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Fall 2010

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English Transfer Equiv's

posted 12.20.2010

Please see below for an updated list of English equivs including NWMS.

English Composition Equivalents at Regional Post-Secondary Instutitions

Offutt Courses

posted 12.14.2010

Attention Offutt Students:

It's not too late to sign up for a Spring class at Offutt! There are a lot of unique course offerings here on the base this semester!!!!

Below are just a FEW of the wonderful classes being offered!! Check out the entire UNO schedule online at: https://ebruno.unomaha.edu/schedule/

  • HIST 4910-801 U.S. In the 1960's Wednesdays 4:30-7:20 PM
  • PA 2000-801 Leadership & Administration Thursdays 5:30- 8:20 PM
  • PSCI 3920-801 Politics of Central Asia Mondays 4:30 - 7:20 PM

You can register for these courses through mavlink!

Please contact our office at 595-2371 if you have any questions.

NOTE: For active duty students, TA applications for these courses must be submitted no later than January 10th.

THEA 4750

posted 12.14.2010

Doug Paterson, the instructor for THEA 4750, would like to spread the word about THEA 4750. The course is open to students sophomore level or above, and Doug is allowing permits to be issued for non-majors who are interested in the course. Below is the course description.

The course will combine both research and practice in theatre that involves social change. Students will study the history of such theatre, with special focus on developments in the 20th century. All research will be accompanied by several projects whereby students will create theatre for social change.

New sections of HPER courses for Spring 2011

posted 12.13.2010

FYI, for advising. The following two courses have been Added to the Spring 2011 schedule.

HED 2070
DRUG AWARENESS
Section: 002 Open
Class Number: 21874
Type: LEC
Enrolled: 4
Class Max: 40
Date: Jan 10, 2011 - May 06, 2011
Time: 01:00 PM-02:15 PM
Days: MW
Location: HPER Building 234
Instructor: Doug Wagner

PEA 112F
ROCK CLIMBING
Section: 002 Open
Class Number: 21888
Type: ACV
Enrolled: 0
Class Max: 20
Date: Jan 10, 2011 - May 06, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Days: TR
Location: HPER Building 125
Instructor: Matthew Jones

SPCH 1110-019

posted 12.13.2010

The section of Speech 1110-019 is being changed to a regular, non-paired, section. This opens a prime time slot on Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 to all UNO students. US 1010-003 has been cancelled.

Students wishing to take a FYE course may still enroll in US 1010-001 on Tuesday & Thursday at 1:00. This is a free standing FYE course.

Please contact Cathy Pettid (4-2409) if you have any questions.

Spots still available: UNO Faculty-Led British Politics Study Tour

posted 12.10.2010

Please forward to students. The trip is considered part of the course, so that financial aid and scholarships can be used to cover costs. This is a spring semester course cross-listed PSCI 4500/INST 4140/PSCI 8605 and doesn't have any prereqs.

Click here for brochure.

Please contact Dr. Neathery-Castro with questions at jneathery@unomaha.edu.

NACADA Webinar 12-15-10

posted 12.09.2010

The last webinar from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), will be held Wednesday, December 15 from 1- 2:30 in the CPACS Commons. "Cultivating the Potential in At-Risk Students" is the second webinar in the "Advising for Student Retention and Persistence" series. Any and all are welcome to attend; refreshments will be provided by the Office of Faculty Development.

ENGL-1150-017 to Soon Open for General Registration

posted 12.09.2010

ENGL-1150-017 taught by Ms. Maggie Christensen on Tues./Thurs. 10-11:15 a.m. will soon open today for general registration. This is a "prime time" for those looking for a comp I class to fit into their schedules!

Freeman-ASIA Program Relaunched

posted 12.09.2010

Freeman-ASIA Program Relaunched Thu, December 9, 2010

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that it will re-launch the Freeman-ASIA Program with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation.

Applications can be submitted online starting in January 2011 for study abroad beginning in Summer 2011. Freeman-ASIA scholarships will be available for study abroad anytime through the 2012-13 academic year, with application deadlines listed on the program website.

Freeman-ASIA provides financial support to American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad for academic credit during the summer, semester or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary from $3,000 - $7,000 depending on the length of study.

The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Upon their return to the U.S., students are required to promote study in Asia by sharing their experiences with peers on their home campuses and in their communities.

More information is available on the program website at www.iie.org/freeman-asia.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
U.S. Student Programs
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580

New section of ENGL 2300

posted 12.08.2010

The English Department has opened a new section of ENGL-2300-005 (Introduction to Literature) class meeting Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:45 p.m. and taught by Mr. Matthew Marx.

We are waiving the "education majors only" prerequisite so that those "pre" education majors can sign up for the course without having to get permissions.

- Joseph (Joe) Price
Coordinator of Administration
English Department

OLLAS Spring 2011 Courses

posted 12.02.2010

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) would like all to know that our list of approved courses can be found on our website (www.unomaha.edu/ollas). You won't find a comprehensive list on mavlink so please refer to our site to be sure about approved courses being offered this spring. http://www.unomaha.edu/ollas/schedule.php

Killam Fellowships Program

posted 11.30.2010

AdvisorTrac Demo: Thursday, December 2

posted 11.30.2010

Hello! We would like to invite all the advisors to the following demonstration session on AdvisorTrac: Thursday, December 2, 11:30 - 1:00 Council Room, MBSC.

Thank you,
- Farida

A note on Permissions

posted 11.11.2010

Advisors,

Here is another friendly reminder:
There are have been some issues with faculty/staff permitting students into courses that are reserved for TLC, Goodrich, Honors, etc... Students, not in these programs, are not allowed to take the course and if enrolled, they are withdrawn. This is very frustrating and upsetting for students as well as those who have to talk them through it.

Please pay close attention when entering a permit for a student and remind others to as well. Thank you for your time.

English - EPPE or AP

posted 11.11.2010

Advisors,

Just a friendly reminder:
The English Department does NOT use the ACT English subscore for placement; we did that on an emergency measure last summer during June and July only to accommodate students who were having trouble negotiating Mavlink.

We're back to placement via the EPPE or AP of 3 (1150 placement), 4, (1160 placement), or 5 (2000 placement).

Thanks.

- Joseph (Joe) Price
Coordinator of Administration
English Department, 402-554-3476

Permissions - Heads Up!

posted 11.11.2010

Be sure to read the document below regarding Permissions.

Permission: Processing - HEADS UP

Webinar and Meeting

posted 11.11.2010

On November, 18, we will be hosting a NACADA Webinar at 1:00. The webinar is titled "Tips and Tools for Advising as a Teaching and Learning Process." This is the first webinar from Track 2 pertaining to "Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence."

Immediately following the webinar, at 2:30, Mark Goldsberry will join us to discuss mavlink and PeopleSoft. We would love for you to send us your questions and concerns before Thursday so that we can prepare Mark. Please keep in mind that we are asking only for your constructive feedback about the system that may be used in the future to make the system more advisor-friendly.

We would also like to get your feedback on the Academic Advising Website. Are you using it? Do you have questions/comments? Please bring yours as well as any ideas you have.

We know that everyone is really busy with advising at this time, but please try to attend at least one of the events on the 18th.

Thank you and happy advising!

Overcome Speech Fright

posted 11.08.2010

OVERCOME SPEECH FRIGHT in a special section of FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING CLASS - SPCH 1110 "SPEAKING CONFIDENTLY"

WHO SHOULD ENROLL?

Students who feel excessive nervousness or fear of:

  • Speaking in public situations
  • Speaking up in class or meetings
  • Reporting to groups

HOW WILL THE CLASS HELP?

