Presentation on theme: "2014-2015. What Is Academic Advising? We provide advising and support to help ensure your academic success We provide advising and support to help ensure."— Presentation transcript:
What Is Academic Advising? We provide advising and support to help ensure your academic success We provide advising and support to help ensure your academic success ◦Support student transition into the university ◦Help students navigate course registration and degree requirements ◦Focus on academic policies and procedures ◦Help students take advantage of the academic resources available to them ◦Provide intervention and guidance for any student difficulties ◦Collaborate with faculty to ensure seamless support of students
Who Is My Advisor? Mrs. Eleni Papailia Business ◦Marketing ◦Management ◦Int’l Business Computing ◦Computer Security ◦Networking & System Admin Ms. Ellen Yang Engineering o Mechanical Engineering o Electrical Engineering o Microelectronics Undecided
How Can I Contact My Advisor? In-Person In-Person ◦Room 118 ◦Walk-Ins or Make an Appointment Email Email You can also email us directly from your SIS account We will email you A LOT!
Confidentiality Option 1: - You allow us to release your academic records to specific people Option 2: - You do not allow us to release your academic records to anyone
Academic Year 2 Semesters ◦15 weeks of class + 1 week of final exams Fall Semester: September – December Spring Semester: January - May Winter Intersession (January) ◦3 weeks of class ◦Intensive instruction, 1 course only Summer Session ◦Intensive instruction, 2 courses maximum Find the RIT Dubai calendar here: http://dubai.rit.edu/documents/AcademicCalendar2012-13.pdf http://dubai.rit.edu/documents/AcademicCalendar2012-13.pdf
Credit System Each program requires you to earn a certain number of credits (at least 120) Each course is worth a certain number of credits Credits Credits = contact hours per week, but not always! Typical courses carry 3 credits but range from 1-6 credits Typical course load = 15 credits
Student Status Full-time: ◦A student carrying 12 or more credit hours per quarter ◦Overload – more than 18 credit hours. Students need special permission to carry an overload Part-time: ◦A student carrying fewer than 12 credit hours per quarter
Our Undergrad Majors Engineering ◦Mechanical Engineering ◦Electrical Engineering Business ◦Management ◦Marketing ◦International Business Computing o Networking and System Administration o Computer SecurityMinor Finance
The Academic Program 1. Major Courses (For Depth) Core Courses - required Technical/Professional/Major Electives 2. General Education (For Breadth) Some required by your major, some you can choose Liberal Arts (9) ◦ UWRT 150 Writing required by ALL ◦ History, Literature, Philosophy, Economics, Sociology, etc. Math/Science (at least 4) 3. Electives Free Electives - ANY university credit-bearing course
Co-Op Co-op Co-op = Cooperative Education ◦= opportunities to gain meaningful work experience before graduation ◦Full-time, paid employment directly related to your field of study ◦10-15 weeks long
Co-op Requirements EngineeringBusinessComputing Credits129 credits122 credits126 credits Co-ops2 x 10 wks 2 x 15 wks 2 x 8 wks2 x 12 wks Length of Program 5 years4 years
Terminology and Deadlines Add/Drop ◦First week of every term where you can add and drop courses without any penalty. You can visit classes you’re not registered in to help you decide. Late Add ◦To add a course after the add/drop deadline, you must receive permission from the instructor. Withdrawal ◦To drop a course after the add/drop deadline, you will receive a grade of “W” on your transcript. This does not affect your GPA, but is permanently on your record. You can only withdrawal until the 12 th week of the semester.