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Be a part of Ranger Read.

All new incoming first year students are invited to read and discuss the book Outcasts United. Ranger Read participants read the book over the summer and have the opportunity to begin discussing the book online and continue the discussion at Ranger Welcome. Outcasts United by Warren St. John is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement. Ranger Read builds community in our incoming class of students by providing a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations. Reflecting about a book in this way places academic engagement—teaching and learning—at the very center of the community we are asking students to join. And it allows all of us to think, talk, and learn together across and beyond the boundaries of any single classroom. “An uplifting tale celebrating the most old-fashioned of virtues: hard work, self-discipline, regard for others.” —The Washington Post To sign up for Ranger Read, pick up a flyer TODAY from your ROAR Leader, fill out the form and you will get your own copy of Outcasts United at the end of the day at the Ranger Read table at the Information Fair. You may also go to the website www.uwp.edu, Keyword: FYE. Click on the Ranger Read icon and fill out the form online. You will then be able to pick up the book any time this summer from First Year Experience, D105F in the Student Center. Activities for group discussion, creative projects and learning about refugees in Wisconsin will be planned in the future.


Important Dates

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Freshman Financial Aid Checklist

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How to Pay Your Bill

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Ranger Card

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Involvement

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General Education Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Graduation Requirements

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Placement Revealed

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Typical Freshman Schedule

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Course Expectations

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Things You Need to Know

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More Things You Need to Know

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Advising & Registration Information

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Advising Expectations

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How to Calculate your GPA

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Advising Timeline

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Four Year Career Plan

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Student Health and Counseling Center

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Parkside Ranger Terms

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Commuter Student Tips

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Academic & Other Services

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


History The University of Wisconsin-Parkside was created by an act of the History The University of Wisconsin-Parkside was created by aninact of the Wisconsin Legislature in 1965. The University was officially founded July Wisconsin 1965. The University was founded in JulyUW1968 1968 when Legislature it took over in the two-year UW centers in officially Racine and Kenosha. when it took over the two-year UW centers in Racine and Kenosha. UW-Parkside Parkside broke ground for the new campus in November 1967 and accepted its

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broke ground for the in new first on-site students fallcampus 1969. in November 1967 and accepted its first onsite students in fall 1969.

The University was an original outgrowth of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The University was an original outgrowth of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which expanded its educational offerings to the southeastern Wisconsin region which expanded its educational offerings to the southeastern Wisconsin region with the opening of the 4-year institution. In 1971, when the University of with the opening of the 4-year institution. In 1971, when the University of WisconWisconsin and the Wisconsin State Universities merged, UW-Parkside became sin and the Wisconsin State Universities merged, UW-Parkside became part of part of the University of Wisconsin System. With 26 campuses around the the University of Wisconsin System. With 26 campuses around the state, the UW state, the UW System is known around the world for educational excellence. System is known around the world for educational excellence.

The UW-Parkside is a striking complex of buildings interconnected TheCampus Campus UW-Parkside is a striking complex of buildings interconby an indoor walkway. The buildings, constructed between 1967 and 1976 at nected by an indoor walkway. The buildings, constructed between 1967 and 1976 a cost of more than $40 million, occupy a small portion of the nearly 700-acre at a cost of more than $40 million, occupy a small portion of the nearly 700-acre campus. Designed by Hellmuth, Obata Kassabaum of St. Louis in the late campus. Designed by Hellmuth, Obata Kassabaum of St. Louis in the late 1960s, 1960s, the beautiful, low-profile helps the campus in well the beautiful, low-profile design design helps the campus complexcomplex blend inblend well with its with its natural surroundings. The campus has hundreds of restored natural surroundings. The campus has hundreds of acresofofacres restored prairies, prairies, mature oak and maple forests and a meandering river. The University mature oak and maple forests and a meandering river. The University also owns

also owns of hundreds acres of off-campus nature in preserves in Racine andcounhundreds acres ofof off-campus nature preserves Racine and Kenosha Kenosha counties. A nationally cross country course that the winds ties. A nationally known nationalknown cross national country course that winds through through the nature major running nature areas hostsareas major hosts running events eachevents year. each year.

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UW-PARKSIDE HISTORY UW-PARKSIDE HISTORY


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IMPORTANT DATES

• Residence Hall Move-In (Freshmen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, September 2 • Ranger Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, September 3 & Tuesday, September 4

• Last Day to Drop and Get a 50% Refund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday, October 2 • Last day to drop or withdraw from full semester class or from UW-P [see Fall Course Schedule Book for Details] • Spring Semester Registration Begins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 8 • Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 22-25 • Last Day of Instruction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, December 10 • Final Exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 11-14

Winterim 2013 • Instruction Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Monday, January 7 • Last Day to Drop a class through SOLAR . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Friday, January 18 • Martin Luther King Day (observed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, January 21 • Last Day of Instruction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, February 1

Spring 2013 • Instruction Begins. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . Monday, February 4 • Spring Break. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .March 24-30 • Last Day of Instruction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, May 13 • Final Exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14-17

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• Instruction Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, September 5


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FRESHMAN FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST New Freshman Financial Aid Checklist _____

1. Apply for Financial Aid at www.FAFSA.gov

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2.Check Your SOLAR for possible additional documents needed by the office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

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3. Accept/Decline Award on SOLAR. Directions are below

How do I accept my financial aid award? 1. Log on to the UW-Parkside Home Page: www.uwp.edu Keyword: SOLAR 2. Log into your SOLAR account 3. On your Student Center page, under the Finances link, click Accept/Decline Award 4. Click the appropriate aid year 5. Put a checkmark in the appropriate box to accept or decline your awards (Scholarships and grants are automatically accepted for you)

To reduce loan amounts, put a checkmark in the accept box and type in the new amount. First time borrowers must complete loan entrance counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) via the links on this page. 6. Click SUBMIT IMPORTANT: Half of your total award will disburse to the Cashier’s Office each semester. (for example: If you accept a $4,000 loan, $2,000 will disburse in the fall and $2,000 will disburse in the spring.) REMEMBER: You must fill out a FAFSA each year if you want financial aid consideration each academic year. Continued on next page


How do I determine the cost of attending UW-Parkside? A. Estimated Student Expenses Tuition (resident/non-resident) Room Charges Ranger Hall, University Apts. or Pike River Suites

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Dining Plan $____________ The Parkside Plan The Rangers Plan. The Green and Black Plan The Parkside Plus Plan. Books (estimate $300-600) per sem

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Direct Subsidized Loans

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Perkins Loan

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ESTIMATED TOTAL FINANCIAL AID(B) $____________ *Less applicable bank fees TOTAL EXPENSES at UW-P (A-B) $____________ Subtract financial aid (B) from total expenses (A)

Resources: Net Price Calculator keyword: financial aid/NPC, Cashier’s Office keyword: cashiers office, Residence Life keyword:residence life Your SOLAR Account keyword SOLAR

Remember this is your YEARLY estimate of costs at UW-P. Half of you financial aid is dispersed each semester.

