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1 Mountain View College Academic Advising Syllabus YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS! Welcome to Mountain View College! This Academic Advising Syllabus details important information regarding your ACADEMIC SUCCESS! Following the listed steps and recommendations are your KEY TO SUCCESS! Visit us today! Sincerely, Mountain View College- Advising Team ROOM: S2056 Phone:

2 Vision Statement Mountain View College empowers people to improve their lives and communities through exemplary education. The college is committed to building a diverse and inclusive learning community that promotes students success, good stewardship, employee achievement, and positive global impact. Mission Statement Mountain View College empowers people and transforms communities. As a comprehensive community college, we provide exemplary education through higher education programs, workforce development, educational support services, continuing education opportunities and community partnerships. We promote student success and professional development while practicing good stewardship and sustainability.

3 What is Academic Advising? Academic Advising is: Assisting students in establishing and affirming career/educational goals. Providing guidance in designing their educational degree plan. Assisting students in learning more about the college resources, such as financial aid, student life, tutoring, and workshops. Providing information regarding the transfer process and scholarships. Providing opportunities to tour four year universities. Embracing diversity and promoting critical thinking. Empowering communities and having the courage to change students lives. Connecting with students to define possibilities and build work relationships.

4 What can you expect from your Academic Advisor? Confidentiality by adhering to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) standards. Assistance in explaining academic policies and procedures, CORE curriculum, and graduation requirements. Assistance in exploring your program of study, educational, and career goals. An accessible, engaged, approachable, knowledgeable, and responsive Academic Advisor who continues to keep abreast of the research, theories, legislation policies, and developments that affect your educational programs and services. Assistance in building meaningful relationships with instructors and staff members.

5 What can an Academic Advisor expect of a Mountain View College Student? That a student will. Plan early. o Submit official copies of transcripts from all previous colleges. o Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience. o Follow through on advising recommendations in a timely manner. Take responsibility for your learning by reviewing: o The Dallas County Community College District Catalog o MVC credit course offerings o College policies, procedures, and requirements o Student Planner/Calendar. Accept responsibility for your actions, inactions, and decisions that affect your educational goals and progress. Be aware of your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Take an interest in your major/degree.

6 Utilize advising tools, econnect, ecampus, college websites, and the course catalog to gather information and track your academic progress. Seek help when needed. Mountain View College, Everything is About Student Success! Are you new to college? What should you do before classes begin? Visit with a Mountain View College Academic Advisor. Read your Academic Advising Syllabus. Review the Student Code of Conduct. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at (if applicable). Attend Pre-assessment activities (if applicable). Complete the TSI assessment (if applicable). Take the career assessment. Activate your econnect account. Log into ecampus and review the tutorials and information under the various tabs. Learn how to register online.

7 Review the District catalog, located at Learn how to become involved in campus life. Activate your DCCCD Money Card via econnect and select your refund option. Mountain View College, Everything is About Student Success! Are you in your first year of college? What should you do? Learn how to register online. Select your program of study on econnect. Create an Educational Plan with Advisor. Attend New Student Orientation (if applicable). Enroll in freshman seminar classes (HDEV/EDUC/Computer Literacy). Understand the developmental course sequence. Attend a Financial Literacy class. Met with your advisor to go over your academic progress. Learn how to calculate grade point average (GPA). Plan your registration for next semester.

8 Learn about college resources available to you. - Veteran Affairs - Continuing Education Classes - TRiO - Male Access Program - Counseling Center Instructional support (Math Lab, Writing Center, Reading Center, Computer Labs) - Health Center Complete a student learning outcome (SLO) by visiting your Academic Advisor. A SLO is a way for advisors to ensure that you are mastering the tools needed to be successful in college such as: learning to calculate GPA, register on line, use ecampus, etc. Sign up for an academic workshop or attended an activity from the Office of Student Life.

9 Mountain View College, Everything is about Student Success! Are you in your second/ third year of college? What YOU should have completed! An official degree plan with Admissions. Planned your registration for next semester (if applicable). Visited MVC s transfer services to research universities, applications, deadlines, scholarships, requirements, and attended off and on college tours. Signed up for a transfer workshop. Learned about course/non-course based options Completed a student learning outcome. Established a graduation plan. Reviewed your graduation requirements. Applied for graduation with Admissions. Visited the Career Services office. Attended a Financial Literacy class. Made plans to attend GRADUATION!

