Advisement Forum Reminder and Upcoming Advisor Trainings

Advisement Forum,

We want remind you all that Advisement Forum will be held tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 9:00 a.m. in Center Stage.

Additionally, the Inclusion Series: Debrief and Discussion training (which conflicted with the Advisement Forum) has been canceled and will be rescheduled shortly.  

Finally, the next Advising Brown-Bag Meeting will be held Friday, July 29th from 9:00-10:00 am featuring the College of Technology and Computing Advisors. This will be the first brownbag where we are spotlighting a particular college. Come learn a little more about the College of Technology and Computing and their programs and get to know their advising group.

You are all invited to sign up for any of these trainings, or any future trainings, online at the ACS System at http://webapp.uvu.edu/advisortraining/acs/.

We hope to see you there,

Tom

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Credit

The Graduation Office received the annual list of Advanced Placement (AP) scores last week.  This year we have over 2200 exams to post. If a student requested a copy be sent to UVU, it will be listed at the bottom of their AP copy…please do not refer these students to our office.  We are entering them on the student records as fast as we can.  It will take us approximately 3 weeks to enter all of them.  Credit will only be awarded for AP scores of 3, 4 or 5.

As soon as we have awarded credit for a student’s AP, it will show in Wolverine Track.

The following web page lists what credit will be awarded according to the test taken and score received.

http://www.uvu.edu/transfer/students/apcredit.html

Mindy Swenson

Assistant Registrar-Graduation

Utah Valley University

(801) 863-6811

Name Change Procedure

Students requesting a change of their name OR Social Security Number must submit the following:

  1. Completed Name Change and/or SSN Change Form (in person at One Stop or faxed to 801-225-4677)
  2. Photo ID
  3. Copy of SSN Card (name in UVU system will be the same as SSN Card)

Thank You,

Francie Hallman

One Stop Director

Utah Valley University

800 West University Parkway

Orem UT 84058

801-863-8735

hallmafr@uvu.edu

New UAS Changes are now in effect

The  requirements for University Advanced Standing (UAS)  have been implemented and are now reflected in the Banner system.   These changes were approved by President’s Council in February 2015 to begin Fall 2016.  Students who have already earned UAS will not be affected by the change.  Only students (current or new for Fall) who have not met the requirements as of July 11 will be under the new rules.

As a reminder to receive the UAS attribute a student must meet all four requirements listed below:

Complete ENGL 2010 or equivalent with passing grade

Complete MATH Quantitative Literacy (QL) (MAT 1030, MATH 1040, 1050, 1090 or equivalent)

Complete 24 credits (UVU or Transfer)

Maintain cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher

FYI – We have a new version of the Structured Enrollment Sheet that lists the new UAS requirements.  We will have these available at Advisement Forum on July 21st.  If you miss that meeting, you are welcome to pick up a copy from Vaylene in my office (BA 100-a).  As in the past, this is not to be copied and given to students, but is for employee use only.

If you see any issues with student records regarding the new UAS rules, please let me know.  We appreciate you working with all of you!!

Liz Childs

AVP – Enrollment Management

Upcoming Advisement Trainings

Advisement Forum,

We want remind you all that there are several upcoming trainings this week and that you are all welcome to participate in.

  • Safe Zone Training—Tuesday, July 12th from 2:00-4:00 (facilitated by Lisa Williamson, Academic Standards Counselor): This program strives to create an atmosphere of inclusion on campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students, staff, and faculty. The program will raise visibility, awareness, and understanding of sexuality and gender identity/expression issues through: 1) Education individual staff and faculty members to assist in understanding the complex issues of sexual and gender identity, and how one may intervene in discriminatory practices; 2) creating visibility of LGBT student, staff, faculty, and their allies who may provide resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning students, staff, and faculty; 3) creating a safe environment on campus where student(s) can feel comfortable and free from homophobic, transphobic, and heterosexist comments and actions.
  • Inclusion Series: Working with International Students—Wednesday, July 13th from 3:00-4:00 (facilitated by International Student Services): International students are an incredibly diverse group of students that may experience many challenges in adjusting to life and university education in a new county. This training will discuss the challenges that international students may face and how advisors can contribute to international student’s success at UVU. Some of the things we will go over are immigration regulation basics, international student work, credit requirements etc.
  • What’s My Communication Style—Thursday, July 14th from 10:00-11:00 (facilitated by Clint Moser): This training will require the completion of a communication style assessment (24 multiple choice questions) prior to attending. This workshop will provide you with new insight into your everyday communications with others. It will help you understand what drives your behavior – and the behavior of others.  During the training you will identify your personal communication style, learn how to identify the styles of others, and discover how to improve your everyday interactions with others.
  • Inclusion Series: Working with Multicultural Students—Thursday, July 14th from 3:00-4:00 (facilitated by Multicultural Student Services): Multicultural awareness is an essential helping skill for working with students. This training will discuss the role that culture plays in each of our lives and in the lives of our students and how we can be more aware, responsive, and inclusive in working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Additionally, we have multiple training next week that you are welcome to attend.