5. Determine how tuition/fees will be paid if you do not have enough financial aid to cover estimated total expense - Installment Plan-see page 9 - ParentPlus Loans -P  arents (If parents are paying your tuition,the Information Release Consent Form must be filled out & signed by the student. This form allows the parent access to SOLAR to pay expenses. Form is available online, in the cashier’s office or financial aid office) -P  rivate alternative loans

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6. Activate RangerOne ID Card and choose a refund method

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HOW TO PAY YOUR BILL Bills Students may view their account balance on the SOLAR System. Students will receive an email directing them to check their SOLAR account. Disbursement of Financial Aid Financial Aid is awarded at full time status (12-18 credits) to degree seeking students. Financial Aid is disbursed 10 days prior to the start of classes to the Cashier’s Office. The Cashier’s Office will deduct the tuition and fees and the remaining funds (if any) will be available to the student as follows:  R  anger Card – 24 Hours after refund file is transmitted to RangerOne   ACH to Other Bank Account – 3 Business Days after refund file is transmitted. This option must be set up at the Cashier’s Office. If your enrollment status changes to anything other than a full time student your financial aid award level may change. Check with Financial Aid or your advisor before dropping a class. Your Financial Aid may be adjusted with any change in your student status. Tuition/Fee Balances If Financial Aid does not cover the full tuition/fee balance, it is the student’s responsibility to verify any outstanding balances owed on the SOLAR System and pay the difference by the tuition due date stated in the Fee Facts brochure or on the Cashier’s Office Website, www.uwp.edu, Keyword: Cashier’s Office. Failure to pay by the tuition due date may result in the assessment of administrative late fees.

Payments Payment may be made: • In person with cash, check, or money order – NO credit cards accepted in person or over the telephone. NO starter checks accepted. • Using the drop slot next to the Cashier’s Office WYLL D193 • Mail – Payments must be postmarked on or before September 14, 2012 • On the web (SOLAR system) using MasterCard, American Express, Discover,


or e-check. A 2.5% convenience fee is charged when paying with a credit card; a $3.00 fee is charge when paying with an e-check.

• Using UW-P Installment Plan – Payment Plans are available through Tuition . Management Systems. You can access their link at: www.afford.com/uwp or call 1-800-356-8329

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Installment Plan All students may utilize the University Installment plan for tuition/fee payments. All financial aid must be credited to the account. If the financial aid disbursement falls short of the required 40% down payment, the student must make up the difference before the Installment plan is activated. Students wanting to use their financial aid as their first installment payment must notify the Cashier’s Office when their financial aid disburses. Installment plans can only be contracted during the first two weeks of school. Refer to the Fee Facts brochure or the Cashier’s Office Website, www.uwp.edu, Keyword: Cashier’s Office for exact dates.

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• Balances paid after September 18, 2012 are assessed a $5.00 per credit late charge up to $60.00. • Unpaid balances, remaining after due dates, accrue a 1% interest charge per month. • Accounts not paid in full are reported to a credit bureau, referred to a collection agency and accrue 33 1/3% additional collection agency fee. • Tuition Charges for withdrawn or dropped full semester classes are: No tuition charges 1st 10 days of classes 50% of charges 11-20th day of classes 100% of charges after the 20th day of classes For more information go to the Cashier’s Office Website, www.uwp.edu, Keyword: Cashier’s Office. • Drop fees for full semester courses are assessed after the 10th day of classes at $15.00 per credit.

• Withdrawals and Financial Aid Implications - If a student receives any type of federal financial aid (including Stafford loans and/or PLUS loans) and they withdraw from the University prior to completing 60% of the semester, their financial aid eligibility will be recalculated and a percentage of the aid received will be considered unearned and will have to be returned to the funding source. The student will be required to repay all unearned financial aid to the funding source and the University before being allowed to register for future semesters at the University.

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RANGER CARD Things you Need to Do Before School Starts

1. Get Your Photo Taken - Visit the Office of Admissions and new Student Services in the Student Center or the Cashier’s Office in Wyllie Hall. A valid, government issued photo identification is required. 2. Look For Your Ranger Card In The Mail - You will receive your card in about 7 days at your primary address. Please verify your mailing address when having your photo taken. 3. Activate Your Card - The card will not function for exam scoring, campus, access & privileges until you have activated it! Log on to www.uwp.edu, keyword: Ranger Card and follow the activation link. 4. Select A Refund Preference - During card activation, you’ll let us know how to deliver any money owed to you (Financial Aid refunds) from UWParkside. Select the refund method that best fits your needs.

OneCard – Three Different Accounts Campus Cash – This debit account is used to pay for on-campus purchases. You will use this account for things like computer lab printing, photocopying, and laundry. Dining Dollars – is a declining balance account that is assigned to you upon the purchase of a Dining Plan. These funds may be used at any on-campus dining location. Ranger OneAccount – UW-Parkside has partnered with Higher One to offer an FDIC-insured checking account that has no minimum balance, no monthly fees and free Internet banking features. If you choose to open a OneAccount you will be able to use your Ranger Card as a debit card wherever MasterCard is accepted.

How Do I Make Deposits to My Campus Cash Account?

• Online Card Office Web – www.uwp.edu, Keyword: Ranger Card

• Value Transfer Station – Located by the Library entrance and the West entrance of Molinaro Hall


• In person – Campus Concierge location in the Parkside Student Center or the Cashier’s Office in Wyllie Hall

• By Mail – Make checks payable to UW-Parkside and send to Attn: Ranger Card, UW-Parkside Student Center Concierge Counter, 900 Wood Road Box 2000, Kenosha, WI 53141-2000

• Phone – Campus Concierge 262-595-2307 and Cashier’s Office 262-595-2258

Online Ranger Card Office – www.uwp.edu Keyword: Ranger Card

• Add money to your accounts • View account balances • View transactions history • Receive low account balance email

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Go online to www.uwp.edu keyword: Ranger Card or call the Campus Concierge, Cashier’s Office or Higher One. You may request a temporary card for use on-campus.

