Expectations:

At some point between the end of Spring Break and by 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 2nd, you must meet ONCE for Advising with any ONE of the following persons:

1. Dr. Rachel Kirk, Advisor for Pre-Nursing majors (rachel.kirk@tamucc.edu)

2. Ms. Johanna DuBose, CORE Program Coordinator for Nursing Department (johanna.dubose@tamucc.edu)

3. Mr. Samuel Ramos, Advisor for Nursing Department (samuel.ramos@tamucc.edu)

4. Your TAMU-CC Advisor (if different from those listed above)

5. Your Faculty Mentor from the Nursing Department

6. A Representative from Career Services (UC, 3rd Floor)

7. A Counselor from TAMU-CCs Counseling Center (Driftwood Building)

8. Or, of course, Professor Crocker!!

  • To accommodate the time needed for you to meet with your advisor of choice and/or for me to meet with you, Seminar is cancelled on April 4th & April 6th.
    • Please be aware that I am making special accommodations from now through April 7th to meet one-on-one. I highly encourage you to make an appointment during this 3-week period as my availability will be more limited the rest of the semester
  • If you would like to meet with me, please view my available time slots by clicking on the following link and email me with your top 3 preferences
  • Please come prepared to discuss your topic of choice. I have provided a list of talking points at the bottom of this page, but if you have something different you would like to discuss, please feel free to bring that up as well!

Submission:

  • Proof of your Advising Conference is due at 8:00pm on May 2nd
  • Take a selfie with the person you met with, and make sure to have their name, job title, and TAMU-CC email address at hand
  • In the Blackboard course for Seminar, click on "Content" and scroll down to and click on the "Advising Conference" assignment to submit
    • Under "Assignment Submission," attach the photo file
    • Under "Add Comments," type the following information for the person you met with: Name, Job Title, and TAMU-CC email address
    • Click the "Submit" button when you are ready

List of Suggested Talking Points (if meeting with Prof. Crocker)

Personal:

  • I would be happy to discuss any personal matters that you would either like advice on or simply to have a sympathetic ear

College:

  • Why here, why now?
  • Broad goals for college, specific goals for courses
    • Are you meeting them? What more do you want to achieve this semester?
  • Recommendation letters for volunteer work, internships, jobs?
  • Evaluation of resume/cover letter
  • Plans to transfer/apply to a different university/Nursing Program?

Learning Community:

  • Tell me about your perception of your success in the learning community
    • High moments
    • Low moments
    • Bring your calculated mid-term grades for the learning community
  • Are you having any thoughts about dropping?

Seminar:

  • Team performance
    • What you have learned
    • What you hope to improve on
  • Tell me about your thoughts regarding Seminar (believe me, I want to know! I am always trying to make this a more meaningful experience for my students!)

Next semester:

  • Schedule for summer/fall semester
  • Registering for classes
    • Do you have any holds?