Lesson 6--The Advising Corner:  For Full-time Faculty Members Only

If you are full-time faculty member only, spend several days on this single lesson. View each video below so you will gain a better understanding of the advising and registration process here at Lawson State (from the student's perspective).  These are the training videos we use to assist students in the advising process. Hence, it is important to understand the process (from their perspective), so you can better advise them.  View each, video below except when you get to the degree plan section.  When you get to the degree plan section, ONLY VIEW the video that closely aligns with your area or the area you have been assigned to advise, if you know it (this soon in the process).

All students should register for classes (online) the semester before classes begin.  Students should never wait until the last minute to register.  Always encourage your advisees to register early.  Registration Tutorials provided for students below (and for you to view) are for information purposes only.   

How to Contact My Advisor (View this from the Student's Perspective)





Logging into Student Suite (Directions for Students)--(View this from the Student's Perspective)

 



Student Suite Overview (View this from the Student's Perspective)

 



Understanding STARS (View this from the Student's Perspective)

Learn about STARS from a Lawson student's perspective.  This is a great video.

   


Checking for Cancelled , Closed and Open Classes (View this from the Student's Perspective)





Registering and Adding & Dropping Classes (View this from the Student's Perspective)

 


Adding and Dropping Classes  (View this from the Student's Perspective)


eWithdrawal & Adding and Dropping Courses

Lawson State has an eWithdrawal process for students struggling academically.  Students can withdraw from any course online (without academic penalty).  As a faculty member and advisor, it is important to help students to figure out whether or not they should withdraw from a class.  Students should NEVER use the withdraw process as their first option.  Rather, withdrawing should be used as a last option only.  As an advisor, it is important to help students understand this difference.

Adding and Dropping courses is different.  Students add and drop courses during the scheduling process.  Click on the link below to learn more about the eWithdrawal and Adding/Dropping process at Lawson State.




Understanding Degree Programs

Click on the link below to learn about the degree plans within your program area.  You do NOT to view these all...just the ones that fall under your area of advisement.

Understanding General Studies Degrees (for information--not advising--purposes only)

NOTE: Content within this video is time stamped (and as such) is subject to change, given that degree plan options can and do change.  This video is for general information only and should not replace or substitute the advisee's responsibility of pulling the actual degree plan and examining it closely before advising a student.  See a listing of current degree plans in the posted online catalog.  Also, check the STARS Degree Plan for the most updated version of a degree.  You can also advise students to print off a copy of their degree plan from their Student Suite account.





Understanding Business Administration Degrees (for information--not advising--purposes only)

NOTE: Content within this video is time stamped (and as such) is subject to change, given that degree plan options can and do change.  This video is for general information only and should not replace or substitute the advisee's responsibility of pulling the actual degree plan and examining it closely before advising a student.  See a listing of current degree plans in the posted online catalog.  Also, check the STARS Degree Plan for the most updated version of a degree.  You can also advise students to print off a copy of their degree plan from their Student Suite account.





Understanding Career Technical Tracks (for information--not advising--purposes only)

NOTE: Content within this video is time stamped (and as such) is subject to change, given that degree plan options can and do change.  This video is for general information only and should not replace or substitute the advisee's responsibility of pulling the actual degree plan and examining it closely before advising a student.  See a listing of current degree plans in the posted online catalog.  Also, check the STARS Degree Plan for the most updated version of a degree.  You can also advise students to print off a copy of their degree plan from their Student Suite account.





Understanding Pre-Nursing Degree Plans (Track I & Track II)--(for information--not advising--purposes only)

NOTE: Content within this video is time stamped (and as such) is subject to change, given that degree plan options can and do change.  This video is for general information only and should not replace or substitute the advisee's responsibility of pulling the actual degree plan and examining it closely before advising a student.  See a listing of current degree plans in the posted online catalog.  Also, check the STARS Degree Plan for the most updated version of a degree.  You can also advise students to print off a copy of their degree plan from their Student Suite account.


Understanding the Two Nursing Tracks--Tracks I and Tracks II

NOTE: Content within this video is time stamped (and as such) is subject to change, given that degree plan options can and do change.  This video is for general information only and should not replace or substitute the advisee's responsibility of pulling the actual degree plan and examining it closely before advising a student.  See a listing of current degree plans in the posted online catalog.  Also, check the STARS Degree Plan for the most updated version of a degree.  You can also advise students to print off a copy of their degree plan from their Student Suite account.


Understanding Science Related Degrees

NOTE: Content within this video is time stamped (and as such) is subject to change, given that degree plan options can and do change.  This video is for general information only and should not replace or substitute the advisee's responsibility of pulling the actual degree plan and examining it closely before advising a student.  See a listing of current degree plans in the posted online catalog.  Also, check the STARS Degree Plan for the most updated version of a degree.  You can also advise students to print off a copy of their degree plan from their Student Suite account.





Understanding Computer Science Degree Plans

NOTE: Content within this video is time stamped (and as such) is subject to change, given that degree plan options can and do change.  This video is for general information only and should not replace or substitute the advisee's responsibility of pulling the actual degree plan and examining it closely before advising a student.  See a listing of current degree plans in the posted online catalog.  Also, check the STARS Degree Plan for the most updated version of a degree.  You can also advise students to print off a copy of their degree plan from their Student Suite account.



NOTE:  Given the various disciplines at the college, there is no quiz associated with this lesson.