GET INVOLVED AT UW-PARKSIDE! Student Organizations Join one of 70+ student organizations to expand your interests and knowledge, build leadership skills, and network. Stop by the Student Activities Office, Student Center L104 or go to www.uwp.edu, Keyword: Campus Connect. Leadership Development Build your skills in organization management or personal development. Contact Student Activities about leadership development opportunities, 595-2278. Parkside Activities Board The Parkside Activities Board (PAB) is responsible for campus programming-bringing comedians, lectures, musicians, bands, novelties, hypnotists and special events to campus! To join: Call 595-2650, or stop in the PAB office located in the Student Involvement Center. Student Government The Parkside Student Government (PSG) is the elected voice of the student body. This group represents interests and concerns regarding academics, student services, and the university as a whole to the administration. For more information, call 595-2036 or stop by the PSG Office, located in the Student Involvement Center. Get Involved in your Residence Hall Join the Residence Hall Association or become a Resident Advisor and lead the residents to a successful year of living on campus. For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at 595-2320.

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS The purpose of a general education in the liberal arts at the University of WisconsinParkside is twofold. First, students will have acquired a knowledge and skill set that is used across all academic disciplines. Second, it will make students aware that knowledge is diverse, and it will make them conversant with the principles and methodologies of disciplines across the spectrum of knowledge. Therefore, all University of Wisconsin-Parkside graduates must have 1. achieved competency in the following areas: A: Communication - Literacy - reading for understanding and writing for effective communication - Oral communication - listening, speaking and presenting effectively - Information technology competence - using modern information technology to retrieve and transmit information - Creative expression - communicating through artistic statement B: Reasoned Judgment - Critical thinking - applying logic and reasoning to problem solving - Ethical thinking - recognizing and analyzing ethical issues and actions - Scientific thinking - understanding and applying the scientific method - Analytical skills - understanding how to produce and interpret quantitative and qualitative information - Aesthetic skills - critiquing and appreciating the fine arts (literary, visual, and performing) C: S ocial and Personal Responsibility - Individual accountability - understanding what a responsible choice is and that one’s present education and life-long learning is a personal responsibility - Social Equality - understanding and questioning the social, political, economic and historical conditions that construct diversity and inequality Civic engagement - learning to use knowledge and skills to contribute to the community - Global perspective - acquiring the knowledge and skills that provide an understanding of international/global issues and processes - Teamwork - working effectively with others for a common goal These competencies cannot be “taught” in a handful of required courses, nor should students view these competencies as disconnected from their major. These abilities are gained and maintained with practice across the array of academic disciplines. Toward this end, it is expected that in each BOK class students will practice and refine a subset of these foundational competencies. 2. demonstrated competency in each of three broad areas: Humanities and the Arts, Social and Behavioral Science, and Natural Science


120 CREDITS TO GRADUATE

General Education and Competencies

Major Courses

Minors, Certificates, and Electives

There skills requirements requirementsthat thatstudents studentsmust must Thereare areseveral severalcategories categoriesthat that make make up up the the skills complete completeininorder orderto tograduate. graduate. READING READINGAND ANDWRITING WRITINGSKILLS SKILLS Students of English English101 101for for33credits credits(with (withaa Studentssatisfy satisfythis thisrequirement requirement with with completion completion of grade of Cor better). Students seeking a teaching license must complete English 101 grade of C- or better). Students seeking teacher licensure must complete English 101 with withaagrade gradeofofCCor orbetter. better. COMPUTATIONAL COMPUTATIONALSKILLS SKILLS Students with completion completionofofan anintroducintroducStudentssatisfy satisfythe thecomputational computational skill requirement requirement with torycourse courseininalgebra algebraor oraasurvey survey of of mathematics course tory course (either (eitherMath Math111 111for for44credits credits Math102 102for for33credits) credits)with with aa grade grade of C- or better. licenororMath better. Students Studentsseeking seekingteacher a teaching sure must Math 111 or or Math 102102 with a grade of CoforCbetter. license mustcomplete complete Math 111 Math with a grade or better. INFORMATIONLITERACY LITERACY INFORMATION Theinformation informationliteracy literacyrequirement requirement introduces students The students to tothe thegeneral generalorganization organization informationsources sourcesin inthe the Library. Library. Information ofofinformation Information can canbe beobtained obtainedfrom fromthe thelibrary libraryoror their website. their website. FOREIGNLANGUAGE LANGUAGEREQUIREMENT REQUIREMENT FOREIGN Completing two semesters of one one foreign foreign language language satisfies Completing two semesters of satisfiesthis thisrequirement. requirement.The The requirementisiswaived waved for for students requirement students who whocompleted completedtwo twoyears yearsofofone oneforeign foreignlanguage language secondaryschool schoolwith withan an average average grade grade of atataasecondary of C C or or better betterduring duringthe thesecond secondyear year. ETHNIC DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT ETHNIC DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT The purpose of this requirement is to familiarize students with differences among The purpose of this requirement is to familiarize students with differences among diverse ethnic groups. Students can fulfill this requirement by taking a course with the diverse ethnic groups. Students can fulfill this requirement by taking a course with the DV designation beside it. DV designation beside it.

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So here’s the deal: Students need 120 credits to graduate. Your 120 credits will be So here’s deal: general Studentseducation need 120courses, credits tomajor graduate. Yourand 120minor, creditscertificate will be or divided upthe among courses, dividedcourses. up among general education courses, major courses, and minor, certificate or elective Depending on your program of study, you may graduate with more elective than 120 courses. credits. Depending on your program of study, you may graduate with more than 120 credits.

