This page presents videos of the Academic Expectations presentation delivered by Dr. Keith Mellinger, Professor of Mathematics and Director of the First-Year Seminar Program, at the June orientation program for first-year students starting at UMW in the fall of 2015. This presentation occurred on Day 2 of the orientation program, just before students met with their academic advisors and completed their fall registration. The presentation is broken into four sections:
Part 1: Introduction and Curriculum
In this section, Dr. Mellinger introduces the students to the morning activities. He explains the importance of understanding the curriculum and highlights the ingredients for a degree at UMW.
Part 2: Important Dates and Deadline
Here, Dr. Mellinger overviews the important deadlines that occur every semester at UMW. Mostly, these deal with changes to a student’s course schedule.
Part 3: Resources to help you succeed
In this section, Dr. Mellinger overviews the important resources that UMW offers to help students succeed. This includes a discussion of the faculty, the various centers on campus, tutoring options, and a broad discussion of engagement in the academic experience at UMW. The main presentation ends after this video.
Part 4: Introduction to Advising & Registration
After the Academic Expectations presentation, Dr. Mellinger overviews the advising and registration process that occurs after the students leave the presentation.