An orientation session is offered to First-Year Advisors prior to the start of the fall semester each year and to new members of the Undergraduate College faculty who will be serving as advisors.
The Student Academic Support Center maintains lists of the General Education requirements for students by year of entry. Students are encouraged to meet with faculty to learn the exact requirements for majors and minors.
Four-tier Academic Alert System
The Student Academic Support Center (SASC) currently uses a four-tier academic alert system. Each semester, faculty are asked to submit academic alerts four times for students struggling in their classes. The alerts are staggered throughout the semester, and they are: First Absences, Early Alerts, Unsatisfactory Mid-Term Grades, and D/F Warnings. SASC contacts all students who received an academic alert and works with them to identify issues, find strategies for success, and access resources.
Individual Student Consultations
SASC’s goal is to help Rosemont’s students achieve academic and personal success, and SASC staff are always available for students. Students regularly drop by SASC for help with classes, study skills issues, and general questions. In addition, the Coordinator of Academic Advising sometimes invites certain students to schedule appointments for more in-depth one-on-one work. In these cases, SASC and the student work together closely to help the student realize his/her full academic potential.
Individual Faculty Consultations
SASC regularly works closely with faculty to help Rosemont’s students achieve success. Ongoing communication between faculty and SASC personnel regarding the status of students at academic risk can be extremely helpful to all involved. Instructors and advisors may consult with the SASC Director (x 2359) or Advising Coordinator (x2385) at their convenience if they have questions about a student, advising-related policies and procedures, FERPA rules, advising strategies, roles and responsibilities, or any other matters relating to student academic retention and success.