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SKILLS REQUIREMENT 1. Writing Skills ENGL 101

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Required within first 60 credits

3. Reading Skills Requirement Required within first 2 semesters _________ (Placement determined by ACT or placement scores) 4. Information Literacy

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ETHNIC DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT

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3 Credits (must pass with C or better within first two semesters)

Math Sequence ACSK#015 A090 - Composition Preparation 3 credits (must pass with C or better) Algebra 4 credits (must pass with a C or better) ACSK - Elementary ACSK #010 - Essential Math Skills 3 credits (must pass with C or better) ENGL 0100 - Fundamentals of English (must pass with C or better) ACSK #090 - Composition Preparation 3 credits (must pass with C or better) Survey of Mathematics 3 credits (must pass with C– or better) MATH 0102 ENGL#015 100---Elementary Fundamentals of4English (mustpass pass with better) Algebra credits (must with a CC oror better) ACSK Composition and Reading 3 credits (must pass with C– or better) ENGL 0101 OR ENGL 0100 - Fundamentals of English (must pass with C or better)

MATH 0111 - College Algebra I 4 credits (must pass with C– or better) of Mathematics 3 credits3(must pass with pass C– or with better)C– or better) MATH 0102 Math ENGLSequence 101 -- Survey Composition and Reading credits (must ACSK #010 - Essential Math Skills 3 credits (must pass with C or better) ENGL 0101 - Composition and Reading 3 credits (must pass with C– or better) OR

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English/Reading Sequence The results these tests willand enable you to design a schedule of classes that matches Reading Learning Strategies ACSK #083 -ofCollege Purpose of Placement into Courses your individual abilities abetter schedule should be challenging enough for you to Purpose of Placement Courses 3 Credits (must pass with C— or into withinthat first twowill semesters) One of the most important things you do before you enroll at UW-Parkside is take learn so easy or so difficult thatwill youdo lose interest fail.at UW-Parkside is One ofbut thenot most important things you before youand enroll the ACT, SAT, or the Wisconsin Placement Test. Your test usedtoby you and take the ACT or Placement Tests. Your test results are used by you results and yourare advisor your advisor toSequence determine mostpoint appropriate in English, English/Reading determine the most appropriatethe starting in English,starting math andpoint reading courses. math and reading You doand notLearning pass or fail these tests, SAT,courses ACT, or Wisconsin College Reading Strategies ACSK #083 You do#090 notcourses. or fail these tests, but place into apass sequence best suited to Placement ACSK --pass Composition Preparation 3 credits (must with C orofbetter) Purpose of Placement into Courses 3 Credits (must pass with Caor better within two your academic skillinto level and which will lead tosemesters) completion of university requirements Test, but place sequence offirst courses best suited to your academic skill level and One of the most important things you will do before you enroll at UW-Parkside is Math. in English and Math. which will lead to completion of university requirements in English and take the ACT or Placement Tests. Your test results are used by you and your advisor to determine thethese mosttests appropriate starting point in English, mathofand reading The results will enable you pass to design classes that courses. matches of English (must with Cadesign orschedule better)a schedule ENGL 0100 of - Fundamentals Thedo results ofabilities these tests will but enable you offor classes that matches You not -pass or fail these tests, placeshould intoto apass sequence courses best suited ACSK #090 Composition Preparation 3 credits (must with C orofbetter) your individual — a schedule that be challenging enough you toto your individual abilities — a schedule that should be challenging enough for you to your academic skill level and which will lead to completion of university requirements learn but not so easy or so difficult that you lose interest and fail. butand notMath. so easy or so difficult that you lose interest and fail. inlearn English English/Reading Sequence and Reading 3 credits (must pass with C– or better) ENGL 0101 - Composition The results these Reading tests will enable youStrategies to design Fundamentals ofand English (must pass with Caorschedule better) of classes that matches ENGL 0100 -ofCollege Learning ACSK #083 English/Reading Sequence your individual abilities — abetter schedule that should be challenging enough for you to 3 Credits (must pass with C or within first two semesters) ACSK A083 - College Reading and Learning Strategies learn but not so easy or so difficult that you lose interest and fail. Math Sequence 3 Credits (must pass with C or better within first two semesters) ACSK #010 - Essential Math Skills 3 credits (must pass with C or better) English/Reading Sequence and Reading 3 credits (must pass with C– or better) ENGL 0101 - Composition College Reading and Learning Strategies #083 - Composition ACSK #090 Preparation 3 credits (must pass with C or better)

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PLACEMENT REVEALED

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You do not pass or fail these tests, but place into a sequence of courses best suited to Purpose of Placement into Courses your academic skill level and which will lead to completion of university requirements One of theand most important things you will do before you enroll at UW-Parkside is in English Math. take the ACT or Placement Tests. Your test results are used by you and your advisor to determine mosttests appropriate starting point in English, mathofand reading The results the of these will enable you to design a schedule classes that courses. matches You not passabilities or fail these tests, but that placeshould into a be sequence of courses best yourdo individual — a schedule challenging enough forsuited you toto your academic skill level and which will lead to completion of university requirements learn but not so easy or so difficult that you lose interest and fail. in English and Math.

Math0111 Sequence MATH - College Algebra I 4 credits (must pass with C– or better) Math Sequence ACSK#015 A010 - EssentialAlgebra Math Skills 3 credits (must with C or better) 4 credits (must pass withpass a C or better) ACSK - Elementary ACSK #010 - Essential Math Skills 3 credits (must pass with C or better) MATH 0102 - Survey of Mathematics 3 credits (must pass with C– or better) ACSK#015 A015 - Elementary Algebra 4 credits (must a C or better) Algebra 4 credits (must pass withpass a C orwith better) ACSK - Elementary OR MATH 0111 - College Algebra I 4 credits (must pass with C– or better) of Mathematics 3 credits (must pass with C– or better) MATH MATH0102 102- -Survey Survey of Mathematics 3 credits (must pass with C– or better) OR

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MATH 0111 - College Algebra I 4 credits (must pass with C– or better) MATH 111 - College Algebra I 4 credits (must pass with C– or better)


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TYPICAL FRESHMAN SCHEDULE At ROAR, Ranger Orientation, Advising, and Registration, Academic Advisors will assist you in choosing courses that areappropriate for the area you would like to pursue as well as courses that are appropriate based on your test scores. As a full-time freshman, you should schedule between 12-18 credits. When creating a class schedule, it’s important to take into account outside activities such as: school organizations, work, family responsibilities, and commuting to and from campus.