  • Narrative and Self-Authorship Theory—Tuesday, July 19th from 10:00-11:00 (facilitated by Erin Donahoe-Rankin, Advisor For Philosophy, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Studies, and Tom Liljegren): When students are able to create meaning and connections between their academic experiences and their personal values and life goals, their ability to persist and succeed increases. This training will introduce Self-Authorship theory and how we can help students create a narrative to their academic experience that will help them find greater meaning and success in their education.
  • Inclusion Series: Debrief and Discussion—Thursday, July 14th from 10:00-11:00 : This is the conclusion to our Summer Inclusion Series of trainings. This training will provide an opportunity for those who have attended the previous trainings in the series to discuss what they have learned and how each of us can apply what has been discussed in the Inclusion Series to our daily interactions with students.

You are all invited to sign up for any of these trainings, or any future trainings, online at the ACS System at http://webapp.uvu.edu/advisortraining/acs/.

We hope to see you there,

Tom

Summer 2016 Graduation Application Review Complete

 

The Graduation Office has finished reviewing all Summer 2016 Graduation Applications. You can now run the Alpha-Major List in Crystal Reports to see which of your students applied for graduation.

Note: Students may apply for Fall 2016 graduation by October 7, 2016, or by October 31, 2016 with a late fee. View our web site for additional deadlines and information: www.uvu.edu/graduation/students/apply.html.

Sincerely,

UVU Graduation Office

graduation@uvu.edu

 

Upcoming Advising Trainings

Advisement Forum,

We want remind you all that there are several upcoming trainings this week and that you are all welcome to participate in.

  • Crystal Reports and Excel Basics—Wednesday, June 6th from 10:00-11:00 (facilitated by Clint Moser): Come learn how to run reports to get operational data from Banner. There are many reports that have been developed and posted to the Business Objects Server (formerly Crystal Reports server) which can help advisors and others in their jobs every day. We will cover how to log in and schedule an existing report. We will also talk about the various reports that are already available, and how to request the development of a new report.   The training will also cover how to make reports user friendly by using Excel to interpret and manipulate data.
  • Inclusion Series: Working with First Generation Students—Thursday, June 7th from 10:00-11:00 (facilitated by Keith Jensen and Nancy Cannon from TRIO Student Support Services): As an open enrollment university, UVU has a large population of 1st-generation students. However, these students may experience a number of challenges that may affect their success in college. This training will focus on understanding the challenges that affect 1st-generation students and how advisors can help these students succeed at UVU.

Additionally, we have multiple training next week as well that you are welcome to attend.

  • Safe Zone Training—Tuesday, July 12th from 2:00-4:00 (facilitated by Lisa Williamson, Academic Standards Counselor): This program strives to create an atmosphere of inclusion on campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students, staff, and faculty. The program will raise visibility, awareness, and understanding of sexuality and gender identity/expression issues through: 1) Education individual staff and faculty members to assist in understanding the complex issues of sexual and gender identity, and how one may intervene in discriminatory practices; 2) creating visibility of LGBT student, staff, faculty, and their allies who may provide resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning students, staff, and faculty; 3) creating a safe environment on campus where student(s) can feel comfortable and free from homophobic, transphobic, and heterosexist comments and actions.
  • Inclusion Series: Working with International Students—Wednesday, July 13th from 3:00-4:00 (facilitated by International Student Services): International students are an incredibly diverse group of students that may experience many challenges in adjusting to life and university education in a new county. This training will discuss the challenges that international students may face and how advisors can contribute to international student’s success at UVU. Some of the things we will go over are immigration regulation basics, international student work, credit requirements etc.
  • What’s My Communication Style—Thursday, July 14th from 10:00-11:00 (facilitated by Clint Moser): This training will require the completion of a communication style assessment (24 multiple choice questions) prior to attending. This workshop will provide you with new insight into your everyday communications with others. It will help you understand what drives your behavior – and the behavior of others.  During the training you will identify your personal communication style, learn how to identify the styles of others, and discover how to improve your everyday interactions with others.
  • Inclusion Series: Working with Multicultural Students—Thursday, July 14th from 3:00-4:00 (facilitated by Multicultural Student Services): Multicultural awareness is an essential helping skill for working with students. This training will discuss the role that culture plays in each of our lives and in the lives of our students and how we can be more aware, responsive, and inclusive in working with students from diverse backgrounds.

You are all invited to sign up for any of these trainings, or any future trainings, online at the ACS System at http://webapp.uvu.edu/advisortraining/acs/.

We hope to see you there!

Tom

English 1010 New Section for Second Block

Hi All,

Please see the email below from the English Department.
Wade

ENGL 1010 Section 15

Block B

Instructor: Rick Fish

SVPAA Jeff Olsen has asked we open the section because of the waitlists. We’ve informed students on the waitlists but figured advisors should also be aware in case they know of students in need of English 1010 this summer.

I appreciate it.

Wioleta

Wioleta Fedeczko, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Writing Program Administrator

English and Literature

Utah Valley University

800 W. University Parkway

Orem, UT 84058-5999

Phone: (801) 863-5403

Email: wfedeczko@uvu.edu