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Advising Syllabus by yurtgc548


									                          Academic Advising Syllabus
                       Division of Undergraduate Studies
                               Penn State Altoona

                            Adviser Information





Office Hours:

Required Advising web sites for the
       Successful Student:
                                                   Schedule of Courses
       One-Stop Comprehensive          
       academic information site               Course offerings for all PSU
    (Recommended Academic Plans                 campuses for current and
          for all PSU majors)                      future semesters

        Register for classes, request
                                              Read PSU e-mail to be informed
      entrance to major, see semester
                                             about academic and non-academic
       schedule, pay tuition bills, find
    academic adviser, check grades, etc!

                   Registrar                           Academic Integrity                     y.htm
        Request Official Transcript, Find   Guidelines for students to help in creating
        Academic Calendar, Final Exams        and submitting original academic work
       Information, Schedule for course      and consequences for those who do not
            registration and more!
                       Adviser Responsibilities*
                                  Advising Objectives
The Adviser will:

Help the advisee to understand the academic and administrative processes of the
University and the nature of its academic programs.

Seek to understand the advisee’s particular concerns affecting academic progress.

Help the advisee to understand the expected standards of achievement and likelihood of success in certain areas
of study.

Discuss the educational and career objectives suited to the advisee’s demonstrated abilities and expressed

Help the advisee to understand the relationships among courses, programs, undergraduate research
opportunities, internships, study abroad programs, and other academic experiences provided by the university.

 Help the advisee plan a course of study and give advice about courses, adjustment of course loads, course
sequencing and prerequisites.

Participate in the adviser training sessions provided by each college or department to keep informed and current.

Will refer advisee to appropriate office or individual who can address individual concerns or provide administrative
approval for particular academic actions.
                       Advisee’s Responsibilities *
                          Advising Objectives
The Advisee will:

Acquire the information needed to assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning and
the successful completion of all graduation requirements.

Become knowledgeable about the relevant policies, procedures and rules of the University, College and
academic program.

Read and save e-mails from their Adviser

Act on plans developed during advising sessions or resulting from issues raised by Advisee inquiry.

Seek the academic and career information needed to meet educational goals.

Be prepared with accurate information and relevant materials when contacting the adviser.

Consult with the adviser at least once a semester to decide on courses, review the accuracy of the audit,
check progress towards graduation and discuss the suitability of other educational opportunities provided by
the University.

* Credited to Division of Undergraduate Studies, Penn State University (2003) (PSU Advising Policy 32-30)
           Learning Outcomes from Academic
Expected Student Learning Outcomes                        Demonstrating One’s Achievement of Learning
                                                             Outcome (aka Application of What One Knows)
(aka What One Needs to Know)
                                                          •  Compiles academic and career information,
•    Makes effective decisions concerning degree             which can include career information;
     and career goals                                        personality inventories; learning style
                                                             inventories; listing of appropriate
•    Demonstrates an understanding of the value of           campus/college clubs; organizations and
     the PSU degree through the value of general             activities associated with majors and/or careers;
     education requirements and major/minor                  brochures and other academic information from
     requirements                                            college/major presentations; a resume; syllabi
                                                             of courses; information on minors, internships,
•    Develops an educational plan for successfully           cooperatives; certificates, undergraduate
     achieving goals and select courses each                 research, graduate school and other relevant
     semester to progress toward fulfilling goals            academic opportunities
                                                          •  Keeps a written/typed/e-mail summary of
•    Accurately reads and effectively utilizes a degree      conversations held with adviser and student
     audit through the use of eLion                       •  Prints out Recommended Academic Plan;
•    Makes use of referrals to campus/colleges               creates a list of suggested schedule based upon
     resources as needed                                     student’s placement test results, academic,
                                                             personal and career goals
•    Utilizes the resources and services on campus to     •  Keeps degree audits on major(s) student is
     assist her or him in achieving his or her               exploring
     academic, personal and career goals                  •  Creates a file of advising work that student may
•    Graduates in a timely manner based upon her or          place on PSU web site (e-Portfolio, Angel, etc.)
     his educational plans                                •  Can list possible references or collects business
                                                             cards of possible references for resume
              Academic Timelines
 First Year                    Second Year
  (     (
  eer/first_year.htm)            eer/sophomore.htm)
 Academic Calendar             Academic Calendar
  (   (
  ademic_calendar/calendar_      ademic_calendar/calendar_
  index.cfm )                    index.cfm)
 Registration Timetable        Registration Timetable
  (http://www.registrar.psu.e    (http://www.registrar.psu.e
  du/Reg_Timetable/RegTime       du/Reg_Timetable/RegTime
  table_Main.cfm)                table_Main.cfm)
Attendance and Participation Policy

  Incomplete Student Actions:
  • Meetings work best when both parties are prepared. Advisees who
    come to an advising session without having followed through with
    previously agreed upon recommended actions should be prepared
    to be told to schedule another meeting when the action has been

  Missed Appointments:
  • COMMUNCATION = RESPECT!!! If you must miss a scheduled
    appointment, contact the Adviser as soon as possible (ASAP). After
    three missed meetings with no explanation, an advisee may be
    removed form the Adviser’s roster – advising will only be done on a
    walk-in basis as times allows.
                        Academic Integrity
In 1984, Penn State adopted a formal policy on academic integrity and included it in
the manual of Policies and Rules. You should read the policy to become familiar
with it (Section 49-20 of Academic Integrity),

Definition of Academic Integrity: Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly
activity free from fraud, deception and is an educational objective of this institution.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication
of information or citations, facilitating acts of dishonesty by others, unauthorized
prior possession of examinations, submitting work of another person or work
previously used without informing the instructor, and tampering with the academic
work of others. (Penn
State University Libraries web site)
(College of Agricultural Sciences Academic Integrity Quiz)
Campus Electronic Resources

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