Students will learn to:

  • Control apprehension about public speaking
  • Control nervousness during presentations
  • Improve attitudes toward communication
  • Communicate effectively in public situations

WHAT IS THE ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE?

Enrollment is by permission only. Follow these steps:

  1. Contact the instructor to receive a communication survey (cfristoe@unomaha.edu).
  2. Return the completed survey to the instructor in person (ASH 144) or via email.
  3. Schedule a five-minute interview with the instructor (see office hours posted outside the door of ASH 144).
  4. After the instructor has reviewed survey results and talked with the student, the instructor will be able to issue a permit. The permit will allow the student to register for the class.

CLASS AVAILABLE SPRING 2011 - MWF 11:00am - 11:50am (SPCH 1110 - 011)

NACADA Webinars

posted 11.04.2010

This year, NACADA is offering two "tracks" of webinars. The past two webinars, "Building the Framework: Advising as a Teaching and Learning Process" and "The Conceptual Component of Advising" were part of the first track, "Foundations of Academic Advising".

The first webinar in the second track "Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence" will be held November 18 from 1:00 to 2:30 in the CPACS Commons. This webinar is entitled "Tips and Tools for Advising as a Teaching and Learning Process". As always, refreshments will be served courtesy of the Office of Faculty Development.

See you there!

Career Coach Website

posted 11.03.2010

Advisors,

Please understand that we are still developing the information and search capabilities. A back key function will be added in the near future to improve navigation. The data and projections associated with careers are good data so I think we should encourage advisors to use the site and provide feedback as we continue to work on the tools and features.

http://www.unomaha.edu/careercoach/

-Linda Mannering

Spring Offutt and Off Campus Classes

posted 11.02.2010

DCS is offering a variety of classes at Offutt AFB and other off-campus sites. Below are the schedules of these classes for Spring 2011. For Offutt classes, base passes are available to students that need them, but only if they call 595-2371 no later than December 17th.

Writing Center - Criss Library

posted 11.01.2010

The Writing Center is now open in Criss Library on SATURDAYS, 1:00-3:30 p.m. The library satellite is a walk-in service (no appointments).

Boren Awards - Scholarships & Fellowships for International Study

posted 11.01.2010

Death & Dying with English Comp. - Spring 2011

posted 11.01.2010

THEA Course - Spring 2011

posted 10.27.2010

EXCITING COURSE!! - SPRING 2011 - THEATRE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

UNO's Department of Theatre has reconfigured one of its courses and is now offering Theatre for Social Justice, THEA 4750 & 8756, Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:30, for the 2011 Spring Semester. The class encourages a wide range of students to participate. Theatre students, of course, are encouraged to take the class, but the offering focuses on all of the following areas of study: Education, Sociology and Social Work, Political Science, Public Administration, Gerontology, Latino/Latina/African-American/Native American Studies, Women's Studies, and GLBTQ Studies.

During the first six weeks, participants will learn numerous techniques of community-based, theatre for social justice techniques, including those of Augusto Boal and Theatre of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire and the Pedagogy of the Oppressed, community playmaking, interviewing techniques, and methods for networking. Then students will form groups and arrange regular visits to sites in the Omaha area that are natural constituencies for this kind of work. Possible sites include: Middle Schools; High Schools; Boys and Girls Clubs; Indian Health Centers; Senior Centers; and ethnic centers and communities. At the end of the residencies, all those involved in each sites will gather at UNO to meet each other, participate in theatre activities together, and share created scenes. In this way students will learn both practical and theoretical skills so as to be able to do this very work in the communities of their choosing.

For more information contact:
Douglas L. Paterson, PhD - dpaterson@unomaha.edu - o: 402 - 554 - 2422
web page: http://www.theatreoftheoppressed.com - PTO web page: http://www.ptoweb.org/

FYE Courses - Spring 2011

posted 10.26.2010

Course/Section Name of Course Day Time Hrs. Instructor Location
US1010-001 First Year Experience Seminar TR 1-1:50 1 Naatz AS302
US1010-002 First Year Experience Seminar
Must also enroll in ENGL1150-017
TR 9-9:50 1 Campbell AS215
US1010-003 First Year Experience Seminar
Must also enroll in SPCH1110-019
TR 9-9:50 1 Pettid AS313

Limited to students who have earned 15 or fewer credit hours and have not earned a passing grade in a previous First Year Experience (FYE) course, BSAD 1500, or University Seminar (US 1010); or with permission of instructor. Students may enroll in only one of the following: one FYE course, BSAD 1500, or US 1010.

8-week class meets January 10 through Feb. 25 and week of March 14, 2011.

The Conceptual Component of Advising: Developing the Purpose, Values, and Frameworks for Why We Do What We Do

posted 10.22.2010

The Conceptual Component of Advising: Developing the Purpose, Values, and Frameworks for Why We Do What We Do is the title of the next webinar from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), scheduled for Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:00 - 2:30 in the CPACS Commons Room. Everyone is welcome to attend. Coffee and cookies will be provided courtesy of the Office of Faculty Development.

Hope to see you all there!

New Spring 2011 CYAF Courses

posted 10.21.2010

CYAF 2850 Dating & Couple Relationships
The complexities of dating and diverse couple relationships from both developmental and family systems perspectives.
PREREQ: None
Tues. 1:00 - 3:30
Call# 19170

CYAF 3220 Advance Family Finance
Critical analysis of issues in family finance across the life course including household spending and savings patterns, debt management,insurance portfolios and retirement planning.
PREREQ: CYAF 2220
M / W 10:30 - 11:45
Allwine Hall 308
Call# 18893
Inter campus TV
Instructor: Kathy Prochaska-Cue, CYAF faculty

CYAF 4580 Family Stress: Crisis, Coping & Recovering
Commonly experienced family stressors (e.g. violence, poverty,political conflict and natural disaster) and how these events affect familyfunctioning.
PREREQ: Junior
Mon. 5:00 - 7:30
Call# 19171
Some intercampus TV plus on-line and Blackboard

Graduation Applications

posted 10.19.2010

Click here for how to check and see if a student has applied to graduate

As of October 19, 2010 All Undergraduate Applicants are coded as applied. The Graduate students should go over by October 20, 2010.

ACANO Meeting October 21st

posted 10.19.2010

We are looking forward to seeing you this Thursday for the Advisor's Meeting. The meeting will be at 1:30 in the council room of the MBSC.

On the agenda for the meeting are:

  • Lynette Leonard, a speech communication faculty member, to talk with us about Speech Communication majors and minors.
  • Linda Mannering, from Institutional Research, to talk about the career course website!!!
  • The College of Education advisors to tell us about their advising syllabus.
  • And...we will be going over how to put in permissions since it has changed from last semester.

Hope to see you all there!

EPPE and Goodrich Scholarship Program

posted 10.19.2010

The last EPPE that Goodrich will accept for the 2011 Goodrich class is March 12, 2011.

Study Abroad

posted 10.18.2010

Are you interested in studying abroad in Norway? There are 6-8 scholarships available for the 2011 fall semester exchange program to the University of Agder. Meet with Professor Carl Erik Moe from the University of Agder on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in PKI 279 from 3-4 pm for more information! Please email Emily Hardt, the UNO Study Abroad Advisor, at ehardt@unomaha.edu for more information.

Thanks,
Emily Hardt
Study Abroad and International Exchanges Advisor
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.
ASH 241
Omaha NE, 68182
Ph: 402-554-2293
Fax: 402-554-2949

Advising Flags and Permissions

posted 10.11.2010

Advising Flags

Advising Flags will be set and in place sometime today. These were delayed one week because of conversion issues. The NeSIS teams have been working hard to resolve these issues. Much of the work has been completed, but we still have one last issue related to GPA so flags may be delayed until later today. Our expectation is that these will be set before end of day.

