Meet with your advisees to plan course selection for the spring. Be sure to check each advisee's courses carefully to ensure they pre-register for any missing distribution requirements they have not fulfilled in the fall. If your advisees have not started their CEL-1, encourage them to do so as soon as possible.
Begin talking to your advisees about ideas for Division II. Make sure they are fulfilling their distribution requirements and addressing the cumulative skills. Remind them to complete and reflect upon their CEL-1 activity or activities. Remind your advisees to attend new student services skills workshops and Division II planning workshops run by CASA.
Remind your students that they need to make an appointment with you during Progress Review Week (May 4-8). They will need to put together their Division I portfolios and write the retrospective essay, and complete the online passing procedures. Talk to your students before pre-registration about their course choices for the fall.
Meet with your advisees. Those advisees who have completed all their Division I requirements will be expected to pass now. Those who still have some requirements left to complete should still put together portfolios-in-progress and meet with you.
As soon as evaluations are posted on June 15, you will be able to pass your advisees. Complete the online passing process. You will see that the guidelines for Division I evaluations suggest that they be quite brief and structured around cumulative skills comments and any recommendations for students as they move into Division II. Feel free to consult the model evaluations available on the evaluation page for some examples. The deadline to post Division I evaluations for June completions is June 30.
The official deadline to pass Division I for fall 2013 entrants is September 18, 2014. Please ensure that all your advisees who have completed their Division I requirements pass by this date. Advisees who still have requirements to complete in the fall 2014 semester should be in frequent contact with you and with CASA.