The Academic Advising Council suggests that you browse through the Academic Advising Manual at least once.
If you are a new advisor, we suggest that you read the narrative sections on the advising process and review them as needed until you feel comfortable with the work. The section on policies and procedures may not require close reading, but you need to be able to find specific sections as new questions or problems occur. Be prepared to receive and insert replacement pages and additions to this manual. You may even want to add a section relative to your department’s policies.
Located in Walb 210 and open 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, the Student Assistance Program offers a variety of brief counseling and consultation services. All currently enrolled IPFW students are eligible for these free services, including up to six full counseling session per year. Family members and significant others are eligible, when seen with the student. For more information call (260) 373-8060 or go to IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program.
Peer consultants will help your students with writing assignments. The Center offers student workshops on different aspects of writing, including avoiding plagiarism.
Supplemental Instruction targets traditionally difficult introductory academic courses. It is open to all students in selected courses on a voluntary basis. Contact CASA at (260) 481-6066 if you think Supplemental Instruction is appropriate for your class or to recommend student leaders.
Kettler G21 from 8 am until 8 pm Monday through Thursday and 8 am until 5 pm on Friday.
STEPS is a program offering free technology short courses to IPFW students (Student Technology Education Programs). STEPS teachers can also come into your classroom.
Services for Students with Disabilities coordinates IPFW's programming for people with disabilities - as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The office provides
Use of accessible microcomputers and assistive equipment. Reader and sign interpreter services. Special test proctoring services, academic support and career counseling assistance specific to disability issues and more. Students are responsible, when required by class instructors, to always attend classes. Students with disabilities will show you a letter describing the disability. Students may also “self-identify” by contacting the SSD. If a student comes forward in your class to tell you of a disability, you should refer the student to SSD. Phone: (260) 481-6657 Room: Walb Student Union, Room 113.
Studio M is a high performance multimedia production studio specializing in 3D production, CD and DVD authoring, audio / video production, and web presentation software available for student use. In addition to the high-tech production environment, students can also check out either a digital SLR Camera or Mini DV Camcorder to use in their projects. Students will be required to go through additional orientation to the use of the cameras. Students must reserve time in advance by e-mail or by calling (260) 481-0114. Studio M is for academic projects only. Students must bring a syllabus or approval from a faculty member in order to use the facility.