Permissions

Information was provided to folks indicating Permissions could be assigned to students today. Permissions should not be set until the Spring 2011 schedule is available on October 25th. In years past permissions could not be issued until the schedule went live because changes from departments were still ongoing. Assigning permissions too soon will create problems for students if the course is changed or cancelled.

In addition, a new method for issuing permissions is going into effect for the Spring 2011 schedule. Below is a document provided by Jean Padrnos explaining how this new process works.

I will update folks when flags are set in and in place. I will also be providing additional information about a number of topics related toregistration later this week.

Holds and Permissions

Mark Goldsberry
Director, Records & Registration
UNO NeSIS Project Lead

University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
402-960-8609 (cell)
mgoldsberry@unomaha.edu

UNO General Education Update

posted 10.05.2010

The new University General Education Committee has begun its work. Below is a document with the committee, its charge, and background on the process and recommendation adopted by the colleges last spring.

Course approvals: The immediate focus of the committee is to finalize student learning objectives and develop the process for courses to be approved for the University General Education requirements. All courses included in University General Education require committee review and approval. In order to implement for Fall 2011, there will be a temporary approval process that includes a completing a form and submitting either the current master syllabus (if appropriate) or a current typical course schedule/class syllabus. Temporary approvals are for a two year period in order to allow time for the Course Catalog Maintenance System (CCMS) to be updated as well as for units to update and revise the master syllabi. However, please remember that ALL courses to be included in the University General Education options will need to submit the form and syllabus/schedule. The committee plans to have the student learning objectives and temporary approval forms & process to chairs/directors by the week of October 11.

Undergraduate Catalog: As you know, the implementation of the University General Education curriculum will require extensive changes in the undergraduate catalog. We will have a catalog section with University General Education requirements, expected student learning outcomes, and the designated courses that are approved to meet those requirements (and are accepted by all colleges and programs). The colleges and degree programs may have specific college or program requirements but those are distinct from the university general education requirements. Colleges and programs may want to begin reviewing their catalog copy as well as specific requirements in preparation to submitting catalog copy. You will be receiving additional information from University Relations on the catalog process.

We will be updating the General Education website below and more information will be available there. If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me or any member of the committee.

http://gened.unomaha.edu/

Gen Ed Update 10.01.2010

Deborah Smith-Howell, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs &
Dean for Graduate Studies

University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, Ne 68182-0112
Voice: 402-554-2262
Fax: 402-554-4896
Internet: dsmith-howell@mail.unomaha.edu

Spring 2011 TLC Classes

posted 10.05.2010

Courses for First-Year Students with Last Names A-L (Must take 2)

Course Number Course Title Instructor Time
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking Fundamentals Holly Miller MWF 10-10:50
ECON 2200 Principles of Econ (Micro) Mark Leonard TTH 11:30-12:45
PSYC 1010 Intro to Psych Rosemary Strasser MW 1:00-2:15
GERO 2000 Intro to Gerontology Lyn Holley MWF 9:00-9:50
WRWS 1500 Intro to Creative Writing Todd Robinson F 1:00-3:30
LLS 1000 Intro to Latino/Latin Amer. Studies Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado TTh 1:00-2:15
REL 1010 Intro to World Religions Paul Williams TTh 10-11:15
PHIL 1210 Critical Reasoning Paul Audi TTh 11:30-12:45
GEOL 1170 Intro to Physical Geology Harmon Maher TTh 8:30-9:45; Th 1:00-3:00 (lab)

Courses for First-Year Students with Last Names M-Z (Must take 2)

Course Number Course Title Instructor Time
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking Marlina Davidson TTh 8:30-9:45
HIST 1010 World Civilizations II John Grigg TTh 10-11:15
GEOG 1020 Human Geography Chris Dando MWF 12-12:50
SOC 1010 Intro to Soc Tom Sanchez MWF 10-10:50
NAMS 1100 Intro to Native Amer. Studies Beth Rittter T-Th 1:00-2:15
CJUS 1010 Survey of Criminal Justice Dennis Hoffman MW 10-11:15
ART 1010 Art Appreciation Shari Hofschire MW 1:00-2:15
PSYC 1010 Intro to Psych Jessiline Anderson MWF 10-10:50
BIOL 1450 Biology I Karen Sue Murch-Shafer MWThF 1-1:50; T 1:00-4:00 (lab)

Courses for Second-Year Students (Must take 1)

Course Number Course Title Instructor Time
HIST 2190 Modern Middle East Moshe Gershovich MW 11:30-12:45
PSYC 3520 Child Psychology Brigette Ryalls MWF 11-11:50
REL 1010 Intro to World Religions Bridget Blomfield M 6:00-8:30
PHIL 2030 Intro to Ethics Laura Grams MW 1:00-2:15
PSCI 1100 Intro to American Nat Gov Randall Adkins MW 1:00-2:15
ECON 2200 Principles of Econ (Micro) Mark Leonard TTh 9:00-10:15
GEOL 1010 Environmental Geology Robert Shuster TTh 10-11:15

Course for First-Year or Second-Year Students

Course Number Course Title Instructor Time
MATH 1310 Intermediate Algebra

**This is a course for students with math anxiety. You must have a permit from Kellie Pickett to enroll**

Joy Ausdemore MTWTh 10-10:50

ACANO Meetings 2010-2011

posted 10.05.2010

ACANO Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 3:00 in the Council Room of the MBSC.

  • October 21, 2010
  • November 18, 2010 (Time TBA)
  • December 16, 2010
  • January 20, 2011
  • February 17, 2011
  • March 17, 2011
  • April 21, 2011
  • May 19, 2011 (Time TBA)
  • June 16, 2010
  • July 21, 2011

NACADA Webinars 2010-2011

posted 10.05.2010

All Webinars are from 1:00 to 2:30 in the CPACS Commons. The Faculty Development Committee will provide cookies and tea.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Conceptual Component of Advising: Developing the Purpose, Values, and Frameworks for Why We Do What We Do


Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tips and Tools for Advising as a Teaching and Learning Process


Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Cultivating the Potential in At-Risk Students


Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Adult Students


Thursday, March 3, 2011
The Informational Component of Academic Advising: policies, Procedures and Beyond


Thursday, March 31, 2011
A Strengths Development Approach


Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Strategies for Increasing Advising Effectiveness with Decreasing Resources


Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Relational Component of Academic Advising: Strategies for Effective Communication, Rapport Building and Student Engagement


STARS Scholarship

posted 10.05.2010

Please see the information below regarding a scholarship opportunity.

If students have questions have them contact:
Marsha Grandick
STARS Program Director
712-322-8800 ext15
mgrandick@cb-cef.org

Remember the students need to be Pottawattamie County residents, adults who are parents, and have been in school at least two years. They must also be full-time, low-income students. The scholarship can pay for any additional expenses, does not have to be tuition/fees/books.

STARS Scholarship Application

New GERO online classes for Spring 2011

posted 10.05.2010

Department of Gerontology - Spring 2011 On-Line Courses

  • Intro to Gerontology (2 Sections) - GERO 200 (UNL) GERO 2000 (UNO)
  • Issues in Aging: Senior Housing - GERO 435
  • Mid-Life, Career Change, and Pre-Retirement - GERO 475
  • Baby Boomers and the 21st Century - GERO 4720

ADMISSIONS DEADLINE:

  • Application deadline for degree seeking students is December 1, 2010.
  • Non-degree seeking students may apply until the semester starts January 10, 2011.

