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Join the FTLC Learning Community for Faculty & Staff on Advising & Retention

Gail Pack, Director of Undergraduate Student Services and FTLC Fellow for Student Advising and Retention, and Dana Saunders, Director of Students First, are co-leading the FTLC’s Advising and Retention Faculty and Staff Learning Community, continuing the conversations from the Task Force on Academic Advising in May 2013. The community will meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 3-4 p.m. in the Faculty Center.

Want to get involved – or want to learn more? Contact Pack at cgpack@uncg.edu or Saunders at dfsaunde@uncg.edu.

Plans for the year include:
Sept. 11-Establish goals and strategies for 2013-2014

  • UNCG Web Resources: Establish subcommittees to 1) search on UNCG site for keyword “Advising;” 2) decide what constitutes mission critical information for advising; 3) find outdated information that should be removed.
  • Develop survey instrument around Student Perceptions of advising roles
  • Begin to discuss what advisors need to know for advising students

Oct. 9-Nuts and Bolts of Advising

  • Professional development for new and seasoned advisors: Advisor Training

Nov. 13-Lesson Learned and Subcommittee Updates

  • Review “Lessons Learned” throughout the peak advising and registration period
  • Establish timeline and logistics to administer the Advising Survey instrument

Feb. 12-Policy Changes from the Board of Governors (BOG)

  • Review new BOG-mandated policies for Course Withdrawal and Academic Standing, discuss impact and effect of policy implementation for academic advising practices
  • Invite Financial Aid and the University Registrar’s Office to participate in this discussion

March 5-Nuts and Bolts of Advising Continued

  • Focus on the Lessons Learned from spring 2014

April 9-Finalize written report from subcommittees’ findings

May 1- Sponsor Faculty Takeover, 4-6 p.m.