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UF 100 Advising and Student Success Resources

Supporting Your Success

We are here to help you develop and enhance your ability to be a successful Boise State student. Explore the sections below to find out more about some of the resources available to help you along your academic journey.

University Foundations Fellows are leaders who are assigned to a specific UF100 theme and a corresponding discussion section to provide academic and social support for all students. The Fellow will be responsible for working with the professor to support various curriculum based engagements to foster success in the course such as holding weekly sessions outside of class to facilitate active learning. Additionally, the UF Fellow will serve as a peer mentor to all students in their UF100 theme by communicating regularly throughout the semester, providing information on upcoming program events and campus resources. The Fellow will help coordinate both theme based and program wide events. The UF Fellow may also provide targeted outreach to specific student populations, encouraging program participation and peer engagement.  For support regarding any UF100 themes not listed below, please contact kathleenjawish@boisestate.edu to be connected with the appropriate resources. 

University Foundations 100 Spring 2019 Fellows:

The Literary Journey of a Thousand and One Nights

  • George Evans
  • Email: georgeevans@u.boisestate.edu
  • Weekly Sessions:
    Mondays from 1:30 – 2:30 PM in RFH102A
    Wednesdays from 10:15 – 11:15 AM in RFH102B

Literary Things

  • StaciLei Tyau
  • Email: stacileimomityau@u.boisestate.edu
  • Weekly Sessions:
    Mondays from 3 – 4 PM in BLDR200
    Fridays from 10:15 – 11:15 AM in RFH102B

Power and Violence

  • Katie Kelshaw
  • Email: katiekelshaw@u.boisestate.edu
  • Weekly Sessions:
    Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in RFH102A
    Fridays from 10:30 – 11:30 AM in SMASH118

Designing Your Life

  • Emma Austin
  • Email: emmaaustin@u.boisestate.edu
  • Weekly Sessions:
    Thursdays from 6 – 7 PM in ABL 201A
    Fridays from 10:30 – 11:30 AM in ABL 201A

The Origins of Terrorism

  • Rachel Taylor
  • Email: racheltaylor980@u.boisestate.edu
  • Weekly Sessions:
    Mondays from 4 – 5 PM in MB135
    Tuesdays from 5 – 6 PM in MB135

Sex, Love, and Evolution: An Anthropological Approach

  • Ollie Shannon
  • Email: ollieshannon@u.boisestate.edu
  • Weekly Sessions:
    Mondays from 9 – 10 AM in RFH102A
    Wednesdays from 1:30 – 2:30 PM in MPCB118

Important Dates and Deadlines

The following table displays important University dates for Spring 2018 regular session courses. Please refer to the Spring 2019 Academic Calendar for more information and for other session deadlines.

Date(s)Event
January 18Last day to register/add a course without a permission number
January 20Drop fee begins
January 21Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / Idaho Human Rights Day (No classes and University offices are closed)
January 28Last day to drop a course without a "W"
February 15Deadline to complete 2019-20 FAFSA in order to be considered for need-based aid and scholarships for next year
February 18President's Day (No classes and University offices closed)
March 25Last day to drop a course with a "W" grade
March 18-22Spring Break (No classes but University offices are open)
May 3Last day of course instruction
May 6 - May 10Finals Week

Syllabus 101

What is a syllabus, and why should I care?

Infographic explaining importance of syllabus

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StudentLingo

Student with laptop celebrating next to Student Lingo logo

Boise State students have access to a series of free, interactive modules designed to explore several aspects of being a successful student. To access the modules, you will need to go to the Boise State StudentLingo page. The first time you visit the StudentLingo site, you will need to create an account using your Boise State email address. Available modules include:

  • What It Takes To Be A Successful Student
  • Learning Strategies Every Student Should Know
  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills
  • Handling Failure In and Out of the Classroom
  • Exam Preparation Tips and Test-Taking Strategies
  • Study Tips and Note-Taking Strategies
  • Time Management: Strategies for Success
  • Reading Comprehension Strategies
  • How to Reduce Test Anxiety
  • The Difference Between High School and College
  • Improving Student-Faculty Relationships
  • How To Develop Your Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Online Courses: Staying Motivated and Disciplined
  • Emotional Intelligence: The Other Key to Academic Success
  • How To Succeed in Math

Academic Support Resources

We want you to be successful in all of your courses, not just UF 100. To that end, we’d like to share a few resources for you to take advantage of on your academic journey.

  • Faculty: Your professors are a great resource to help with course material and with developing as a student. Visit them during office hours (all faculty members are required to hold them) to:
    • Get help with questions or difficult concepts. Your professor is the subject matter expert and knows exactly what they are looking for on particular assignments. Ask for help to ensure that you accurately understand material, you can apply key concepts, and you are prepared for what comes next either in that class or a subsequent course.
    • Build a relationship with a person who can help you achieve your goals. Getting to know your professors and allowing them to get to know you better outside of class improves your chances of having research or internship opportunities as a student and of having someone who can write a strong letter of recommendation for you for graduate school or future employment.
  • Advisor: Your academic advisor can help with so much more that course sequencing and scheduling. Meet with your advisor to:
    • Make sure your path is aligned with your interests and abilities.
    • Find out more about things you can do outside of the classroom and campus resources you can utilize to help meet your goals.
  • UF Fellow: The UF Fellows are a great option to utilize throughout the semester.  They will be available to help with:
    • Plenary
    • Various discussion groups
    • Twice weekly Fellow initiated extended learning sessions
    • A variety of other campus resources
  • Tutoring: Boise State offers in-person tutoring and learning assistant sessions as well as online tutoring for a variety of subjects. The cost of these services is included in your tuition and fees, so take advantage of the support available to you early and often.

Required Advising

All first semester Boise State students, including both first-time and transfer students, are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to enrolling in courses for the following semester. Additionally, any undeclared students must meet with an AASC advisor each semester. You will see a Required Advising (RAD) hold on your Student Center until you complete your advising appointment.

Check out the AASC RAD hold page for more information!

The 4 GPAs You Need to Know

There are 4 grade point averages (GPAs) that you must be aware of as a Boise State student:

  • Semester or Term GPA: The GPA you earn during a single semester of classes at Boise State. You will have a semester or term GPA for every term you are enrolled in classes.
  • Boise State GPA: The GPA you earn from all coursework taken at Boise State. It does not factor in any of your transfer work.
  • Cumulative GPA: This GPA is calculated by combining your Boise State GPA with the GPA you earned at any institutions from which you have transferred credits.
  • Comprehensive GPA: This GPA is used to determine your eligibility for federal financial aid. It may be different from your Boise State GPA and different still from your cumulative GPA. Your Boise State and cumulative GPA exclude grades in certain situations, including pass/fail courses that you pass, course or complete withdrawals, and course repeats. However, your comprehensive GPA calculation includes all grades you receive either at Boise State or at other institutions.

Your semester or term, Boise State, and cumulative GPA can all be found on your transcript.

Your comprehensive GPA can be found on your Student Center under the “Other Academic” menu listed under the “Check Satisfactory Academic Progress” option.

Check out the following links for more information on how each of your GPAs are calculated.

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