During the shift to distance learning during the spring 2020 semester, the department of hospitality management decided it was important to build on our SRD plan. We expanded our SRD team and developed the Academic Advising Task Force. Because the many changes we made to our practices we found that creating a calendar of activities would be useful.
We are happy to share our calendar with you.
calendar Spring 2021
Arch Tech plan week. ARCH TECH Plan spring 2021
- Arch Student Advising
A robust Advisement Spine has been developed by the department of ARCH TECH to keep students informed and current about different program options and career paths. Some of our ongoing initiatives are:
B. ARCH | B TECH Advisement 01
During the Students 3rd semester an advisement session is held in all Design 3 courses. The B. Arch Program Director visits all sections to review and distribute general information about the program options and B. Arch application guidelines.
Materials Distributed during the Advisement 01 session:
B. ARCH | B TECH Advisement 02
During the Students’ 4th semester an advisement session is held in all Design 4 courses. The B. Arch Program Director visits all sections to review and distribute detailed information about the program options and B. Arch application guidelines. At this time, all students are required to sign-up for a one on one advisement session with a full-time faculty member to discuss their options and help them plan and map a trajectory based on their career goals.
Materials Distributed during the Advisement 02 session:
The SRD representatives, John Akana and Robert Walljasper* analyzed their department’s practices and built on an in-class academic advising practice that was good but needed to be improved and standardized. The goal of the in-class academic advising sessions is to introduce tools and best practices to students as they enter the program. The slides included here are used in the HMGT 1101 class and a modified version is used in the HMGT 3501 class, a course that includes many transfer students from AAS programs.
Does your plan include in-class advising sessions? What courses would you include in your in-class advising sessions?
*If you plan to create your own in-class advising session based on these slides, please credit John and Robert’s work as inspiration. They are both willing to speak about their philosophy or objectives with you.
Here is a tool that is designed for use by faculty assisting transfer students. I has been adopted by other departments and has helped HMGT faculty feel more confident when advising transfer students. Let me know if you want to learn more about adapting this to your department’s needs or creating another tool to assist faculty as they develop their academic advising practices.
Flowchart circles update 01.17.19 Final
The objective of this survey was to bring awareness of the academic advising resources and tolls available to students on the academic advisement, to elicit the willingness of participants to recommend these resources to other students, and to determine the likelihood of students using these resources in the future. Read the report here.