In support of continued campus efforts for student success and retention, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Vincent Tinto will visit campus soon, and an agenda will be posted shortly. We cordially invite you to come share in the discussion about student retention and academic success and learn more!
Vincent Tinto is a distinguished University Professor at Syracuse University and the former Chair of the Higher Education Program. He has consulted widely with federal and state agencies, independent research firms, foundations, and two and four-year institutions of higher education on a broad range of higher educational issues which concern student success; particularly those of low-income, underserved and diverse backgrounds. His book, Leaving College, lays out a theory and policy perspective on student success. Tinto's Model of Institutional Departure states that to persist, students need integration into formal and informal academic and social systems. More information to follow.
Block off your calendar for November 10-11 and sign up today for The University of Alabama Faculty Institute! Held at the Bryant Conference Center, the Faculty Institute is a convenient professional development opportunity right here on campus.
This year, we are featuring Stephen L. Chew, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Samford University. His presentation examines common misconceptions among both students and teachers that undermine student learning. Dr. Chew will discuss and demonstrate some key cognitive principles that must be addressed for any pedagogy to be effective.
Date: November 10-11, 2016
Location: Bryant Conference Center, Rast Room
Fee: Free to UA Faculty!
To register, call 205-348-3000, send registration form via campus mail, or visit facultyinstitute.ua.edu.
UA-AAA in partnership with The Office for Academic Affairs has provided advising training available to all faculty. This can be used as first-time preparation for new faculty or simply a refresher for those who have previously advised. We reviewed DegreeWorks, MyBama, Course Lookup, Drop/Add, Schedule Builder, as well as general UA academic and registration policies. The first training sessions offered took place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 and Wednesday October 12, 2016. This training had professional advisors on hand for any college-specific questions as well as a representative from the Office of the University Registrar for DegreeWorks questions.
If you were unable to attend either training, resources are available at the links below.
Click here for the Faculty Adviser Training Document which explains everything from FERPA to Degree Works and MyBama to general UA academic and registration policies.
Click here for the PowerPoint slideshow that presented the training, as well as providing important contact information and links to key websites to visit.
Click here for Advising Q&As specific to UA.
University of Alabama Academic Advisors Association (UA-AAA) promotes quality academic advising at The University of Alabama. UA-AAA is dedicated to the professional growth, development and support of academic advising and advisors at the Capstone. UA-AAA serves faculty members, administrators, counselors, academic advisors, graduate students, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal and vocational needs of students. UA-AAA is the representative for and advocate of academic advising and academic advisors of The University of Alabama. The organization is an allied member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and supports the goals and programs of NACADA.
UA-AAA is an active participant in Project Rising Tide and strives to provide leadership and support to this campus-wide initiative.
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