New THEA Course

posted 09.29.2010

New Multi-Disciplinary Course - Spring 2011
Advanced Projects in Theatre: Therapeutic Uses of Theatre
THEA 8016-006/4020-002
Thursdays 4:00 to 6:30 pm
Weber Fine Arts Building Room 006

During the Spring 2011 semester the Department of Theatre will offer a new dual level three-credit survey course for students in performing arts, social sciences, education and other related disciplines.

Therapeutic Uses of Theatre is designed to introduce the theatre artist and the mental health practitioner alike to the myriad ways in which theatre techniques can be adapted to promote self-awareness, growth and healing.

This course will incorporate seminar and experiential elements, and provide an overview of the theory and practice of drama therapy.

Topics will include:

  • using improvisation to teach self-regulation
  • role theory and role method
  • psychodrama
  • playback theatre
  • socio-drama

The course will host select guest lecturers from expressive arts disciplines.

Enrollment is limited to graduate students, and junior and senior undergraduates (with instructor approval).

For further information contact Dr. Louisa Foster at lwfoster@unomaha.edu

Fall 2010 Study Abroad Fair

posted 09.27.2010

Fall 7-week Classes Start Oct. 11th at Offutt

There are two classes still available this Fall that don't begin until the week of October 11th. These classes meet at Offutt Air Force Base and students just need to contact our office at 595-2371 to request a base pass by September 24th. If you have a student that wants to register, you will need to issue them a "Permission Time Period" permit in PeopleSoft as the new system does not yet recognize classes that start later, so students are not able to register for these classes without the permit.

  • BLST 2100: Issues in Black Communities Saturdays & Sundays 8:30am-4:20pm 3 weekends (10/23-24, 11/6-7, & 11/20-21)
  • HIST 1010: World Civilizations II Mondays & Wednesdays 7:30-10:20pm October 11 - December 1

Thanks,
Hayley Patton
Manager, Offutt and Off-Campus Programs

Advising Guru to Present Lecture Sept. 18 at UNO

As literature on student retention reveals, good academic advising is a crucial factor in a student's decision to remain in college. On Friday, Sept. 18, Charlie Nutt, executive director of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), will present at 2 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

Nutt's presentation on current trends in advising will be open to all faculty, staff and students. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Kathy Menke at 554.4832 or Rita Henry at 554.2779.

April Employee of the Month: Farida Majid

"Professional," "conscientious" and "exemplary" are several words co-workers have used to describe Farida Majid, the April Employee of the Month at UNO. A UNO alumna, Majid is a vital component of the student advising process.

As director of undergraduate support programs in the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T), Majid is responsible for providing student advising assistance, as well as working with accreditation, outreach and scholarship management. She also compiles statistical data, responds to questionnaires, prepares reports and carries out other administrative duties assigned by the dean's office.

Colleagues compliment Majid on her advising abilities and the manner in which she operates. "Farida is truly a pleasure to work with - not only on a professional level, but on a personal level, as well," one individual wrote. "Since becoming an advisor for the college in 1999, she has continually accepted new challenges and assignments each year. Farida is one of the most conscientious employees in our college."

Although she was born in Afghanistan, Majid has called Omaha home for the past 24 years. "As a very young kid, I came with family to the United States in search of freedom, opportunities and a peaceful life. At that time, Afghanistan was invaded by the former Soviet Union."

A member of the campus community for nine years, Majid completed both her bachelor's and master's degrees at UNO. While studying for her master's, she worked as a graduate assistant in the College of Business Administration (CBA) advising office and became familiar with the advising process.

Majid said she enjoyed her studies as a student and, following graduation, was excited to join the staff of the College of IS&T in May of 1999 as an advisor. Her previous advising experience in the CBA was a big help during her transition to the new college.

"Being a graduate assistant in the College of Business Administration helped me to learn a great deal from the wonderful advisors in CBA (Linda and Jennifer)," she said. "I learned a great deal about university policies, procedures, academic programs, student information systems, etc., and believe the learning there was a good foundation for my current job."

The one-on-one interaction is an aspect of her job that she treasures. "Working with students, and meeting their parents on occasion, gives me lots of joy and pleasure," Majid said. "It is a great feeling to be working with such a great group of talented students, faculty and colleagues, and I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity."

The bulk of her day is spent advising IS&T students from their freshman to senior years - a job that she finds very fulfilling. "I believe in students' abilities and talents," she said. "Helping them with intellectual and emotional development is tremendously satisfying."

She said it makes her day when she receives correspondence from former advisees who have graduated. "Receiving thank-you cards and e-mails from graduate students is the highlight of my career," she said. "It is a great feeling to see them successful in their careers. It is also immensely satisfying to know that you have made some difference in their lives. My job is very rewarding."

Majid's advisees appreciate the attention she gives to help them find their way through the advising process. "Farida was instrumental in steering me on a path to become the first person in my family to have a bachelor's degree in any field," a former student said. "She helped me to plan a course of study that encompassed both my skills and interests. Every student is individually important to her, and she routinely goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that students have every opportunity to succeed at this institution."

Being named Employee of the Month has been a very positive experience for Majid. "It is such a great honor to be nominated," she said. "I appreciate the kind words by the nominating individuals and am happy to be receiving the award for the work I enjoy so much. Receiving this award is not only encouraging, but it makes me humble and motivates me to work harder. Our college is consistently seeking excellence in academic programs, and I feel proud to be a part of it."

Away from her university work, Majid can be found playing volleyball, getting together with family and friends, and traveling - although she said it is now a bit tricky. "Raising my twins makes it a bit difficult to attend every family function that I used to be the main organizer of," she said.

As Employee of the Month, Majid will receive a plaque, portrait and monetary award. All UNO faculty, staff and students are eligible to nominate individuals for the honor. Nomination forms are available in Human Resources, 205 Eppley Administration Building.

Spring 2011

Contents

Math 1310 Structured Learning Assistance Sections

posted 05.13.2011

Math 1310, sections 3 and 13 are the new SLA sections. Please remember that no permissions can be given for these Structured Learning Assistance sections. The student needs to contact the Testing Center to schedule a Compass test. After the student takes the Compass, they will need to contact the Math Lab, at 554-2443, to meet with the Instructor for permission to register for the class.

Lastly, please check the course limits before giving permissions into any of the Redesigned Math Lab classes. If the limit of 50 has been reached, the student will need to choose another available class. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you again for helping us implement our new Redesigned Math Lab!

Best regards,
Mary Dennison

NACADA Webinar

posted 05.12.2011

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is sponsoring the last of the 2010-11 webinars from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) on Thursday, May 19. "Strategies for Effective Communication, Rapport Building and Student Engagement" will be broadcast at 1:00 in the CPACS Commons. Refreshments will be provided by the Office of Faculty Development.

Career Coach

posted 05.12.2011

Career Coach is nearing completion. Here's the link that is found at the OASA website under "Current Student Information" under "Student Services." http://www.unomaha.edu/aandsaffairs/tabs/curstudents/careercoach.php

University General Education

posted 05.03.2011

Advisors,
There are still classes being added to the University General Education requirements. Please make sure that instead of printing out copies, to send students to the website. http://gened.unomaha.edu/approvedcourses.php Thank you!

Updated ENGL Equivs

posted 05.03.2011

New FYE Section

posted 04.28.2011

OK, here's a revised revision! We've added one more FYE section for fall. Thanks for forwarding to advisors. Please discard previous FYE flyers!

