“I know I’m capable of getting better grades than I was before. I now feel like I’ve developed the tools to get those grades. I’m really pumped (about reinstatement). I’m really excited.” – Jessica
Katie here. Last June I took a phone call from a recently disqualified student. Jessica had finished her first year at UO, moved home for the summer, and – when trying to do a routine transaction on Duckweb – found out she’d been academically disqualified. She admits now that it shouldn’t have come as a complete surprise – she’d been on probation since the end of her first term – but it didn’t make hearing the news any easier.
Jessica petitioned right away for cancellation of the disqualification but was denied. Following the terms of her disqualification letter, she enrolled at Lane Community College for the 09-10 academic year and started checking in regularly with our office. Jessica’s come a long way in a year and (I’m happy to report) was just reinstated to the UO for Fall 2010. Congratulations Jessica!
I felt Jessica’s story would resonate for a lot of students and parents, so I invited her in for an interview. She speaks honestly about disqualification…the good, the bad, the embarrassing, and the unexpected. So whether you’re disqualified yourself, or supporting a son, daughter, or friend through this process, take a few minutes and listen as Jessica talks about breaking the news to her parents, finding support through her friends, enrolling at Lane, and finding a new major.
Transcript for Jessica’s Story
Would you like to talk to an advisor about your academic record? Have you been disqualified and you’re not sure what to do next? Call our front desk and request an appointment: 541-346-3211.
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Becca and Katie here. We’ve been working hard to bring you these two new screencasts. In the first, we walk through a sample degree audit and explain each section. Print out a copy of your own degree audit from DuckWeb and follow along with the video! If you have any follow-up questions, call our front desk at 541-346-3211 and schedule an appointment with one of us. If you’re not currently on campus (i.e. home for the summer) we can schedule a phone appointment.
Transcript for How to Read Your Degree Audit
Planning on taking summer classes at your local community college or university? If so, you’ll want to watch our second screencast, where we demonstrate the UO’s Transfer Course Equivalencies website. This is an interactive tool that allows you to see how courses from other institutions transfer to the University of Oregon. Check it out!
Transcript for How to use the Transfer Course Equivalency Tool
Hello again! Today we return one last time to the Teaching & Learning Center to talk with Anthony Rimel, University of Oregon senior and TLC Writing Tutor in the Writing Lab. Anthony talks about what he does in the Writing Lab and how students can benefit from his services. The Writing Lab is open Week 2 through Wednesday of Finals Week from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, and is located in 72 PLC (Prince Lucien Campbell Hall). For more information on the Writing Lab and the Math Lab visit the TLC’s Website.
Transcript for Spotlight on the Teaching and Learning Center Part 5
Good afternoon! Today we return again to the Teaching & Learning Center to talk with Elly Vandegrift, Instructor at the TLC. In this portion of the Spotlight, Elly explains what she does at the Teaching & Learning Center and the students that she usually works with. Elly also talks about more of the resources available at the TLC for all students.
Transcript for Spotlight on the Teaching and Learning Center Part 4
Good morning! Today we return again to the Teaching & Learning Center to talk for one last time with Amy Nuetzman, Assistant Director and Instructor. Amy gives us more details about the Teaching & Learning Center and the services they offer. She will talk about courses the TLC offers, how to find them, test preparation classes and all about their drop in services. We hope you’ll visit soon!
Transcript for Spotlight on the Teaching and Learning Center Part 3
Today we return to the University Teaching & Learning Center to talk with Amy Nuetzman, Assistant Director and Instructor. Amy discusses common reasons students visit the TLC, and how you can best prepare for your next visit!
Transcript for Spotlight on the Teaching and Learning Center Part 2
Today we’re featuring the first in a new series of podcasts about the UO’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). A few weeks ago, Becca and I visited the TLC and spoke with some of the folks there about the many services they offer students. We learned a lot and are excited to share some of the conversations with you!
Click on the video below to hear from Amy Nuetzman, Assistant Director and Instructor. Check back in the coming weeks for parts 2-5 in this series!
Transcript for Spotlight on the Teaching and Learning Center Part 1
We love fellow advisor Sally Garner’s advising-themed podcast “Quick Question”. Sally is an advisor in the School of Journalism and Communication, so many of the podcasts relate specifically to journalism majors. However, sometimes she answers more general questions. One of our favorites is “I didn’t do well last term. How do I fix this?”
Take a few minutes to listen to the podcats, or follow Sally’s instructions at the bottom of the page to subscribe to the feed using itunes!