Visit ACAC online at: www.nmu.edu/acac. The ACAC website is a comprehensive web resource for advising information, including:
ACT provides FREE academic support to NMU students. ACT offers walk-in tutoring, tutor-facilitated study groups, and peer-assisted learning programs.
Tutoring is offered through the department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
The tutoring program at the Academic and Career Advisement Center—Jacobetti Complex Office provides free tutoring for students enrolled in programs and/or courses offered through NMU’s School of Technology and Applied Sciences.
SSS provides comprehensive tutoring services for the freshman through senior level student. CORE tutors assist incoming students with developing effective study, test taking & time management skills. Specialized tutors address specific academic subjects. Study and supplemental instruction groups are available for courses which often challenge all NMU students.
The Writing Center’s mission is to help NMU students improve their writing skills. To fulfill that mission, the Writing Center employs excellent undergraduate student writers to provide free, one-on-one tutoring sessions for all forms of writing, particularly (but not limited to) expository, argumentative, research-based, and technical writing. Overall, the Writing Center works with the English Department to promote clear self-expression and to prepare students for their encounters with writing, first at NMU, and later, as members of the workforce.
Some tips for advising student athletes:
If your student athlete advisee has questions that you cannot answer – please feel free to contact either:
Visit the Registrar’s Office online at www.nmu.edu/records.
The majority of enrolled undergraduate students in degree-granting programs can have an unofficial degree evaluation generated by their adviser. How does it work?
Faculty with questions on how to access online degree evaluations should first talk with their department head. They may also contact the Assistant Registrar, Sara Niemi, at 227-1350. Sara is in charge of the degree audit process and keeps online programs up-to-date. She specifically wants to hear from anyone who believes there is an error with the online evaluation system.
In October and March, Degree Audit staff review records for undergraduate students eligible for an official degree evaluation: Bachelor candidates with 87 earned credits; Associate candidates with 36 earned credits; and Certificate/Diploma candidates with 16 earned credits. Once an evaluation is generated, students and their major department are notified by email that an official evaluation is available.
The 2008-2009 Undergraduate Bulletin now allows users to query when certain courses are offered. This will be especially helpful if you work with a student who wants to plan out subsequent semesters, and needs to know during which semester(s) a course will be offered.
The School of Art and Design now offers a BA or BS degree in Art History. Visit their website to learn more.
The Center for Native American Studies is pleased to offer several courses for the winter 2009 semester, many of which serve as liberal studies requirements.
*NAS 101 and NAS 102 meet the Division V requirement.
*NAS 204 meets the Division II and World Cultures requirement.
*NAS 288 and NAS 310 meet the Division IV requirement.
* Special topics courses will be eligible credit towards a Native American Studies minor.
Students interested in pursuing a Criminal Justice degree should meet with advisors in the Criminal Justice Department. Faculty in that department use advising sheets specific to their academic program to advise students.
Before your advisees register for EC 101, they should consider:
While selecting courses for winter 2009, students and advisers need to be aware that there are several courses in the Education program that will no longer be offered during the summer sessions. These courses are:
Those students choosing a major or minor in English Secondary Education should take EN 350 (Materials and Methods of Teaching English) the semester just prior to their student teaching semester.
Those students who are eligible to student teach in Fall 2009 should contact Dr. Kia Jane Richmond via email at email@example.com with the following information:
Minor (or 2nd major)
Accepted to Methods Yes/No
Taken and passed MTTC Basic Skills Test Yes/No
Planning to student teach Fall 2009 Yes/No
The Hospitality Management Program is offering a new course beginning the winter 2009 semester: HM 495 Special Topics/Travel & Tourism.
Course description: The course introduces the basic concepts, tools, and techniques of tourism management. Material will include an introduction to the tourism industry, the effects of tourism on society, and current developments in the field. Special consideration will be given to students interested in traveling to South America. The course will also include discussion of the history and significance of travel and tourism as a sector of the Brazilian economy.
Barb Coleman, Associate Professor, made this request: “I would sincerely appreciate it if advisers would NOT tell students to ‘just show up for the first class and ask the instructor to add you’. Students do this constantly, and I do NOT add them because I ALWAYS have a waiting list for many of my classes. I have added all that I can add, and, to be fair to those on the waiting list, cannot add someone just because he or she ‘showed up’”.
All mathematics courses have the prerequisites included with the course descriptions. If your advisees do not have the prerequisites for a course, the Banner system will not permit them to sign up for that particular class. If the student believes he/she has the correct prerequisite for a class and cannot sign up, have him/her contact the Mathematics and Computer Science office.
There are two placement exams, and it is important that students take the correct test.
The Mathematics Placement Exam is for freshmen coming straight out of high school.
What’s the difference between a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree?
If your advisees are wondering about differences in course requirements, this excerpt from the Undergraduate Bulletin may prove helpful:
To qualify for a bachelor of arts degree, students must complete a language offered at Northern Michigan University at the 202 level. Students with a major in the Walker L. Cisler College of Business must complete one of the following options:
FR 202 and FR 310
GR 202 and GR 310
SN 202 and SN 310 or SN 312 or SN 314
In lieu of the culture course, College of Business students may meet the requirement by completion of the language at the 202 level and an approved directed study for a summer or semester in a country of the language. This must be submitted in writing by the student’s adviser to the Registrar’s Office prior to inception of the directed study.
The PACE program:
For further details, contact the MERC office at 227-1554.
The Music Department would like advisers to remind students that choose to MINOR in music that their course curriculum must be approved by Professor Donald Grant (department head). Contact information: (906) 227-1039 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nursing Department is in the process of revising their curriculum for fall 2009 and advisers should be aware of the following:
For questions pertaining to NMU's Nursing programs, contact the School of Nursing office at email@example.com or 906-227-2834.
NMU sends students to study abroad in a variety of placement settings: 1:1 exchanges, service learning internships, university direct enroll, and traditional cultural/language immersion centers. Programs range from short-term field experiences, led by NMU faculty members, to a semester or academic year abroad.
The Adviser’s Role:
For students with either Political Science or Public Administration minors, please be aware that if following an Undergraduate Bulletin that is 2005-2006 or newer and they earn less than a C in a PS course, it will not count towards their minor.
This same policy applies to all Political Science majors as well.