Getting CADV Advisement
How do I get my Advising Questions Answered?
What happens at the Wednesday CADV Workshops?
Each workshop is divided into two parts.
Part 1: Part of the time will be dedicated to answering your specific questions. Each workshop provides a broad overview of the CADV major including: What are the required courses for the major, how to decide which courses are right for you, which courses can double-count for certain areas, the upper division writing exam, how to file forms (e.g., course substitution) in the department, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, how to use the MAP (My Academic Planner) and DPR to effectively reach graduation. We want to empower you so you walk away fully informed on how to navigate our department and curriculum.
Part 2: Each week we will feature a common topic related to our major and field of study. Depending on the topic, the workshop may include guest speakers and other expert CADV students such as Peer Mentors.
What if I Can’t Attend these Wednesday Workshops but Need Those Answers?
We strongly recommend that you temporarily rearrange your schedule so that you can attend one of these workshops. Unfortunately we cannot squeeze 60 minutes into one advising appointment. Soon our department website will have a video recording of the material discussed in these workshop. In the meantime, if you cannot attend a workshop, starting Feb 15th, 2013 you can contact a CADV Peer Mentor and schedule an appointment until you are able to attend a workshop. They will point out campus tools you can begin learning to answer your questions (e.g., how to use the MAP/DPR; how to read the CADV Catalog).
Darcy Edwards: email@example.com
Cristina Gutierrez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Levy: email@example.com
Fabiola De Los Santos: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Advising Appointment is Right for You IF:
…you have a specific problem or petition where you have been unsuccessful at resolving independently. Sometimes miscommunications arise, students find conflicting information on their DPR/MAP, or need assistance resolving an issue; we are here to help you! When you make an appointment you will be asked to choose from one of the following services: error with DPR/MAP; Grade Appeal/Grievance; Appeal of Denied Course Sub; Medical Withdrawal Petition; Reinstatement Petition Request; 4th week schedule change petition; study abroad.
Since our department does NOT place holds on students for class registration, individual appointments to plan courses are not available. Therefore, individual faculty advisor appointments are not appropriate for questions such as: “What classes do you think I should take next semester; Do you think I can graduate in 3 years; What are the requirements for the CADV major; I’m thinking about changing my major to CADV; or Am I taking the right classes?” However, the weekly workshop are specifically designed to address these important and valid student questions.
How do I Make an Advising Appointment Online?
Go online to the CADV Department website (click on the advising link or just go to http://cadv-advisement.genbook.com) and book an appointment with a faculty advisor. Unfortunately, you cannot make appointments by calling the department office, walking into the department office, or via email. Remember, you will not be able to make an appointment for course planning.
Weekly Faculty Advising Opportunities:
Monday Appointments, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday Appointments, 10:00am-12:00pm
Friday Appointments, 10:00am-12:00pm
What Should I do BEFORE my Advising Appointment?
All of the following tasks should have been done before arriving at your face-to-face meeting:
- review the course catalog which outlines the requirements for the major
- review your DPR for accuracy (student’s responsibility)
- update your online MAP for next semester (plan your classes for next semester or beyond). If you do not know how to use your MAP you have THREE options to learn this tool:
- attend one of the Wednesday CADV advising workshops
- use the CSUN online resources which teaches students how to use the MAP http://www.csun.edu/anr/degreeprogress/map.html
- meet one-on-one with a CADV peer mentor who can walk you through the process.