Course Registration Assistant Pilot Program
The student group at the APSU Complete College America program identified problem areas in course registration from the students’ perspectives and experiences.
- Upper-class students would like to have more actual advising time with their faculty advisor for guidance toward their degree and preparation for their post-graduate careers.
- Matching schedules for students and faculty advisors to meet is difficult due to faculty responsibilities and student class/work schedules.
- First-year students often do not keep registration appointments once scheduled, which causes frustration for faculty advisors.
The Course Registration Assistant pilot program was developed to address these concerns and other issues related to course registration. The pilot program will train and equip upper-class students to be course registration assistants (CRA) and assist freshmen in their major with course schedule planning. The objectives of the CRA pilot program are:
- Use CRAs to assist freshmen pre-professional health students and freshmen Health and Human Performance majors with course schedule planning during Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 priority registration.
- CRAs will provide information to freshmen students about the requirements of their majors and help them develop course schedules that follow the programs of study for the students' majors.
- Students assisted by CRAs will register for the next term during the priority registration period and will register for the courses recommended by the CRA.
- Faculty academic advisors of freshmen pre-professional health students and freshmen Health and Human Performance majors will have more time to meet with upper-class advisees.
The CRA pilot program is limited to freshmen students with a pre-professional health major and freshmen students with a Health and Human Performance major.