Starfish for Student Success at http://sites.psu.edu/starfishinfo is a new web resource to help the Penn State community learn more about the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform that will integrate with LionPATH to provide academic advising tools in time for New Student Orientation 2016.
Sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Studies, the Academic Advising Noon Seminar series serves as a forum for the discussion of academic advising issues. These events are open to all interested Penn State faculty and staff. The February session offers limited seating and is also available via Adobe Connect:
College Student Mental Health: Equipping Advisers to Refer and Care for Students
Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12
C-9 Atherton Hall, University Park
Hosted by Schreyer Honors College
Prerequisites for calculus-sequence math courses will be enforced at the time of registration for students scheduling fall 2016 courses. Students must either have earned credit for the prerequisite course or have a qualifying ALEKS score in order to schedule MATH 004, 021, 022, 026, 040, 041, 110, 140, or 141. Students who are currently enrolled in the prerequisite course may conditionally enroll in the next level, but will be disenrolled if they fail or drop the prerequisite course.
New students admitted for summer and fall 2016 will access ALEKS via LionPATH and must complete an ALEKS assessment before receiving a date to attend New Student Orientation. Students can continue to use ALEKS to review their math skills and complete up to two additional assessments until the end of the drop/add period of fall 2016. At that point, ALEKS math assessment is no longer available and students will need to abide by their ALEKS placement in scheduling calculus-sequence math courses.
Members of the LionPATH project team will be holding several regional events throughout the Commonwealth this spring to provide project updates, show a demo of the new system, and give the Penn State community an opportunity to ask questions about the project. These events are open to all staff and faculty.
This issue of LionPATH Email Updates announces the formation of a specific advising team within the LionPATH project and gives tips and tutorials to help the advising community prepare for the mid-February release of the Advisor Center. Also in this issue are links to two blog posts of particular importance: New Enrollment Process Replaces SCHED to REG and Looking Toward Academic Advising Go-Live.
To see current and archived LionPATH advising updates and/or to join the advising listserv, visit LionPATH Email Updates.