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Portland State University Academic Warning Workshop

This workshop is designed to help students who struggle academically. Students who are placed on Academic Warning at Portland State University, in order to remove your warning hold, you must watch this workshop, and answer the questions.

Shoshana Zeisman-Pereyo

on 29 September 2014

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Transcript of Portland State University Academic Warning Workshop

Academic Warning
Academic Warning = Cumulative PSU GPA < 2.0
Why does 2.0 matter?
You must have a 2.0 in order to graduate. If you had all the necessary credits for a degree but your cumulative (overall) GPA was below 2.0 you would NOT be able to graduate.
What Now?
We want to share some resources for success
Why are you attending PSU?
Do you have a career goal?
How much are you willing to
Having an end goal is critical
to success!
What if I don't have an end goal?
We were kind of hoping you would say that.
No, really we were.
PSU offers a myriad of options for
Career Exploration
1. Advising And Career Services (USB 402)
Visit with a career counselor and get one-on-one assistance with the career exploration process
Take a Career Assessment to learn more about careers that fit with your personality and interests
2. Career Exploration
(UNST 199)
3. Career Library
Take a 1 credit class that focuses on exploring career options and finding the best career for YOU!
Visit the Career Library (USB 402) and check out books on careers that interest you
Study Woes?
Maybe a tutor would help
PSU has numerous
tutoring centers.
2. Writing Center (CH 188)
Get assistance with everything from pre-writing to revision
Contrary to popular belief, you do NOT have to be enrolled in an English class to use it
Learn more and schedule your appointment online at http://www.writingcenter.pdx.edu/
1. Math Department Resources
Visit the math department's website to get up-to-date information regarding algebra, calculus, and statistics tutoring, as well as math computer lab hours.
3. Learning Center: 2nd Floor Millar Library
Come get assistance in the following areas:
world languages
Plus ALEKS placement exam workshops!
College Success
1. We have classes for college success!
UNST 199/399: College Success: Learn how to be an effective student in every sense of the word - 3 credit class

There are several options each term including classes for:
Returning Women

In addition, there is usually a weekend course.
Please visit the website for more information on all College Success courses

Good physical and emotional health are critical to your ability to succeed
Health Issues?
1. Center for Student Health And Counseling (SHAC)
SHAC offers health services, dental services and counseling and psychological services.

2. Healthy Campus
PSU's Healthy Campus Initiative supports an ecology of campus wellness while promoting healthy behaviors and an ethic of care.
3. Take a Class
Take an exercise class
Do yoga, Zumba, weight lifting, etc.
Do something you love that will help you stay active
Just some
general advice...
to help you reach
1. Be aware of important dates and deadlines. Such as
Last day to drop classes
Last day to get a refund
1st day you can register
If you are using your PSU Google Calendar, you can add the PSU-Academic Calendar
2. Talk to your adviser
Know what classes you need to take
Discuss strategies to get back on track
Let them know if you are struggling. Advisers are experts on campus resources
To find your academic adviser, please visit
3. Talk to Your Professor
While it can be intimidating, talking to your professor is the first step to being successful
Ask for clarification on assignments
Let them know when things are going on in your life that are affecting your ability to succeed
Keep them in the loop
Go to Office Hours (they're waiting)
College requires a lot of balancing. You have to balance school, work, social life, and everything else.
Manage your time, don't let it manage you
Don't overload yourself by trying to work full time and attend school full time
Create a routine so you have specific times to do homework
Don't procrastinate doing homework and studying for tests
That was a lot of information. But please, just be aware that resources are available to help you succeed. You can overcome the obstacles you face.
Federal financial aid regulations require that students receiving financial aid be monitored for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) every term in four areas:

Completion Rate
Grade Point Average
Maximum Enrollment Limit
Multiple Withdraws in One Year

PSU has a SAP policy for undergraduate students with 0-45 attempted PSU credits. This policy can be viewed at:

PSU has a SAP policy for undergraduate students with 46 or more attempted PSU credits. This policy can be viewed at:
5. Find a place conducive to studying.
4. Stress Management
Learn ways to cope with stress.
Go to:
One of the most helpful things for reducing stress is realizing that there are things you CAN change and things you CANNOT change.
5. Laugh: It relieves stress
Remember, you can do it!
Worrying about things that you cannot affect (like other people's actions or the weather) will just cause frustration. Focus on the things that YOU have power over.
Print it out. You won't be sorry.
4. Find a balance
Like the library. We have one of those.
You can even reserve study rooms. http://library.pdx.edu/groupstudy.html
A quiet place away from distractions.
Please click on the following link to take your Academic Warning Workshop Quiz (you will need both your Odin login and your student ID number)

