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Preparing for Online/Remote Advising

COVID-19 has impacted instructional methods on campus and as a result will also impact advising procedures. We are still dedicated to ensuring students are able to be advised so that they can register starting in April. 

Your advisor may use alternate methods to advise for the Summer and Fall 2020 semester utilizing phone advising, email advising, chat, or video conferencing. To prepare for online/remote advising as well as online instruction, we have developed the following tips and supporting information. 

Remote Advising Checklist 

 advising Check your EKU email every day!

This is the official means of communication from EKU and you should use it when communicating with faculty and staff. 

 advising Access your EKU Direct account!

You will need access to EKU Direct to see your Degree Works audit and Planner. To review the online schedule, to register for classes, and other important functions of the advising and registration process.

(Log in with your EKU email and password)

advising Locate your EKU DegreeWorks and think about a few classes you still need to take or would like to take in the Fall semester.

See a short video here on how to locate Degree Works and the Degree Works Planner. Your Advisor will likely add your classes and RAC number to the Degree Works Planner. MAKE SURE you use Internet Explorer browser to access. 

advising Contact Your Advisor

If you are not sure who your Advisor is, you can email your Advisor directly from your Degree Works audit or you can access your Advisor information in EKU Direct

whoismyadvisor

advising  Curious about specific program requirements? Find your program in the current University Catalog by using this link: https://catalogs.eku.edu/(select “Undergraduate” 2019-2020 catalog)

advising Check your holds in EKU Direct. (select “Student Services  and Financial Aid”, select “Student Records”, select “View Holds”. IF you have a registration hold, you will not be permitted to register until the hold is resolved.

Many holds can be explained by the offices that added them see below for contact information for Student Accounting and The Registrar’s Office.

advising Do you have technology ready?

During Advising for Fall 2020, your advisor will be using alternative methods for meeting with you remotely. Make sure you are aware of how you will meet with your Advisor and prepare to have time/space available for the meeting. 

Advisors will meet with students remotely in one of the following formats:

  • Email Advising
  • Phone Advising
  • VIdeo Conference Advising

advising Check your registration date! Use this link to find your registration date via Colonel’s Compass!

https://colonelscompass.eku.edu/registration-and-advising-dates-spring-and-summer-2020

Helpful Resources for Registration

General Education Worksheet-Fall 2020

Registration Help Sheet

Video Tutorials

Degree Works

Schedule book

Remote Learning Resources 

Tips for transition to online/Blackboard classes
  • Treat your online schedule like your in-person schedule – either sign in on time to synchronous courses or use that time block to work on your coursework
  • Allow more time than face to face courses for prep and mastery
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help with online courses
  • If you are having challenges with technology let your instructor know
Remote Learning- Utilize information for remote education here

Helpful email contacts during your time away from campus:

Housing information: housing@eku.edu
For more information regarding housing: https://housing.eku.edu/
Financial Aid: finaid@eku.edu
Student bill or charges: mybill@eku.edu
Registrar/registration questions: registrar@eku.edu

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