Guided Pathways Advising – Faculty Resources

Faculty Advisor Resources

This page is designed to provide all the essential advising resources to faculty when working with your students.  This page will provide you tips to connect with advisees, registration processes, essential websites, and campus contacts.

Faculty Advisor Resources

This page is designed to provide all the essential advising resources to faculty when working with your students.  This page will provide you tips to connect with advisees, registration processes, essential websites, and campus contacts.

 

Practical Tips for Connecting with Advisees

Make your presence known
  • Maintain an email list of advisees for easy communication
  • Introduce yourself at the beginning of the semester
  • Announce when it’s time to meet to plan for next semester
  • Communication and uphold your office hours, availability, and contact preferences
Prepare for their arrival
  • Show up and be on time for advising appointments
  • Figure out an organizational system that works for you. Stick to it.
  • Know the general purpose of the meeting (picking out classes, discussing transferring, etc.).
  • Print and review relevant materials in advance (plans of study, transcripts, forms, etc.).
Rock the meeting
  • Be excited to see them.
  • Present an organized, knowledgeable, and friendly persona.
  • Demonstrate good habits. Take notes. Identify questions and how to get answers.
  • Be genuine. Admit what you don’t know. Don’t make stuff up. Ask for help.
  • Put them at ease. Be calm. Be patient. Be helpful. Move at their pace. Don’t overwhelm.
  • Keep a comfortable office environment.
  • Acknowledge them as people. Use their name. Talk about more than classes.
  • Ask: “How are you?” “What’s going on?” “How did that go?” “How do you feel about that?” “What do you think?” “Why do you think that is?” “What else…?”
  • Be present. Respect their time and attention.
  • Clarify next actions for both of you.

How to Register for Classes: Online

  1. Navigate to myCommNet
  2. Log in with the student’s NetID and password
  3. Click Banner Student & Faculty Self-Services
  4. Click Registration/Schedule
  5. Click Class Registration
  6. Click Select Term and then Submit
  7. Scroll down to Add Classes
  8. Enter the course CRNs in the Add Classes Worksheet
  9. Click Submit Changes
  10. Click Initiate Payment or Exit if choosing  other payment options

Advising Essentials

Course and Program Information
Placement Resources
Transfer Resources

Who are you Going to Call? (And for What?)