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First-Year Undergraduate Academic Advising SyllabusUniversity of California, DavisAnimal Science Advising CenterOffice location:1202 Meyer HallEmail address:asac@ucdavis.eduBusiness HoursAppointment HoursM-F 8AM-5PMM-F 9AM-12PMM-F 1PM-4PMSchedule an appointment: Website: Undergraduate Academic AdvisingFirst-year undergraduate academic advising facilitates your transition to UC Davis. The intention of first-yearacademic advising is to support your academic success by connecting you to an academic advisor through one-onone and/or group advising. Professional academic advisors at UC Davis support students in their academic, career,and personal goals in collaboration with faculty and university student affairs colleagues. Academic advisors willwork with you from admission to graduation, encouraging you to become a globally active citizen and innovativeleader.Advisor/Advisee ResponsibilitiesYour role is to: Take ownership of your education by attending class, regular advising appointments, instructor officehours; familiarizing yourself with your degree requirements; etc.Regularly utilize online academic tools, such as: OASIS; My Degree; Canvas; Schedule Builder; CampusEmail; and My UC Davis Message Center, etc.Prepare for advising meetings ahead of time by formulating questions, familiarizing yourself with academicrequirements; drafting a first-year academic plan and answering any preparatory questions prior to yourappointmentAsk for help when you need it, show initiative and make use of campus resources (Academic Success andTutoring Center; Student Health and Counseling Services; Residence Hall Advising Team; Student DisabilityCenter; and MORE! See page 2 for additional resources.)Explore, reflect on, and identify current educational, career and life goalsAdvisors are here to: Listen carefully to your questions and concerns1

Provide a safe and inclusive space for youGuide your exploration of curriculum, graduation requirements, UC Davis policies and procedures, etc. toassist you in making timely degree progressEncourage, guide, and support development of realistic goals and educational plansProvide information and strategies for utilizing university resources and servicesBe accessible during advising hours, by telephone, or email/messaging system for advisingMaintain confidentiality in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)First-Year Advising Goals:By the end of your first year, you will be able to understand and know: the advisor and advisee responsibilities that you are responsible for your education the different purposes of General Education and Major classes who advises you on different requirements what campus resources are available ways to connect with faculty the importance of the course syllabi how to develop and/or revise your individual plan (academic plan, campus involvement, career exploration,volunteer opportunities, etc.)Common self-discovery goals to consider for the first year: Log in to HandShake, update your profile, and view the events calendar Take career self-assessment inventories Learn about stress-management and wellness at Student Health and Counseling Services Talk over career ideas with an Internship and Career Center Student Advisor or Coordinator, your academicadvisors, and with parents, friends, instructors, and roommates Attend Internship and Career Center workshops to learn how to prepare for an internship or job search Attend Internship and Career Fairs to explore internships and careers Explore undergraduate research and other campus or community academic opportunities Get involved in residence hall activities, student organizations, or community service project Build a strong support network and a sense of belonging by engaging in the campus student communityand support servicesOpportunities for Reflection:The process of reflection, describing your learning, how it changed, and how it might relate to future learningexperiences, is an important practice in making sense of and growing from your learning experiences.1. Which one or two goals from the list above will you prioritize in Fall and Winter Quarter?2. What obstacles or requirements affect your goal(s)? How can you address these issues and/or whatresources can help you reach your goal(s)? An academic advisor can point you to specific resources.3. Create an action plan for meeting these goal(s). Be specific in areas such as - who (e.g. advisor or resourcename), what (e.g. appointment, club meeting, workshop, etc.), when (e.g. before week 5 of WinterQuarter), where (e.g. location of advisor or resource office), how (e.g. via online appointment system).2

First Year At-A-GlanceFallKnowDo Identify resources & programs tohelp you be successful General Education RequirementsMeet with an academic advisor(see your College's website foradvising information)Develop a 3-quarter academic planin OASIS To have different study habitsfrom high school Professors to look for highlevels of commitment fromyou Degree Requirements Entry Level Writing RequirementDeadline Pass TimesCreate a schedule integratinginterests & academicsTo keep up with the fast paceof the 10-week quarter How to navigate & use OASIS, MyDegree, Schedule Builder, &CANVAS Ask questions to clarify policies,procedures, & expectations in yourclasses & on campus To ask others for help To work individually & ingroups Know course registration policies& deadlines, including waitlistoptions Attend instructor office hours Utilize tutoring, including writingspecialistsTo move into more advancedconcepts quickly Form or participate in a peer studygroupTo use resources to supportyour academic & personalsuccess Register for Winter quarter Learn something new & fun Check campus email account & MyUC Davis Message Center regularlyExplore new aspects ofcampus/community life (i.e.attend a sporting event, musicevent, theater performance, or aclub activity). WinterExpect How to create an academic plan Same as above Colder weather How to declare &/or changemajor if applicable Update academic plan Possible homesickness More challenging coursesResources for academic &personal supportExplore summer school options asapplicable Register for Spring quarter To adjust/improve studyhabits Time management techniques Start thinking about housing forSophomore yearUse resources to support youracademic & personal success Acknowledge youraccomplishments & growth 3

