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									ACADEMIC ADVISING:
A Partnership in Planning
Academic Advising


   Academic Advising is a partnership in planning
   between the student and the academic advisor.

      Help students explore academic interests.
      Assist with self-assessment.
      Advise students about requirements
      Explain University’s rules and regulations.
      Refer students to appropriate resources.
General College / Arts and Sciences

Academic Advisors work with:
  All   First-year students and Sophomores.
  Juniorsand Seniors with primary majors in
  the College of Arts & Sciences.


         and Seniors admitted to professional
  Juniors
  majors will be advised by that school.
   Academic Advising Structure

                  College of Arts & Sciences


                    Office of Undergraduate
                            Education

                       Academic Advising


Fine Arts &    Natural       Social &
              Sciences &    Behavioral         Graduation
Humanities    Mathematics                       Advisors
                             Sciences
Academic Advising Structure

                Associate Dean


                 Sr. Asst Deans

                Assistant Deans


     Full-time Advisors &         Faculty
       Senior Advisors            Advisors
Shared Responsibilities

Students:                       Advisors:
    Seek advice regularly          Provide time (appts, walk-ins)
    Ask questions                  Ask questions
    Make decisions                 Suggest options
    Understand rules,              Clarify rules
     regulations, deadlines         Update web, print resources
    Seek academic help early       Refer to academic resources
                 Both
                      Prepare for advising meetings
                      Keep appointments (or cancel)
                      Read and respond to emails
The Undergraduate Bulletin:
                           a valuable resource!
   The primary reference for University rules,
    regulations and educational requirements.
   Students are held to the policies and procedures in
    effect the year they start at UNC.
   Students are expected to read course
    descriptions prior to registration and
    to abide by pre-requisites.
   Ignorance is no excuse!
Semester course-loads

Your student’s fall semester schedule will
be a combination of:
         •   General Education Requirements
         •   Major and Minor Prerequisites
         •   Electives

12 credit hours minimum each semester
18 credit hours maximum
   •   No exceptions first semester
   •   Dean’s permission in subsequent semesters
Academic Obligations

Students are expected to:

o   Ask many questions.
o   Observe class attendance policies.
o   Consult with faculty, TA’s as needed.
o   Submit assignments and take exams as scheduled.
o   Check academic eligibility status after each term.
o   Graduate in eight semesters.
Academic Challenges

All UNC students performed well in high school!

      Fewer lectures/more learning on own
      Level of challenge/critical thinking

      Grading system set by each instructor

      Expectations on exams

      Fewer grades/course
Maintaining good academic standing

   Always:
       2.0 cumulative UNC-CH grade point average

   Cumulative requirements:
       before 2nd semester: 9 academic hours (15 recommended)
       before 3rd semester: 24 academic hours (30 recommended)

       before Graduation: 120 hrs in eight semesters and summers

   SPECIAL PERMISSION FOR A NINTH SEMESTER
       Extraordinary circumstances only
Probation – a Key Support System

   If first semester GPA <2.0
      and passed at least 9 UNC-CH academic hours
              excluding all ‘by exam’ credit


   Have one semester to restore eligibility
      Self-assessment

      Intensive advising meetings

      Referral to appropriate campus resources
Retention and Graduation

    Retention rate: 96% return for sophomore year
    Graduation rate: 87% in five years (76% in four)

    Mid-semester grades reported by some faculty.
    Early Warning Reports sent to advisors for
     students performing “below average” at Week 6.
    Electronic reminders to check academic eligibility
     are sent at the end of each semester.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS
AND PRIVACY ACT

 “…under    the federal Family Educational
 Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), personally
 identifiable information may not be released
 from a student's education records without
 his or her prior written consent. Exceptions
 to this rule are set out in the FERPA
 regulations and the FERPA policy of the
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.”
Students’ Educational Records
   No ‘report cards’; grade reports and academic
    standing electronically available students. Must check
    at the end of each term!
   Students may choose to give others access to all or
    part of electronic records.
   ‘Consent for Disclosure’ form required for Academic
    Advising Program to share academic information.
   ‘Tax Dependent’ form required for the
    Registrar’s office to share information
    (www.regweb.unc.edu).
   Dean’s list – posted early in the next term.
Suggestions for Parents
   Communicate with your adult student.
   Encourage student consultations with academic
    advisors and with faculty.
   Expect your student to be accountable for his/her
    decisions and actions.
   Review University calendars and plan activities
    accordingly.
   Notify Academic Advising at 966-5116 if your
    student must miss classes for more than one day.
       Individual faculty set attendance policies for their classes.
Advising Students at Orientation

Day 1
o Academic Advising presentations to students.

o   Academic planning time with Orientation Leaders.
o   Homework: complete planning worksheets with
    desired courses and many, many alternates.
Day 2
o Small group advising meetings to review course plans
  (bring AP/IB score reports and language placement).
o   Registration labs staffed by OL’s and Registrar’s office.
    Notes on Registration
   Many courses will show ‘Full’ when students look them up prior
    to their registration time.
   Seats in many courses released for each CTOPS registration wave.
   Students are not likely to get every course they want – all can’t
    take the most popular courses.
   Encourage exploration and lots of alternates!
   Students may not register for courses without required scores or
    pre-requisites.
   First semester students are limited to a maximum of two math
    and/or science courses, with only one associated lab.
   Remember, tomorrow is just a 1st draft of schedule.
After Orientation
   Advisor assignments on MyUNC by early August
   Adjust Class Schedules beginning Monday, August 2
    through the first two weeks of classes.
   Waitlists purged on August 14 – 1st come, 1st served.
   Take placement exams and participate in Summer
    Reading Program, Monday, August 23.
   Begin classes on Tuesday, August 24.
   Meet with academic advisors if needed.
       walk-in week, August 23-27
       by appointment after August 30
Contact Academic Advising

  Academic Advising Program
  The College of Arts and Sciences
  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  Campus Box 3110, Steele Building
  214 East Cameron Street
  Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3110
  919-966-5116
  www.unc.edu/advising
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