- Marti
4-2409

Updated TLC Classes

posted 04.28.2011

Advisors,
The incoming class of TLC is smaller than anticipated, so we have had to cancel and rearrange some of the course offerings for first-year TLC students. Please DELETE and throw away the original list of courses. The list below is up-to-date. The sophomore offerings remain the same. Please let me know if you have questions.

- Kellie Pickett
4-4080

120 Hours

posted 04.25.2011

All, please see below.
The UNO Chancellor's Cabinet accepted the recommendation of the Deans' Forum endorsing a 120-credit hour minimum for a UNO undergraduate degree. The Educational Policy Advisory Committee and UNO Faculty Senate have also endorsed the 120-credit hour minimum for a UNO undergraduate degree. Several of the colleges and specific programs within the colleges have also already adopted the 120-credit hour minimum. Included below is the specific recommendation from Deans' Forum and the statement that will appear in the 2011-2012 undergraduate catalog. It is important to note that programs have and will continue to require more than 120 hours for a specific degree/major. The catalog and advisors should encourage students to know the requirements for the specific program. Sr. Vice Chancellor Hynes has reported the UNO decision to the Provost.

UNO's Deans' Forum endorses a 120-credit hour minimum for a UNO undergraduate degree. While no degree will be awarded without a minimum of 120 credit hours, academic programs may require more than 120 credit hours. Based on licensing, accreditation, and other academic and disciplinary issues, academic programs may require more than 120 credit hours.

UG Catalog statement:
The minimum number of hours for a UNO undergraduate degree is 120 credit hours. However, academic programs may require more than 120 credit hours to attain an undergraduate degree. Please review the requirements for your specific program to determine all requirements for the program, including credit hours.

Important General Education Information

posted 04.25.2011

Advisors,
Recently I was asked to share the following very important information from the General Education Committee regarding UNO's University General Education policy effective fall 2011.

A UNO student stays in the undergraduate catalog he/she started with as long as he/she has continuous enrollment (they can sit out for one year) unless she or he chooses to adopt a new catalog.

Only new admits for Fall 2011 and beyond will be required to complete the new University Gen Ed requirements.

When a student changes his/her major, they DO NOT change to a new catalog, unless they so choose.

A student completing an A+B program will use the catalog consistent with the year he/she started the program at the community college unless he/she chooses to adopt the current UNO catalog (essentially we are grandfathering transfer students in the same way current UNO students are grandfathered).

If a course is not on the list of approved general education courses it cannot be used as a general education course - it does not matter if the course was previously used as a Gen Ed.

University General Education substitutions will not be permitted.

Please do not advise students to take courses that you think will be approved; however, if courses are added in Fall 2011, students previously enrolled in those courses would be able to count the course for a Gen Ed requirement.

If a student tests out of MATH 1310, their general education requirement is met and he/she will not be required to take an addition math course unless necessary for his/her major.

If a student tests out of MATH 1310, currently he/she would not receive retroactive credit; however, the General Education Committee does want there to be retroactive credit available for all fundamental academic competencies (Composition, Oral Communication, and Math) based on "testing out" of placement exams.

For all university General Education courses, students must receive a grade of C- or better in order for the course to be counted as a General Education requirement.

As for transfer credit, there is not a lot of information as of yet. We do know:

  • If UNO has an articulation agreement with an institution, we will have the equivalencies automatically entered in peoplesoft.
  • If the course is not one offered at UNO but an advisor feels it is a Gen Ed, there will be a process in place to have those courses approved (this process is not yet in place) - once a course is approved it will be added to peoplesoft and not have to go through the approval process again.
  • More detailed information regarding transfer credit and the process for approval will be available by the end of April. More likely now by the end of the semester.

Please print this announcement and have it easily accessible when working with students.

Advising Meeting Handouts

posted 04.22.2011

Advisors,

In case you were unable to attend the Academic Advising Council meeting yesterday here are the handouts from the meeting.

Tracie also gave updates on Orientation and the advising presentation for students - Thanks everyone!

TLC update in Schedule

posted 04.22.2011

Hey everyone,
I wanted to point out this schedule search update:

-Jean Padrnos

FYE Revised

posted 04.20.2011

Please see the below updated FYE flyer to all advisors. The dynamic duo of Deb Smith-Howell & Thomas Wallace are going to co-teach section 015!

NACADA Webinar

posted 04.20.2011

The next webinar from the National Academic Advising Association, "Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: Strategies for Increasing Advising Effectiveness with Decreasing Resources" will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 1:00 in CPACS 132. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided by the Office of Faculty Development.

UNO's TREK to Campus 2011

posted 04.20.2011

Omaha, Nebraska – Anyone able to walk, bike, carpool or take mass transportation to commute to campus join us Thursday, April 21 at the UNO Pep Bowl (south of the Eppley Administration building) from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to promote physical activity and alternative means of transportation.

The 4th annual UNO TREK to Campus is an event meant to engage the university community to use walking, biking, carpooling or mass transportation as a means of commuting. Our goal is to better the community through decreased traffic congestion and minimizing parking issues, as well as promoting better overall personal health and fitness. With the gas prices increasing significantly over the foreseeable future we encourage the community to seek new ways to Trek! The event will coincide with UNO's Earth Day in the Pep Bowl. Participants are encouraged to visit our table and pin point on our map where you have commuted from. Prizes and giveaways will be given out to anyone participating by trekking. There will also be pamphlets and other information about the benefits and alternative ways to commute to campus. For more information about this year's Trek to Campus friend us on Facebook UNO Trek to Campus 2011 or visit our website http://www.unomaha.edu/trektocampus/index.html. ( the date on the website is incorrect, the event is April 21)

Orientation Waiver Policy

posted 04.19.2011

The Office of Orientation has implemented a new policy effective immediately regarding Orientation waivers for transfer students. Please see the document below.

Orientation can be waived (at the advisor's request) for Transfer students with 60 or more semester credit hours of POST high school transfer work (not including Dual Enrollment/AP hours).

A waiver of Orientation is NOT optional for Transfer students with LESS than 60 credit hours.

Please let the student know why we STRONGLY RECOMMEND they still attend an Orientation session. The student should be advised that Transfer Orientation provides them with the key online technical essentials that UNO students/faculty and university departments use for instruction, communication, student services and billing. Learning these online essentials (blackboard, mavlink, gmav) will be key to their success at UNO.

If you choose to waive a student from Orientation, please plan to cover the information attached in the updated waiver handout. I know that students may tell you that they will still go to Orientation if they can just get registered for classes first, but please know that, in most cases, they don't show up and the Orientation office wants to ensure that students have this information.

Please contact me if you have any questions, or you can ask me at the Academic Advising Council meeting on Thursday. Thank you.

-Tracie Anderson
Assistant Director, New Student Orientation
4-2168

IS&P Newsletter

posted 04.19.2011

Academic Advisor's Group,
Here is a link to the IS&P April 2011 Newsletter. I included information about fall class registration and the immigration regulations relating to enrollment. I encouraged students to enroll now for fall. I also explained about our reduced course load form, concurrent enrollment form, and distance education restrictions. Reading this may also help you remember some of the things that are different for international students because of their immigration status. We continually remind our students of the regulations through newsletters and orientation. It helps us if advisors are also aware of some of our forms and regulations for international students. You have been very helpful to us throughout the year.

Link to newsletter: http://world.unomaha.edu/index.php?page=studentservices&subpage=currentstudentservices&content=newsletters

Advisors frequently use our reduced course load form, concurrent form, and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms. Here is a link to these forms:

http://world.unomaha.edu/index.php?page=studentservices&subpage=downloads

Thank you again for your help with the international students here at UNO. Please feel free to contact me if you have any question related to international students.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Stahl, M.S.
4-2293

Academic Advising Council Meeting Thursday

posted 04.18.2011

Advisors,
Please remember that there is an advisor meeting this Thursday at 1:30 in the council room of the MBSC. I know this is an extremely busy time, but please try to have at least one advisor from your area attend.

