Whenever an advisee is assigned to an advisor, be it prior to matriculation or during the student's academic career at Hartwick, the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising provides a folder to the student's new advisor containing several important student records, including:
- Course Planning Worksheet (for incoming students)
- Writing and Math levels
- Application for admission
- AP, IB and/or CLEP scores
- Academic transcripts (high school and/or college)
If any of this information is missing, the student did not submit it to our office or did not complete one or both placement tests. Please review this information to gauge your advisees’ interests and abilities. The CPW is of particular importance because it lists a student’s interests outside of his or her major.
If one of your advisees changes advisors, please forward the advisee folder to the new advisor or to the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising and for processing.
Inactive Advisee Folder Retention and Disposal Procedure
Per Hartwick’s record retention policy, some of the data contained within your advisee folders may need to be retained, in a secure location, for up to five years after the student graduates or withdraws from the institution. The Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising is able to store or destroy the information contained within your advisee folders quickly and securely. Therefore, if you have folders for students who are no longer your advisees, have graduated or have withdrawn from the institution, you may forward these folders to the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising for storage or disposal.
Send these advisee folders to the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising . If you have a large number of folders or are unsure about sending folders through campus mail, please email Joe Ficano (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make arrangement for pick-up. If you do not wish to return the folders to the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising, you may dispose of them by shredding the contents.
Advisee Folder Security
In an age where cases of identity theft are on the rise, it is important to properly store student educational records containing personally identifiable student information (social security number, grades, schedules, etc.). Therefore, please be sure that you keep your advisee folders in a secure location, preferably in a lockable desk drawer or file cabinet to ensure the folders are secure from theft. Please do not leave advisee folders in an easily accessible location if you are away from your office. For example, if you are teaching a class, please make sure your advisee folders are in a desk drawer or file cabinet or are out of plain sight when you leave your office. If you have advisee folders for students who have graduated, withdrawn or are no longer your advisees, please return these to the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising for storage or disposal.