Advising Syllabus

CSU, Dominguez Hills Academic Advising Mission

Academic advising at California State University, Dominguez Hills is a collaborative, accessible, and transformative teaching and learning experience that empowers students to develop educational plans consistent with their academic, professional, and personal goals and encourages self-reliant problems solving, critical thinking, lifelong learning, and self-development.

CHHSN Student Services Center Mission

As the gateway to the many degree programs in the College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing, the mission of the Student Services Center is to facilitate the educational experience by providing academic guidance and collaborative support to our students.  As a team, we strive to ensure progression toward academic, professional and personal goals.

ADVISORS

Advisor

Major

Email

Lisa Langford, Lead

Child Development, Prospective OT, RN to BSN

llangford@csudh.edu

Mark Kerr

Health Science, RN to BSN

mkerr@csudh.edu

Cristina Prado

Human Services, RN to BSN

cprado@csudh.edu

Debbie Yoklavich

RN to BSN

dyoklavich@csudh.edu

Advising hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm *

Office Location: Welch Hall (WH) C300

Appointment Phone:  (310) 243-2120

Appointment Email: sscdomain@csudh.edu

*Appointments times and days may vary and are offered in person, via email or by phone

According to Dearborn (2002), “Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an academic advisor. The intent of this collaboration is to assist the students in the development of meaningful education goals that are consistent with personal interests, values, and abilities. “

Advisor & Student Responsibilities

Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to ensure progression to graduation
  • Assist students in accessing, navigating, and utilizing Academic Requirements Report
  • Explain academic policies and procedures
  • Assist in identifying and utilizing university resources
  • Collaborate with student to ensure student success
  • Be accessible for advising in person, via phone, or email
  • Maintain confidentiality

Student Responsibilities:

  • Meet with your academic advisor regularly
  • Come prepared for each appointment
  • Ask questions to clarify any concerns you have
  • Follow-up with recommendations from your advisor
  • Become knowledgeable about university and program policies and procedures
  • Become familiar with your Academic Requirements Report

    Take accountability for your education

Student Advising Learning Outcomes (SALO’s)

(AVP University & Testing)

Freshmen

Students will be able to:

  • Identify their general education and major advisors
  • Access the Academic Requirements Report (degree audit) and identify the six graduation requirement areas
  • Review the academic roadmap with their team of advisors
  • Access, navigate, and utilize the University Catalog and Academic Calendar
  • Identify and utilize university resources
  • Understand financial aid stipulations and how they are connected to grades, units completed, and enrollment
  • Make connections between how course curricula prepares them for future career goals and to become lifelong learners

 Sophomores

Students will be able to:

  • Diagram an educational plan for their three year trajectory at CSUDH by using MyPlanner and seeking advisement on a regular basis
  • List the six graduation requirements and identify a timeline for the completion of each requirement
  • Assess their own knowledge of how a liberal education prepares them for a holistic understanding of their world, and how that produces critical thinking skills
  • Explore major interests, skills, and abilities in collaboration with advisors, faculty, and other student support staff
  • Establish meaningful connections with their major department faculty and staff
  • Determine academic standing and progress toward degree using the Academic Requirements Report
  • Participate in an interactive workshop, in partnership with the Career Center, to create an aspirational resume

 Juniors

Students will be able to:

  • Participate in experiential learning through internships, volunteer work, civic engagement opportunities, service learning, and undergraduate research
  • Utilize campus resources such as the Career Center and Promoting Excellence in Graduate Studies (PEGS) to explore future educational and professional goals, and investigate paths to achieve those goals
  • Identify and meet with faculty members in student’s chosen academic/career field to discuss post-graduation goals and potential letters of recommendation
  • Differentiate between Commencement and the degree award process by attending a Charge On To Graduation workshop
  • Complete the application for award of degree
  • Confirm, with the support of faculty and staff advisors and the Academic Requirements Report (degree audit), that all graduation requirements are complete or will be complete by the student’s expected graduation date
  • For upper division transfer students:
    • Identify their general education and major advisors
    • Access the Academic Requirements Report (degree audit), understand the six graduation requirement areas, and identify a timeline for the completion of each requirement
    • Access, navigate, and utilize the information and tools located in the MyCSUDH student portal
    • Locate and utilize the University Catalog and Academic Calendar
    • Identify and utilize university resources

Seniors

Students will be able to:

  • Confirm with the support of faculty and staff advisors and the Academic Requirements Report (degree audit) that all graduation requirements are complete or will be complete by the student’s expected graduation date
  • Articulate a post-graduation plan
  • Meet with faculty members identified during junior year to request letters of recommendation
  • Utilize Career Center to prepare for graduate school applications and/or applying for career opportunities
  • Adhere to established deadlines for applying to graduate school (if applicable)
  • Connect with Alumni Relations

 
My TORO Advising Checklist

Prior to first semester I will:

□ Take EPT/ELM Test by deadlines (freshman only)

□ Submit all missing documents (admission documents, transcripts, etc…) by   deadline

□ Complete FAFSA and seek Financial Services for payment options (if needed)

□ Activate My.CSUDH.edu

□ Activate your Toromail

□ Confirm your intent to enroll by deadline

□ Attend Mandatory New Student Orientation

Each semester I will:

□ Register for classes early (on appointment date)

□ Review academic requirements (degree audit)

□ Meet with an advisor as needed and at 60 and 90 unit hold

□ Review and discuss my academic plan/goals prior to registering for classes with an academic or faculty advisor

□ Meet with a career advisor and explore career option using assessments and resources

□ Visit Office of Student Life for activities and events

Ongoing I will:

□ Check my Toromail daily

□ Meet with faculty member if I am struggling with my classes

Prior to my final semester I will:

□ Review academic requirements page (degree audit) to ensure it is accurate

□ Meet with my academic advisor for graduation advisement

□ Attend a Charge on to Graduation workshop

□ Apply for graduation by deadline and register for commencement

Attend Graduation Fair to purchase cap and gown, etc



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RESOURCES

Career Center-http://www.csudh.edu/Career-center/Location:  University Library, 3rd FLoor
University Advisement and Testing Center- http://www.csudh.edu/uac/Location:  Welch Hall (WH), Room A-220
Financial Aid- http://www.csudh.edu/financial-aid/Location:  Welch Hall (WH), Room B-250
Admissions & Records- http://www.csudh.edu/admissions-records/  Location:  Welch Hall (WH), Room A-290
Student Health & Psychological Services- http://www.csudh.edu/shps/Location:  Student Health Center
University Police- http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/Location:  Welch Hall (WH) Room B-100
Student Disability Resource Center- http://www.csudh.edu/dss/Location:  Welch Hall (WH) Room D-180