10 Students, if you don t already know you will soon discover why Mountain View College is a great college choice. From student services to academics you will find committed staff and faculty dedicated to providing you with great learning opportunities. Take full advantage of the services that Mountain View College has available for YOU by reviewing the below resources! Admissions- Room Phone: Some of the services provided by the Admissions office include maintaining the official records of students and faculty class rosters, unofficial evaluation of transcripts, processing of admissions applications, official degree plans, transcripts request, verification of residency for tuition purposes, and verification of credit and non-credit enrollment. Academic Advising Center- Room S2056 Phone: The Academic Advising Center is designed to help students select appropriate courses and programs to meet their career and educational goals. Academic Advisors can assist students in selecting courses of study, determine transferability of courses, choose or change careers, gain independence, and develop a graduation plan. Police Department- Room W135

11 Phone: Mountain View College Police Officers provide services such as: investigation of criminal activity on campus, accident/injury immediate response, personal escorts to vehicles, lost and found services, and assistance with vehicle battery jump start requests. Career/Disability Services- Room S2080 Phone: or There are computers in the Career and disabilities Suite that are available for use by students looking for employment, working on resumes, and open to students registered with Disability Services to work on class assignments. All staff housed in the Career/Disability suite have been trained to provide assistance to both areas. Counseling Center- Room S2071 Phone: Need Help with Life's Challenges? Is juggling school and family (and maybe work!) making personal problems even worse? (Or vice versa?) Overwhelmed? Confused? Anxious? Angry? Really Sad? Would it help to talk to an objective, trained professional who can help you think through some situations and offer some resources? Let's Talk! You can receive professional, free, confidential counseling. Financial Aid- Room S1053 Phone:

12 or Questions regarding your financial aid, need to know the upcoming financial aid deadlines, learn more about work-study? We ve created a central financial aid call center to answer your questions and point you in the right direction. Financial aid representatives are still be available on campus to assist you with questions and concerns. Health Center- Room S1088 Phone: Students do not need to be sick to come to the Health Center. Health questions and concerns are welcome. Students with chronic health problems should visit the Health Center to discuss any special concerns with the nurse before attending classes or whenever problems arise. Learning Support Services- Room W139 Phone: Provide skillful learning assistance to students in the Computer Labs and Reading, Writing, Mathematics, ESL/ESOL, GED and Adult Basic Education courses. Additional services include oneon-one tutoring, supplemental instruction, and small group workshops. Office of Student Life- Room S1032

13 Phone: The office of Student Life presents a variety of programs and activities for students and the surrounding community. These programs include but are not limited to lectures, art gallery visits/receptions and performances that provide students with a stimulating co-curricular education. Leadership training and opportunities, diversity training, and volunteer opportunities are also available. Testing Center- Room Phone: / 8778 The Testing Center provides assessment (TSI, THEA, and ESOL Compass) and instructional testing to new and current students. We also offer GED to the General Public. Transfer Services Phone: Students wishing to transfer to a university for completion of a bachelor's degree are encouraged to use the Transfer Resource Center (TRC). The TRC is designed to assist students in obtaining information about applications, scholarships, application deadlines, and admissions procedures for various universities.

14 Helpful Phone Numbers First-Year Experience Room S1053 R.E.A.C.H Room S2038 TRiO SSS Room S2064 Rising Star Room S1053 Male ACCESS/Athletes Room S1014 Career & Technical Occupations Room W212 STEM Room W21 Veteran Affairs (Military Services) Room S1083 Academic Offices

15 Science, Nursing, Arts/ Humanities and Physical Education Room E40 Phone: Business, Computers, Mathematics and Technical Programs Room W210 Phone: Communications and Social Sciences Room W279B Phone: Human Development Room S2071 Phone: Evening Administration Room W137 Phone: International/ESL/ESOL Advising Office Room S2021 Phone:

16 Assistance for students with disabilities: Mountain View is dedicated to providing equal opportunity and access for every student. Students, who require accommodations based on the presence of a disability, should contact the Disability Services Office at in room S2080 or visit default.aspx. A student concern/complaint is an issue that is important to the student but does not rise to the level of a grievance. Students who wish to file a complaint can access the Student Complaint Form regarding: Grade Dispute Resolution Student Welfare: Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation. Refund Petition Policy Equal Education Policy By visiting online at: Mountain View College 4849 West Illinois Ave. Dallas, TX Phone: For the most up to date information, please visit us online at:

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