1.) Math (depending on placement) 2.) English (depending on placement) 3.) Reading (depending on placement) 2.) Foreign Language (if needed) 4.) General education course (green sheet) 5.) Any course that interests you

Of course, every schedule depends on the individual student. If you aren’t sure if you will like a course, check out the Bookstore. See what books are required reading for the course. Chances are if the books look interesting to you, you will enjoy the course.

Things you may or may not know... • The academic school year consists of a fall and spring semester. Each semester lasts 14 weeks. You can also take courses during a summer session and/or winterim session (which is between the fall and spring semester.) • The courses you select will last one semester (14 weeks). Toward the end of the fall semester, you will choose new courses with your advisor for the spring semester.

• Classes during the semester are usually Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/ Thursday. The Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes last for 53 minutes versus the Tues- day/Thursday classes which are 82 minutes in length. • If you begin a class and feel it is not a good fit for you, you may be able to drop it – check your schedule book or the Academic Advising and Career Center website for drop deadlines and other important dates. If you are unsure what to do, call your academic advisor to talk things over. • Notification of your registration date and time will be posted in Solar each semester. You must meet with your assigned academic advisor before you are allowed to register. Schedule your appointment early to avoid the rush.


Many new freshmen wonder if they will be able to “make it” in college courses. You may have heard from teachers, parents, and counselors that college level work is quite different from high school. College will differ from high school but only because it’s now your responsibility to learn. Your course-work in college is more demanding but you will also find it more interesting. It may take some time and some adjustments to your study skills, but you can make a successful transition into college.

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CLASS PREPARATION Typically, you should prepare to spend a minimum of two (2) hours outside of class for every one (1) hour you spend in class. Class assignments, readings and written reports should be completed prior to the class meeting, not in class. ASSIGNMENTS Read the syllabus carefully, so you know when assignments are due. Know, also, whether they are to be typed. Correct spelling, grammar and punctuation are expected on all assignments, whether specifically pointed out by the instructor or not. TESTS AND QUIZZES Know when each test and quiz is scheduled. Ask your instructor for the policy on missed test and/or quizzes. You can’t assume that missed tests/quizzes can be made up. Missing a test/quiz due to serious illness, emergency or other serious situations should be explained to the instructor as soon as possible. ACADEMIC HONESTY Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s creation--words, charts, graphics, calculations, or ideas--as your own without referring to the original author. The UW-Parkside Misconduct Policy states that “Academic misconduct is an act in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation.” University of Wisconsin Parkside Misconduct Policy #28 ADVISING Every student at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is required to meet with an academic advisor each semester before registering. A hold is placed on your registration until you meet with your advisor. Sign up early to meet with your advisor so you can get the schedule of classes that you want!

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ATTENDANCE ATTEND CLASS!!! Lectures, class discussions, presentations and class activities elaborate on the as-signed material and help with understanding. That is why attendance at every class is important. If you miss a class, get the handouts, class notes, and assignments from the missed class and be prepared for the next class.

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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW USE CAMPUS RESOURCES Pick up a student calendar at the beginning of the semester. This book has the phone numbers of most campus resources like the Academic Advising and Career Center, Library, Parkside Academic Resource Center, the Ranger Writing Center, and Student Health and Counseling just to name a few.

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GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS Visit the Student Activities Office, SCTR L104, to find out what activities you can get involved with while on campus. ASK FOR HELP Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you are having difficulty in a course, talk with your instructor. They want to know if you aren’t understanding the material or if there is something else going on in your life that is interfering with class. Also, talk with your advisor if you aren’t sure where to go for help. Your advisor can help you determine your next step. WATCH YOUR GRADE POINT AVERAGE Many majors require a certain Grade Point Average (GPA) before you can declare. Be certain you start off with a strong GPA your first few semesters. It can really make a difference by providing a firm foundation. If your semester GPA falls below a 2.0 and above a 1.5, you will find yourself on probation. Two semesters below 2.0 can lead to suspension for an academic year and a need to appeal to the Academic Actions Committee for readmission. Readmission is not a given. To regain good standing, you would need an accumulated GPA of at least 2.0. WATCH DEADLINES There are many deadlines to watch for during the semester. Keep your schedule book! In the front of it you will find all the deadlines for important things like the last day to add/drop a class, last day to withdraw from all classes, and the last day to apply for graduation just to name a few. Also, pay attention to Financial Aid, Cashier, and Scholarship deadlines which you can find by calling or stopping by those offices. If you miss a deadline, there might be other options. Visit the Academic Advising and Career Center or your advisor for information. SEE YOUR ADVISOR Your advisor can help you with course selection for the upcoming semester, talk with you about majors and/or graduate school, and help you declare your major. If you are having trouble in classes, adjusting to life as a college student, or just aren’t sure where to go for help, visit your advisor.


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HOW TO STUDY

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Read text (use before class numbers from scale)

Go to class

Ask questions of the instructor

Take notes

Review and edit notes same day as lecture

Ask yourself questions about lecture and text

Outline major topics

Do homework

Review and Integrate

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MORE THINGSYOU YOU NEED TOTO KNOW MORE THINGS NEED KNOW


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ADVISING & REGISTRATION INFORMATION The Academic Advising and Career Center, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Wyllie D175 – Office Hours: By appointment 262-595-2040 Monday and Thursday during the academic year: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Your Advisor: _____________________________________________ (name) _____________________________________________ (office location) _____________________________________________ (office hours) _____________________________________________ (phone number) _____________________________________________ (email address) _____ Current University Catalog

_____ Current Course Schedule (also online)

_____ “Jump Start” booklet

_____ Gen Ed / Green Sheet

_____ Course planning worksheet(s) _____ Folder or portable storage _____ SOLAR account activated

_____ Ranger email account activated

_____ Updated DARS (“degree audit reporting system” ) Other Recommended Resources: Parkside Academic Resource Center Disability Services Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Student Health & Counseling Center Student Support Services University Activities & Organizations Registrar & Student Records Financial Aid & Cashiers Academic Departments Computer & Other Labs Library Help Desk Your success at the University depends on your intelligence, your commitment, your study skills, and your ability to learn how the University works. Creating a productive advising relationship is an important means of achieving your goals. Mission and Values of the Academic Advising and Career Center The mission of the Advising and Career Center is to promote learning and intellectual development in students by facilitating their ability to interact with and benefit from the academic curriculum. This ability will lead to meaningful educational, career, and life plans that are compatible with their interests and abilities. (from the UW-P website, Keyword: Advising and Career)


Advising is educational and collaborative. The advisor and student work together as partners to develop a successful advisor/advisee relationship. Both the advisor and student have clear responsibilities in developing and sustaining this partnership. Student Responsibilities 1. Respect your own time and your advisor’s time by making and keeping appointments as needed: before registration times, when you are in academic trouble, and when you need to look at your path and direction (at least twice a semester). 2. Take an active role in the advising process by coming to advising meetings prepared to discuss your goals and educational plans. 3. Become knowledgeable about Parkside policies and procedures, by studying the catalog, website, course schedule, and student handbook.

