Advising Curriculum Program Series Feb. 21

caylinthompson88@webster.edu (caylinthompson88@webster.edu) | Tue Feb 11, 2020

Feb. 12, 2020

Advising Curriculum Program Series Feb. 21

The Undergraduate Team of the Academic Advising Center offers a second program for faculty advisors on Friday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. in East Academic Building 133 and via WebEx.

This theme will discuss “How Students Can Get the Most From Advising as They Approach Graduation.” We will discuss what students can learn from advisors as they begin to plan on using their Webster University educations to further their careers or other educational goals. 

We will welcome the Career Planning and Development staff and faculty whose students go to graduate and professional schools or use internships.  We will also help advisors and students avoid some frequent last-minute headaches with Degree Audits.

This year’s series is organized around an Academic Advising Syllabus that recognizes that students learn about advising developmentally.  The first session, “What Students Should Learn from Advisors in Their First Year,” gave faculty advisors tools to meet students’ needs as they come for their first advising appointment. It was designed to help students meet expectations about using tools like the Undergraduate Catalog, Degree Audits, Degree Plans, and the Student Success Portal. 

Our Dec. 13 program addressed “How Students Can Take the Next Steps in Advising.”  We will discuss what students can learn from advisors once they have mastered advising basics to get the most out of their educations.  Besides thinking about GCP courses as ways to complement their major and interests and using other credentials (double majors, dual degrees, minors, and credentials). We welcomed Kelly Heath of Study Abroad, International Languages and Cultures chair Silvia Navia, and Interim Dean of Students John Buck to add what their programs do to the enriched student experience.

The program grows out of New Faculty Orientation but will be useful for beginning advisors as well as veterans.  It is excellent preparation for participation in the Summer Advising Team.

Please rsvp to Craig Skinner at craigskinner37@webster.edu.

WebEx info:

Meeting Link
Meeting number (access code): 927 102 635
Meeting password: advising

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