Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Undergraduate Advising and Registration

Academic Advisors

Last Names K-R

matt.markham@colostate.edu

Mechanical Engineering Advising Syllabus

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Advising Syllabus communicates the expectations of what you will learn and be able to accomplish as the result of a collaborative relationship between you and your advisor. Use this syllabus as both a guide for connecting with your advisor and resource to support you in achieving your goals.

CSU Advising Mission

Guided by CSU’s Principles of Community and the Land-Grant mission of access and equity, we achieve our vision through an integrated community of advisors who engage in intentional, holistic, and relationship centered interactions to empower all students to navigate their unique paths and foster learning, development and academic success.

Student Learning Outcomes

Apply information about CSU requirements, policies and procedures to educational career

Demonstrate advising worksheets and online technology (Ramweb, degree audit, etc.) to access university information, registration, and track progress toward degree

Identify and utilize campus resources such as tutoring, education abroad, CSU Health Center, the Engineering Success Center and CSU Career Service to assist in achieving academic, personal and career goals

Integrate personal values and goals to develop a plan to achieve personal definition of success

The Advising Relationship - Advisor and Student Expectations

Advisor Responsibilities​

Provide appointment times and notification to meet once a semester

Refer to resources to maximize education and personal potential

Communicate degree requirements, policies, and procedures

Partner to create an individual plan of study for mechanical engineering

Review documentation of progress toward your degree (degree progress audit) 

Collaborate to develop appropriate responses to address personal and academic obstacles

Provide information and support to help develop decision-making skills

Articulate accurate information and follow up if questions are left unanswered

Maintain confidentiality

Create a respectful and safe space for all advisees

Adhere to CSU Principles of Community

Student Responsibilities​

Schedule and keep appointments with advisor once each semester

Prepare for appointments by reviewing requirements of and progress toward degree

Actively engage in each advising appointment

Ask questions if information is unclear or there is a specific concern

Evaluate interests/skills/values to make sure they are in alignment with educational goals

Know the requirements of any scholarships, financial aid, or other obligations

Become knowledgeable about, and adhere to, deadlines, policies, and procedures

Commit to follow through on tasks, suggested actions, resources, or referrals made in advising interactions

Accept responsibility for decisions, actions, or inactions that affect educational progress

Adhere to CSU Principles of Community

Email Expectations

Advisors are available via email to answer questions. Advisors use CSU email accounts as the primary means of contacting students. If you use another email, you should forward all your CSU mail to the account you check regularly.

Compose emails in a professional manner and include identifying information (full name, student ID number, etc.)

Advising Appointment Expectations

Review degree requirements indicated in the degree progress audit

Review online course schedule, plan out a schedule and check for day/time conflicts and pre-requisites requirements

Have alternatives in mind in case a course is at capacity

Be prepared with questions or topics to discuss

All advising appointments, office hours, and drop-ins will be virtual due to COVID-19.

Meeting with your Advisor

We are here to support you as you pursue your goals.

There are multiple ways to connect with your advisor. See below to determine the appropriate option for your needs.

Scheduled Advising Appointments

Once a semester you are required to meet with your advisor for a 30-minute, scheduled meeting. Discuss your educational experience, such as next semester scheduling, graduation plans, internships, getting involved on campus and education abroad. There are three types of scheduled advising appointments. Be courteous; arrive on time. Late arrivals may be required to reschedule. If you need to miss your appointment, email you’re your advisor immediately to cancel.

Early Advising Appointments – September 2-18, 2020

A link is sent out to all students to meet early in the semester and get a head start on planning. Appointments during early advising are first-come, first-serve.

Advising Appointments by Registration Access Time

Links sent out based on registration access times

Dates for Advising Appointments by Registration Access Time windows:

Senior/Priority Registration – September 21 to October 6, 2020

Junior Registration – October 7-16, 2020 

Sophomore Registration – October 19-27, 2020

First-Year Registration – October 28 to November 6,

Late Advising Appointments – After November 9, 2020

If you fail to schedule during Early Advising or during your Advising Appointments by Registration Access Time window, you will have to wait to have a late advising appointment. This may impact your ability to register on time. A link will be sent out to impacted students.

Office Hours

August 24 to September 1, 2020 – Meet with your advisor without an appointment to address questions regarding timely issues and questions regarding the current semester.

Drop-Ins

September 2 to December 11, 2020 

This is a time for students to get “quick questions”, no more than 10 minutes, answered by an advisor. Topics appropriate for drop-ins include overrides, forms, needing signatures, and other “quick questions”. No appointment needed.

Please note: Your advisor will not make decisions for you during your advising sessions. They will provide you with the most accurate information available and will work collaboratively with you to create a realistic plan to accomplish your educational goals. The educational choices you make are yours and the responsibility for knowing and fulfilling degree requirements rests with you.

Important Dates

August 23

Last day to cancel registration

August 24

Classes begin

October 19

Repeat/delete requests due | Last day for course withdrawal

November 21-29

Fall Break

December 11

Classes end | Last day to submit University withdrawal

Registration Guide

Please contact your advisor to schedule an appointment regarding semester schedule and graduation planning, advising codes, and strategies for academic success. 

Check-in using the front desk kiosk by entering your CSU ID number or swiping your RamCard. Your advisor will meet you in the waiting area. Drop-ins are brief 10-minute-maximum meetings to ask questions and obtain signatures, overrides, and forms. If your assigned advisor is not available for a general question, please see another advisor.

M: 10:30-11:30 
TU: 1:30-2:30 pm
W: 3:00-4:00 pm
TH: 10:30-11:30 am
FRI: 9:30-10:30 am

Semester Planning Appointment

Your assigned academic advisor will send an email to your @rams.colostate.edu with a link to his/her calendar to schedule your semester planning appointment.

Calendar Link Email
FEB 6: Priority Students and Seniors
FEB 17: Juniors
MAR: 4 Sophomores
MAR 25: First-Year Students

Your planning appointment needs to occur ahead of your scheduled registration access date.

Registration Access Dates
APR 6: Priority Students
APR 7: Seniors
APR 10: Juniors
APR 17: Sophomores
APR 23: First-Year Students

Your access time is available through RAMweb.

Before your semester planning appointment, please review your Degree Process Audit, which is a tool for verifying that students have met or are in the process of meeting the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCCs) as well as major and minor curriculum requirements. The audit enhances degree and program planning with a dynamic report showing the courses required for all declared majors and minors, as well as how all transfer and CSU courses count towards a specific degree. Degree Process Audit is available through RAMweb.

Please also prepare questions for curriculum and scheduling. Your advisor can provide you with Department, College, and University policies, tutoring resources, information on joining student organizations, and internship co-op and education abroad opportunities.

When you arrive for your semester planning appointment, please check-in using the front desk kiosk by entering your CSU ID number or swiping your RamCard. Your assigned advisor will meet you in the waiting area.

During your semester planning appointment, you will receive an advising code. This code is a required six-digit number for registration, and is not available via email, from MESA, or during drop-in hours.

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