Engaging your advisees is now more important than ever! Reach out, check in to see how they are doing and help them prepare for the upcoming semester.
There are many different ways to connect with them. Determine what form of communication you are most comfortable with and in what way they might want to be communicated with.
Advising can help fulfill our desire for social connectivity amidst the necessity for personal distancing. We want to make sure our students feel supported by our community.
Even though you might not have a student’s physical academic folder, you have access to all the resources you need to effectively advise and assist students:
Advisor Resources channel (highlights)
There are many different ways to meet with student remotely. Consider the following options and what works best for you and the student. Keep in mind any of these types of “meeting” can be scheduled using Starfish:
Check in with your advisees to see how they are doing. Make sure to discuss how their courses are going this semester. Have they adjusted to online learning? Are they able to access the resources they need to be successful? Discuss the impact any academic decision may have on their degree progress.
Document your conversation by utilizing notes in Degree Works, Starfish or by sending a meeting summary via email and provide your advisee with their registration PIN.
Web registration will remain open through drop/add.
Visit cortland.edu/winter for up-to-date information on Winter Session. Discuss whether taking a winter session will assist a student in continuing to make timely degree progress. Please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-753-5643 to leave a message. Connect with us on social media (Instagram @sunycortlandelo and Facebook @SUNYCortlandSummerWinter)!
The Permission to Transfer Credit form is available online! Talk with your advisees who might be considering taking course work at another institution and transferring the credit back to SUNY Cortland.
email@example.com Advising questions
firstname.lastname@example.org Transfer credit questions
email@example.com Starfish questions
firstname.lastname@example.org Registration and records questions
email@example.com Summer/Winter session questions