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• Advisors treat all students with respect. • Advisors encourage all students to realize their full potential. • Advisors respect, challenge, and support students. • Advisors educate in a partnership that is developmental, on-going, and directed toward student-centered goals. • Advisors provide accurate information • Advisors offer effective referrals within the University community. • Advisors address the value of a liberal arts University education and promote the full intellectual development of students. • Advisors promote shared responsibility with students.

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The mission of the Academic Advising and Career Center is to teach students how to navigate their college life and take ownership of their direction prior to and after graduation.

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4. Review your DARS regularly and track your progress towards your graduation requirements. 5. Check your SOLAR and RangerMail accounts regularly (at least once per day) for important updates and information. 6. Ask questions whenever you are unsure about a policy or procedure or when you have other specific concerns. 7. Follow up if you are referred to other resources and be willing to consider advice from other, reliable resources. 8. Take responsibility for making your own informed decisions.


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Advisor Responsibilities 1. Respect your time by being prompt and efficient with your scheduled appointment, to cancel only under the most serious of circumstances, and to make reasonable accommodations for appointment opportunities (be accessible through phone, email, or in person). 2. Guide your understanding of the purpose of college and how it affects your life and your personal goals.

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3. Understand and explain UW-Parkside’s graduation requirements, general education requirements, and University policies and procedures. 4. Encourage, challenge, and support you as you develop clear and realistic educational plans that fit your goals. 5. Maintain confidentiality about your academic and personal matters. 6. Listen to your concerns and respect your values and choices. 7. Seek out—or refer you to—other resources when unsure about policies, procedures, or other academic is-sues important to you. 8. Help you recognize the importance of taking responsibility for your own learning and college career.

HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GPA (Grade Point Average) Your GPA is an average of the grades you have earned. Follow these steps to figure out your GPA for one semester. Course # of Credits ENGL 101 3

Multiplied by X

Course Grade

Equals

Quality Points

A (4.00)

=

12

(use numbers from scale)

MATH 111

4

X

C (2.00)

=

8

POLS

3

X

B (3.00)

=

9

Total Credits = 10

The GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of Grade Points earned by the total number of credits attempted. Total Quality Points 29 / Total Credits 10 = 2.90 semester GPA

Total Grade Points = 29 A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F

= = = = = = = = = = = =

4.00 pts 3.67 pts 3.33 pts 3.00 pts 2.67 pts 2.33 pts 2.00 pts 1.67 pts 1.33 pts 1.00 pts 0.67 pts 0.00 pts


Begin reading the Ranger Read book. Print out your course schedule. Check your Ranger email & SOLAR accounts. Sign up for RangerTrak (Visit The Academic Advising and Career Center to get registered). Set up your advising/registration folder. Make follow up calls/emails for any remaining questions.

Prior to Ranger Welcome

Finish the Ranger Read book. Study the catalog for learning opportunities and career possibilities, contact the Academic Advising and Career Center staff. Purchase books and materials for registered classes.

During the first weeks of the new semester

See your advisor to assess your new courses and study strategies. Learn your instructors’ names and study your course syllabi. Explore student organizations. Establish an effective study/work schedule. Set up tutoring times. Get in the habit of checking your SOLAR, Ranger email, and RangerTrak accounts regularly (at least once a week).

Before the 8th week See your advisor if you are having academic difficulties; of the semester Friday of the eighth week is usually the last date to drop a class. Check RangerTrak for employment opportunities. During the 9th-11th Make an appointment with your advisor to plan your weeks of the semester registration for next semester. Need a job??? Check RangerTrak. Get involved with internships or volunteering. During the 12th and 13th weeks of semester

“Enrollment appointment times” for next semester are assigned; be ready to register!

Prior to the last week of the semester

Double check your schedule for this semester on your SOLAR account; no changes in your schedule can be made after the last day of class meetings.

Before and during finals week

Develop a plan—and use it—for effective use of your study time.

2012–2013

Immediately after your ROAR

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By the end of ROAR Be introduced to the primary values of a University education and the learning available through advising. Register for classes.

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ADVISING TIMELINE cont’d During your second semester

Know and use the above effectively every semester. Seek advice from multiple, reliable resources. Find out about add/drop dates early. Refer to the catalog and course schedule for course major information and for University policies and procedures

During your second year Complete your skills requirements (math, reading & writing, foreign language). Make progress toward general education requirements. Explore possible majors/minors/certificates through courses, Career Center resources, and conversations with faculty/staff. Develop professional and educational relationships with your faculty. Upon completion Declare your major through the “plan declaration” form of 60 credits(available in the Academic Advising and Career Center and online at our website) Contact the Academic Advising & Career Center for resume assistance and job search strategies. Between 60 & 90 credits

Develop student activity, volunteer, paid, or internship opportunities in your major and minor interest areas.

After completing 84 credits Apply for graduation, be aware of deadline dates! After graduation

Commit to aiding other students in their education! Graduating students complete Grad Survey.


First Year – ASSESS and EXPLORE Meet with your Academic Advisor about your goals and aspirations, and how what you are doing now can help you reach them.

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FOUR YEAR CAREER PLAN

Identify interests, skills & values by: • Completing assessments available in the Advising and Career Center. • Establishing key relationships with faculty, your advisor, and career staff who can help you. Research majors and related careers by: • Attending workshops offered by the Advising and Career Center. Check their website for dates and information. www.uwp.edu, keyword: advising and career • Stopping by the Advising and Career Center office, Wyllie D175, which features our library with over 300 selections on career topics. • Completing assessments available in the Advising and Career Center. • Discussions with faculty and staff regarding areas of academic and career interest. • Developing personally & professionally by joining student organizations. Start by attending the Student Organization Fair during the second week of the semester. Retain syllabi, papers, presentation outlines, and job descriptions to make a portfolio. Use these documents to put together a resume. Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor or attend our resume workshops to learn how. Second Year – DECIDE Meet with a Career Counselor or attend one of our workshops on topics ranging from major selection options, resume building, networking, job search, and many more. Take courses in subjects of interest and/or within your chosen major(s) and/or minor(s). Build experience by job shadowing and/or conducting informational interviews with local businesses, organizations, and alumni mentors. This will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions about a specific field, see firsthand what the job entails, and reflect on the experience. • Meet with a Career Counselor who can connect you with additional alumni or community members.