We will have the following on the agenda:

  • Nicole Naatz on FYE for the fall 2011
  • Randy Sell from financial aid on SAP changes
  • Tracie Anderson on orientation
  • Megan Essay to tell us about the International Baccalaurette through Millard North

See you on Thursday and just as another reminder there is a NACADA webinar on Wednesday April 27th at 1:00 in the CPACS commons.

-Lyndsey

Important Advising Information

posted 04.18.2011

Below are several files created to assist advisors with peoplesoft questions.

ENGL/GERO Synergy Course Fall 2011

posted 04.15.2011

General Education Courses for 2011-2012

posted 04.15.2011

Below is a link to the currently approved courses for the UNO University General Education for 2011-2012. For students entering Fall 2011, only courses on this list will be considered part of their University General Education. While there are a number of courses under review, there are several disciplines that we would assume would be part of the general education curriculum that are not represented on the list and have not submitted courses to be included in the University General Education curriculum.

The committee is meeting Friday, April 15 and Friday, April 22. The last meeting of the UNO General Education Committee for Spring 2011 is Friday, April 29.

All courses must be in process no later than Monday, April 25.

http://gened.unomaha.edu/approvedcourses.php

Math Lab Redesign Courses

posted 04.12.2011

Advisors,
Thank you for meeting with Dr. Heidel and myself concerning the new Math Lab Redesign. Marian Fortin-Wavra has asked me to make the following request.

When you are advising a student that needs the new Compass test, please send an email to placement@enroll.unomaha.edu with the student's name and NUID number, and any comments that you may want to include. You can also go to the Testing Center's webpage to email.

Please remember that no permissions can be given for the Structured Learning Assistance sections. The student needs to contact the Testing Center to schedule a Compass test. After the student takes the Compass, they will need to contact the Math Lab, at 554-2443, to meet with the Instructor.

Lastly, please check the course limits before giving permissions into any of the Redesigned Math Lab classes. If the limit of 50 has been reached, the student will need to choose another available class. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you again for helping us implement our new Redesigned Math Lab!

Best regards,
Mary Dennison
UNO Math Lab, Director
4-2443

RAC and updated ENGL 1150/1160 Equiv. List

posted 04.11.2011

Greeting advisors!

Students have been coming into our English Department offices requesting retroactive credit (RAC)--here are some of the cases (just today!) that were denied!

Case one: student took ENGL-151 from UNL and wants retroactive credit for UNO's ENGL-1150.
Reason for denial: this student can only get retroactive credit for comp I if he placed into comp II via the EPPE (or AP of 4) AND took comp II here AT UNO. This credit was from UNL.

Case two: student took placed into ENGL-2000 level via the EPPE, took ENGL-2250 (Short Story), and wanted 6 credit hours of retroactive credit for Comp I and II.
Reason for denial: This student needs a THIRD WRITING course here at UNO with an acceptable grade posted before applying for RAC. This student is a business major planning on taking Managerial Communication 3200; she was advised to come to apply after that grade is posted.

Please see the following link that describes the retroactive credit policy in detail:
http://www.unomaha.edu/english/forms/Retro.pdf

Please feel free to call me if you ever have questions regarding this.

Also, please see the newest transfer equiv. sheet for Comp. I and II. It's ever expanding!

- Thanks,
Joe Price

New Division I Progress Toward Degree Information

posted 04.11.2011

Advisors,
Below is an informational sheet regarding the new progress toward degree requirements for our student-athletes. These requirements will be used starting next fall for everyone but those student-athletes who will be in their last year of eligibility who have been here at least a year (after next year it will be applied to ALL student-athletes). The athletic department greatly appreciates all of the work you do to make sure the student-athletes stay eligible.

If you have any questions please let Allison Wunsch know at awunsch@unomaha.edu.

Nene Field Scholarship for Study Abroad

posted 04.11.2011

Advisors,

Please forward to students. Questions should be directed to Emily Hardt. Please see documents below for program flyer and application materials.

Dear Students,
Please find attached a FUNDED study abroad opportunity for this summer. The Nene Field Ambassadorial Scholarship sends one to two students to a UNO partner university during the summer session. This year the selected students will earn 3 UNO credits during the month of July to study in Vietnam. These students will participate in cultural activities while completing an independent study course. Students who meet program criteria will be interviewed. Selected students will be notified of scholarship award in early May. Questions? Please contact Emily Hardt at ehardt@unomaha.edu. See documents below for program flyer and application materials.

Fall 2011 Offutt & Off-Campus Classes

posted 04.08.2011

Continuing Studies has a variety of classes scheduled at Offutt Air Force Base and other off-campus sites throughout the Omaha metro area for the Fall semester! Below please find the schedules of these classes. For Offutt classes, base passes are available to students that need them, but they need to call 402-595-2371 no later than August 5th.

Accepting Applications for IS&P Global Diplomats

posted 04.06.2011

Approximately ten International Studies and Programs (IS&P) Global Diplomats will be selected to represent the IS&P office during the 2011/2012 academic year. Global Diplomats will promote campus internationalization and volunteer to help new students with orientations, campus tours, social events, airport pick-ups, and settling-in assistance.

Criteria for a strong application will include the following: Academic excellence in at least two full time semesters earned at UNO by May of this term and maintenance of at least a 2.5 GPA, full-time student status at UNO in the 2011-2012 school year, strong leadership and communication skills, strong interest in service to the UNO and the international student population, and experience in cross-cultural settings. Participation is required for one academic year.

Selected students will wear UNO IS&P Global Diplomats polo shirts to events and will receive a $200.00 scholarship ($100.00 per semester) for the academic year in which they serve.

Both international students and students from the US are encouraged to apply. Applications may be picked up at the front desk in ASH 241. Applications must be turned in by Friday, 22 April. Please contact me with any questions.

Jennifer Stahl, M.S.
International Student Advisor
jstahl@unomaha.edu
ext. 4-2293

Fall 2011 FYE Courses

posted 04.06.2011

Colleagues,
Below is the FYE flyer for fall 2011. As you will see, courses are going to be offered in the 8-week (7+1) model that was piloted with two sections last fall and one currently, which is being taught by Nicole Naatz. Three of the 15 sections will be paired (synergy model) with academic courses: SPCH 1110, ENG l1150, PSCI 1000.

Please look it over and let any of us in UD know if you have any questions. Nicole is on the agenda for the 4/21 advisors' meeting to talk about the model and answer any additional questions that you may have.

FYE Flyer Fall 2011 (.doc)

- Marti Rosen-Atherton, M.S., LMHP
Counseling Center/University Division

Mavlink 2.0 Screen Shots

posted 03.30.2011

Advisors,
Below is some help when is comes to Mavlink 2.0. Mike Carlson gave us a few screen shots of important information we often have to help students find on Mavlink. Enrollment information (such as dates and times), how to make a payment, how to view grades and how to view an unofficial transcript. Hope this helps!

I am pretty sure these are also on the mavlink.nebraska.edu site.

Information about Latino/Latin American Studies (LLS) Class Offerings Summer 2011

posted 03.30.2011

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) would like everyone to know that our list of approved courses can be found on our website: http://www.unomaha.edu/ollas/courses.php. While students will not be able to find a comprehensive list of LLS courses on Mavlink, they can refer to the OLLAS website to be sure about our LLS-approved courses being offered this summer (http://www.unomaha.edu/ollas/schedule.php). One easy way to make sure that a course will count for LLS credit is to check the course information in Mavlink and, under "Course Attribute," it should say "Latino/Latin American Studies credit."

