The Parkside Academic Success System (or “PASS”) is an initiative aimed at promoting academic success for first-year students. This system is an electronic means for instructional faculty with first-year students enrolled in their courses to share information about students’ classroom performance not only with them, but also with the students’ academic advisors.
PASS allows first-year students to receive feedback about their academic progress, based on classroom assessments of their learning. The primary feedback provided to students is whether their learning is rated as “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory” (with both terms defined individually by the faculty member teaching the specific course). This feedback is based on first-year students’ attendance, participation in class activities/discussions, and/or grades earned on quizzes, exams, or papers.
First-year students whose instructional faculty have entered feedback into PASS can expect to receive an email that includes comments from the faculty member, a link to additional support services on campus, and instructions about how to look up their advisor of record. Additionally, both students and their academic advisors will be able to access feedback from instructional faculty through their accounts in Solar.
ACC advisors collaborating with academic departments to broaden the base of engagement, resources, and support for faculty advisors and students.
The links below provide guidance when working with students regarding transfer discussions.
Transfer Agreements - Agreements with Wisconsin Technical College System
Transfer Guides -Guides for transferring from 2-year institutions
The Advising and Career Center advisors and staff are available to attend classes, student organization meetings, and events to speak on topics related to academic success, career planning and internship/job search strategies.
The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students.
The mission of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is to promote the improvement of programs and services to enhance the quality of student learning and development.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects campus recruiting and career services professionals, and provides best practices, trends, research, professional development, and conferences.
Our Path to Collaborative Advising: The UW-Parkside Advising Model
The University of Wisconsin Parkside has embarked on a number of initiatives to help us discover the “Path to Our Promise”. Acknowledging the critical role of the advisor and the collaborative efforts needed to support the collective and connective learning of our students, the campus is moving forward with the implementation of a new advising model. The following documents and status reports provide updates on our progress. Contact Ed Schmitt, Chair, Committee on Advising or Gwen Jones, Director, Advising and Career Center for additional information.