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Academic Advising and Assistance

Academic Advising Center

As a student at UAF, you will have the continuing help of academic advisors as you decide on a major, choose electives and plan each semester’s classes. Your advisor will explain programs and requirements, recommend courses to suit your individual needs and help you choose a program that will enable you to achieve your academic and career goals.

If you are a declared major, your advisor will be a faculty member from your academic department. You should contact the department for specific assignment of an advisor.

If you have not chosen a major, advisors at the Fairbanks campus Academic Advising Center will help you select classes and plan an academic schedule. The Academic Advising Center is a clearinghouse for general university and degree information. As a student, you have access to general advisors, faculty members from various disciplines throughout campus and all members of the advising team. Students without a specific major will be enrolled as general studies students.

The staff at the Academic Advising Center will help students decide on a major and will assist those students who are considering changing or reconfirming a major. Advisors provide guidance for incoming freshmen, general studies students, non-degree students, rural students and transfer students. They also assist students with non-traditional credit options, and they can provide information on pre-professional programs.

The Academic Advising Center has materials and software available to help students discover their interests, abilities and aptitudes. These include DISCOVER, a fully integrated career guidance software program; the Strong Interest Inventory, a computerized interpretation and printout available for $10; and several web sites.

The Academic Advising Center, in cooperation with other departments, sponsors workshops on study skills, deciding a major and a wide variety of special topics. The Academic Advising Center is located in room 509 of the Gruening Building, (907) 474-6396 or 1-888-823-8780. Advisors can also be reached via e-mail at advising@uaf.edu.

Tanana Valley Campus Center

Advising and support are available at the UAF TVC Center for students in A.A. and A.A.S. degree and certificate programs.

The Student Assistance Center provides services that contribute to a successful learning experience and transition to a career. Services are available by appointment and on a walk-in basis. For more information, contact Student Assistance, UAF Tanana Valley Campus Center, 604 Barnette Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701, telephone (907) 455-2851, or visit online at www.tvc.uaf.edu/stuassist.html.

Academic Advising

The TVC Student Assistance Center provides academic advising with a focus on A.A. and A.A.S. degree and certificate programs. Staff at the center recognize the unique concerns of adult and returning students. Services include pre-admission advising, academic assessment and placement advising, financial aid information and application, and assistance with choosing a major. Ongoing academic advising, degree planning and course selection are available. The Academic Intervention Program provides support for students on academic probation.

Academic Support

The Student Assistance Center provides academic support at the TVC Center through developmental course work, workshops, classroom presentations and one-on-one advising to conquer academic hurdles. A study group clearing house, tutoring referral, learning labs and a computer lab are also available. Academic and personal counseling, crisis intervention and resource referrals are available when these issues intrude on academic success.

Career Advising

The TVC Student Assistance Center provides personalized career advice based on job market information and a student’s personal goals. Career search, interest assessment and job market information are available online and through regularly updated computer programs and publications. Counselors regularly help students learn job acquisition skills such as resume writing, interviewing, and web searching. Counselors communicate with the Fairbanks campus career services department, TVC workforce development programs and community advisory boards to assure a broad base of support for students as they plan their move from college to career.

International Student Advising

UAF students from other countries face many situations that American students do not encounter. International students must comply with immigration regulations, adapt to a new and often strange culture and adjust to the American system of higher education. The international student advisor serves as a liaison between the student and various U.S. immigration agencies. The advisor authorizes documents for student visas, helps students adjust to UAF and provides immigration and personal counseling. For more information, contact International Programs by telephone (907) 474-7677 or (907) 474-5327, e-mail fyoip@uaf.edu, or online at www.uaf.edu/oip/.

Rural Student Services

Rural Student Services (RSS) is a vital link joining the Fairbanks campus, rural communities and other UAF campuses. Students may choose an RSS advisor who will provide comprehensive academic advising and referrals to various support services on the Fairbanks campus. RSS advisors can register students for classes, explain academic requirements and explore degree and career options. They assist students with the admissions and financial aid process to attend UAF, provide personal counseling and student advocacy.

RSS serves as a Native Student Center in the Brooks Building to provide an atmosphere where students can share Native cultural traditions on campus and attend Native student club activities, as well as being a comfortable student gathering place.

For more information contact Rural Student Services, Brooks Building main floor, telephone (907) 474-7871 or 1-888-478-1452, e-mail fyrss@uaf.edu, or visit online at www.uaf.edu/ruralss/.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) offers individual and small group tutoring, study skills workshops and general advising and support to help eligible students graduate from college. Active SSS students are eligible to use the laptop computer program, for grant aid and for free concert tickets. Eligible students are those with financial need, those whose parents did not graduate from college and those who have disabilities. Students must be enrolled at UAF with the intention of obtaining a degree. The SSS program at UAF is funded by a TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information contact the SSS program located in the Gruening Building room 508, telephone (907) 474-6844, e-mail sssp@uaf.edu, or visit online at www.uaf.edu/sssp/.

Tutoring Services

Accounting Lab

The Accounting Lab provides tutoring services to students enrolled in accounting courses. Located in Bunnell Building room 255I, the lab is staffed by accounting graduate students and outstanding undergraduate students. Lab hours are assigned (but flexible) Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the accounting and information systems department, (907) 474-1945.

ASUAF Tutoring

The Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (ASUAF) offers tutoring for individual courses whenever possible. The service is coordinated by ASUAF staff, and tutoring is provided by students. Please contact ASUAF for more information, (907) 474-7355.

Academic Support Labs

The Department of Developmental Education provides academic support labs in math, English and reading. These labs are located at each of the rural campuses, Tanana Valley campus and on the Fairbanks campus. Labs provide tutoring and small group instruction for students taking developmental, academic or vocational math, reading and writing courses. Academic support labs supplement and support student learning as well as improve and expand student skills in these areas. For further information contact your local campus or the Department of Developmental Education at (907) 474-1112.

Math Laboratory

This lab provides flexible-hour assistance to students enrolled in mathematics and statistics courses. The lab is coordinated by faculty, and services are provided by students. For more information, contact the math department at (907) 474-7332.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is open Sunday through Friday for tutoring for all enrolled students. The staff, composed of English graduate teaching assistants and outstanding undergraduate students, will review student writing projects at any stage from planning to drafting and revising. Tutors are available to help students improve their grammar and usage. For information, contact the Writing Center, (907) 474-5314.

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