A Message from the Registrar
Navigating the Academic Policy and Procedure Super Highway : A Survival Guide to Web Advisor
For many of us, the start of the new academic year is typically a time of anxiety and anticipation. This fall has been especially “exciting” as we all adjust to the new policies and procedures that have come with the implementation of the new Web Advisor software.
While those of us still maneuvering the sharp curves and steep hills of the system have found it challenging, the feedback we have received from the students is very positive. We have heard many comments about how much they appreciate the 24-7 access, the ability to print their own schedules and unofficial transcripts, the real-time updated information on the master schedule, and the fact that we are going more paperless.
There are a few significant changes to the procedures for registration, attendance and PUG (preliminary unsatisfactory grade) reporting. We hope to continue to streamline many of these processes over the coming months and first few years in the system. I look forward to your feedback on how we might continue the conversation to address these issues. In addition, the location of information previously printed in the master schedule (finals schedule, college calendar, registration procedures, etc.) is now titled Guide to Registration and is updated routinely and available in two locations: 1) under the Faculty Information link on Web Advisor or 2) at our office Campus Net site: http://campus.augustana.edu/offices/records/student.php
We will continue to give you the information you need to use the system in the way that works best for you through trainings provided by Beth Whitty in ITS, on-going direct e-mail correspondence in the form of “Tips and Hints” or deadline reminders, updates in the faculty newsletter and, if requested, one-on-one visits with you that fit your schedule.
Along with thanking all faculty for your cooperation with this project, I'd like to publicly thank my staff, Susan Granet , Gail Parsons, and Laurie Johnson, as well as Bill Coker, who have worked tirelessly over many extra hours to continue to provide the campus with exceptional service during this process. In the coming months we are eager to unveil Degree Audit to track progress toward a degree as well as e-Advising to work with your advisees as planning aids for future course schedules. Please let us know how we can provide you the information you need to teach and advise your students each day.
Thanks for your support and have a great year!
P.S. Coming up – PUG reports submitted during week #5 – stay tuned!