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Sign up for ACSK 092 Career Exploration and Planning– an interactive course designed to help students gain personal insight into interests, skills, values and explore concentration possibilities (offered in spring semester).

2012–2013

Talk to family and community members about how they chose their majors and/ or careers.


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FOUR YEAR CAREER PLAN cont’d Gain experience through student organizations, volunteerism, part-time jobs, or internships. • Search RangerTrak for full time, part-time, seasonal, internship or volunteer opportunities. • Meet with a Career Counselor who can assist you in finding an opportunity that matches your goals.

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Investigate study abroad options. Contact The Center for International Studies in Tallent Hall, 180. Continue First Year Activities. Third Year – FOCUS Meet with a Career Counselor and/or attend one of our workshops on topics ranging from resume and cover letter critique to internship searching and interviewing skills. Gain experience through internships. • Search for internships via RangerTrak Acquire career skills through campus organizations. Study abroad Research graduate & professional schools. • Stop by the Advising and Career Center which features our library with over 300 selections on career topics including resources for graduate/professional programs and the application process. • Attend the Graduate School Series which offers information on writing a personal statement, graduate school applications, ways to pay for graduate school, as well as a graduate school fair. Check the Advising and Career Center website for details. The Graduate School Series if offered each fall. • Meet individually with a Career Counselor to search programs, discuss the application process and write a personal statement. Fourth Year – SEEK Meet with a Career Counselor to finalize your resume and cover letter, discuss job search strategies or graduate school, schedule a mock interview and prepare/ practice your networking introduction (30 second commercial/elevator pitch). Acquire career skills through campus organizations. Network, network, network!


The staff includes nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, counselors, certified alcohol and other drug counselors, a colaborating physician and a consulting psychiatritrist. Objectives • Provide high quality care for the physical, emotional, and mental health needs of students.

2012–2013

The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Health and Counseling Center is to provide high quality care for the physical, emotional, and mental health care needs of students. This is accomplished by providing comprehensive intervention and preventive health education that influences positive life style choices. The staff works, collaborating with the university and surrounding community, to promote holistic wellness, and believes that reinforced education and knowledge of preventive practices contributes to the achievement of academic and personal success.

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THE STUDENT HEALTH & COUNSELING CENTER

• Deliver preventive health education programs activities that will influence positive life style choices and support retention efforts. • Foster collaborative work with the university and surrounding community. Eligibility & Cost Our services are confidential and any enrolled UW-P student is eligible to make an appointment. There is no charge to students for a counseling sessions, however, appointments are required. We have a short term counseling model and students may need to be referred to off campus providers depending on the level of care they need. We have walk in visits available Monday thru Friday and will make every attempt tosee students who are ill the same day. There is no charge for basic health care visits but minimal fees are charged for immunizations, physical exams, lab tests, medication and supplies.Appointments are required for some health care visits. Please call our office to determine availability of the providers. Location East of Tallent Hall (see campus map). Walk, take the UW-P shuttle bus, or your own car (parking is convenient!). Tel: (262) 595-2366 Fax: (262) 595-2138

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• Provide comprehensive and safe intervention to students with identified needs.


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PARKSIDE RANGER TERMS ACSK Courses in the Academic Skills Program provide supportive services to students’ development in the areas of writing, reading, mathematics and/or study skills and are part of a sequence designed to help students satisfy the university’s competence requirements.

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Campus Cash Declining balance debit account automatically assigned to Ranger Card that is used to pay for on-campus purchases including computer lab printing, photocopying, laundry and dining. CART Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, formerly Communication Arts building Course Catalog Biennial (every two years) publication of UW-Parkside information, programs and policies including degree, major, minor and certificate requirements and course descriptions. Course Schedule Publication of registration policies and courses offered each semester. Updated information is maintained in SOLAR. D2L  Desire2Learn Online course management system used by some instructors to provide course materials and assignments. DARS Degree Audit Report System Report of all courses a student has taken and progress towards degree, major and minor requirements. Dining Dollars Declining balance account assigned to Ranger Card with purchase of a Dining Plan that pre-deposits funds for use at any on-campus dining location. DV Designation for courses fulfilling the Ethnic Diversity graduation requirement. FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application required for students to be eligible for federal student aid. FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Federal legislation governing and protecting students’ rights regarding their individual educational records. Gen Ed The General Education program provides a liberal arts education establishing knowledge and fundamental skills through completion of the distribution requirements. Green Sheet Green 11” x 17” document used to state and explain General Education distribution requirements (Including approved courses) and graduation requirements. GRNQ 

Greenquist Hall

MOLN

Molinaro Hall


UW-Parkside Police Department

RANG

Ranger Hall

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PD

Student ID card

Ranger Host

Student leaders for ROAR and Ranger Welcome.

Ranger Link Externship/job shadowing experience program offered by the Advising and Career Center. Ranger email UW-Parkside e-mail system for students, faculty and staff, serves as official form of communication with students. Ranger News

UW-Parkside’s student newspaper

Ranger One Account

FDIC-insured checking account (through Higher One) assigned to Ranger Card with acceptance of the account.

RangerTrak (RT)

Online listing of jobs, internships and volunteer positions.

