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					Advising at MVC
         2008-09 Advising Committee
Linda Gordon, Loren Gruber, Marsha Lashley,
    Josh Tetteh, Milena Simic, Janie Ross,
      Tiffany Bergman & Heather Troth
     Advisor Tips to Remember
► Keep office hours posted on your door.
► Keep appointments that students set up.
► E-mail or call the student to reschedule an
  appointment, if you do have to miss.

► Have a copy of the last two college catalogs
 in your office, as you may have advisees
 operating out of both.
            Tips Continued
► Help advisees understand the difference
  between a Bachelor of Science degree and a
  Bachelor of Arts degree (check core).
► Make students aware of options.
► Encourage undecided students to choose a
► Explain the various majors students can
  earn at MVC.

1. Accounting
2. Alcohol & Drug Studies
3. Anthropology*
    Museum Studies
    Public History & Archaeology
    Combined Museum Studies/History/Archaeology
4. Art*
    Graphics Design
    Studio Art
5. Athletic Training
6. Biology
7. Business Administration* (Finance, Management, Marketing, Small Business Development)
8. Computer Information Systems*
         Internet Programming
         Software Development
9. Criminal Justice
10. Economics
11. Elementary Education
12. English
13. Exercise Science*
         Health & Fitness
         Sports Management
14. History
15. Hospitality Management & Tourism
16. Human Service Agency Management
17. Interdisciplinary Studies
18. Mass Communication*
19. Middle School Education*
          Language Arts
          Social Science
20. Physical Education*
21. Political Science / Public Administration
22. Public Relations
23. Psychology
24. Recreation Administration
25. Religion / Philosophy
26. Social Studies Education
27. Sociology
28. Speech
29. Theatre*
          Musical Theatre
          Technical Theatre
 Early Childhood
 Early Childhood Special Educ.
 Special Education
 Speech Communication/Theatre
 Unified Science

For information about Minor options and
Associate degree programs, see the
Declaration of Major form. (now online)
                 More Tips
 Encourage    students to declare a major and
  submit their paperwork.
► Help students choose the correct courses.
► Make students aware of consequences of
  their choices.
► Make sure they know they must have a
  minimum of 12 hours per semester to
  receive full financial aid & reside on campus.
► Help students review and update their “four
  year” plans.
              Four Year Plans
► Currently   a goal of the Freshman Seminar
► Reality is, some students have them and
  others do not
► Tiffany Bergman hopes to have completed
  two-year plans in place for ALL students as
  part of FS
► FS is still working on the four-year planning
         Changes in Advising
► Beginning  with Fall 2009 Registration,
  students will need to have a new PIN each
► PINs will be given to the advisors.
► Advisors should give out PINs only after
  meeting with/advising students about their
  schedules for the following term.
► College Faculty available to assist you!
     College Faculty
Located    on MVC home page
Six items, including icons for
       Advising Students
        Online Grading
           Class lists
Call Jason Rinne and IT Dept.
     for further instruction
          at 831-4099
   Core I – Communication Skills
Required of all degree candidates:
EN 130 – Rhetoric and Composition
EN 160 – Literature and Composition
SP 100 – Public Speaking

B.A. and B.F.A. degree candidate must choose
TWO of the following:
  EN 200, EN 201, EN 220, EN 225, EN 230, EN 235
  GK 100, LN 100, SN 111, SN 112, FR 110, FR 160
               Core II – Math/Science
► B.A. and B.F.A. degree candidates – one course required
► B.S. candidates -- one course required, if MA 185 or MA 190; otherwise two
  courses required. MA 210 for Elementary and Middle School majors ONLY.

MA   150   –   Topics in Modern Math
MA   160   –   Finite Math
MA   165   –   College Algebra
MA   170   –   Pre-calculus
MA   185   –   Calculus for Business
MA   190   –   Calculus I
MA   200   –   Intro to Statistics
MA   210   –   Math for Elementary Teachers
                       Core II (cont.)
► B.A. and B.F.A. candidates – one course required
► B.S. candidates – two courses required, one of which must include a lab

AY 103 – Intro. to Biological Anthropology
BI 104 – Principles of Biology
BI 130 – Plants & People
CH 111 – General Chemistry I
Ch 112 – General Chemistry II
PH 105 – Environmental Science
PH 109 – Physical Science
PH 122 – Astronomy
                     Core II (cont.)
►   All degree candidates need one course from the following:

CS XXX – Three hours of CIS
AC 230 – Accounting Computer Applications
ED 310 – Integration of Technology
MC 201, 290, 301 – Electronic Publications
           Core III – Social Science
►   All degree candidates – two courses from different disciplines required

