Presentation on theme: "The ASC provides advising services, freshman seminar and study skills courses, workshops, and academic assistance for students to maximize their academic."— Presentation transcript:
ADVISE FIRST -YEAR STUDENTS 24 or fewer earned hours 75% of incoming Freshmen Over 800 Freshmen in 2013
Deidre Frazier B IOLOGY, C HEMISTRY, C LINICAL L ABORATORY S CIENCE, C OMPUTER S CIENCE, E NVIRONMENTAL, S CIENCE, G EOSCIENCES, M ATHEMATICS, M ECHANICAL E NGINEERING, P HYSICS, P RE - P ROFESSIONAL P ROGRAMS Scott Feldman M ASS C OMMUNICATION, E DUCATION AND R EADING, K INESIOLOGY, S PORT AND L EISURE S TUDIES, C RIMINAL J USTICE, E XERCISE P HYSIOLOGY, UNDECIDED MAJORS Dottie Westbrook A RT, M USIC, T HEATRE, H UMANITIES –S OCIAL S CIENCES - E NGLISH, F OREIGN L ANGUAGES, H ISTORY, P RE - P SYCHOLOGY, S OCIOLOGY, U NDECIDED MAJORS http://academics.mwsu.edu/advising/WhoAdvisor.asp The MAC Mustangs Advising Center
The policy at MSU states all students must meet with an advisor prior to registration every semester. Academic Advisors check the progress of coures with the official degree plan. Completing the following term schedule and ensure all prerequisites are met. Signing the Advisor Approved Schedule and refer student athletes to the S-A advisors Communicating with the student-athlete advisors if course errors have been made or if a student-athlete needs repeats for prerequisites or admission in to a program. Signing Add/Drop forms according to policy. Placing and removing academic advising holds that prevent registration in person and via the internet.
Individual meetings with each student-athlete to discuss progress and major/minor interests. Viewing, evaluating, and signing the Advisor Approved schedule. Communicating with the advisors if course errors have been made or if a student-athlete needs repeats for prerequisites or admission in to a program. Evaluating and Signing Add/Drop forms for policy requirements and eligibility. Placing and removing S-A advising holds that prevent registration in person and via the internet.
(1) the student should earn twenty-four countable hours during the academic year and only 25% of those may come from the summer semesters (2) the student-athlete may average twenty-four countable hours over his full-time semesters. If the student-athlete does not meet one of these requirements, then he is ineligible. In addition, the student must pass six countable hours each long semester. REQUIREMENTS
A student-athlete must meet satisfactory G.P.A. requirements at the end of each school year: *At the completion of 24 semester hours: 1.800 *At the completion of 48 semester hours: 1.900 *At the completion of 72 semester hours: 2.000 Any student-athlete who falls below 12 credits will become immediately ineligible for participation in practice & competition. Participation as an ineligible athlete will cause the team to forfeit games played and can hold further consequences. All student-athletes must pass a minimum of 6 degree producing credits each semester to be eligible the following semester. In other words, student-athletes must satisfactorily complete 6 hours credit in the fall term to participate in the spring term and complete 6 hours credit in the spring term to participate in the fall term.
The following are some possible mistakes that can lead to a student-athlete becoming ineligible: Developmental Courses: A developmental course only counts as an eligible hour the first year the student is enrolled in any University. If the student-athlete is not a Freshman, the course will not count toward the 24hrs. Repeat Courses: A course that a student has already received credit for will not count toward the 24hrs. Advisors reviews the student’s records to make certain that he has not taken the class before. If the student did not pass the class, then he may retake it for hours if it is not developmental. Also, if a student wants to retake a class to improve his G.P.A., then he must understand that he will not receive anymore hours for the repeated course. And at MSU if a student repeats a course in the summer, it is taken out of the long semester and placed in summer. This could have an impact on eleibility. Activity Courses: This depends on the rules of the University. At Midwestern State University, most students are required to take two activity courses. Some students wish to take more than two. In this case, the student-athlete must be aware that these extra activity classes will not count toward the 24 eligible hours.
COMMON ADVISING PITFALLS Change of Major Form: If a student-athlete changes his major, then there must be a record on file of this change. The new advisor will keep a copy of this record with the new degree plan. If a student does not complete the change of major form, then the classes in the new major will not count toward the 24hrs. The major will remain the same until the official change of major form is completed and recorded. Progress Toward Degree: Student-athletes must show progress toward a degree. By the beginning of the fifth long semester, the student-athlete must have declared a major and have a degree plan on file in the advisor’s and the S-A advising office. In order to show progress toward the degree, the student can take only classes on his degree plan. If a student is undecided, then he may take any course that is a requirement regardless of the major. However, this can only count for progress toward degree in his first four long semesters.
The Academic Support Center is responsible for monitoring the grades of all student-athletes. A grade check is sent by e-mail to every instructor for every student-athlete. Grades are then evaluated, recorded, and coaches are given reports. Actions are taken if a student-athlete is performing poorly or not attending class. The student may be required to attend more days of study hall, speak with the instructor, or attend academic counseling.
All student-athletes new to campus or those with a grade point average below a 2.5 are required to attend 3 study hall sessions per week. Study hall is offered Sunday through Thursday from 7:30-9:00P.M. and Monday through Thursday afternoons. Study hall is closely monitored and tutors are available for core classes. If a student has a specific need, then they can request a tutor. However, this is administered by the Academic Success Center.