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Advising Syllabus

 

Mission Statement: The mission of the academic advising program is to provide an excellent and relevant student-centered learning environment which promotes the educational, career, and professional development of the student.

 

Advising Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities Academic Advisor Responsibilities
  • Be courteous & plan ahead (schedule appointments early & cancel or reschedule if necessary).
  • Be an active participant in identifying your educational goal(s) & creating an academic plan.
  • Come to academic appointments prepared with questions and/or other topics for discussion.
  • Become knowledgeable of university procedures, policies, and deadlines.
  • Monitor your academic progress by using advising tools such as STAR, the schedule of classes, and the university catalog.
  • Read your hawaii.edu email and check your MyUH portal regularly for announcements and information.
  • Accept responsibility for all your decisions and actions.
  • Ensure you have access to knowledgeable and informed advisors who will cultivate a positive and respectful environment.
  • Mentor you in defining & outlining an academic degree plan that supports your educational and life goals.
  • Assist you with course scheduling, major requirements, accessing university resources; and understanding university requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Teach you to utilize university resources (such as STAR) to become knowledgeable, empowered, and active participants in your academic journey.

 

Making Appointments

Schedule online via Star Balance

 

Which appointment do I need?

General Advising Appointment (30 min) Warning, Probation, and Suspension (60 min)
  • For registration advising, mandatory advising, graduation checks, academic planning, and goal setting.
  • Advisors can sign off on forms during appointment.
  • Most appropriate appointment for continuing and new CTAHR students.
  • For students who are on academic warning, probation, or in jeopardy of suspension.
  • Advisors will work with students to discuss strategies to improve academic standing.

 

 

Which advisor do I meet with?

CTAHR Academic Advisors assist with: CTAHR Faculty Mentors assist with:
  • New student advising
  • Academic degree planning and scheduling
  • Registration assistance
  • Degree advising/mandatory advising
  • Graduation forms
  • Signing of other academic related forms
  • Information about scholarships, co-curricular, student service opportunities
  • Career mentorship
  • Internship information
  • Research opportunities
  • Graduate school information/advising
  • Post-baccalaureate experience
  • Articulation of transfer credits within department
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Selection and approval of courses within the major/specialization area

 


 

Student Success Checklist

Before each advising appointment, you should:

  • Review your degree progress in STAR, Academic Essentials and prepare questions you may have (www.star.hawaii.edu)
  • Be prepared to discuss your goals, educational plan, questions, and concerns during your appointment
  • Gather any important forms that may be needed during the appointment (i.e. VA Enrollment, withdrawal, etc.)
  • Use the resources listed below to develop a tentative schedule and your next steps or action items to be done.

 

Each semester:

  • Review your address, phone number, and major in MyUH portal and update your information at the Records Office (www.myuh.hawaii.edu / 808-956-8010 / uhmanoa.records@hawaii.edu)
  • Review your degree progress in STAR, Academic Essentials (www.star.hawaii.edu)
  • Make an appointment to meet with your advisor. Schedule appointments during February/March (for summer & fall registration that will begin in April) and September/October (for spring registration that will begin in November); and any time you need assistance!
  • Check your financial aid status in MyUH portal and complete any outstanding requirements
  • Review your academic and career goals and explore your options
  • Check your hawaii.edu email account at least once a week
  • Check campus bulletin boards and UHM website for upcoming events

 

Two semesters prior to final semester

  • Approximately 24 – 30 credits remaining towards a degree, confirm all final degree requirements for your last year by doing a “preliminary degree check” with an academic advisor

 

One semester prior to final semester

  • Schedule an appointment to complete a “Final Degree Check” with an academic advisor. Fill out the Application for Degree form and complete the CTAHR Graduation Survey

 

Final semester

  • Register for and attend graduation events (Convocation and Commencement)

 


 

Advising Tools & Resources

CTAHR Advisinghttp://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/ugadvising

CTAHR Scholarshipshttps://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/Students/Scholarships

STAR for Studentshttps://www.star.hawaii.edu

MyUH Portalhttps://myuh.hawaii.edu

Schedule of Classes - https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes?i=MAN

Financial Aid Office - http://www.hawaii.edu/fas/

Records Officehttps://manoa.hawaii.edu/registrar/

Cataloghttps://manoa.hawaii.edu/catalog/

Academic Calendar - https://manoa.hawaii.edu/registrar/academic-calendar/

Student Conduct Code - http://studentaffairs.manoa.hawaii.edu/policies/conduct_code/

Academic Grievance Process - http://studentaffairs.manoa.hawaii.edu/policies/academic_grievance/

Learning Assistance Center (Tutoring) - http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/learning/

Career Center - http://manoa.hawaii.edu/careercenter/

Counseling - http://manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling/

KOKUA Program (disability services) - http://www.hawaii.edu/kokua/

Student Life & Development - http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/studentlife/

Study Abroad - http://www.studyabroad.hawaii.edu/

 

Questions? Email the CTAHR Advisors at ctahradv@hawaii.edu.

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