Purdue Science

Stacey Dunderman

Stacey Dunderman ยป Syllabus

Syllabus

Syllabus

Purdue Advising Mission Statement:
Our mission is to partner with students, faculty, staff, departments, and administration to empower students to develop and implement an individualized plan for academic success, personal and career development, while integrating learning and enrichment within the University and community, as well as assisting students in understanding the nature, purpose, and value of higher education.

Goals of Advising:
My primary goal is to provide you with opportunities for success by assisting you with your educational goals through-out your educational journey here at Purdue.

This syllabus is a tool designed to outline the advising experience. Advising is essential to the educational mission of our institution. Included in the syllabus is a set of student expectations and responsibilities as well as a set of expectations and responsibilities of me as your advisor. This syllabus is to be used as a resource and guide. Refer to it often throughout the semester.

Learning Objectives:
By participating in academic advising you will:

  • Identify fields of study that are consistent with your interests, abilities, and life goals.
  • Know how to navigate myPurduePlan (MMP) and locate your degree worksheet.
  • Develop and implement a meaningful educational plan using the Student Educational Planner (SEP).
  • Know how to locate University policies and procedures regarding registration, academic standing, and student conduct.
  • Know where and how to access appropriate support services to accommodate your unique needs.
  • Develop an awareness of your own personal responsibility within the advising process.

Responsibilities in the Advisor-Student Partnership

Advisor Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

Understand Purdue College of Science degree requirements and effectively communicate them

Schedule regular appointments and/or utilize walk-in hours during each semester

Provide a safe place in which to share your thoughts, aspirations, concerns, and interests

Understand your degree requirements and ask questions if you are unsure

Refer you to campus resources as appropriate

Keep a record of your academic progress and goals

Listen carefully to your questions concerns, and interests

Accept responsibility for your decisions and actions

Maintain confidentiality

Come to appointments prepared

Encourage and support you as you gain the skills and knowledge necessary for success

Actively read my e-mail and be open to advice and developing your personal goals.

Assist you in making course and major decisions

Utilize campus resources to investigate career and life goals

Be available to you through walk-in hours, e-mail, and appointment times

Be courteous and attend the advising appointments you have scheduled on time or reschedule them

Policies 

Email 

Your Purdue email account, no other email account, is the only means of communication between faculty and staff. Please do not have this forwarded to your personal email. You will miss important information that is sent out to large groups of students. This is also the Professor’s way of communicating about grades, class cancellations, etc. If you send me an email from your personal account, I will not respond.

Please prepare before sending me an email. As I want to answer all questions, I have many students, so if you can obtain the answer from the syllabus, instructional emails, or advising newsletters then you will not get a response back from me. Also, please try to ask all your questions in a single email. When multiple emails are sent it is difficult to understand requests and questions. It is also easy for questions to get missed when replying. Please make sure you sign your emails. If you need assistance adding a signature to ensure all emails are signed, I can help you with this.

Appointments

How to make a non-registration appointment.

I have walk in hours four days a week at designated times, but please utilize these times for quick questions that can be answered in a 5 minute time span in order to allow all students to access me when needed.  If you have multiple questions or need more time to meet with me, please make an appointment.  Scheduled Appointments can be made by either calling or stopping by MA 231 or using this link: https://purdue.campus.eab.com/. During Registration times (mid fall and mid spring), there will be specific directions from me on how and when to make appointments.

Registration Appointments (usually mid-fall and mid-spring)

You are required to meet with me, in person, once a semester to discuss registration.  You will not receive your PIN unless you meet with me during your designated times to register.  You will receive a detailed e-mail from me on when and how to schedule your registration appointment.  If you schedule your registration appointment during the incorrect designated time you will be asked to reschedule. If you do not show up to your registration appointment, you will be required to wait until open registration to meet with me and obtain your PIN. I understand things come up like sickness and emergencies, just be respectful of my time and let me know as soon as possible if you need to re-schedule.

