If you have any questions or would like to consult on how to best support your students, please contact the FAA Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217.333.6061 to speak with a dean.
How Do I Support . . .
- Students with Enrollment/Registration Issues
- Students with Mental Health Concerns/Personal Challenges
- Students with Academic Challenges
- Students with Attendance Concerns
- Students with Major Requirements/Graduation Concerns
- Students with Financial Challenges
- Students with Diverse Needs
- Students Exploring Major and Career Options
- Students Seeking to Study Abroad
- Honors Students
- Additional Resources and Forms
Portal to access personal information, register for classes, view class schedules, view student accounts, view grades and transcripts, and update contact information.
Information on registration time tickets and step-by-step procedures.
Information on official academic dates including the deadlines for adding and dropping classes.
Students with Mental Health Concerns/Personal Challenges
Guidance for deciding how to best assist a student and how to get connected to services for mental health, wellness, access, and accommodation.
Services to help students address emotional, interpersonal, and academic concerns.
Our embedded counselor, Bryan Deutsch, LCSW (email@example.com), is housed in the Architecture Building. Bryan offers counseling services to all students in FAA, gives consultations to faculty and staff, and will provide workshops as requested.
Assessments and recommendations for treatment for a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Assistance with questions about university policies and procedures, absences, and health/mental health concerns.
Support for any student experiencing an emergency after 5 p.m. that requires an immediate university response.
Students with Academic Challenges
If you have questions about course policies or form procedures, please contact the FAA Office of Undergraduate Affairs. You may reach out to a dean in the FAA Academic Affairs Office to refer a student or to consult on a student concern.
Information about all disability services on campus.
Designed by the Division of General Studies to assist students with learning skills
Students with Attendance Concerns
The Student Code continues to be the guiding document for handling excused absences. Determination of excused absences are made by the instructor. We strongly recommend that faculty count verified absences as excused absences to reduce the incentives for students who may be ill to attend class. Instructors will have access to information about students who miss class due to COVID-19-related issues. A student who is absent for an extended period is encouraged to contact the instructor and obtain a letter from the Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students.
In addition to students who are ill, you might have students who have been asked to quarantine or isolate. Because instructors will not know the reason for an absence, we strongly recommend that all verified absences be excused.
Irregular Attendance Form
If a student has missed more than three consecutive course sessions, we ask that you submit an irregular attendance form to notify the college. Once we receive one of these reports, we reach out to the student via the secure message delivery system to encourage them to follow up with the instructor regarding the attendance policy stated in the syllabus or to contact the college office to address any personal challenges they may be experiencing. If the instructor indicates any specific personal concerns in the form or the student does not acknowledge receipt of the message within a week, the college office will directly reach out to the student via phone or work in partnership with the Student Assistance Center (ODOS) to get in contact with the student. If you would like to consult on how to best support a student, please contact the FAA Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office to speak with a dean.
Please note that once you have submitted an irregular attendance form for a student in your course, it is not necessary to submit another form for the same student. If the student's attendance does not improve, we encourage you to submit the grade earned at the end of the term. Students who have extenuating circumstances should always be encouraged to explore their academic options with their academic advisor or the FAA Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office.
Students with Major Requirements/Graduation Concerns
Connections to the class schedule and catalog, programs of study, and general education requirements.
The system allows you to run a degree audit to determine how a student is progressing toward graduation. As of fall 2017 the system changed to U.Achieve (if you are unable to view it, please contact FAA Undergraduate Academic Affairs to request access).
Assistance in identifying coursework that will transfer to the university.
Students with Financial Challenges
Bates Scholarship Fund for Continuing FAA Student Success
This scholarship is offered by the college to assist FAA students in good standing who encounter an unforeseen financial need. The application is available at the start of each fall and spring term. The maximum award is $1,000. Students may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for application details.
Campus programs and local resources that may provide financial relief, food options, and housing assistance.
Various types of aid information available on campus, federally, or through the state.
Searchable list of scholarships offered by the university with information about application procedures.
Students with Diverse Needs
Information about all disability services on campus.
Information on international status, immigration, programming, and advocacy.
Details about support, services, and programming offered by the six cultural and resource centers on campus
Support services and activities to assist underrepresented groups on campus.
Students Exploring Major and Career Options
Information on the requirements necessary to change a major.
Workshops, job fairs, and lectures by experts in their specific fields.
Students Seeking to Study Abroad
Information on recommended FAA study abroad programs, planning, the course approval process, and program costs.
Information about James Scholar program requirements, honors project procedures, the Campus Honors Program, the Dean's List, the Bronze Tablet, and criteria for earning honors recognition at graduation.
University Policies for FERPA and Grades
Information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Special Forms for Advisors and Faculty
- I Grade Request Form
- Irregular Attendance Form
- Late Course Change Form
- Late Drop/Instructor Feedback Report
- Modification of Minor Form
- Refer a Student–Office of the Dean of Students/Student Assistance Center
- Suicide Incident Referral
- Supplemental Grade Request Form