Whether you are thinking of changing your major or have questions about how to register, we are here to help!
Academic Advisors are available on Wednesdays on a walk-in basis for brief (10-15 minute) advising questions.
|Aug. 28* (open until 6 p.m.)||Drop/Add
Review your Degree Audit
|Sept. 4||Semester Planning - understanding your course syllabus, the academic calendar and deadlines|
|Sept. 11||Transfer credit review - are all your transcripts in?|
Change of Major
|Sept. 25||Change of Major|
|Oct. 2||Setting up your Starfish profile and accessing resources|
|Oct. 9||Review Early Semester Feedback - Progress Survey in Starfish
Course Withdrawal decisions
|Oct. 16||Understanding Degree Requirements|
|Oct. 23||Prepare for your appointment with your Academic Advisor
Learn how to use Schedule Builder to create your ideal schedule
|Oct. 30||Advisement and Registration Questions|
|Nov. 6||Advisement and Registration Questions
Course Withdrawal decisions
|Nov. 13||Options for Winter credit
Permission to Transfer Credit
|Nov. 20||Enhance your degree by adding a minor|
|Dec. 4||Confused and questioning your academic future at SUNY Cortland? Talk with an Academic Advisor|
Using Starfish to Engage Students
Monday, Sept. 16
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Starfish can make a difference with advising. Learn how to use the features in Starfish to gather more comprehensive information on your students, provide increased support and feedback and engage students in their own success. Join us in a computer lab for a hands-on session.
Advising Nuts and Bolts
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Noon – 1 p.m.
Bowers Hall, Room 1114
Learn SUNY Cortland’s philosophy on academic advising and advisor/advisee expectations. Get the tools you need to understand the advising process and your role in assisting students achieve academic success. This workshop will provide an overview of advising resources, including myRedDragon and Degree Works, and we will discuss the transfer credit process.
Advising Outreach and Appointments with Starfish
Wednesday, Oct. 2
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Did you know students can schedule appointments through Starfish? Learn how to effectively outreach to your advisees and set up academic advising appointments. Starfish can highlight appointment expectations and offer automatic appointment reminders to increase student follow through. Join us in a computer lab for a hands-on session.
Advising Top 10
Thursday, Oct. 10
1 – 2 p.m.
Professional Studies, Room 1166
Advising has a significant impact on student retention and success. Join us in discussing the top 10 most important aspects of your role as an academic advisor. Review our academic advising student learning outcomes, strategies to help meet those goals and common pitfalls to avoid.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Old Main Colloquium, Room 220
Whether you’ve been advising for 1 year or 10 years, a refresher is always helpful. Join us in reviewing advising best practices, commonly asked questions and the tools available to assist you.
Ask an Advisor
Call Advisement and Transition to set up an individual appointment with an academic advisor to get your questions answered and become more familiar with advisement tools and resources.
Please RSVP to Advisement and Transition at ext. 4726.
We hope you will mark your calendars and join us!