Ranger Welcome Fall and spring orientation programs for all incoming students to get ready for the start of the semester and their time at UWParkside. Fall 2012: Monday & Tuesday, September 3rd & 4th. Resident Advisors Student leaders in on-campus housing who provide support, (RA) information and assistance to residents. ROAR  Ranger Orientation Advising & Registration. Spring/summer orientation program for new first-year students during which they learn about campus, transitioning to college, degree requirements and register for courses. SAC

Sports and Activity Center

SCTR

Student Center

SHCC

Student Health and Counseling Center

SOLAR Student On Line Access to Ranger System Online record system where students can register for classes, review financial aid awards, purchase parking permits, and perform other day-to-day tasks. STAR

Student Transfer Assessment Report

TALL

Talent Hall

The Den

Lower level of Student Center

TIS

Transfer Information System

UNION

Student Center

Work-Study Need-based form of financial aid allowing students working on or off campus to be paid from a mix of federal and institutional funds. WYLL

Wyllie Hall

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Ranger Card

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Ranger Alert UW-Parkside emergency alert system delivering messages to e-mail addresses and cell phones (must sign up)


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COMMUTER STUDENT TIPS Academic Support The mission of Tutoring Services is to provide easily assessable academic support that promotes scholarly competency and success. Appointments recommended.

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The Ranger Writing Center Parkside Academic Resource Center Wyllie 107 Wyllie D180 262-595-2044 262-595-2044 tutoring.center@uwp.edu Student Health and Counseling Center Health & Counseling Services are available to all registered students including commuters. It is located east of Tallent Hall in a separate building. Appointments are required for all counseling visits. You can schedule a health care visit with one of the nurse practitioners. Walk-in appointments are available Monday thru Friday. We will make every attempt to see students who are ill, the same day. Please call (262)595-2366 to set up an appointment or check availability. Employment Register for RangerTrak at http://www.uwp.edu/employment to learn how to apply for campus employment for students. There is also student employment within Residence Life, Student Activities, and the Parkside Student Center. Information about these jobs are on the same web page. Bookstore The Parkside Bookstore is located in the entrance of the Student Center off of the Atrium. They are open to students and the genralk public for text books and college gear. Store hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 am until 6 pm, Friday 8:30 am -4 pm and closed Satruday and WSunday. At the beginning of each semester they have extended hours. The book store website can be found at www.uwp.edy, key word ”bookstore”. Library The Parkside Library is located in Wyllie Hall. The entrance is off of Upper Main Place on the L1 level. There are three floors in the library where students can study and use resources and study rooms. The hours are Monday - Thursday 7:45 am - 10:30 pm, Friday 7:45 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Sunday 2:00pm - 10:30 pm. Credit Union Educators Credit Union is located in the Student Center next to the bookstore in Suite D108. Hours of operations are Monday, Wednesday and Friday — 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Tuesday and Thursday — 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Services include ATM, After Hours Depository, Notary & Signature Guarantor Services, Coin Counting, Debit Card Re-PIN & Emergency Card, Instant Issue Debit Card Replacement, Mortgage & Investment Services by Appointment.


If you bring your lunch with you there are 3 microwaves available for you to use. Locations are in the Brickstone behind the pizza area where you turn in dishes, in the dining area outside of Wylie Market and in the vending machine area in Molinaro Hall on the D level. Technical support Any student with email or campus account problems can get help at Technical Support located in Wyllie D150. Other personal computer problems are not handled by any official campus department. Parking: We have a special discount parking permit on sale for Commuter Students only. The permit is $95.00 for a full year and is valid only in the Tallent Hall parking lot. The Tallent lot is located east of Wood Road. This lot is a short 8 minute walk from the main complex, an even shorter ride borrowing one of our green bikes located around campus, or you can ride on our brand new shuttle bus that arrives every 10 minutes and will drop you off right outside the main complex. Purchase your reduced parking permit at the UW Parkside Police Department located on the East side of Tallent Hall and pay by cash, check, credit card, or post to your student account. You may also purchase a discount permit on campus at our convenient sales table outside the bookstore in the Student Center. This table will be staffed during the first week of class and the only method of payment accepted at this location will be posting to your student account. Limited quantities of this amazing deal are available so act fast! They will be sold on a first come basis at the Police Department in Tallent Hall..

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Apply for one of 3 plans ranging in cost from $150 - $350. Apply at www.uwp.edu/ dining . To pay for a meal, you simply hand your Ranger Card to the cashier, who will verify the picture. Tell the cashier that you are paying for the meal with your ‘dining dollars’. The cashier will swipe the Ranger Card through a card reader and the dollar amount will automatically be deducted from the balance. If at any time you would like to check the balance of your plan, you can have a cashier check your balance or stop by the Campus Concierge or Cashier’s Office (proper identification is required) or visit the Online Card Office.

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Dining Services Dining Dollars is a specialized account attached to your Ranger Card that contains your meal plan funds, which can be used at any of the on-campus dining locations. You will realize the greatest value from your plan by eating in the Brickstone Grill and Eatery because you receive a 50% discount from regular prices at this location.


ACADEMIC & OTHER SERVICES WYLL - Wyllie Hall SAC - Sports & Activities Center CCC - Child Care Center MOLN - Molinaro Hall GRNQ - Greenquist Hall

SCTR - Student Center TLNT - Tallent Hall SHCC - Student Health & Counseling Center RANG - Ranger Hall CART - Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities

Academic Advising & Career Center WYLL D175 Admissions & New Student Services SCTR D105 Athletics, Athletics Office SAC Bookstore SCTR D102 Campus Consierge SCTR D110 Campus Events Hotline Campus General Campus Police—Non-Emergency TLNT 188 Campus Police—Emergency TLNT 188 Cashier’s Office WYLL D193 Child Care Center CCC Disability Services WYLL D175 First Year Experience SCTR D105 Health Insurance SHCC Honors Program MOLN 367 Learning Assistance WYLL 107 Library- Hours WYLL 150 Library- Reference WYLL 150 Lost & Found SCTR D110 Multicultural Student Affairs WYLL D182 Ranger Card SCTR D111 Registrar’s Office WYLL D187 Residence Life RANG 36 Scholarships and Financial Aid Office WYLL 3309 Student Activities Office SCTR L104 Student Health & Counseling Center SHCC Parkside Academic Resource Center WYLL D180 Volunteer Program WYLL D175 Women’s Center WYLL CONCOURSE Ranger Writing Center WYLL 107

595-2040 595-2355 595-2245 595-2301 595-2307 595-2408 595-2345 595-2455 595-2911 595-2258 595-2227 595-2372 595-2721 595-2366 595-2430 595-2370 595-2649 595-2360 595-2345 595-2731 595-2307 595-2284 595-2320 595-2574 595-2278 595-2366 595-2044 595-2011 595-2170 595-2370


2012 UW-Parkside Jump book for First Year Students