Fall Semester Plan: Advising and Retention

Advising/Registration:

Continue to refer first time students, continuing students, and returning students to email their advisor or advising@calhoun.edu.

Advising Overrides and Removal of Holds:

Advisors will continue to remove holds and add overrides to remove student registration barriers.

DegreeWorks:

Students will have online access to their degree audit and plan of study.

Student Videos:

  • Created: “How to” videos for students on topics that are usually covered during an advising session.     The six videos created are:
    • How To Register
    • How To Read Your Schedule
    • How To Use DegreeWorks
    • How To Use The STARS Guide
    • How To Navigate The MyCalhoun Portal
    • How To Pick Your Major, AAS vs AS.

We are emailing the videos to students and have them posted on the website.  

Connect:

(pre- semester start connection with students)

We are currently planning a fully online Connect session for students.  This is a valuable event for our first time freshman in the fall and we believe that we can still deliver a quality program online.

Freshman Seminar (ORI105 and ORI110) Classes:

  • We will transition all of our Freshman Seminar classes for the fall semester to an online format.  We believe that we will be able to effectively meet the course outcomes while providing a safe environment for our students.

Communications:

Advisors will continue to send weekly emails to their assigned students. These messages will include information on withdrawal date for summer, important dates for fall semester, resources, and final exams. Advisors can answer questions via email and/or on Instagram.

On Campus Visits/Interactions:

We will continue to assist ALL students remotely.  All advisors have sneeze guards at their desks and facial coverings for when they move about the office.  When students are able to return to campus, we will require they have an appointment so that we can control the number of people in the office. Those that cannot get an appointment will still be served remotely.

Cleaning and PPE:

Office staff will sanitize commonly used surfaces such as interior door handles, copier and other office equipment at least once per day and more frequently if needed. Office staff will wear facial coverings in campus common areas and when interacting with other individuals in the office. Additionally, six feet of social distance will be maintained, whenever possible. Office staff will not share workstations (desks, computer, and phones).

Website:

The CCC website has and will continue to have and promote the “Advising@calhoun.edu” link to all students and prospective students. Students will be able to utilize the Acuity software to make online appointments with Advising staff.