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Welcome Class of 2016! Dear University College Students: On behalf of the University College Academic Advising and Residential Communities staff, I want to welcome you to University College and ASU! We are excited to assist you in your major and career exploration process as an exploratory student at ASU. Our professional advisors, peer advisors, and residence hall staff pride ourselves on being accessible for exploratory students, and offering assistance to help students succeed. Please be sure to check out our contact information included in this academic planner which provides all advising locations and residential communities programming information. If you find yourself struggling with courses, or your adjustment to ASU is not going like you had hoped, please meet with one of our University College staff. Our job is to help you obtain resources that will help you be successful as a Sun Devil. Our office motto is “Advocating for Student Success” and we need your help to let us know when you need help. We look forward to seeing you all in our office, in the ASU 101, and UNI 150 classes, and at the Explorers residential community programs over the 2012-2013 academic year. Go Devils! Sincerely,

Executive Director Academic Services University College School of Letters and Sciences Arizona State University 480-965-9255 (Tempe) 602-496-0593 (Downtown Phoenix)

Casey Self, Executive Director UC Academic Advising

Landon Bruno, Coordinator Explorers Residential Community

University Center (UCENT) 3rd Floor [Campus map] Phone: 602.496.0358 Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kim Keck, Advisor

Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) Room 233 [Campus map] Phone: 480.727.1526 Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Linda Zygmond, Advisor

Therese Aguayo, Director Academic Advising




Undergraduate Academic Services Building (UASB), Room 129 [Campus map] Phone: 480.965.4464 Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Faculty/Administration Building South (FAB S), Suite 101 [Campus map] Phone: 602.543.9222 Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cindy Rasmussen, Assistant Director


Fall just began, but we’re already looking ahead to next semester! ① September - Schedule your advising appointment ② October 18 (tentatively) - Spring 2013 class schedule available ③ October 22 (tentatively) – Enrollment appointments begin To better understand the terminology you will see on your MyASU page regarding registration, please see below: Enrollment Appointment is the date you can begin registering for classes for the next semester. Advising Appointment is when you meet to discuss course selection, major options, etc. with your Advisor prior to your enrollment appointment.

Advising Hold is an indication that you must meet with your Academic Advisor in order to be cleared for registration. Session A, B, and C refers to the three sessions in which spring courses will be offered. (See grid below)

Don’t wait until the last minute… University College students must see an advisor for registration clearance.

Downtown Phoenix 602.496.0358

Polytechnic Campus 480.727.1526

Tempe Campus 480.965.4464

West Campus 602.543.9222

Peer Advisors Downtown Phoenix Erika Vera

Peer Advisors (PA) are ASU students who can provide guidance in your major exploration and provide you with the tools and information you need to succeed. In particular, PA’s are available to help you choose and schedule your classes, discuss your major and career options, explore campus involvement, and through our success coaching program, help you improve your study skills, learn to better manage your time, and provide support for your academic and personal transition.

Tempe Peter Heidepriem Hilda Torres Sarah Sawyer

If you are struggling with managing your schedule, developing good study skills, having difficulty finding the time or motivation to study, understanding your best learning style, or just wanting to talk to a peer about the adjustment to college life, success coaching is for you!

 Develop personalized methods to improve study habits and time management skills!

West Alvaro Salcedo

 Explore campus involvement and major options!

 Enjoy one-on-one appointments with peer advisors! Talk to your academic advisor or schedule your appointment today at UASB 129 / 480.965.4464

 Take assessments and clarify your interests, passions and personality  Develop skills to research the majors or careers you are considering  Use information gathered to make a good decision  Create a plan for academic and career achievement

 Develop a major and career goal that tap into your potential and motivates academic excellence  Focus on networking skills  Learn about and prepare for internships  Write a professional résumé

Watch this video that talks about how your course is structured and highlights the benefits of this approach for both students and teachers.

From study tips to scheduling a tutoring session or getting tech support, we are here to help get you from point A to point B (and any place in between). See all your resources.

Our FAQs are a great place to start to get answers to some of the most common questions you may have about your course. Remember, you can always ask your instructor, teaching or lab assistants for help too.

Math Lab Hours of Operation – All locations

Stay on track by making time for math. Try and set aside time to work on math every day. Don't wait and try to cram it all in at the last minute. Give yourself plenty of time to study before the exam.

Watch, pause, rewind. Watch the videos and read the textbook before you take your diagnostic quizzes. Pause and rewind the videos if you get stuck and watch them as many times as you need to until you fully understand the material. Make a list of questions you have if there is anything you don't understand so you can address them with your instructor during class. Take notes. When you watch the video lectures, treat them like you would any classroom lecture by taking notes. Take your notebook to class as well. It will be handy for problem solving. Work through problems. Pause the videos and try to work out the examples on your own. Then start the video again to see how you did. Check out the examples in the text and work through them as well. When you go to the study center, work out all the problems in your notebook in an organized fashion. If you solved them incorrectly, make sure you go back and correct your work. Ask for help. If you have a problem solving component to your class, participate with your group and make sure you understand all the problems before you turn it in. Don't be afraid to ask for help, if you don't understand something, ask your instructor to clarify. If you fail any section two or more times, set up a meeting with your instructor to work through anything you don't understand. Take breaks. If you are stuck on a problem for a long time, take a short break. Often times you will do a much better job at understanding the problem once your brain has had a chance to rest.

