Absent: Ed Taylor, Dan Feetham, Erin Dana, Janet Germeraad, Carrie Perrin, Connie Montgomery, Jennifer Grahl
During the first order of business, Debbie and Mel discussed some of the changes FCAS has been considering regarding the steps students would take in transferring AP/IB credits. The council then discussed and delivered feedback on the issue.]]>
Absent: Ed Taylor, Dan Feetham, Dave Drischell, Erin Dana, Janet Germeraad, Carrie Perrin
During the first order of business, the council gave feedback regarding the All Advisor’s Meeting that was held on April 20th, 2011.
Next, Patsy discussed and received feedback from the council about the Links Coordinator position and what the position should entail.]]>
Absent: Aley Mills, Ed Taylor, Mel Wensel, Dan Feetham, Dave Drischell, Jennifer Grahl, Robin Boddie, Erin Dana, Connie Montgomery, Janet Germeraad, Michelle Hall
The proposed agenda for the All Advisor’s meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, April 20th, was reviewed and discussed.]]>
Absent: Aley Mills, Ed Taylor, Mel Wensel, Dan Feetham, Mary Tillotson, Janet Germeraad, Michelle Hall
During the first order of business, goals and ideas brought up during the UAAC Retreat was discussed along with topics for the All Advisors meeting.]]>
Absent: Aley Mills, Erin Dana
Guests: Dowell Eugenio
During the first order of business, Dowell Eugenio, along with two Informatics students, discussed the new student use of the Academic Learning Links webpage incorporating RIASEC.
Next, the council put out suggestions for important topics that should be discussed during the retreat next Tuesday.]]>
Absent: Patsy Wosepka
Guests: LeAnne Wiles and Becky Corriell (First Year Programs)
During the first order of business, Becky Corriell and LeAnne Wiles informed the council of the changes that were made to the FIG program and addressed the following brainstorming questions:
What are some ways that your faculty might be willing to collaborate more intentionally with the FIGs in their classes?
What are some themes that you feel would be beneficial to include in a FIG cluster?
Are there any classes that your department offers which could help create a theme-driven FIG?
What are some strategies that would enable FIGs to provide a wider range of options for our advanced student population? (high achieving, running start, AP/IB)?
Are there additional ways that you would like to collaborate with the FIG Program?
Next, Mel and Debbie informed the council on the AP/IB proposal moving through FCAS discussing different factors that take part in a student’s satisfactory progress.]]>
Absent: Clay Schwenn, Janet Germeraad
During the first order of business, the council discussed various topics to be addressed during the upcoming Advising Council Retreat. With dates still tentative, Cynthia suggested to maybe take a half-day during February. Ed Taylor also suggested having a planning group to organize the key issues that need to be discussed during the retreat.
During this discussion, Janice Decosmo stepped in and discussed her committee work on the committee convened to investigate the feasibility and possible models to implement direct admission to colleges and schools. Their recommendations are due at the end of May. Janice will meet initially with Clay and Cynthia, but invited comment from all members of the UAAC.
Lastly, Mel made a suggestion that for the Advising Council Retreat, we discuss goals to be set for the council and what could be done for the remainder of this academic year along with the next academic year as well.]]>
Absent: Robin Boddie, Susan Inman
Guests: Matthew Saavedra (Office of the Registrar), Cathy Beyer (Office of Educational Assessment), John Peterson
During the first order of business, Matt Saavedra from the Office of the Registrar discussed his role and his upcoming projects here at the University of Washington including learning websites, video tutorials, and training programs.
Next, Cathy Beyer and John Peterson discussed an overview of the assessments and comparisons done between students who are involved or not involved with a FIG (Freshmen Interest Group) and/or ALL (Academic Learning Links) program during their first quarter at the University of Washington keeping in mind student satisfaction and social and academic growth.]]>
Absent: Mary Tillotson, Debbie Weigand
Guests: Doug Wadden (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs) and Kevin Mihata (Assistant Dean in Arts and Sciences)
During the first order of business, the council discussed with guests, Doug Wadden and Kevin Mihata, about the approaches taken with students regarding the undergraduate satisfactory progress policy.]]>
Absent: Erin Dana, Connie Montgomery, Susan Inman
During the first order of business, introductions of new and old members were done. Next, Ed Taylor discussed the beginnings of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Council, its mission, and its future plans on how to best serve the students. The council also discussed budget matters and upcoming reports on Freshmen Interest Groups and Academic Learning Links.
Mary Lindstrom is the new provost. UAAC will probably need to meet with her to talk about how advising fits in her framework for assessing academic units.
Council activities this year will include how advisors inculcate and integrate students at the institution; how we engage with each other across campus; and how we introduce new students to academic culture.
Satisfactory Progress Holds: a response regarding a question from the All Advisor’s Meeting: “If the credits are on the transcript and count towards the 180 needed for graduation they are included in the satisfactory progress totals. Only X credits are not counted. That means that foreign study credits that have changed to X credits until they can be evaluated do not count until they have been evaluated and assigned UW credit. On the other hand, if a student is currently registered for 12 credits of foreign study they do count in the credit totals for that quarter until they turn into X credits at the end of the quarter.”
Next, an update on upcoming events from the Links was given:
EnviroLink: Offering its Freshman Seminar this Autumn on “Exploring Environmental Majors” featuring faculty from a range of environmental programs giving presentations and facilitating discussions with students about their research and the culture of their discipline. This course can be taken by itself or as part of a Freshman Interest Group (FIG). It has 107 students registered this quarter.
EnviroLink is also planning for the annual UW Environmental Career Fair, which for the first time will include an additional fair co-sponsored with the UW Career Center featuring green career opportunities with employers who are not in the environmental field, but who offer environmentally-focused jobs. Save the date for January 26 and 27, 2011, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, in the Mary Gates Hall Commons.
Finally, the next UAAC meeting will be on the 3rd of November.]]>