If you do not have an active Odin account, or have not attended PSU in over 6 months please email askACS@pdx.edu for the quiz.
Answer the quiz questions (based on this presentation)
Allow 24 hours to have your hold lifted
If you are taking the quiz between Friday afternoon and Monday morning, an adviser will lift the hold on Monday morning
Go talk to your adviser if you want to discuss your academic standing in further detail
Not sure who your adviser is? Find out at
What's Next?
Other Helpful Resources
Students with disabilities can receive accommodations to help them succeed
Here are a couple more important resources to be aware of:
How does your GPA affect financial aid?
Students on academic warning will be placed on academic probation if they do not meet at least one of the following requirements:
Raise their cumulative PSU GPA above a 2.0, thereby returning to good standing
Earn a GPA for the given term of a 2.25 or above, thereby remaining on academic warning and subject to the same requirements next term

Students on Academic Probation are only able to take 13 credits each term until they return to good standing.
Students on academic probation will be dismissed at the end of the term if they do not meet at least one of the following requirements:
Raise their cumulative PSU GPA to 2.0, thereby returning to good standing
Earn a GPA for the given term of 2.25 or above, thereby remaining on academic probation and subject to the same requirements for the next term
Academic Standing Policy
Dean of Student Life
Disability Resource Center
Workshop Presented by
Academic and Career Services, Portland State University
Before continuing, please select
Academic Warning
Academic Probation
Academic Dismissal
6. Retake a Class
Are you aware of PSU's repeat policy?
It must be the exact same course number
Both courses must be taken at PSU (you can't replace your Math 111 grade with a PCC Math 111 grade)
Your original grade remains on your transcript but is NOT included in your GPA
After your repeated grade has been posted, you will need to fill out a Notification of Repeated grade form and turn it into Registration and Records in Neuberger Hall
This can only be done one time per class
Only can replace a grade of D or F
Students with 12 or more attempted credits whose cumulative PSU GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on academic warning. A registration hold will be applied to these students' records until they have completed a mandatory workshop facilitated by Academic and Career Services (you are doing the workshop right now!)

Students on Academic Warning are only able to take 13 credits each term until they return to good standing.
Find reasons to laugh daily.
(Click on the bottom right button that says "More" and select "Full Screen")
Use the play button on the bottom to proceed through the workshop
For questions and assistance with Financial Aid, please visit with a Financial Aid Counselor in Neuberger Hall or call 503-725-3461. On the web at http://www.pdx.edu/finaid/
to reach your goal?
Academic Warning Defined:
Academic Warning Occurs when your cumulative PSU GPA is below a 2.0.
A resource for all students, faculty and staff as they navigate through PSU
Serves as a reference point for those seeking to resolve issues of concern or advance initiatives designed to enhance the student experience
Women's Resource Center

Interpersonal Violence Program
Leadership in Action Program
Empowerment Project
Queer Resource Center
The QRC provides and advocates a safe space for GLBTQ students and allies to meet and socialize on campus
We are a primary health care clinic offering:
Routine Adult Medical Care
Urgent Care
Lab and X-Ray Facilities
Dispensary Services
Screenings for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)
Contraceptive Counseling and Prescriptions
Tobacco Cessation
Nutrition Counseling
Wellness Exams such as pap smears (both male and female), study abroad physicals, Camp Kiwanis physical
Wellness Resource Center
Health Education
Health Services -
Alcohol & Drug Assessment
Crisis Services
Group Counseling
Individual Counseling
Learning Disability and ADHD Assessment
Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief
Online Confidential Depression Screening
Prescription Refill
Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment
Suicide Prevention
Counseling Services:
Visit Learning Center website for tutoring schedule:
...and a little daily affirmation never hurts...
What is the minimum term GPA you need to
earn to stay on Academic Warning and not
progress to Academic Probation?
What is the minimum cumulative PSU GPA you need
in order to be in Good Academic Standing?
Created & Developed by:
Shoshana Zeisman & Dalton Higginbottom
Portland State University 2011
With original concept design by:
Amy Baird
Utah Valley University 2011
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