The LionPATH advising team successfully advocated for resources to fill gaps between current advising tools, early progress reporting needs, and delivered functionality in LionPATH. After a Request for Proposal process, the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform (which includes Early Alert, Connect, and Advising solutions) has been selected to meet the University’s advising and early progress reporting needs and will replace eLion and college-hosted advising systems while complementing the delivered LionPATH Advisor Center. An implementation team is being assembled under the leadership of David Smith, associate dean for advising and executive director of the Division of Undergraduate Studies.
The opportunities and resources students have to help enhance their undergraduate experiences will be discussed during the next episode of WPSU Penn State’s “Higher Education in Focus” with Penn State President Eric Barron. The show will air at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM.
On Monday, Nov. 16, noon–1:00 p.m., in the Mann Assembly Room of the Paterno Library at University Park, the advising community is invited to learn about the English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center (EPPIC) and how it promotes advanced English communication skills for international students, faculty, and researchers across the University. Meredith Doran, Ph.D., administrative director of EPPIC, will discuss the center's offerings and how advisers may refer students.
Through Friday, Nov. 6, students may nominate advisers for the 2016 Penn State Excellence in Academic Advising Award. Sponsored by the University Advising Council and the Office for Undergraduate Education, the award recognizes advising excellence. One award is given annually to a faculty member who advises and one to a staff academic adviser. All current full-time University employees with advising responsibilities and two years of experience are eligible. Students who wish to nominate an adviser may complete a short, online form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/advisingaward2016.