HesterLani Moore Pearl Bates BLEND Marcia Cevallos Esteban Cevallos n/a FACULTY ADVISOR ASSIGNMENTS

8 Instructional Resource Center Library and Career Services Financial Services Registration Spiritual Development Dr. Joanne Noel Lorraine Hodges Martha Martin Karen Wright Nishanth Thomas lar.edu Telephone number: Ext. 2004Ext. 1138Ext. 1129Ext. 1012Ext STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

9 The goal of the IRC is to assist students needing remedial help. Areas of assistance include:  Tutoring  Study tips and Strategies  Using MLA formatting  Essay Writing  Time Management  Rhetoric, literary criticism & Literature  Grammar  Editing and Proofreading  Sermon Preparation  Test taking tips  Stress Management  Multicultural Ministerial Leadership

10 The Cruver Learning Center Library provides a wealth of information at your fingertips Library and Information Services & Career Services: Lorraine Hodges, Director Services Available  One on One Career Counseling  Resume review  Identify Graduate Schools for further education  Interview Preparation  Job searching tools and techniques

11 Martha Martin Financial Aid Counselor Caroll Merced Student Accounts Rep Milton Gonzalez: Grants and Scholarships

12 Course Scheduling Advising Vivian Ramirez Assistant Director of LEAD Karen Wright Assistant Registrar PreLEAD Students Traditional Students Registration, Withdrawals, Leave of Absence

13 Spiritual Formation Nishanth Thomas, Coordinator Spiritual advisement and liaison to Student Government Upcoming Student Chapel Services Chapel Dates for Spring Semester (3rd Saturday of the month): Chapel will be held between 12:30 -1:00 pm in the Student Lounge January 18 February 15 March 15 April 19 Movie screenings in the Newark Campus: The Evidence of Hope Documentary Service Projects: Partnering with Newark Churches to serve food or aid the homeless

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15 Advising Tools/Resources (www.pillar.edu) (Dashboard  Faculty Dashboard…Academic Advising) ˃ Time Management Schedule Time Management Schedule ˃ College Student Inventory Survey College Student Inventory Survey ˃ Student Referral Form Student Referral Form ˃ The Pillar College Pledge The Pillar College Pledge ˃ Academic Petition Form Academic Petition Form ˃ Student Registration Form Student Registration Form ˃ Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form

16 An Introduction to PLA Prior Learning Assessment is the process of earning college credit for college- level learning acquired from other sources, such as work experience, professional training, military training, or open source learning from the web. Credit by Examination » Advanced Placement (AP) Exams—A series of tests developed by the College Board initially for AP High School courses, including 34 exams in 19 subject areas Advanced Placement (AP) Exam » College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams—Tests of college material offered by the College Board College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exam » DSST Credit by Exam Program—Formerly known as the DANTES Program, owned and administered by Prometric, tests knowledge of both lower-level and upper-level college material through 38 exams

17 An Introduction to PLA Prior Learning Assessment is the process of earning college credit for college-level learning acquired from other sources, such as work experience, professional training, military training, or open source learning from the web. Agency evaluated training or technical diploma programs » American Council on Education (ACE) Guides—Published credit recommendations for formal instructional programs offered by non-collegiate agencies, both civilian employers and the military American Council on Education (ACE) Guides—Published » National College Credit Recommendation Service— (formerly known as National PONSI) evaluates learning experiences for noncollegiate organizations

18 An Introduction to PLA Prior Learning Assessment is the process of earning college credit for college- level learning acquired from other sources, such as work experience, professional training, military training, or open source learning from the web. » Portfolio-based Assessments—Evaluations of student portfolios for documented training that has not already been evaluated for college credit. » Learning Application Essays - The process includes a writing project from conceptualization and draft through revision to a finished product that demonstrates learning from life experience that equates to college-level learning. » PLA Worksheet – student completes a brief assessment and submits to PLA Advisor, Michelle Bird PLA

19 Degree Requirement Guides (www.pillar.edu) (Dashboard  Faculty Dashboard…Academic Advising) » LEAD Biblical Studies LEAD Biblical Studies » LEAD Business Administration LEAD Business Administration » LEAD Psychology & Counseling LEAD Psychology & Counseling » TRAD Biblical Studies TRAD Biblical Studies » TRAD Business Administration TRAD Business Administration » TRAD Psychology & Counseling TRAD Psychology & Counseling » TRAD Associate of Arts TRAD Associate of Arts » TRAD Recommended Course Sequence TRAD Recommended Course Sequence

20 SEMESTER FORMAT FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTER SUMMER TERM Traditional-15 (September-December) Traditional-15 (January – May) (Limited financial aid) Full time status for financial aid Fall 9A T-9/ONLINE August Fall 9B T-9/ONLINE October Spring 9A T-9/ONLINE January Spring 9B T-9/ONLINE March Summer T-9/ONLINE May Fall B Fall A Spring A Spring B

21 Pillar College Graduates SAVE THE DATE FOR GRADUATION – 3 RD SATURDAY IN MAY


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