Google Tag Manager

Cal Poly Global Site Tag

Script for Translate Tracking


Mustang Success Center

Building 52, Room D37 success@calpoly.edu (805) 756-6211

Mustang Success Center Programs

Programs Coordinated Through MSC

Academic Coordinator Program

Program in which student athletes meet weekly with a mentor to discuss and address goal setting, academic progress, campus resource utilization, and any other transitional needs. The program is designed to help student athletes be successful and take ownership of their academic experience.

CP Scholars

The Cal Poly Scholars program is aimed at recruiting and retaining high achieving students from California Partner High Schools. The scholarship program provides annual scholarship funds, workshops and advising, and a living learning community residence experience. As a university wide program, the Cal Poly Scholars program is a unique rallying point, bringing together Admissions, Housing, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Academic Services, the Mustang Success Center, and the participating academic colleges.

The Mustang Success Center is responsible for helping with programming and advising for year 1 & 2 of the CP Scholars program.

First Year Success Program (FSP)

A required program for all first time freshmen on academic probation (AP) to participate in. If students are on AP after fall, they participate in week 1 of winter. If they are on AP for the first time in winter quarter, they participate in week 1 of spring quarter.

The workshop is comprised of two parts—a large-group presentation, followed by breakout groups of 6-8 students led by academic coaches. During the main presentation, a myriad of strategies for student success are discussed, including time management, office hours, positive self efficacy, and overall life balance. Students are also reminded of the many resources on campus that can support their growth in these areas.

The purpose of the workshop is to reach students early in the quarter with a positive and motivating message to inspire students to reach their highest potential for the quarter. The workshop utilizes academic coaching techniques, which are linked to goal-setting and motivation. These techniques have been strongly tied to student success.

More about First Year Success Program (FSP)

Workshops Coordinated Through MSC

Change of Major Workshop

This workshop educates students on the change of major policy at Cal Poly and provides resources students can utilize to identify the best major for them. It also helps students prepare for the next step in the change of major process which is to meet with the target major and discuss their qualifications for it.

Green and Gold Presentations

Collaboration between Admissions & MSC during March/April to do presentations on the overview of advising at Cal Poly to admitted and perspective students.

Class Registration Workshop

Workshops presented by MSC Advisors  to help students prepare for winter quarter registration as well as learn more about Degree Planner. 

Trainings Coordinated Through MSC

FA101: Nuts and Bolts of Faculty Advising

Are you new to faculty advising at Cal Poly and would like some information and support? Have you been advising for a while, and want a refresher? The "Nuts and Bolts of Faculty Advising" workshop provides an overview of university policies, curriculum advising tools, the registration process, and the advising structure at Cal Poly.

When: This workshop is typically offered in fall, winter, and spring quarter; dates are advertised in the Cal Poly Report and CTLT Newsletter.

FA102: Assemble Your Faculty Advising Toolkit

Now that you’ve got the nuts and bolts basics, it’s time to stock your advising toolkit. Effective advising is more than just checking off boxes; the “Assemble Your Faculty Advising Toolkit” workshop provides an introduction to the impact of advising on student retention and graduation, developmental advising pedagogy, and various campus resources.

Prior completion of FA 101 is recommended.

When: This workshop is typically offered in winter and spring quarter; dates are advertised in the Cal Poly Report and CTLT Newsletter.

FA103: Building Student Success through Faculty Advising

It’s time to put your advising toolkit to use! In the “Building Student Success through Faculty Advising” workshop, faculty advisors collaborate on complex case studies to address student challenges; this training also lays the foundation for applying student development theory to advising.

Prior completion of FA 102 is strongly recommended.

When: This workshop is typically offered in spring quarter; dates are advertised in the Cal Poly Report and CTLT Newsletter.

Campus-Wide Peer Advisor Kick-off

The Campus-Wide Peer Advisor Kick-off is an introductory training for Peer Advisors at Cal Poly offered during Spring Quarter. It connects newly hired Peer Advisors from different colleges on campus in order to proivde a collective introduction to the conceptual, information and relational components of Peer Advising. Students engage in case studies and lively discussion with campus partners in order to introduce them to Peer Advising at Cal Poly.

Mentor Network

This professional mentoring program provides new advisors with structured one-to-one professional partnerships with experienced advisors to offer career guidance, support, and a different perspective.

When: Mentor Orientation and the program Kick-Off event occur at the end of fall quarter. One-on-one mentoring meetings are scheduled monthly, January through May. A program Wrap-Up event occurs in June. Email invitations are typically sent out during Week 3 of fall quarter.

Level 1: New Advisor Training

Academic Advisor Training is a two-week course designed to provide a standardized training experience for new Cal Poly staff members who serve in an undergraduate student-advising capacity. We cover conceptual, informational, relational, technological, and personal components of advising.

When: Level 1 training is available upon hire; supervisors should contact Christina Wolfe-Chandler to schedule training for their new advisor.

Level 2: Mastering the Practitioner-Scholar Model in Advising

Academic Advisor Training is a two-week course designed to provide a standardized training experience for new Cal Poly staff members who serve in an undergraduate student-advising capacity. We cover conceptual, informational, relational, technological, and personal components of advising.

When: Level 1 training is available upon hire; supervisors should contact Christina Wolfe-Chandler to schedule training for their new advisor.

 

 

Related Content

Sample Menu 1