Office of Advising and Retention
Excellence in Academic Advising Award
The 2014 nomination period is closed.
The 2014 application period is closed.
MAP-Works for faculty and staff
MAP-Works is an advising resource and communication tool for faculty and staff to:
- Make the most of meetings with advisees, focusing on the issues that concern them the most.
- Easily identify which students are at risk of leaving or being unsuccessful in any one area.
- Identify who has been reaching out to students and offering support.
- Proactively reach out to students and connect them with the academic department and university.
- Guide conversations during advising appointments and streamline communications with students, colleagues, and support services.
In general, MAP-Works is designed to empower faculty and staff to foster student success and facilitate the student’s ability to make the most of their college experience. Faculty and staff may access MAP-Works at the following link:
MAP-Works® - Making Achievement Possible Works - Copyright 2012, EBI MAP-Works, LLC
Access will be updated each semester. If you experience any problems logging into MAP-Works, please contact Karen Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 635-2269.
MAP-Works for students
MAP-Works enhances a student's ability to be more successful in college. It provides strategies for success with customized, relevant information to help the student make the most of their college experience. Through the use of brief surveys, MAP-Works will provide the student with an extensive, personalized report about:
- How to meet their expectations
- What their student peers are thinking
- How to be more successful in college
- What campus resources are available to help them
Invitations and links to MAP-Works surveys are delivered to first-year and second year students through LSSU gmail.
Financial Aid Appeals
Financial aid regulations require that a student must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to remain eligible for financial aid. The minimum requirements for all types of financial aid include three standard measures-the cumulative GPA, the number of credits earned each semester, and the pace of degree completion.
A student who has had his/her financial aid suspended may file an appeal for the reinstatement of aid when extenuating circumstances exist. A student wanting to file an appeal for the reinstatement of financial aid will need to meet with his/her academic advisor for a degree audit and academic success plan (if applicable).
150% Rule Appeals - Requires a complete degree audit outlining all completed coursework, all future coursework (including semester of completion) and anticipated graduation date. The degree audit should be signed by the academic advisor, department chair or college dean.
GPA and Completion Rate Appeals - Requires both a completed degree audit outlining all completed and future coursework and anticipated graduation date and an academic success plan, if more than one semester of probation is suggested to allow the student to meet the SAP requirements given his/her individual circumstances. Both the degree audit and academic success plan should be signed by the academic advisor, department chair or college dean.
The student should complete the appeal form and review the checklist of required documents prior to meeting with his/her academic advisor.
Resources for Faculty and Advisors
(Data in the following reports was provided by Institutional Research)