Group Advisement Spring 2024

Thanks for com­ing out to group advise­ment. Just a cou­ple of key points and the links to the video and the files.

  1. Please fol­low the plan as close as pos­si­ble. Trans­fers and Change of Majors will need help. Fail­ure to do so can adversely affect graduation.
  2. ART 335 Graphic Design III is in rota­tion for fall. ART 412 Graphic Design IV for Spring 2025. Sched­ule rota­tion in full is vis­i­ble via PDF below.
  3. One ART 365 Dig­i­tal Pho­tog­ra­phy per semester.
  4. Sum­mer School Options ART 442 Web Design, ART 378 Motion Design (Both sec­ond semes­ter, First one must be done on cam­pus) ART 453 Practicum Infield Study, Art History
  5. Intern­ship — required to grad­u­ate, look for instruc­tions via adviser or D2L direc­tions. Avail­able in the sum­mer sum­mer, but due to uni­ver­sity reg­u­la­tions, stu­dents must be enrolled as stu­dent to com­plete credit. Loca­tion is flex­i­ble and pos­si­ble remote. 
  6. Port­fo­lio Reviews Guide­lines and reminders: ART 090 BFA Port­fo­lio Review late fall, is used for admis­sion to pro­gram. Keep work for ART 101, 102, 107, 213, 214. 
  7. Port­fo­lio Reviews Guide­lines and reminders: ART 095 BFA Progress Review (spring semes­ter) used to assess advance­ment towards com­ple­tion of a pro­fes­sional degree. With wide range of com­pli­ca­tions and vari­ables, the review’s intent is to inform and guide, as well as pre­pare for intern­ship par­tic­i­pa­tion and ART 499 Senior Project. Each sit­u­a­tion is unique, so con­sult the appro­pri­ate adviser directly for more information. 
  8. Math Place­ment infor­ma­tion can be found at (https://​oru​.edu/​a​c​a​d​e​m​i​c​s​/​c​o​s​e​/​c​o​m​p​u​t​i​n​g​-​a​n​d​-​m​a​t​h​e​m​a​t​i​c​s​/​a​l​e​k​s​p​p​l​/​a​l​e​k​s​h​o​m​e​.​p​h​p​?​l​o​c​a​l​e​=en). The test must be taken before reg­is­ter­ing for a math class.
  9. Juniors and Seniors Audits should be sched­uled or con­ducted by this point.
  10. Seniors, please make sure you Apply to Grad­u­ate. Stu­dents with 6 hours left after grad­u­a­tion will need to peti­tion through registrar.
  11. A new BFA in Game Design and Devel­op­ment will start in the Fall 2024. Stu­dents begin­ning with the fall 2023 degree plan may be eli­gi­ble to trans­fer over. Please see Mr. How­ell for assistance.
  12. Pos­si­bil­ity of ART 304 Print­mak­ing II (Screen print­ing with clothes and mer­chan­dise) could be offered for Sum­mer 24 1 Ses­sion which runs from May 6–24. Class will meet approx­i­mately 6 hours per day. Please con­tact Pro­fes­sor How­ell if interested.

And for prepar­ing for reg­is­tra­tion, which begins on Sun­day , March 10, use and or cre­ate a degree plan on paper or using the Reg­is­tra­tion Tools in Vision and Degree­Works:

  1. Update degree plan sheet with cur­rent courses using Vision, or use https://​degree​works​.oru​.edu/ (Works for degrees after 2021).
  2. Start with next art or design courses from degree plan sheet, work­ing in gen eds and HPE in as avail­able. These are spe­cific to each year. Please use the year you came to ORU, This can be found in Vision
  3. If you have a cus­tom degree plan cre­ated by one of us, please use it. Let us know if we have questions.
  4. Remem­ber many courses are taught fall or spring, even or odd years, or on a rota­tion only (see PDF).
  5. Please plan ahead as many semes­ters as possible.
  6. Write CRN num­bers down as well as course num­ber and title, which makes it eas­ier to remem­ber which sec­tion you want.
  7. Pri­or­i­tize plans, major takes prece­dence over minors or activ­i­ties. Bring com­pleted work­sheet to advise­ment appointment.
  8. Please, no drop-ins. 24-hours notice allows for preparation.
  9. The rota­tion of classes has changed dra­mat­i­cally. All required classes are the same, but the offer­ing is rotating.
  10. For all First Year Stu­dents (fresh­man), Mr. Kim will assist with your sched­ule. He can han­dle every­thing I can, but will ask if some­thing is unique.

