IU Southeast Academic Success Center

Uploaded by IUSoutheast on 22.02.2010

[Introduction to the Academic Success Center]
>> GOODAN: Academic Success Center advisors advise all first year students, especially
during pre-registration or STAIR days.
>> GIERKE: And an advisor really just wants to give information to students whenever they
might need it.
>> BIBEE: I will help them to understand general education requirements, course order for their
major, discuss with them possible elective courses and minors to enhance skill set.
>> GOODAN: We all also have a major responsibility. Mine is to, I'm the pre-nursing advisor and
that means that I help students who want to be nurses to get accepted into the IU Southeast
School of Nursing.
>> BIBEE: I advise for the Social Sciences and here at IU Southeast that includes Criminal
Justice, History, International Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
>> SPRINGER: The School of Arts & Letters has a lot of really fantastic programs. We
have degrees in Communication Studies, English, the Fine Arts (which also includes Graphic
Design, Studio Arts, Printmaking), we have the School of Music, we have Modern Foreign
Languages, we have degrees in Philosophy, and we have a degree in Theater.
>> SPITZNAGEL: The School of Education at IU Southeast is one of the largest schools
that we have on our campus. It houses three separate degree programs: one in Elementary
Education, Special Education, and Secondary Education.
>> GIERKE: The School of Natural Sciences includes majors like Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences,
Math, Computer Science, and Informatics.
>> WALLACE: There are many concentrations within the School of Business. There is Accounting,
Economics and Public Policy, there's Finance, Human Resources, Information and Operations
Management. There's also International Business Management, Marketing, and the General Business
>> BIBEE: I also advise a large number of the undecided students and for students who
are undecided about their major, the key word is exploration. As their advisor, I'll help
them to explore their many options. I'll help them to understand what would be a good major
fit for their educational and professional goals.
[Admission Requirements]
>> SPITZNAGEL: It is very important for a student to work on their GPA right from the
very start.
>> GOODAN: The BSN admissions decisions are based solely on grade point average so students
have to, from the very moment they come in to IU Southeast, they need to be working hard
to make the very best grades that they can.
>> SPITZNAGEL: Because in the Elementary and Special Ed. programs, a student must receive
at least a 2.5 in order to apply for the school. In the Secondary Ed. program, a student must
have at least a 2.75 in order to be able to apply to the School of Education.
>> WALLACE: The requirements to get into the School of Business are that a student needs
an overall GPA of a 2.0, but then there are also four classes that they have to take which
will have to average out to a 2.3.
>> GOODAN: 50 students are accepted into the School of Nursing each year. They, students
apply for admission when they've completed all their first year general education courses.
These are also called pre-nursing courses.
>> GIERKE: A lot of the courses that a Natural Science major would take are not the traditional
three credit hour courses. Biology and Chemistry courses often include labs. Computer Science
courses may be four credit hours per semester, so students may need to take more than 12
credit hours.
>> SPRINGER: A lot of students may ask, "Well, what can I do with a degree in Philosophy?"
or, "What can I do with a degree in English?" and what the School of Arts & Letters really
tries to let students know is that these are degrees of flexibility. These degrees will
give students the tools that they need to do whatever it is that they want to do.
>> SPITZNAGEL: One of the strengths of the Education degree is the fact that students
have to experience field work in all of the degree programs. This means the student gets
to go out into the schools and actually work with real live students before they even get
to their student teaching.
>> WALLACE: There are a variety of student organizations. There's the Accounting Club
and the Finance Club. Right now, the School of Business has a nine week entrepreneurship
training workshop that's going on and they really like to get together and network throughout
the year with all of their students so that way they can feel more relaxed and kind of
get to know the professors and talk about their career goals.
>> SPITZNAGEL: People in the Southern Indiana - Louisville Metro area have probably met
one of our graduates because over 2/3 of the teachers in this local area have received
one or more degrees from IU Southeast.
[Support & Counseling]
>> GIERKE: A lot of students think that the only time that they need to come meet with
their advisor is for registration for the next semester and that's really not true.
Students can come meet with an advisor for all different sorts of issues that may come
up during the semester.
>> SPRINGER: If a student feels that they need an academic accommodation or an adjustment,
they need to contact the coordinator of the Office of Disability Services, which is in
the ASC. A lot of students may think, "Well, the Office of Disability Services - that really
doesn't pertain to me" but a lot of their peers may have a disability. Most disabilities
are hidden, so one doesn't necessarily know that that individual has a disability. Someone
without a disability may be asked to take notes for one of their peers and you can also,
a student may be injured. They may break their wrist playing flag football in the middle
of finals; they can come to the Office of Disability Services and the office will help
them out.
>> GIERKE: An academic advisor is one of the only people on campus who works full-time
to help students.
>> BIBEE: So they shouldn't stress out too much. We're going to help them figure it out.
>> SPRINGER: [in sign language] See you later!
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