FYI – Advisor Attendance at Freshman Convocation

Student Success & Retention is already planning for fall 2013 Freshman Convocation, to be held on the first day of fall 2013 semester, August 26th, at 6:00 p.m. in the UCCU center. As we begin our planning, we’re seeking feedback from our advisors. Please help us by answering these two short questions.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JM89YPK

This survey will be open until May 10th.

 

Marcy Glassford | Assistant Director

Student Success & Retention | Utah Valley University

800 West University Pkwy, ms 284

Orem UT 84058

801-863-7067 or marcyg@uvu.edu

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FYI – Some clarification on CLSS 1180 and CLSS 1190

Dear Advisors,

I think because of the numbering of both of our reading classes, CLSS 1180, Speed Reading,  and CLSS 1190, Power Reading and Learning Strategies, that many students believe that they should take 1180 first and then take 1190, when the reverse is true.    It is important for students to be able to really understand what they are reading in college textbooks, before they work on increasing their reading speed.

There is course-number recognition with both classes, so I don’t think we should change the course numbers, at this point, but we wanted to inform advisers so they can better inform students.

If we can get a few more students enrolled in both sections of CLSS 1190 for summer, one teacher may teach both sections and we may be allowed to carry both the block and full-summer sections.   If the numbers don’t increase, both sections will likely be canceled.

Thanks for your help.

Elaine C.

Professor Elaine C. Carter

Dept. of College Success Studies

Office:  LC 405e   Mail Stop: 275

Office Phone: 801-863-8548

E-mail: carterel@uvu.edu

 

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FYI – Updates and Reminders

Just a few updates and reminders regarding summer registration, add cards, admissions, and the UAS attributes.

  • Getting Started 2013 sheets available at One Stop.
  • Gold Structured Enrollment sheets have all been given out, if more are needed please contact Liz Childs so she can place another order.
  • Remind students of the Summer tuition Pay Deadline on May 1st.  There are more reminder buttons, if you would like one come to BA 113.
  • There is a new ADD card for Summer ONLY. The new ones will be available by May 6th.  Please discard ALL old ones you may have.  Students may obtain Summer Add Cards at One Stop.
    • The Registrar’s Office and One Stop WILL NOT be giving stacks/packages of Summer Add Cards to departments.  We are only printing the needed amount, this is why we are asking the students to come to One Stop to obtain a Summer Add Card.
    • Remember, beginning Fall Semesters Add Cards will no longer be used. 
  • We had a “glitch” with the UAS attribute for Summer Term.  This has been corrected, but you may see some students who were able to register for upper division that now will not be allowed. Once grades have been processed for Spring, UAS will be assigned if it has been earned. Please call Margaret Bellon or Liz Childs if you have questions.
  • ALL transcripts (high school and College/University) should be turned into One Stop, Admissions or the Transfer Credit Office in the original unopened envelope.
  • If you receive a note from a student authorizing their parent to receive information regarding the student’s account, please note this in comments so other advisors/staff can see it and then forward the paper authorization to LuAnn Smith, Registrar, (MS 106).

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Liz Childs

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FYI – Call for Proposals for the 2013 UVU Annual Advisement Conference

Dear UVU advisors and staff,

We would like to remind you that the annual call for proposals for the annual UVU advisement conference at the UVU Wasatch Campus, has a deadline quickly approaching.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal please see the attachment on the original email with the proposal outline for this year’s conference.  This year’s theme is Advising…..Mission Possible.   As we face potential economic and enrollment obstacles in upcoming years, it is important that advisors are able to take care of their students as well as themselves with potentially fewer resources.  We welcome all proposals even if they are not specifically related this theme, but any information and expertise you can share with your fellow professionals would be greatly valued and appreciated.

Please take the time to submit a proposal for the conference.  We have moved the submission date back a couple of days and now submissions will be accepted until May 3rd and presenters will be notified shortly thereafter.

Sincerely,

The Advisement Conference Planning Team

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FYI – Encouraging Students to take CLSS 1190 this summer and fall

Dear Advisers,

The name of CLSS 1190 has been changed for fall of 2013.   It will be Power Reading and Learning Strategies.   Adding learning to the title will more accurately describe the curriculum of the course.

With the exciting feedback that we continue to receive from our CLSS 1190 students about the difference this class is making in their academic confidence and success, we would so appreciate you encouraging your students to take 1190 in the summer or the fall.   It is not only a great option for struggling students but it works well for upper class students and those headed for grad school, as well. 

Thanks for your advocacy for students.  

Elaine C.

Professor Elaine C. Carter

Dept. of College Success Studies

Office:  LC 405e   Mail Stop: 275

Office Phone: 801-863-8548

E-mail: carterel@uvu.edu

FYI – Non-Resident Waivers

Dear Advisors,

As many of you are aware, the State Legislature passed a law allowing institutions to allow resident tuition for out-of-state students to help boost enrollment as we weather the dip caused by the change in LDS missionary eligibility age.  UVU has opted to take advantage of this opportunity and is offering one-year merit-based waivers for non-resident students thus allowing some out-of-state students to attend UVU at resident tuition rates.

Please see the following website for more information about the non-resident waiver as well as the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program that allows student from several nearby states to pay 150% of resident tuition rather than full out-of-state tuition: http://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/nonresident.html

If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thanks much,

Wade

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FYI – Mandatory Orientation Update

Dear Advisors,

Due to an increasing number of contacts from students who do not have the correct information, I would like to remind you of the following:

Webstart no longer exists and IS NOT REQUIRED of any student.

New Student Orientation is MANDATORY FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS beginning Fall 2013 and beyond.

Online Orientation is available ONLY TO STUDENTS WHO LIVE OUT OF STATE or qualify for other very limited exceptions.

I recognize that over the past few semesters there have been some challenges with changes being made to the New Student Orientation process and I appreciate your patience and support as we work through them to make our program more effective and beneficial for students.  It is truly a pleasure to work with each of you and as always, if you have any suggestions or concerns, please contact me at any time.

Please if you have any questions do not hesitate to call our office at 801-863-5491.  My staff are very willing and capable of answering any questions that you might have regarding requirements for orientation.  Also, please refer student questions to our office where we will work with them to find the best solution to fulfilling the orientation requirement.

Sincerely,

Kris Coles

Program Director – New Student Orientation

coleskr@uvu.edu

801-863-6368

FYI – Learning Communities for Fall 2013

Please find attached the 13 Learning Community pairings for Fall 2013. Representatives of Learning Communities will be bringing this flyer (Learning Communities_Fall_2013) around to your department in the coming weeks. If we miss you or you would like us to come earlier, please contact Learning Communities at Learningcommunities@uvu.edu

You can also access this information on the Learning Communities website: http://www.uvu.edu/learningcommunity/

Learning Communities are found to be the best for students who are minority, first-generation, academically underprepared, or otherwise traditionally underserved by higher education.