Welcome to the Kent State User Manual

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The Kent State Userís Manual is a collaborative effort to enhance your student learning experience in the Destination Kent State: First Year Experience Course. In order to achieve these goals the learning community has worked over the past semester to create advising modules for students to be utilized within the US 10097 courses.

You will be taken through a series of modules, or lessons. There are a total of six modules, with a quiz or assignment at the end of each of the modules. Here is an outline of the six modules you will view:

  1. Dash Board (recommended to be completed in weeks 4-6)
    • Use of university technology (use of e-mail, FlashLine, GPS, Vista, WebScheduler)

  2. Regular Maintenance (recommended to be completed in weeks 4-6)
    • Overview of Academic Advising (advisor and student responsibilities)
    • How to schedule and prepare for an advising appointment
    • Maintain advising portfolio
    • Seeking out resources

  3. Nuts and Bolts (recommended to be completed in weeks 7-9)
    • Important dates and deadlines
    • Kent Core, electives, major, policies, procedures, and academic terminology, undergraduate catalog and catalog year

  4. The Do it Your-Selfer (recommended to be completed in weeks 7-9)
    • Pre-registration preparation
    • Time management
    • Course selection

  5. Foreign versus Domestic (recommended to be completed by the final week of the semester)
    • Study abroad

  6. Diagnostics (recommended to be completed by the final week of the semester)
    • Evaluating strengths and weaknesses (self-assessment)
    • Abilities/interest assessment
    • Seeking out resources
    • Goal setting or goal reflection

Each module will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Ideally, you will complete the modules during the key times in the semester. Knowledge is important, but is key for you to have the information when you need it most.

Hopefully, you will find these advising modules as an informative and fun way to engage in the learning process and supplement what you are learning in the Destination Kent State: First Year Experience course.