AD 100 – Psych. of Substance Abuse
AY 101 – Intro. to Archaeology
AY 102 – Intro. to Cultural Archaeology
EC 206 – Macroeconomics
HM 100 – Personal Growth
HM 221 – Leadership/Growth Dynamics
PY 100 – Principles of Psychology
SC 100 – Intro. to Sociology
SC 232 – Marriage & Family
PS 100 – Foundations of Federal Government
               Core IV – Civilization
►   All degree candidates need one Religion course. (Any will work.)
►   Plus, two of the following courses:

AY 104 – World Archaeology, AY 105 – World Culture
CL 210 – Greek Civilization, CL 220 – Roman Civilization
HS 104 – American History I, HS 105 – American History II
HS 115 – History of World Civilization I
HS 116 – History of World Civilization II
PL 100 – Intro. to Philosophy
PL 110 – Intro. to Critical Thinking

All graduates must satisfy the Missouri and Federal Government requirements by
    passing one of the following: PS 100, HS 104 or HS 105.
                   Core V – Fine Arts
►   All degree candidates – two courses required.

AR 100 – Intro. to Drawing, AR 120 – Intro. to Photography
AR 201 – Art Appreciation, AR 224 – Ceramics
CL 215 – Greek Humanities, CL 225 – Roman Humanities
DN 101 – History of Dance
HU 125 – Humanities I, HU 126 – Humanities II
MC 150 – Intro. to Mass Communication
MU 101 – Intro. to Music Literature, MU 105 – Fundamentals of Music
MU xxx – three hours of Choir or Band
TH 105 – Fundamentals of Theatre
TH 115 – Acting I
          Core VI – Physical Activity
►   All degree candidates – two hours required.

PE 101 – 126 --- PE Activities
PE 221 – Lifetime Wellness
PE 131 – 144 --- Varsity Sports
DN 120 – 150 --- Dance Techniques
MS 145 or 245 – Military Science
Note:    Any sport may be used only ONCE as a core requirement. Students
         receiving credit for a varsity sport cannot receive credit for the
         corresponding activity class.
          Staying Organized
► Help keep your advisees “on track” for
► Keep a checklist for the core and the major.
► Keep a file in your office (with both).
► At meetings, discuss progress in meeting
  core requirements.
► Also discuss progress in meeting major
  MVC Graduation Requirements
► 128  units of credit
► 2.0 GPA in major area
► Education majors must have a 2.75
      (OR a 2.50 and ACT score of 20)
► One of the following:
     HS 104, HS 105 OR PS 100
► Last   30 hours in residence
Graduation Requirements (cont.)
► 40 hours of 300+ classes
► Be sure students are aware of deadlines
► Application for graduation (now online)
► Degree audit
► Departmental approval form (now online)
► Graduation fee ($100)
          Mistakes that Increase
             Graduation Time
► Only Biology majors or excellent students should
  be in Biology as first-semester freshmen.

► Students  may NOT take 200-level Business
  Division courses unless they have taken and
  passed EN 160.

► Inappropriate placement in math (too high or two
  low) should be avoided by looking at the ACT or
  SAT score. (Registrar has an equivalency grid.)
     *When in doubt, consult math faculty.
              More Mistakes
 Education  majors should be assigned to
  Education faculty asap. (Although the core
  IS the same as all other majors, DESE
  requires elementary majors to take
  Macroeconomics; and ED 310, Integration
  of Technology, is strongly recommended in
  lieu of CS 100-120.)
 Be sure you know which catalog version
  your advisee is using. (Three are online.)
 Students may bump up, BUT must update
  both major AND core.
         Even More Mistakes
► Repeating   D’s. (Doesn’t add credits.)
► Core requirements MUST be “survey”
  courses (100- or 200-level).
► Math for Teachers (MA 210) counts ONLY
  for Education majors.
 Students should finish their core during their
  first two years.
► Call or e-mail the Registrar with any
          Registration Process
 Place sign-up sheet on door or contact
  students by e-mail for Registration process
 Check over student progress in core/major
 Registration is through College Register
           (located on MVC homepage)
 Students will need PIN to log in/register
     (will be provided each semester)
 Some advisors have students give them a
  copy of their schedule to keep in file
    Advising Survey (Spring 2006)
► Anonymous   survey     ► 149 respondents said
  given                   they WERE satisfied at
► Was to determine        that time with the
  strengths and           advising program
  weaknesses            ► 50 respondents had
► 275 MVC student         never met with their
  respondents completed   advisors
  the survey            ► 24 indicated they had
► We gained insight and   trouble scheduling
  information             appointments
What students want an advisor to do
   according to the ’06 results –
► serve  as a mentor        ► help address concerns
► offer academic advice       the student has
► confirm that advisee is   ► return advisee calls
  on track to graduate        and e-mails
► offer advice to non-      ► give advice on job
  academic questions          search and career
► be available to talk
                            ► help with internships
Thank you for your time!
  Ifyou have questions or concerns
   about the advising process that were
   not addressed, please contact any of
   the Advising Committee members.

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