Advisement and Registration: Global Faculty

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Offering accurate and timely academic advice is the cornerstone of NYIT's student-centered approach to providing the highest level of education, taking into account both the international standards of the courses/degrees and the individual needs of the student. All academic advising is carried out by NYIT full-time faculty. Undergraduate and graduate students are assigned faculty advisors based on their majors and concentrations. Specific periods for advisement prior to registration each quarter are scheduled and faculty are expected to meet with their advisees at these times as well as when appropriate during the term. Academic advising by a full-time faculty member is required of all NYIT undergraduate and graduate students at the campus prior to registration for every term. Faculty advisors have access to student records in the form of degree audits, which track all courses and grades for that student (including transfer credits) in a framework that informs both student and faculty of the remaining requirements that need to be met. The faculty members are trained in accessing students' online records and are responsible for monitoring progress toward degree completion, which can also be accessed online at http://nyit.edu/advising/advisor_resources. The online system provides faculty and administrators with the necessary tools to efficiently advise and monitor students' progress towards successfully completing their curriculum requirements. Through the "My Counselor" feature, faculty can view a student's degree map (under the heading "Program Evaluation"), open a student's registration record, and see "What-If scenarios" that show how completed courses would be applied to another field of study. All student records are confidential and therefore tightly controlled in order to ensure the protection of privacy.

Part of the advisor's role is also to be informed about the academic progress of his/her advisees. The advisee's grade report is available to faculty and their departments. These reports serve as a basis for advisement and help to identify students who may be having academic difficulty or students who are succeeding and deserve recognition. Faculty should be mindful that these records must be treated as confidential student information. The college catalogs and course schedules are the basic equipment for advising students about their programs:

Familiarity with degree requirements, particularly college core requirements, is essential. Other advisement tools are available online. See the web site for more information http://nyit.edu/advising. Faculty should consult with their departments and deans, in order to determine the most efficient way to gain information about their advisees. (See Nanjing Campus Amendments to Faculty Handbook).