Presentation on theme: "New Advisor Training Information for the New Advisor Fall 2014 Bette Harris, Director Academic Success Center (Junior Division)"— Presentation transcript:
New Advisor Training Information for the New Advisor Fall 2014 Bette Harris, Director Academic Success Center (Junior Division)
Advising using the Portal (ULink) ULink is the University’s student information system. Students have access to update their address, obtain unofficial transcripts, grade reports, class schedules, register for classes and check on financial aid status advisor information, holds, transfer credit, etc.
In order to remove the Advising Hold an advisor must have Advisor Access. Fill out the Request for Advisor Code form, found on the second page of the final test, however it can also be found on page 4 of the Advisor Handbook. Send completed form to Bette Harris, Academic Success Center. As soon as advisor training attendance is verified, you will receive an email with your Advisor Code giving you access to the Student Advising Profile. Advisor Code
Student Advising Profile http://www.louisiana.edu/ ULink UCS username and password Help Desk, Stephens Hall Room 201
Student Advising Profile In order to access Student Advising Profile you must have Advisor Authorization.
Student Advising Profile Advisee List may be selected from this page
Always begin a new advising session by going back to Student Advising Profile. To logout, close the Advising Profile window and click Logout.
Your Role as an Advisor Be Available – Office hours – Communicate with advisees Be Interested – Questions about academics – Questions about transition, career, etc. Be Informed – Curriculum – Resources
Advisee’s Role Make appointment & be prepared Complete blue advising form Check pre & co-requisites Recognize abilities & time constraints Working 20 hrs./12 credits Working 30 hrs./9 credits
Spring ' 15 Advising Calendar October 20 - 31 Spring ‘15 Advising October 27 - Registration begins November 3 – November 26 Advising during office hours
Where to Get Help Bulletin Advisor Handbook ULink Students’ folder When in doubt, ask
Specific Responsibilities Selection of Appropriate Courses – Is class required? – Does student have pre or co-requisites? – Is schedule balanced & appropriate? Awareness of Student’s Academic Status – Probation (must have 2.0 GPA) – Financial Aid – TOPS (24 credits in Fall, Spring & Summer semesters)
Specific Responsibilities Cont. Policy and Procedures – Department (eg. semester course is offered) – University (eg. Upper Division requirements) – Advisor Handbook Advisor Handbook Awareness of Campus Resources – Learning Center (free tutoring, online tutoring) Learning Center (free tutoring, online tutoring) – Career Center (free online testing) Career Center (free online testing) – Writing Center Writing Center
Test To receive Advisor Training credit (for advising awards) please right click here and select “Open Hyperlink”. After completion, save the file as your name; then attach the file in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and send your answers through campus mail to Kimberly Benoit c/o Academic Success Center.right click here email@example.com
For your participation in Advisor Training Enjoy being an Advisor!