How to create an academic plan How to access resources formajor exploration if applicableSpring Same as above Warmer weather Register for summer classes (at UCDavis or local community college,as needed) Deeper friendships Register for Fall quarter Begin to exploreinternships/research Better understanding of theuniversity & its policies More challenging courses Review & acknowledge yourprogress towards yourpersonal & academic goals*Adapted from COE International Advising SyllabusCampus Resources:ResourceAcademic Assistance &Tutoring Center (AATC)Description Offers one-on-one & small group tutoring, study skillsworkshops, & essay writing help.Location/ContactDutton Hall, 2nd Floorhttps://tutoring.ucdavis.eduAB540 & UndocumentedStudent Center Offers holistic support & resources to AB540 &undocumented students on campus.Provides workshops, ally training, & symposia on topicsrelated to immigration & education.Student Community Center, 1st Floorhttp://undocumented.ucdavis.eduStudent support, academic & professional advising & asense of community.Mentoring by faculty, networking events & leadershipdevelopment.South Silo Building, 2nd Floorhttp://cadss.ucdavis.eduStudent academic & social support & a sense ofcommunity.Leadership, career & employment opportunities.Memorial Union (MU), 2nd Floor Center for AfricanDiaspora Student Success(CADSS) Center for Chicanx &Latinx Academic StudentSuccess (CCLASS) Center for Leadership &Learning (CLL) Offers a variety of co-curricular certificate programs,workshops, & activities to help you develop yourleadership & professional skills.1350 The Grovehttp://cll.ucdavis.eduCenter for StudentInvolvement (CSI) Helps groups operate successfully on campus & supportsthe educational experience which organizations providefor student members – as well as the entire campuscommunity.Close to 1000 registered student organizations (clubs Greek Organizations).Memorial Union (MU), 4th Floor Cross Cultural Center(CCC) Offers various workshops & programs every quarter inan effort to cultivate critical consciousness & culturalcompetency including, but not limited to, P.E.A.C.E.forums, the R.E.A.C.H. Retreat, Asian Pacific CultureWeek, Black Family Week, La Raza Culture Days, ME/SACommunity Week, Mixed Heritage Week, NativeAmerican Culture Days, & the powwow.Student Community Center, 1st Floorhttp://ccc.ucdavis.eduHealth ProfessionsAdvising (HPA) 1090 Orchard Rd Serves all students pursuing any health profession orallied health field.Hosts many evens & workshops throughout the year. Offers internship & career advising via drop-in officeSouth Hall, 2nd FloorInternship & Career4

Center (ICC) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender, Queer,Intersex, AsexualResource Center(LGBTQIARC) Native American StudentSuccess Center (NAASSC) Pre-Professional &Graduate SchoolAdvising Services for InternationalStudents & Scholars(SISS) Student Disability Center(SDC) Student Health &Counseling Services(SHCS) Student Recruitment &Retention Center (SRRC) Transfer & ReentryCenter Undergraduate ResearchCenter (URC) Veteran’s Success Center hours, online & by appointmentProvides several workshops each quarter & hostsseven career fairs throughout the year.http://icc.ucdavis.eduOffers an open & inclusive space for students of allsexes, genders, & sexualities.Provides programs & resources that address sexism,cis-sexism, genderism, homophobia, biphobia,transphobia, & heterosexism.Student Community Center, 1st Floorhttp://lgbtqia.ucdavis.eduOffers community to students, staff, faculty & alumnifrom a wide variety of tribal backgrounds,experiences, & academic interests.Provides academic, social, & networking support.University Househttp://naassc.ucdavis.eduLearn about undergraduate course requirements &pathways for graduate & professional programs.Discuss how to make yourself a competitive applicant.South Hall, 1st Floor incoming & current international students &scholars orientation services, assistance, information,& referral regarding financial, personal, cultural, &academic concerns.Provides drop-in & scheduled advising appointments,programs, & mentorship activities for students.International Center, 3rd Floorhttp://siss.ucdavis.eduProvides support for students with disabilities(Learning, Vision, Hearing, Medical, Psychological,Mobility).Determines eligibility for academic accommodations.54 Cowell Buildinghttps://sdc.ucdavis.eduStudent Health & Wellness Center provides studentswith wellness & injury care.Counseling Services provides individual & groupcounseling.Student Health Center & 219 North Hall(Counseling)http://shcs.ucdavis.eduProvides student-run & student-initiated programsthat foster holistic academic & personal developmentwhile raising political & cultural awareness.Offers open study spaces for students & holisticsupport services through: Filipinx Outreach &Retention, Collective: Transfer & Non-traditionalStudent Support & Empowerment, SAFE: SoutheastAsians Furthering Education, & Yik’al Kuyum.Student Community Center, 1st Floorhttp://srrc.ucdavis.eduAssists all transfer students (junior college orcommunity college to UC Davis, UC to UC Davis, out ofstate to UC Davis) & reentry students.Offers support for academics, adjusting to UC Davis,or finding a referral to address specific issues &concerns.1210 Dutton Hallhttp://trc.ucdavis.eduOffers information sessions, advising, educationalprograms, & workshops on undergraduate research.Hosts the annual Undergraduate ResearchConference for UC Davis students.Student Community Center, 2nd Floorhttp://urc.ucdavis.eduProvides services to student veterans, serviceMemorial Union (MU), 2nd Floor5

Women’s Resources &Research Center (WRRC) members, & dependents of the Armed Services.Offers academic, social, transition, & networksupport.http://vsc.ucdavis.eduOffers a space for students to learn about resources &educational programs that focus on gender equity &social justice.Provides several workshops & programs each quarterthat allows students to take part in promoting genderequity & community empowerment.North Hall, 1st Floorhttp://wrrc.ucdavis.edu6

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