Welcome to (Residence hall name/Commuter Center) First Year Adviser: (Name) (Advising students with last names/majors in…) Assistant First Year Adviser: (Name) (Advising students with last names/majors in…) Graduate Academic Adviser: (Name) (Advising students with last names/majors in…)
Purpose and Overview of the Divisional Meeting First stage of the academic advising process Overview of the meeting Miami Plan and divisional requirements Changing/declaring a major Preparing for your academic advising appointment Student/adviser expectations Degree Audit Report Registration Important dates Sign up for academic advising appointment
Six Academic Divisions College of Arts and Science School of Fine Arts School of Interdisciplinary Studies School of Education and Allied Professions School of Engineering and Applied Science Richard T. Farmer School of Business
Why the Miami Plan? “It nurtures capabilities for creatively transforming human culture and complements specialized work by enlarging one’s personal and vocational pathways”* Provides opportunities to explore fields outside your major and/or in areas of interest Challenges you to think critically and understand contexts, engage with other learners, and reflect and act* *http://www.units.muohio.edu/led/Principles.htm
The Miami Plan for Liberal Education I. English Composition (6 hrs.) English (3 hrs.) _______ English (3 hrs.) ______ II. Fine Arts, Humanities, & Social Science (12 hrs.) Fine Arts (3 hrs.) _______ Humanities (3 hrs.) _______ Social Science (3 hrs.) ______ Remaining Hours (3 hrs.) _____ III. Cultures (6 hrs.) U.S. Cultures (3 hrs.) ______ World Cultures (3 hrs.) _____ IV. Natural Science (9 hrs., including one lab) Biological Science (3 hrs.) _____ Physical Science (3 hrs.) _____ Remaining Hours (3 hrs.) _____ Lab _____ V. Mathematics, Formal Reasoning, & Technology (3 hrs.) Historical Perspective (3 hrs.) Focus: (Junior level) Thematic Sequence (9 hrs. min.) Capstone: (Senior level) 3 hrs. min. Field: 80-86 hrs. (electives, major, minor, and divisional requirements)
College of Arts and Science Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) versus Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree Foreign language requirement; must complete at least one course at the 202 level or higher Some CAS requirements complete Miami Plan requirements Planning for professional school (medical, dental, law, veterinary, pharmacy, physical therapy)? See pages 86-87 in the Miami Bulletin 146 Upham Hall, 9-3031 http://www.cas.muohio.edu/~advising
Undecided Students It’s okay to be undecided! Attend other divisional meetings to find out about the other academic divisions Explore possible majors through courses offered in the Miami Plan and CAS requirements Visit the Career Exploration and Testing Center, 196 Health Services Research the majors and career fields that interest you; talk to people in those majors/fields or shadow them EDL 100: Career Development for College Students Know your resources Attend the Exploring Majors Fair, Feb. 7, 2006
School of Fine Arts Curriculum is prerequisite driven Complete Miami Plan requirements during the first two years in most majors Portfolio/audition required to get into each major (except History of Art and Architecture) Contact appropriate department for details SFA Undecided – See Rosalyn Benson Faculty advisers 212 Hiestand Hall, 9-2209
School of Education and Allied Professions Structured curriculum Teacher Education Early Childhood (pre-kindergarten-grade 3) Middle Childhood (grades 4-9) Adolescent to Young Adult Education (grades 7- 12) Foreign Language Education (ages 3-21) Cohorts, Praxis I Art and Music Education are in the School of Fine Arts
School of Education and Allied Professions Physical Education, Health, and Sport Studies Pre-majors Admission requirements Family Studies and Social Work Pre-majors Approval of faculty Special Education Department of Educational Psychology 207 McGuffey Hall, 9-6317 http://www.units.muohio.edu/eap
School of Engineering and Applied Science Prerequisite-driven curriculum Faculty advisers Some major classes fulfill Miami Plan requirements Co-op experiences available 2 nd Floor, Bonham House, 9-4036
Richard T. Farmer School of Business If you declared yourself as a business major, you are a pre-major until you have all of the following: 60 credits hours (at least 12 hrs. of Miami Business Core) 3.0 or higher GPA in Miami Plan and Business Core classes Successfully completed: ACC 221, ACC 222, ECO 201, ECO 202, MIS 235, DSC 205, and MTH 151 (Business Core) MTH 151, ECO 201, ECO 202, and COM 135 fulfill Miami Plan requirements Business Core courses CANNOT be taken as Credit/No-credit.
Richard T. Farmer School of Business If you want to switch your major into business, you must wait until the semester in which you will be completing all of the above requirements and fill out the appropriate paperwork. The dates for this application process are listed on the School of Business web site ( http://www.sba.muohio.edu/sba_home/) 103 Laws Hall, 9-1712
Declaring or changing your major… Go to your new major’s divisional office to pick up a change of major form and fill it out. For example: If you are a Business major changing to Anthropology, you would go to the College of Arts and Science Office, 146 Upham. If you change your major right before registration begins, we cannot guarantee that you will have registration priority for your new major.
Preparing for your appointment Use your Miami Bulletin, Guidebook for New Students, and materials from your department/division to see how your courses fulfill Miami Plan and divisional/major requirements. Determine what course requirements you still need to fulfill and find possible courses for spring semester that fulfill some of those requirements and seem interesting to you. Depending upon your major requirements, you may also have room for electives. Feel free to explore classes outside of your major and the Miami Plan. Fill in your Program Planning worksheet with the courses and alternate courses you have chosen as possibilities. Have FIVE alternates for each class, except ENG 112. Locate and print your Degree Audit Report (DARS) from BannerWeb.
What you can expect… General discussion about your first year at Miami Review of the Miami Plan for Liberal Education Explanation of your Degree Audit Report (DAR) Referrals and resources Registration information Discussion of academic plan for spring semester
What your adviser expects… Come prepared with: Printed copy of your Degree Audit Report Miami Bulletin Guidebook for New Students Completed Learning Goals Worksheet and Academic Program Planning Sheet Major checklist, if applicable Pen/pencil List of possible courses and alternatives for spring semester Arrive on time and prepared Come with a positive attitude
What is my DARS? An automated record reflecting your academic progress All Miami courses, transfer credits, and AP credits will appear on your DARS Your DARS will show you where your current and past courses/credits fit into your degree requirements
How do I find my DARS? Log in to your My Miami account Click on BannerWeb Click on Student Services Click on Student Records Click on DARSWeb Click Submit Audit Click Run Audit Print your DARS
On-line Registration Do you have priority registration for spring semester? Identify yourself to your adviser tonight! Be sure to schedule an advising appointment before October 13 so that you are prepared to register on October 14. October 7 - Schedule available via web October 11 - Printed schedule available Freshmen registration is tentatively scheduled to begin November 8 Time tickets are based upon hours earned, including AP/PSO/Transfer credits. It DOES NOT include the current semester. Open registration begins November 22, 2005
Important Dates to Remember: Your advising appointment! September 13 – Last day to change full semester courses to credit/no-credit or drop a course without a grade October 14 – Priority registration begins October 17 – Oxford campus registration begins October 20 – Mid-term grades available on BannerWeb. October 25 – Last day to withdraw from a course