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Advising

Egan Leadership Center, Suite 200

Call or Text 502-873-4169

advising@spalding.edu

Greetings!

Academic advising is a key component of your student success. Our academic advisors are here to help guide you along your educational journey. We’ll meet with you one-on-one to discuss the best pathway to earning your degree from Spalding University.

Our Mission

Academic Advising meets the needs of Spalding University’s diverse community of learners by supporting the development of the student’s educational and vocation goals through collaborative, intentional, and compassionate advising practices consistent with the University and its mission.

Need to Speak With an Advisor?

Undergraduate students are assigned either to a Faculty Advisor within their major concentration, or to an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center. The following chart will direct you to the correct advisors.

You can schedule an appointment with your academic advisor or faculty advisor using Navigate. If you are unable to schedule an appointment with your advisor using Navigate, refer to the table below for your best contact based on your academic program/major.

FLEX/ Online Student Website Link

Undergraduate Students

 

Major Contact Phone Number and Location
Accounting and Business Rachel Humphries, rhumphries@spalding.edu 502-585-7120 Mansion West 107
Business (FLEX/ONLINE) Jimmy Rowland, jrowland@spalding.edu 502-873-4169 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
Creative Arts Jeffrey Cross, jcross@spalding.edu 502-873-4169 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
Creative Writing Minda Reves, mreves@spalding.edu 502-873-4425 Mansion West 214
Criminal Justice Tiffany Jacobs, tjacobs@spalding.edu 502-873-4434 Mansion West 210
Communication Jimmy Rowland, jrowland@spalding.edu 502-873-4169 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
Education Kimberly Palmore, kpalmore@spalding.edu 502-873-4169, Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
Education (Upper Division) Gloria Johansen, gjohansen@spalding.edu 502-873-4262 School of Education – Mansion West 102
Health Science (including plans for OT and AT) Jane Mostue, jmostue@spalding.edu 502-873-4169 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
Liberal Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Tiffany Jacobs, tjacobs@spalding.edu 502-873-4434, Mansion West 210
Natural Science Lori Silaghi, lsilaghi@spalding.edu 502-873-4448 KCC 104
Nursing Jane Mostue, jmostue@spalding.edu 502-873-4169 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
Nursing Program Angela Shelman, ashelman01@spalding.edu 502-873-4285, RAC 400
Psychology Jimmy Rowland, jrowland@spalding.edu 502-873-4169 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
Psychology (FLEX/ONLINE) Kimberly Palmore, kpalmore@spalding.edu 502-873-4169 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
RN to BSN Jimmy Rowland, jrowland@spalding.edu 502-873-4169 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
RN to BSN (Humana) Nikki Shedletsky, nshedletsky@spalding.edu 502-873-4162 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
Social Work Jimmy Rowland, jrowland@spalding.edu 502-873-4169 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200
Social Work (Upper Division) Jonathan Siason, jsiason@spalding.edu 502-588-7183, RAC 400
Undeclared Jeffrey Cross, jcross@spalding.edu 502-873-4169 Academic Advising Center – ELC 200

 

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Tips to be a Successful Online Learner

Treat online and on-campus classes the same

  • Treat an online class the same way as an on-campus course.
  • Be prepared.
  • Your professors will have work you’ll do on your own time, as well as live, real-time lectures or discussions.
  • Be sure to dedicate the time necessary to do work on your own time.

Stay Engaged – It might feel more challenging right now, but our goal is for students to stay connected and engaged with the campus, their classmates, advisor, and faculty. 

Collaborate in online course discussions to better grasp the course materials and connect with classmates.

  • Set up a Google Hangout to have group discussions.
  • Request a virtual meeting with your professor if you have questions about the material.
  • Reach out to your professor if you are falling behind with the online coursework for any reason. It’s better to get the help you need as early as possible.

Time Management

  • Plan ahead. Use a day planner or Google calendar to keep track of deadlines and assignments.
  • Create a daily and/or weekly schedule that includes online class time and study time.
  • Don’t multi-task.
  • Set a timer. Using a timer or phone alarm for 25-40 minutes allows you to work uninterrupted for a scheduled period of time and will help you stay on track.
  • Review each course syllabus to ensure you stay on top of upcoming tests and quizzes.

Practice mental wellness and avoid burnout

  • Take short 5-15 minute breaks after working on the computer for 25-40 minutes.
  • Move around and stretch.
  • Relax in ways that de-stress. Get a good night’s sleep, 7-8 hours, every day.
  • Visit Spalding’s Wellness Page

Staying focused and eliminating distractions will help you  meet deadlines and avoid procrastination.

  • Once again, set time aside each week as class time and study time.
  • Don’t let Netflix, Amazon shopping, or YouTube distract you from meeting course deadlines.
  • Figure out what strategy works best for you.

If you need help staying focused, consider creating lists using a project management tool, such as Trello or Smartsheet, to help organize tasks.

  • If you prefer a traditional to-do list, then look at digital notebooks like Todoist or Evernote.
  • Cold Turkey and Freedom can help eliminate distractions by blocking the apps and websites such as Youtube, Snapchat, and Twitter.

Academic Advisor

Reach out to your advisor for guidance and support.

Advisors are available via email and GoToMeeting.

Educational Environment

  • Wherever you choose to study, organize your space to help you focus on your studies, ensure reliable high-speed internet as best you can.
  • Earphones may be helpful if your professor posts a required course video to watch.

Keep your device(s) charged!


Technology Resources:

The Federal Communications Commission has released an agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.

  • Comcast – Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
  • Spectrum – Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
  • Charter – Charter is offering free internet for 2 months.
  • AT&T – AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families
  • Verizon – Verizon does have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint – Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • T-Mobile – T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.