You are required to be prepared for your registration appointments. This includes:

  • Reviewing your degree requirements and plan of study
  • Reviewing the Schedule of Classes
  • Updating your Student Educational Planner (SEP)
  • Finding your time-ticket on myPurdue
  • Filling out an Activity Log (bring this to your appointment)
  • Checking your degree audit worksheet in my PurduePlan for any discrepancies
  • Preparing a list of questions
  • Preparing a rough list of courses you are interested in that meet your
  • College of Science Core requirements

 

Check-in

You will check-in for all appointments and walk-in times in the Main Office, MATH 231. Please do not come to straight to my office, wait for me to come get you from the main office.

Academic Probation

You are required to meet with me in person following placement on academic probation. This meeting is to occur during the first two weeks of the semester following placement on probation. At that time, we will work on an academic plan to assist you in raising your GPA and getting off probation.

Please arrive on time and prepared for your appointments. If you are more than five minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule. If you arrive unprepared, you may be asked to reschedule so that I may better answer your questions and assist you with any concerns.

2017-2018 Academic Calendar
March
5 Second Eight-Week Courses Begin
9 Last Day To Withdraw From a Course With a W or WF Grade
9 Last Day To Add/Modify a Course With Instructor, Advisor, and Department Head Signatures
12-17 SPRING VACATION
Goals this month: Check and read your Purdue e-mail daily
Get involved
Utilize instructor office hours, tutoring, SI sessions, etc.
Schedule your registration advising appointment during the appropriate time period
Prepare for your registration advising appointment and update your graduation plan (SEP)
April
28 CLASSES END
30 FINAL EXAMS BEGIN
Goals this month: Check and read your Purdue e-mail daily
Get involved
Utilize instructor office hours, tutoring, SI sessions, etc.
Register for classes during your TIME-TICKET
***Meet with me if you have any GPA or grade concerns BEFORE you leave for break***
May
5 FINAL EXAMS END
5 SEMESTER ENDS
5 Deadline For Pending Spring 2017 Incomplete Grades To Become Failing Grades
8 GRADES DUE
11 COMMENCEMENT (First Division)**
11 COMMENCEMENT (Second Division)
12 COMMENCEMENT (Third Division)
12 COMMENCEMENT (Fourth Division)
13 COMMENCEMENT (Fifth Division)
13 COMMENCEMENT (Sixth Division)
14 First 8-Week Summer Module Begins
14 12-Week Full Summer Module Begins
14 First 4-Week Summer Module Begins
28 MEMORIAL DAY (No Classes)
**Subject to Change
Goals this month: Check and read your Purdue e-mail daily
Utilize instructor office hours, tutoring, SI sessions, etc.
Make sure you know when/where you have final exams
Check grades on myPurdue
***Meet with me if you have any GPA or grade concerns BEFORE you leave for break***
June
8 First 4-Week Summer Module Ends (Grades due by 5 p.m. of the second working day after the end of this module)
11 Second 8-Week Summer Module Begins
11 Second 4-Week Summer Module Begins
July
4 Independence Holiday Observed (No Classes)
6 First 8-Week Summer Module Ends (Grades due by 5 p.m. of the second working day after the end of the module)
6 Second 4-Week Summer Module Ends (Grades due by 5 p.m. of the second working day after the end of the module)
9 Third 4-Week Summer Module Begins
August
3 12-Week Full Summer Module Ends (Grades due by 5 p.m. of the second working day after the end of the module)
3 Second 8-Week Summer Module Ends (Grades due by 5 p.m. of the second working day after the end of the module)
3 Third 4-Week Summer Module Ends (Grades due by 5 p.m. of the second working day after the end of the module)
4 Commencement 
Goals when taking summer courses Check and read your Purdue e-mail daily
Utilize instructor office hours, tutoring, SI sessions, etc.
Summer courses can be 4 week, 6 week, 8 week, and 12 week.  Be aware of start and end dates and when you can drop/add summer courses.  It is a much shorter time than during a 16 week semester.
Make sure you know when/where you have final exams
Check grades on myPurdue
***Meet with me if you have any GPA or grade concerns BEFORE you leave for break***