Greetings WSU Parents,
Your students are now through the first month of the Fall 2010 Semester. They probably have some good study routines started and are preparing for mid terms in the next two weeks. We have gathered relevant information from some of the departments your student may need to seek out during the upcoming months. Please feel free to pass this information on to your student in case it is at the end of their long “To Do” list.
It is time for students to meet with their academic advisors again. Yes, their fall schedule is all set, but students need to start planning their winter courses as well as making sure they are following along the correct academic path for their major.
- For the College of Liberal Arts and Science, College of Fine Performing Communication Arts and pre-professional programs (nursing, and the other majors offered through Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences i.e. pre-pharmacy, clinical lab science, mortuary science, pathologists’ assistant, radiation therapy, etc.) students go to the University Advising Center, 1600 David Adamany Undergraduate Library ( 313 577-2680), to schedule an appointment or they can utilize walk-in Tuesdays. Off campus students can also visit the Oakland Center Office (248 489-5963) to schedule an appointment.
- Business Administration students call 313 577-4505 to schedule an appointment with their advisor and they also have walk-in Tuesdays as an advising opportunity.
- College of Education students call 313 577-1601 to schedule an appointment with their academic advisor or join for walk-in Tuesdays.
- Honors Advising – Honors Program Advisor
Liza Lagman Sperl
2100 Undergraduate Library
Engineering: Engineering Students may call their prospective departments
- UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING ADVISING CONTACTS
- Biomedical Engineering
2110 Bioengineering Building
- Chemical Engineering, and Undecided Students
- Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Engineering Bridge
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mary Jo Vagts
- Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Bldg
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
2045 Manufacturing Engineering Building
- Mechanical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- All engineering students must meet with their engineering advisor on a
regular basis. NOTE: Office Hours for the Advisors within the College of Engineering are posted outside of the Dean’s Office hallway (1100 Engineering).
Registering for Winter Semester
- The Winter 2011 class schedule will be available on October 4 at classschedule.wayne.edu. This is the perfect opportunity for your student to plan ahead and get an early peek at course offerings. Winter Registration begins on November 1 and we hope that your student will be among those who register early. Registering early ensures that your son or daughter will get the best schedule and into the right classes before they fill up.
If your student has any questions about what to take, have them run their own “Degree Audit” on Pipeline – Log into Pipeline -> Student tab -> STARS for Degree Audit. Students can also consult an academic advisor about course selection. Students are encouraged to complete their winter schedules before the busy period of final exams, but if it is necessary to drop and add a class, students can adjust their schedules through Saturday, January 1 with no additional fees. We hope you will talk to your son or daughter about their winter term classes and schedule. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call (313) 577-3541 or join us for a chat at reg.wayne.edu.
Manager, Records and Registration Services Wayne State University
Early Academic Assessment (EAA) is one of the tools used by the University to assist our undergraduate students’ academic success and therefore to help the University retain its students. The University policy on EAA requires that courses numbered below 3000 include a means of assessing student progress, normally by the beginning of the third week but no later than the end of the seventh week of each Fall and Winter semester. This assessment should provide students with feedback regarding their academic performance and can provide a meaningful opportunity for intervention. Students who are performing at a C- or below in courses below 3000 must receive EAA grades. Faculty teaching courses numbered 3000 or above are encouraged to give EAA grades, but it is optional. In both cases students would receive a letter by e-mail.
EAA grades do not become part of a student’s academic record; their purpose is to give students a sense of how they are doing and encourage them to address any academic issues that are affecting their success. They are also used for advising and counseling.
Questions related to the EAA program should be directed to Dr. Naida Simon
Students can find opportunities for support all around Wayne State’s Campus. One of the many services for support can be found in the Academic Success Center. Whether a student is struggling in a class or just wants to take advantage of resources to get ahead, the Academic Success Center (ASC) is open to all students. The ASC is located in the Adamany Undergraduate Library on the first floor. They have extended hours on Monday and Thursday from 8:30am until 7pm. Normal business hours for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday are 8:30am until 5pm. Although many students don’t realize the need for support until the end of a semester, we stress for students to take advantage of the ASC now. They offer walk-in tutoring, supplemental instruction sessions for specific classes, as well as workshops that students can take advantage for better study skills. All these schedules can be found at the ASC website (success.wayne.edu). Study skills tutoring sessions can also be requested by appointment. Don’t let your student fall behind; remind them they can stay ahead by acting now and visiting success.wayne.edu or calling the ASC at 313-577-3165.