Students should feel free to call OLLAS anytime with any questions they may have about their courses and/or majoring in Latino/Latin American Studies or minoring in Chicano/Latino Studies.

Important UNO Enrollment Information - "Need to Know ..... Need to Do"

posted 03.28.2011

Below is the "Need to Know .....Need to Do" EMAIL which has been sent to ALL admitted Summer and Fall 2011 Freshman and Transfer Admits. Students who have not provided an email will be receiving a copy in the mail. New Freshman and Transfer admits were also sent information about Orientation last week. The initial start date for students registering for Fall Orientation was to begin Monday, March 28th. Due to some technical issues, the Orientation reservation system has been temporarily delayed --- with a projected start date of later this week. There will be updated information provided on the Orientation website this week. A revised version will be sent to Readmits, Non-Degree/Visiting and Inter-Campus which will be more applicable to their status (sans Orientation information, more about Open Registration etc....).

Later this week, the "Need to Know ..... Need to Do" will be added to the Undergraduate Admissions website AND on the Orientation page. In Undergraduate Admissions, after students select one of the primary tabs -- Freshman, Transfer or Readmit, as they scroll down the page -- will see the Admission Process section, followed by After you Apply, then You Are Admitted .... What Happens Next? Click on the Fall and Summer Admits link and this information appears.

Please review the "Need to Know .....Need to Do" so you will be able to refer students and parents to it when they call with questions.

Need to Know... Need to Do (.pdf)

Mavlink 2.0 Information

posted 03.28.2011

Regarding the mavlink 2.0 roll out that took place this morning. Please note that users may be getting the 'Student' tab delivered as a 3-column layout instead of 2-column. This is another Peoplesoft defect. The 2-column layout is supposed to migrate with the updated tab - but it doesn't always work. If users are seeing their tab with a scrunched up 'Bullseye' pagelet and a blank 3rd column - they need to go through the 'Layout' link, select 2-column, and save. Let me know if you have any questions.

Please see below for a screen shot.

NACADA's 25th Annual Academic Advising Summer Institute

posted 03.18.2011

NACADA's 25th Annual Academic Advising Summer Institute will offer advisors, both staff and faculty, an opportunity for an in-depth professional development experience in academic advising. Funds have been allocated to send six people to Colorado Springs, Colorado from June 26 - July 1. The Institute is titled "Quality Advising for Student Development and Retention."

Are you interested in attending? Because we anticipate that a number of people will apply, please email me with a paragraph as to how you see this experience benefiting academic advising at UNO and your long term goals.

Please let me know no later than March 31 so that we can begin making travel arrangements. If you attend, we would like you to provide a training session or two to your fellow advisors upon return.

If you have questions, please let me know. You can also get more information by visiting http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events/SummerInst/index.htm.

Rita M. Henry
Student Affairs
ext. 4-2779
rhenry@unomaha.edu

March 31st NACADA Webinar

posted 03.18.2011

Academic advising for summer and fall is underway! "Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: A Strengths Development Approach" a webinar sponsored by the National Academic Advising Association, will be offered on Thursday, March 31 at 1:00 in the CPACS Collaborating Commons. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided by the Office of Faculty Development.

Info From March 17th Meeting

posted 03.17.2011

Advisors,

Below is the information Brooke shared with us today about group advising. Thank you for your presentation Brooke!

Chantel also had some great ideas about group advising that she uses. Below is some information from her. From Chantel: "I give this (CFAM quiz and student information sheet) to students to fill out as they come into the group advising sessions. It gives them something to do while everyone gets settled and wait to get started. When I do my presentation I cover the questions from the quiz, hoping that writing the answers down, answering the questions aloud and taking part in my presentation will help them retain the information more. Some of the information in the quiz might be covered in orientation, but I feel like it's important enough to cover twice."

Also below is the handout from the Math department regarding changes for the fall semester. If you have questions please contact Mary Dennison in the math department.

Message for Advisors - UNO Athletics

posted 03.14.2011

Dear Advisors,

Significant changes to UNO Athletics have been proposed which will affect both the men's football and wrestling programs. For those who may not have followed this weekend's announcements, information can be found at http://omavs.com/news/2011/3/13/GEN_0313112424.aspx.

During this time of transition, please make every effort to meet in a timely manner with our affected students who are most likely both confused and upset. Those who choose to stay at UNO will continue to receive their scholarships for up to 135 credit hours; athletics will offer support to those who wish to transfer to another institution. While I am confident that you can help these students, UNO's Counseling Center is standing by to assist you and/or handle immediate referrals. The Center's number is 554-2409 and is located in Eppley Administration Building, Room 115.

Thank you in advance for your support. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Rita M. Henry
Student Affairs
ext. 4-2779
rhenry@unomaha.edu

March 17th Academic Advising Council Meeting

posted 03.10.2011

Advisors,

The next meeting of the Academic Advising Council will be held Thursday, March 17th at 1:30 in the Council Room of the MBSC.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Michael Carlson and team to give us an update on mavlink v2
  • Jack Heidel and Mary Dennison to tell us how MATH 1310 and 1320 will be set up in the fall
  • Brooke Clements (advisor for Criminology and Criminal Justice)will be presenting a session and "group advising" where we will learn tips to make the process effective
  • Tracie Anderson will also be joining us for an update on Orientation.

We have a full and very informative meeting ahead of us! Hope to see you all there and wearing your green for St. Patrick's Day! :)

Fall 2011 TLC Classes

posted 03.10.2011

Greetings from TLC!

Below is the list of the Fall Classes for TLC students. First-year TLC classes are for Freshmen only. (Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors new to TLC do not take first-year TLC Classes). Second-year classes are for Sophomores, both returning TLC scholars from last year and new sophomores to the program. Juniors and Seniors do not take TLC classes.

First-year students must follow classes in their alphabet range. They must enroll in ENGL 1200, US 1020, and one additional course from their list. Sophomore students can choose any class on their list.

Students who applied for the scholarship this year, should be notified by May 1 of their status, so the First-year Course list will be useful when we learn our new class. We anticipate an incoming class of around 210 first-year students and 40-60 upper-class students again this year. If this number increases, you may receive a revised class list with additional options.

Sarah, our TLC Advisor will be at the next Advising Meeting to talk about the classes and answer any questions. If you have questions at any point, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks for all of your help with our students.

TLC Fall 2011 Classes

COE Advising Info

posted 03.09.2011

Advisors,

Below is information presented on Monday at the meeting. Those advisors who were not able to attend on Monday can use this information for potential students they may be seeing who are looking at coming to our college.

Pre-Education Requirements

New Scholarship for Military Spouses

posted 03.09.2011

Please see the document below for application

A new scholarship has just been created on Offutt AFB for military spouses. This scholarship is open to any military spouse students enrolled at UNO. So, if you are working with spouses of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military who are part of the Offutt community, please let them know about it. Below is the application and information sheet with further details. This full packet should be given to any interested students. The first round will be for Fall 2011 and applications are due by July 18th. The award amount will be $500-$1,000 for those selected.

I am the Scholarship POC for this scholarship, so please feel free to contact me or the UNO Offutt Office at 595-2371, if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Hayley Patton
Manager, Offutt and Off-Campus Programs
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Division of Continuing Studies
CB 207 Office - 402.554.4975
Offutt AFB Office - 402.595.2371
hpatton@unomaha.edu

BEPAC Offutt Spouse Scholarship Information Sheet

How to View Unofficial Transcripts

posted 03.08.2011

Please see the following documents on how to view an unofficial transcript.

