2018 GOVS R.O.W. Registration Information and Resources
Austin Peay State University recognizes the importance of making GOVS Registration, Orientation, and Welcome (R.O.W.) for incoming freshmen as organized and streamlined as possible. The most important part of this event is the course registration session where students select and register for fall semester classes. Proper selection of courses for the first semester is essential to the students' academic success, and no one is better able to guide them in this process than faculty from their major department. GOVS R.O.W. Advising Development Sessions have been designed to assist faculty participating in this event. Information is provided below to assist faculty in preparing for upcoming GOVS R.O.W. sessions.
GOVS R.O.W. Advising Development Sessions for 2018
Each chair, faculty member, and advisor who will be working during GOVS R.O.W. events this summer should attend a development session. Each session includes information about the changes and updates in effect this summer. Below are the dates and an RSVP link for this summer's GOVS R.O.W. events.
- Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 3:00-4:30 p.m. - MUC Room 303
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:00-4:30 p.m. - MUC Room 307
- Monday, May 7, 2018 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. - MUC 307
Facilitator Development Session RSVP
2018 Registration Information
Electronic Resources for Department Chairs and Advisors
Development Session Presentation - 2018
New Changes for Summer Advisors at GOVS R.O.W.
Walk-in Students – On GOVS R.O.W. days, walk-in students are defined as students who attend the event without making prior reservations. Information on these students will be e-mailed to the deans, department chairs and summer advisors by the Center for Teaching and Learning, when they become available. Summer advisors may ask walk-in students to wait until students who made a reservation for the day are registered.
Change of Major Students – A number of incoming students change their majors on GOVS R.O.W. days. Since students make these changes the morning of R.O.W., summer advisors will not know these new majors are coming prior to the afternoon registration sessions. Summer advisors may ask students who changed their majors to wait until students whose majors were known ahead of time are registered.
Tennessee Promise Students – New students who will be attending APSU on a Tennessee Promise scholarship will be identified on their One Stop Advising Page with the Tennessee Promise logo below their ID picture. Tennessee Promise students must declare an AS degree program and cannot declare a 2nd major or minor.
GOVS R.O.W. Information
General Information &Handouts
General Education Course Descriptions
GOVS R.O.W. Frequently Asked Questions from Faculty
Question: Does only one person have to work all days for each GOVS R.O.W. sessions listed on the three nomination forms?
Answer: In order for the program to have consistency, we would prefer to have the same faculty member from each department work each of the May/June sessions, July/August sessions, and transfer sessions. However; we realize that this might not work in some departments, so submitting more than one name for each group of sessions is acceptable.
Question: Are all faculty (including experienced advisors) who will be working during the GOVS R.O.W. registration sessions expected to attend one of the information sessions?
Answer: Since we will be discussing some new procedures and providing updated information about learning communities (bundled courses), we would like each faculty member participating in the program to attend at least one information session. There will also be time for questions or one-on-one consultations at the end of the session.
Question: How long are faculty expected to stay at the registration sessions?
Answer: The registration sessions are scheduled to last for two hours. Faculty are expected to stay during that time. If faculty finish before the end of the registration session or don't have any students show up, they should check with colleagues in their college to see if they need assistance.
Question: Will faculty know the names of students coming to ROW?
Answer: Faculty/advisors can run a report in Visual Zen/VZ Orientation to produce a preview list of students who made a reservation for each GOVS R.O.W. event. Sometimes the list changes on the day of GOVS R.O.W. event as students fail to attend, change their majors at check-in, or arrive without making a reservation for that day. Therefore, the list provided to faculty advisors may not exactly match the students you will see.
Question: When departments have more than seven students, it is difficult to advise them in a timely manner. Will those situations still allow for a second faculty or is that left to the department to handle with the budget provided?
Answer: The budget we currently have only allows for one faculty advisor per department. However; faculty advisors in the colleges served by CTL Student Success Coordinators (CoAL, CoBHS and CoSM) will not have conditionally admitted students again this year. This will reduce the number of students each department will see and need to build schedules for at each GOVS R.O.W. registration session.