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Advising Certificates

2014 Summer Institute Advising Certificates

New for 2014!  Summer Institute attendees can earn up to four advising certificates.  An additional stipend is available for faculty who complete the certificate requirements and pass an online assessment (more details will follow).


New Student Specialist

Certificate acknowledges a basic understanding of how students, either new to RCCC or first-time college students, are advised and oriented towards the educational planning process. Special consideration is given to improving core knowledge of developmental coursework, interpreting placement test scores and developing a basic understanding of multiple measure waivers.

You must complete 4 out of the 6 courses to receive the certificate.

  • DMA – Class Perspective
  • DRE – Class Perspective
  • Academic Advising: The Reality Show
  • Accuplacer Testing Demo
  • Developmental Courses – Who Takes What?
  • Goals, Planning and Success: Navigating New Students Towards Success

 

General Advising Specialist

Certificate acknowledges a basic understanding of general advising models, concepts, and practices. Core content competencies demonstrated in program of study evaluations, impact of social and economic barriers, legal issues, and goal setting. Also included are knowledge of Records and Registration policies and procedures, including use of Datatel and Webadvisor.

You must complete 10 out of the 12 courses to receive the certificate.

  • Academic Advising: The Reality Show
  • Colleague Registration/Advising Process
  • Developmental Courses – Who Takes What?
  • Transfer Student Advising Fundamentals
  • Articulation Agreement
  • Advising the Undecided Student
  • Degree Audit and Transfer Credit
  • FERPA and Advising
  • Financial Aid and its Impact on Advising: What an Advisor Needs to Know
  • Understanding the Nuances Between Programs and Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
  • Educational Planning and Goal Setting: MAPping It All Out
  • Putting it Together: Scenario Situations

 

Special Populations

Certificate acknowledges a basic understanding of the unique advising needs of working with special student populations. Emphasis is on understanding nuances of educational planning and goal setting for these students.

You must complete 4 out of the 6 courses to receive the certificate.

  • Early Alert
  • Allied Health Program Requirements
  • Transfer Student Advising Fundamentals
  • Academic Probation
  • Disability Services: Advising and Resources
  • Advising Veterans

 

Completion Specialist

Certificate acknowledges a basic understanding of advising the student near graduation. Emphasis is on developing strong knowledge of resources available to help perform graduation audits, identifying career pathways, articulation agreements and career advising.

You must complete 4 out of the 6 courses to receive the certificate.

  • Academic Advising: The Reality Show
  • Transfer Student Advising Fundamentals
  • Articulation Agreement
  • Advising the Undecided Student
  • Degree Audit and Transfer Credit
  • Educational Planning and Goal Setting: Mapping It All Out