November 12, 2012
These are the current affairs occurring at The University Advisement Center (UAC) this week
Foundations of Excellence Student Survey
Freshmen are being asked to complete the “Foundations of Excellence Student Survey” and enter to win an iPad by voicing their thoughts about how to improve the UNM Freshman Experience. On Wednesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 15th, students can complete the survey in the Student Union Building (SUB) and enter to win other prizes as well. Students who have already completed the survey online will need to bring their Lobo Card ID to the SUB and enter in the drawings. For more information, please contact Joseph Suilmann at email@example.com or visit http://success.unm.edu/.
Top Three Reasons Students Say They Are Not Prepared for Advisement
Students should come to their advisement session having selected four to five potential courses on their schedule proposal. UAC advisors need students to complete schedule proposals to the best of their ability, in order to measure their students’ understanding of degree program courses and admissions requirements. Here are the top three reasons students give for not being prepared for advisement:
Students should use their LoboTrax Degree Audit http://advisement.unm.edu/ plus view their degree sheet to better prepare themselves for their advisement sessions. This will allow students to ask more in-depth questions and better utilize their academic advisor’s knowledge during the advisement session. Take advantage of advisement wait times in the lobby to put the finishing touches on your schedule proposals, which could also mean developing more questions for your academic advisor. UAC advisors value effort and students find the session more informative when everyone is prepared.
Biology Road to Success Workshop Series
Students should remember that the UNM Biology Department is having a series of workshops designed to produce student success. On Thursday, November 15, 2012, OIPS, LAII Recruitment Coordinator, Jason Jones, will be discussing the process of studying abroad. This particular workshop will take place in Castetter Hall Rm 107 from 3:30pm to 4:25pm. Students will have an opportunity to gather additional information about embarking on new academic adventures. For more information about this workshop, please e-mail Joshua Gallegos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update Your Information
Students should remember the importance of keeping their address and phone number updated. If you change your address or other contact information, please keep in mind to update these changes through MyUNM, in order to avoid missing important information from UNM or having it delivered to the wrong location. Students can update their demographics by logging in to my.unm.edu and scrolling down to the “Demographic Self Service” link, which can be found within your “Home” tab, and you can update your address from there. Please contact UAC@unm.edu for further questions about this process.
UAC Hours Next Week
UAC will close at 5:00 on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Additionally, UAC will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.
Regular Fall UAC Hours
Mondays: Appointments from 8:15-4:15
Tuesdays: Appointments from 8:15-5:30
Wednesdays: Appointments from 8:15-5:30
Thursdays: Appointments from 8:15-4:15
Fridays: Walk-ins from 8:15-4:00
Casas del Rio, Jemez Building, Walk-In Hours (anyone can drop in)
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00
1 University of New Mexico
University Advisement and Enrichment Center, Room 105
Albuquerque, NM 87131(505) 277-2631
Fax: (505) 277-3173
William A. McClary