New Advising Records (AdRx) Training for Advisors and Professional Staff
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 9:00am-12:00pm, Dunes Medical Professional Building 2080
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 9:00am-12:00pm, Savannah 105/106
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research is sponsoring a training session for all advisors (faculty and professional staff) to learn how to use new advising features in SIS. All advisors are highly encouraged to attend this training session. Jim Murray, IUB Business Systems Director, Academic Advising, will provide detailed training on how to navigate the new Advising Records (AdRx) system in SIS and also instruct advisors on how to use the online appointment scheduler.
The new Advising Records (AdRx) was developed as part of the IU-FLAGS project, AdRx will be a complete data hub and action center for academic advisors and staff working on student retention and degree completion. There are several features that have the potential to dramatically improve the advisors’ access to information and to have time for, and effectively engage in, student retention and time-to-graduation work. This includes bringing all the information an advisor needs into one place, new data-visualization tools to simplify the analysis process for advisors, saving time and cognitive energy, and convenient follow-up tools to communicate and retain history for all progress to degree work with students.
In pilot testing the new AdRx system, Jim and his team have learned the following from using the new system.
Using any advising notes system doesn’t take up more time!
As advisors have gotten used to writing up a note for each appointment, and tracking student contacts, we’ve learned that
For more help in using the electronic Degree Audit (AAR) go to this webpage for a list of documents that will assist advisors on how to run an AAR http://www.iun.edu/academic-affairs/degree-audit.htm
For more information about the AdRx training and/or questions about Degree Audit, contact Mary Beth Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-980-6904.