Tools & Rules Workshop for First Year Engineers Tools & Rules Workshop Today’s Agenda • MyOSU • MyDegrees • Important policies & deadlines • Bookmark important websites • Advising appointment logistics & your roadmap • Email etiquette • Scheduling your first advising appointment • “Homework” for your first advising appointment • Questions? MyOSU Summary of what you can find here: • Add/drop classes • Pay your bill • Blackboard • Links to campus involvement opportunities • MyDegrees • And so much more… MyDegrees What is the MyDegrees program? • Degree Checklist • Planner • What-if tool • Checklist Notes When do I register? • Your registration status and times will be available approximately week three or four for the next term • Can be found in MyOSU, under Student Tab, in Registration Tools box • Phase 1 versus Phase 2 OSU & COE Deadlines & Policies • Course Catalog: • http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/ • Also linked on MyOSU • Special way to find Bacc Core classes • Academic Calendar • Find under “Registration Information” on Homepage of Catalog, also in MyOSU • IMPORTANT DEADLINES AND DATES for each term: • Classes start, classes end, finals week • Add deadlines (Friday of Week 2 with instructor permission) • Drop deadlines (Friday of Week 2) • Withdraw deadline, S/U deadline (Friday of Week 7) OSU & COE Grading Policies What does S/U mean? • Literally: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading, versus A-F grading • C- or better will get you the “S”, lower than that will give you an “U” and you will not get credit for that class • Neither the “S” nor the “U” impact GPA • You can NOT S/U any classes required for your major, usually only Bacc Core classes that are not also required for your major • You need a signed form from your advisor to S/U a class – this must be turned into the Registrar’s office by 4:45pm on Friday of Wk 7 OSU & COE Grading Policies ‘C’ policy in Engineering versus OSU • Every class must be passed with a C or higher, except for the Baccalaureate Core that isn’t double counted in the major Re-Take Policy: • Second graded attempt is what sticks in your GPA calculation • Retaking a class to replace the grade for your GPA only works if you took the class both times at OSU • CAVEAT: For pro-school application GPA factoring the College of Engineering will use the second graded attempt no matter where you took the class • A course may not be repeated on an S/U basis if it was taken previously on an A-F grade basis OSU First Year Home Page http://oregonstate.edu/main/firstyear • Advising • Weekly Advising Tips • Academic Advising Syllabus • First-Year Skills Requirement in the Bacc Core • Getting Involved • List of clubs across campus • Events on campus • On-Campus living resources Helpful Websites to Bookmark • Online Schedule of Classes http://catalog.oregonstate.edu • First Year Engineer webpage http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/advising/firstyear-engineer • COE Advising Information and GPA calculator http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/advising • Engineering Computing Support http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/computing/ • Click on the Helpdesk quicklink for their location & hours • OSU Alert Home Page – oregonstate.edu/main/alerts Email Etiquette What is wrong with this email? Email Etiquette What is done well in this email? Email Etiquette • What makes a good email? • • • • • • • Use your OSU – ONID/gmail email Include a Subject Start with salutation Use appropriate title Well written Closing Include name and OSU ID number • Many people across campus will/cannot reply to non-OSU email addresses. • Check Your ONID D.A.I.L.Y. Scheduling Your First Advising Appointment • Weeks 3 – 9 • Registration for Freshmen begins Week 9/10 • The more credits you have already completed the earlier you get to register • You will need to have an advising appointment before you can register • Open your Fall Schedule to ensure you schedule your appointment during an open time • MyOSU • Student Tab • Registration • Add/Drop Class • Schedule by Day/Time • Find your advisor’s calendar on the First Year Engineering Website and schedule an appointment! • http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/advising/first-year-engineer Advisor/Advisee Responsibilities • Add Image 1 4 Advising Appointment Logistics & Roadmap to Success • Being prepared for your advising appointment • Be on time • If you need to cancel go back into the calendar and click the ‘x’ • Check in on the iPad in the College of Engineering Student Services Office (Batcheller 151) • Come prepared with your homework completed (good faith effort) • Bring any questions you have • Advising appointments are 30 minutes so schedule your appointment when you have time to be there for the full 30 minutes • Using the Roadmap to Success • When do you have advising appointments this year? • What if you need to drop in with a “quick question”? • Walk-In advising is offered between 4:00 and 4:30, Monday through Friday. Come to Batcheller 151 to check in. Roadmap to Success Homework • Class Plan in MyDegrees Planner for Winter term • Utilize the Academic Plan for your major and the Online Schedule of Classes to develop your plan for winter term classes • Be thoughtful – the academic plans online are generic and adjust accordingly for YOU and where you are in things, what you have already taken, etc. • This isn’t set in stone, doesn’t have to be perfect, advisor will review with you and help you fix in your appointment, but you must at least attempt it. • Due Date: your first scheduled advising appointment Questions? Have a great fall term!!