Millersville University, Faculty Senate

Attachment A

Faculty Senate Minutes

October 3, 2000

Advisement Initiatives

Fall 2000

Mandatory Advisement will be required for the following groups of currently enrolled students:


Part-time Student Advising Assistance

The Office of Academic Advisement, in cooperation with Departments with ACE programs or large numbers of part-time students, is coordinating evening advisement hours on Monday-Thursday evenings, October 30-November 10. This is not designed to replace department initiatives, but to support these efforts.

Faculty Development Sessions: Faculty and Staff advisers are encouraged to attend n short (30-45 minute) workshop on the new mandatory advisement procedures.
Also covered in this session will be a quick review of common advisement errors related to the genera) education requirements. Please plan to attend one of the following:

Thursday October 12 4 pm SMC Room 161
Wednesday October 18 12 noon SMC Room 161(bring lunch if you want)

Dr. Paul Specht and Dr. Carol Phillips are also available for meetings with small groups of faculty by department or academic building as requested (ext. 3703). They will be meeting with the School Council, Science and Mathematics, on October 9.

Dates to Remember

October 13 Deadline for change of major submissions to Academic Advisement
October 18 Undergraduate Course Schedule Booklets available
October 23 Graduate Registration begins for degree seeking & certification students
October 30 Registration begins for non-degree seeking graduate students and for special needs students
November 6-17 Undergraduate Registration Period
November 20 Registration reopens at 6 am and remains open until January 18 at 11 pm

Prerequisite Checking

Prerequisite checking will be active for Voice Registration again this fall. Please note that a new addition is Math Placement Test Scores as part of prerequisite checks.

Please discuss. the new mandatory advisement requirements with students in your classes.

Kudos to Faculty

Evaluations of the Department Advising Sessions held on Sunday, August 27, indicate they were a huge success! Thanks for all of your efforts in advising our new students. And, mark your calendar for Sunday, August 26, 2001, for next year's event, which we are planning now.

Web for Faculty

Faculty Web Features available In early October:

Faculty, advisers, and authorized staff (ex. Department secretaries and those who currently use OARS on Banner) will be able to enter their ID and PIN number to access academic information:

For faculty only:

For faculty, advisers and authorized staff:

Other web features being evaluated:

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