Documents and Links

Zoom Link

Unfor­tu­nately, the record­ing is unavail­able. See AI Sum­mary below.

Schedule a Meeting

For office hour vis­its and advise­ment appoint­ments, please use the online system.


Meeting summary for Jason Howell’s Personal Meeting Room (03÷04÷2024)

Quick recap

Jason stressed the impor­tance of proper course reg­is­tra­tion and adher­ence to the degree plan. He high­lighted the neces­sity of tak­ing cer­tain classes accord­ing to the degree plan and the poten­tial for stu­dents to earn credit for intern­ships. He also dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­ity of teach­ing a crib mak­ing class and the impor­tance of apply­ing to grad­u­ate. Addi­tion­ally, he empha­sized the need for 24-hour notice for appoint­ments and the require­ment of cer­tain classes depend­ing on the degree plan.


Group Check-in Discussed

Jason referred to a group check-in, pos­si­bly linked to a quiz, and men­tioned the use of a QR code for sign-ups.

Degree Plan Importance and Class Rotation Reminder

Jason stressed the impor­tance of fol­low­ing the degree plan for stu­dents to grad­u­ate on time and avoid extra costs. He high­lighted that graphic design majors should take classes in a spe­cific three-year rota­tion, with the 335 class being a pri­or­ity for the fall. Addi­tion­ally, he reminded stu­dents that dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy is only offered once per semes­ter and should be taken accord­ing to their degree plan.

Academic Topics and Future Plans

Jason dis­cussed var­i­ous aca­d­e­mic top­ics dur­ing the meet­ing. He talked about sum­mer school options avail­able for stu­dents, espe­cially those who are trans­fers, and the process involved in earn­ing credit for intern­ships. He also men­tioned the impor­tance of the BFA. Port­fo­lio Review for graphic design majors and the require­ment of cer­tain classes depend­ing on the degree plan. Jason empha­sized the need for junior and senior stu­dents to apply to grad­u­ate and the ini­ti­a­tion of a new degree in game design and devel­op­ment, which will be a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort with math and com­put­ing depart­ments, set to launch in the fall of 2024.

Summer Printmaking Class Consideration

Jason con­sid­ered teach­ing a print­mak­ing class in the sum­mer’s first ses­sion, from May 6 through 24. The class would run for approx­i­mately 6 hours a day, 5 days a week for 3 weeks, focus­ing on basic mer­chan­dise. Jason needs a min­i­mum of 5 stu­dents to make it viable. The class could count as an art elec­tive for a degree.

Course Registration

Reg­is­tra­tion was slated to begin on Sun­day, March 10th at 10 o’clock at night, with seniors given priority.

Importance of Course Registration and Planning

Jason stressed the impor­tance of proper course reg­is­tra­tion and adher­ence to the degree plan. He advised stu­dents to pri­or­i­tize their classes and plan ahead, espe­cially for those inter­ested in study­ing abroad. Jason high­lighted the need to main­tain focus on their stud­ies and avoid last-minute deci­sions. He also empha­sized the require­ment of 24-hour notice for appoint­ments to avoid errors and ensure timely grad­u­a­tion. Finally, Jason dis­cussed the sched­ule of classes and rota­tions that had been emailed to the atten­dees and empha­sized that the sched­ule is meant to assist with planning.

Class Schedule, Topography, and Email Orders

Jason dis­cusses the impor­tance of hav­ing Mr. Kim in the class and rec­om­mends using a block sched­ule for smoother com­mu­ni­ca­tion. He also talks about typog­ra­phy, which is his per­sonal spe­cialty in graphic design. The team dis­cusses send­ing orders via email and men­tions that some changes have been made. The meet­ing ends with a call to adjourn, and Jason thanks the team for their sup­port and wishes them a good day.

Next steps

  • Graphic design majors should take classes on their 3‑year rota­tion as sched­uled on their degree plan.
  • Jason will con­sider teach­ing a screen print­ing class in the sum­mer.
    Last edited Jason How­ell (Host) Mar 04, 2024 12:48 PM