Faculty Advisor Resources
Academic Action Plan / e-Contract
NOTE: Downloading the e-Contract with the link above [by right-clicking and saving (PC) or downloading (MAC)] is recommended, as opposed to opening it and using it on the web. PC users, set your Excel macro security level to 'medium'.
This spreadsheet should be used for developing an action plan with a student to state grade goals, demonstrate how those goals will improve GPA, and other supportive activities for student to complete during the quarter to ensure academic success [further details are available on the COMPONENTS for a supportive action plan].
A TUTORIAL is available for learning how to use the e-contract [printing and using the tutorial hardcopy is recommended].
Academic Action Plan Procedures
Students receive this document in their Dean's office email/letter, informing them of the steps they must complete before meeting with you as the advisor. Then, you will develop a contract with them as a result. This helps the student reflect on their situation, and explain it to you completely. NOTE: what the student brings to the advisor is NOT the action plan/contract.
For help navigating ASSIST.org, the articulation agreement clearinghouse site, download this PDF for an at-a-glance handout that should prove helpful.
Degree Progress Report (DPR) FAQ
For assistance using the Degree Progress Report (DPR), the online degree audit system, download this PDF for FAQs and how-to instructions. Students can access the DPR through their my.calpoly portal.
University Advising Resources
General advising and student services to which an advisor can refer students in the process of good academic advising. A two-sided document that can be printed and kept in a convenient location for frequent use.