H elpful H int Easy steps to writing an effective email to your instructor and/or academic advisor  Use your email for official or class-related business.  Always provide the purpose of the email in the subject line.  Use an appropriate salutation or greeting to begin an email. (Use appropriate title: Dr., Professor, Mr./Mrs./Ms., etc.)  Introduce yourself and include your ASU ID number.  Be brief. Separate ideas into clear, concise paragraphs with spaces in between.  Make requests politely. (Avoid using e-shorthand – btw, ttyl, lol, etc.)  Spell-check AND proofread what you’ve written.  Sign your email with your full name. (Also include course number and meeting time for Instructors)

Remember… Don't send e-mail if your question is urgent and requires an immediate response. Your advisor may not have a chance to read it and respond to it immediately. Urgent questions should be asked in person or by phone and directed either to your advisor or to other University staff members or offices. Understand that your advisor can't always respond in full via e-mail. Some questions require more information and/or a face-to-face discussion. In those cases, your advisor may ask you to meet with him or her in person.

Find out where all the fun is‌

Career Services provides services to all ASU students and alumni. Learn more about what they offer by checking some of these resources... Sun Devil CareerLink: Are you looking for a job or internship? Sun Devil CareerLink is ASU's Web-based job and internship tool where you can post resumes and schedule interviews. Career Guide: The Guide includes detailed information about cover letters and resumes, interviewing, business etiquette, portfolios, graduate school admissions processes, effective job/internship search strategies, and more. Career Advising: Career Services provides individual career advising and can help you improve your resumes and employment letters, strengthen your interviewing skills, conduct career research, find internships in your field of interest, and more. Events and Workshops: Career Services hosts events and workshops throughout the year on all four campuses. Choosing a Major: We can assist you in choosing a major and identifying career options that match your interests. Search ASU's academic programs and make an appointment with us to help you plan for your future. Another great resource is What Can I Do With This Major?

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UCB Room 304


First Friday Art Walk

Friday, September 7 │ 7 – 10 PM Location: Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix Cost: Free Start at the Arizona Science Center and make your way to Roosevelt Row to experience the best of downtown Phoenix's cutting-edge arts scene.

Jesse Eisenberg portrays Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard undergraduate and computer programming genius who begins what soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. His success leads to both personal and legal complications. (2010) Introduction by B. William Silcock, associate professor and director of Cronkite Global Initiatives

Andrew Rossi takes the viewer inside the newsroom at The New York Times in his documentary examining the creative process of journalism and its changing face. (2011) Introduction by Tim McGuire, Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism

Malcolm Anderson (Kurt Russell) is a crime reporter for a Miami newspaper who plans to resign his position and move away with his girlfriend. Before he can turn in his notice, the murderer from his latest article phones him and tells Malcolm he is going to kill again. Malcolm finds he is not just reporting the story; he is the story. (1985) Introduction by Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism First Amendment Forum Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication


Career Services Resume Writing 101 September 11 │ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM September 12│ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location: CPC Conference Room Learn how to compose an effective resume or polish up an old one so that you are prepared when applying for a job or internship, scholarships or graduate/professional school. This workshop will provide you with some great tips on how to create and maintain effective eye-catching resumes and letters of application.

Successful Interviewing September 25│ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: CPC Conference Room Discover how to succeed during those all-important interviews. Learn everything from types of interviews, what you should be wearing and even questions you could be asked.

SafeZONE is a program designed to increase the overall campus community’s understanding and awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/ questioning (LGBTQ) and other marginalized persons. The Program provides two ongoing workshops to the campus community – SafeZONE 101: Introduction to LGBTQA Communities at ASU and Becoming an Ally. SafeZONE 101 is a prerequisite to becoming an Ally. September 25, 2012 │ 10 AM – 3 PM │ ADMIN 140 To RSVP:


Wednesday, September 12, 5:15 - 7:00 pm George M. Bateman Physical Sciences Center, F-Wing, room 123 The Science Fiction TV Dinner Series will launch with a screening of the episode “Arena,” based on a story by science fiction writer Frederic Brown, from the first season of Star Trek: The Original Series. Celebrated science fiction author Alan Dean Foster and other respondents will discuss the episode and its implications for our culture’s imagination about science, exploration, and encounters with the Other. Alan Dean Foster has written over 100 books and contributed to the Star Trek, Star Wars, Chronicles of Riddick and Alien franchises. Mr. Foster wrote the story for Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and recently wrote the novel versions of the new Star Trek reboot and Terminator: Salvation.

Free dinner and drinks will be served. RSVP:


September 11 Let’s Talk “Greening” Maroon & Gold ASU Sustainability Practices September 18 – Special Time & Location 7:00 PM La Sala Guest Speaker: Ishmael Beah A Long Way Gone: Reflections from the Author September 25 It’s time to: Meet the Tutors! Student Success Center

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