For Students
For Advisors

Summer 2011 Offutt & Off-Campus Classes

posted 03.03.2011

DCS offers a variety of classes at Offutt AFB and other off-campus sites each semester. Below are the schedules of these classes for Summer 2011. For Offutt classes, base passes are available to students that need them, but only if they call 595-2371 no later than April 29th.

Off-Campus Schedule
Offutt Schedule

College of Education Advisor Information Session

posted 03.01.2011

Just a reminder to save the date for the College of Education's Information Session.

Date: Monday, March 7, 2011
Time:9:00 AM (Session is scheduled for 2 hours, but we will not use that entire time.)
Location: MBSC Dodge A

Faculty-Led Program to Ireland

posted 03.01.2011

Advisors,

Please inform your students about Faculty-Led Program to Ireland. This is going to be a 6 credit program for this coming summer. This is open to all majors and we are shooting for a March 15 application deadline, but may extend it if necessary. Below is a brochure.

Ireland Study Abroad - Summer 2011 Brochure

NACADA Webinar 3-3-11

posted 02.23.2011

The next webinar from the National Academic Advising Association, "Foundations of Academic Advising: The Informational Component of Academic Advising: Policies, Procedures and Beyond", is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 at 1:00 pm in the CPACS Commons. Anyone interested in becoming a better advisor to our students is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Center for Faculty Development.

College of Education Advisor Information Session

posted 02.22.2011

Advisors:
COE news and updates:

We want to invite you to an information session regarding forthcoming changes to our program requirements. This session will get you detailed information about changes that will be implemented within the next 6 months to 1 year.

We want you as advisors to be aware of and in possession of the new changes as you prepare to see and advise your students for the summer and fall of 2011.

The date is March 7th in Milo Bail in Dodge A.

The time will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. We look forward to seeing you then.

Orientation Dates and Info.

posted 02.14.2011

Significant changes are being made to Orientation for this year so please read all the information below.

Freshmen - The new model of freshmen Orientation includes Orientation programming in the morning and advising and class registration in the afternoon. Freshmen will not need to call the departments to schedule a separate advising appointment. You will receive spreadsheets from our office one week prior to a session to let you know which students are coming to see you. This will allow you some time to review their files prior to their appointment. Please keep your calendars open during the afternoons on these dates. Right now, the specific times are still being determined, but the plan is for the Orientation Leaders to bring over your students to you between 1-1:15 and will pick them back up by 3-3:15.

Freshmen Orientation Dates

  • 6/2 - some spaces will be reserved for Engineering and Honors students
  • 6/4 - all spaces reserved for Thompson Scholars
  • 6/7
  • 6/8
  • 6/14
  • 6/16
  • 6/21
  • 6/28
  • 6/30
  • 7/7
  • 7/12
  • 7/16
  • 7/20
  • 7/27
  • 8/4
  • 8/18 - Express Orientation for freshmen. For this date only, the session will end at 10:30am and students will be coming over after that to meet with advisors.
  • Backup dates - 7/15 and 8/12 . These dates will not be published unless it is determined that the need is there. However please plan to keep your availability open on these afternoons and I will let you know as soon as it is decided whether or not the dates will run.

Transfers - to meet the needs of our students, we are offering both day and evening sessions. Daytime transfer sessions are similar to freshmen in that they will not need to make a separate appointment with you. One week prior to the session, our office will send over a spreadsheet listing the students who will be coming on that date. For evening Orientation sessions, we will tell these students at the time of registration that they will need to make a separate appointment for their advising.

Transfer Orientation dates

  • 5/11 6-8pm
  • 5/18 6-8pm
  • 5/24 10am-noon
  • 6/15 10am-noon
  • 6/27 10am-noon
  • 7/13 10am-noon
  • 7/19 6-8pm
  • 7/21 10am-noon
  • 7/28 10am-noon
  • 8/3 10am-noon
  • 8/8 6-8pm
  • Backup date 8/16 8:30-1030am. This date may not be needed but please keep your availability open in case it's needed.

I will be available at Thursday's Academic Advisors meeting if you have any questions. I appreciate all the work that you do to make this an exciting day for the incoming students. Thank you!

Tracie Anderson
Assistant Director, New Student Orientation
e-mail: tracieanderson@unomaha.edu

Academic Advising Council

posted 02.14.2011

Advisors,

A friendly reminder that we will be having an advisors meeting Thursday at 1:30 in the Council Room of the MBSC. On the agenda are Jen Carroll from Veteran's Affairs, Deb Smith-Howell on the General Education Changed and Tracie Andersen on Orientation. Hope to see you all there!

Also please remember to attend the AdvisorTrac and SARS presentations this week - Thursday and Friday at 9:00 in the Gallery Room of the MBSC.

Demonstrations of On-Line Scheduling Software

posted 02.08.2011

Advisors,

UNO plans to purchase an online scheduling system. Please attend the demonstrations for AdvisorTrac and SARS. Both demonstrations will be at 9:00 in the Gallery Room, MBSC, one on February 17 (AdvisorTrac) and the other (SARS) on the 18th. Please help us evaluate the software that we will be purchasing for our campus.

Please feel free to invite staff from your offices who also use scheduling software!

Counseling Outreach

posted 02.07.2011

How to view Probation/Suspension on PeopleSoft

posted 02.04.2011

Below is a view of how to see the Academic Standing of students from their account as well as from the Advisor/Staff side of peoplesoft. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Padrnos(jean_padrnos@unomaha.edu).

How to view Probation/Suspension

A+B Programs

posted 02.02.2011

Advisors,

If you know of any A+B programs between community colleges and UNO please send those to Jean Padrnos (jean_padrnos@unomaha.edu)

Thank you!

Attention! 2/2/11 events

posted 01.27.2011

Wednesday, 2/2/11 is the first NACADA webinar of the new year.

Prior to the webinar starting at 12:00, several staff members from IS will give us a presentation on mavlink V2. The presentation will give advisors a chance to discuss and share ideas on ways to improve the Mavlink site "student tab" usability and functionality for students. This includes reviewing an User Interface Prototype/Image and discussing suggestions and feedback.

The webinar will begin at 1:00 and is entitled "Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of the Adult Learner." The Office of Faculty Development will provide treats and all are welcome to attend.

Both events will take place in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons.

Please try to attend both events. We encourage you to "brown bag" it for the mavlink event!

See you all next week!

Spring Study Abroad Fair

posted 01.20.2011

Please pass this along to your students.

The Spring Study Abroad Fair will be held next Wednesday, January 26, from 10 am - 1:30 pm in the MBSC Nebraska Room. A flyer for the event is below.

Spring Classes Still Available - Start After February 27th

posted 01.20.2011

There are two Spring classes with space still available that don't start until after February 27th...it's not too late for students to get into them. These classes meet at Offutt Air Force Base and if students need a base pass to access the base they just need to contact UNO's Offutt Office at 595-2371 NLT February 11th.

  • HIST 1010-801 World Civilizations II Mondays & Wednesdays 7:30 - 10:20pm February 28th - April 17th
  • BLST 2420-801 African American History Since 1865 Saturdays & Sundays 8:30am - 4:20pm Meets 3 weekends (March 5-6, 19-20 & April 2-3)

Advisor Meeting Reminder

posted 01.19.2011

Just a reminder to attend tomorrow's Advisor Meeting at 1:30 in the Council Room. We we be giving college updates, hearing from CBA about prerequisite changes and anything else that may come up. Hope to see you there!