11/13/2013 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
East Willamette Seminar Room – 3rd Floor Valley Library

1:30 PM    Introductions
1:35 PM    Registrar Org Chart Update with Q & A – Tom Watts
1:45 PM    Report on First-Year Advising Council Recommendations – Brett McFarlane, Susie Brubaker-Cole
2:00 PM    Review of First-Year Syllabus Project – Kerry Kincanon

  • Utilization of a first-year advising syllabus for students at OSU
  • Requiring a face-to-face advising meeting for first-year students at least three times in the first three quarters at OSU
  • Utilize a unique quarterly PIN to assist in enforcing the advising frequency requirement
  • Implement an online change of major process that would include a requirement that a student meet with an advisor in his/her new major before changes can take effect
  • Require the use of MyDegrees notes by all first-year advisors
  • First-year advisors will have dedicated first-year advising FTE in their job descriptions


2:30 PM    Endorsement Vote on FY Advising Council Recommendations – Brett McFarlane