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Advising Resources

 

Advising Brown Bag Series: The Academic Advising Committee sponsors a series of Brown Bags open to the entire campus community during the academic year. This series provides informal exchanges monthly about topics of current interest in order to assist faculty with students' success. Click here for the schedule of Brown Bag topics. Following each session, this information exchange is summarized and sent to all faculty. Click here for a recap of the brown bag sessions for September, October 2, October 17 (The State of Mental Health on College Campuses, Resilience, Motivational Interviewing), November 1, November 14, February, March, April. Click here for a brief overview of how and why to send an academic alert or a student of concern referral.

 

Advisor Handbook: Now in its 3rd edition, the Advisor Handbook provides in-depth information about the College's advising program, advising specific populations, policies and practical guidelines, and campus resources. The Handbook also includes examples of many of the College's forms in its appendix to illustrate our policies and guidelines. Click here to view the Handbook online: http://lemoyne.edu/tabid/1186/default.aspx

 

My College Plan: This exercise, while required at the end of the first semester in concert with the academic advisor, is an important intentional step for any student toward discerning a student's personal values and career and academic interests and abilities. It will provide students with an opportunity to reflect, do some serious research into the course work required for the major, and begin thoughtful planning about a student's future college and career path. My College Plan is the start of an ongoing conversation that students should have with their academic advisors, and any other campus mentors. It should be considered a living document to revisit periodically.

 

When to use WebAdvisor: You may know WebAdvisor (http://webadvisor.lemoyne.edu) as the College's online registration system, but were you aware that it is also a very helpful resource for academic advisors. Advisors can view information related to their active advisees within the "My Advisees" section of WebAdvisor. Here you will be able to view the student transcript, class schedule, student profile, and test summary. In addition, as an advisor, you can also evaluate the student's current program/major or run a What if scenario if the student is considering a change of discipline. Concerns with the information displayed on WebAdvisor should be directed to the Registrar's Office at  registrar@lemoyne.edu or 315-445-4456.

 

When to use Echo: As an advisor, part of your responsibility includes working with your advisees prior to their course registration. To approve/clear students for registration, advisors should utilize Echo (http://echo.lemoyne.edu) to identify students who have followed the appropriate steps to communicate their anticipated registration plans. Approving a student for registration automatically make them eligible for registering once their registration time arrives provided that they do not have any registration holds, such as a bursar or student development hold. In addition, Echo also allows the advisor to view the student's course history and if FERPA was signed giving a family member access to grade reports.

 

Students of Concern (E.A.S.E.): The Early Alert System Exchange provides avenues for professors, administrators, and staff to assist Le Moyne students who show signs of needing support for their academic success. The Academic Alert and the Student of Concern tools enlist a team of consultants to aid students toward that success. Click here for more information.

 

Students in Crisis: Often, the academic advisor is a student's life line and the first point of contact when a student has a situation that requires immediate attention. Click here to view specific guidelines for providing support to your students.

 

Le Moyne College Student Handbook: This Student Handbook contains the policies and procedures for students and information about Le Moyne's history, mission and culture as well as a number of the services and resources available to students. The policies contained in this Handbook are applicable to all students - undergraduate, graduate, and part-time, and students are responsible for being aware of these policies and following them accordingly. Click here to view the Handbook online: http://www.lemoyne.edu/tabid/847/default.aspx

 

NACADA Resources: The National Academic and Advising Association (NACADA) provides comprehensive resources for professional development and achieving student success within higher education. The NACADA Clearinghouse features member written articles addressing more than 250 advising topics. Annotated bibliographies help advisors read more about issues, and member suggested web links connect advisors to more than 10,000 relevant resources. Click here to view the current resources available: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/AdvisingIssues/index.htm