Resources and Tools

Academic Alert

In addition to completing the Academic Alert form (linked below), please notify your Dean's office about students who need academic assistance. Please use the contacts shown at the bottom of the main advising page.

Academic Alert Program (AAP) Form

ICare Referral

Use this form if you are aware of a student exhibiting concerning behaviors or signs of distress.

ICare Referral Form

IC Navigation Guide

file-outline IC Navigation Guide - ic-navigation-guide-fall-2020_1.pdf (12.69 MB)

The IC Navigation Guide describes the support resources available to students at IC, including information about academic support, supporting students in distress, suggestions for keeping students engaged, financial literacy, residential life, technology support, and support for specific student populations.

Sample Pre-Advising Forms

file-outline Pre-Advising Meeting Email - advising-prep-checklist.docx (15.62 KB)

This is a sample email you can send to your advisees that includes a list of tasks for them to complete prior to the advising meeting.

file-outline Advising Meeting Self-Assessment - advisor-meeting-self-evalutation.docx (13.55 KB)

This is a list of prompts for a student to complete prior to their advising meeting that asks them to identify their strengths, areas of concern, and goals.

file-outline Academic Development Plan - academic-development-plan.docx (15.92 KB)

This is a list of academic skills that students might need to work on and provides space for students to identify skills they might need to improve.

file-outline Advising Pre-Meeting Form - advising-pre-meeting-form.docx (18.34 KB)

This form prompts students to identify the requirements for their program(s), their pathway through their major, and to select first- and second-choice courses.

Additional Tools

file-outline Skill-Building Tools - skill-building-tools-library.pdf (91.51 KB)

This is a list of resources to share with students to help them build their academic skills.

file-outline Should I Take a W? - should-i-take-a-w_0.docx (24.5 KB)

Describes things to consider when deciding whether to withdraw from a course.

file-outline Why and How to Visit a Professor in Office Hours - why-and-how-to-visit-a-professor-in-office-hours_0.docx (17.78 KB)

Describes reasons you might want to visit a professor during office hours and how to prepare for the visit.

General ICC Links.

  • ICC Grids – Course offered this semester, listed by theme and perspective 

IC Tips and Reminders

  • Students should have a declared theme. If they do not, they can declare their theme in Workflow. 

  • Students may “double dip” with Themes & Perspectives courses, if a course is dually designated, for example as both ICC SC (Natural Science) and ICC SO (Social Science.) HOWEVER, they still must have a total of 12 credits in Themes & Perspectives, so double-dipping will require them to take an extra 3 credits in their Theme in ANY Perspective. In the example used above, where a student double-dipped, using one course to satisfy both the Natural Science and Social Science requirements, he/she will have to take an extra 3 credits in their Theme – in any of the four Perspective areas. 

  • Students with a double major only need to fulfill the Themes & Perspectives area for ONE MAJOR, and can use required courses from the SECOND MAJOR to do so. For example, an English and Anthropology double major can decide to complete the T&P area for their English major, and can use courses required for their Anthropology major (like ANTH 10400, Cultural Anthroplogy) to do so, provided they’ve been designated as ICC courses. 

  • Students should declare their H&S CLA option by the end of their sophomore year, or by the end of their first year at the college for transfer students. It is a good practice to have the CLA Planning Statement open on your computer when advisees come in for their appointment, and have them complete it and submit it before they leave your office! You will know if they have submitted a Planning Statement by looking at the Test Scores area in Homer. An HSCLA “score” of 1 means they have submitted a Planning Statement. A “score” of 2 means they have fulfilled all CLA requirements and their CLA should show as Met on their degree evaluation. The Planning Statement can be found here, along with instructions for completing it and a description of the various H&S CLA options for fulfilling that requirement. 

Placement Exams

Study Skills and Tools library

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See information and tutorials about using Degree Works maintained by Office of the Registrar. 

Degree Evaluations & Tutorials

General page on IC Resources on Academic Success, Heath and Wellness, Services and more. 

IC Resources