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MISSION
The Faculty and OSD Academic Success (FOA) committee gathers 3-4 times during the semester to discuss strategies for enhancing and unifying advising for both students and faculty at Woodbury.  
 
Projects and discussions include advising, academic interventions for academically at-risk students (early alerts, academic warning, and academic probation), university-wide academic support 'points of contact', and first-year experience programming (PPDV 100 and related). 

WHO IS ON THE"FOA" TEAM?
The FOA Team consists of representatives from each of the four Schools/Institute (Architecture, Business, MCD, and ITS), the Office of Student Development (OSD), the Registrar's Office, and Department of Writing. 

Currently, FOA team members include: 
 
Evelyn Alfaro
Office of Student Development
Tamara Blok
Registrar's Office
Rebecca Devereaux
Office of Student Development
Reuben Ellis
Writing Department, ITS​
Bob Jinkens
School of Business
Louis Molina
School of Architecture​
William Novak​ 
School of Media, Culture, & Design​ 
Amy Pederson
Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies
Doug Post​
School of Media, Culture, & Design​
Elisabeth Sandberg​
Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies​
Maxi Spina
School of Architecture
Teresa Young
Office of Student Development

(updated 10/21/13)


Any faculty advisors interested in participating should contact Rebecca Devereaux, Assistant Dean, Academic Support, at (818) 252-5122.


ACTIVITIES 
 

 
PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS OFFERED FOR ADVISORS
  • Webinar: Effective Academic Advising Strategies
  • Registration Kick-Off
  • Webinar:  Breaking Bad News:  Delivery Techniques that Help Students Make Good Alternative Choices
  • Registration Kick-Off Lunch   
  • Faculty Development Day - "Real Good Advising" workshop
  • "Know Your Policies:  Policies & Resources for Faculty & Advisors" 
  • "Conducting a Quality Advising Session... when you only have 20 Minutes!"
  • Policy updates & Student Development theory & strategies

 

ADVISING RESOURCES DEVELOPED BY THE FOA COMMITTEE

    • New Advisor training and resource guide
    • Advising and documentation tools (Student file log, Advising Agreement, more!) 
    • Student Registration Checklist
    • Advising Bulletin
    • Academically At-Risk Report