Thursday, November 20, 2014

166A/B: Fieldwork Expos

Spring 2015 HS 166A/166B students .... The fieldwork expos are here and you are expected to attend these sessions to listen to student experiences and meet with potential preceptors.  

HS Fieldwork Expos
Friday, 11/21 and Friday 12/5, from 10:45- 11:45 AM both dates

MacQuarrie Hall 324

You are encouraged to dress in business casual attire and you may want to bring copies of your updated resume to leave with preceptors.  Fieldwork Flyer Fall 2014  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Course Match

Over the past few months I have had many inquiries about online courses at SJSU and I may reference a program called CourseMatch.  Since this may be a viable option for many students to consider for upper division elective courses and possible SJSU Area Studies courses, I wanted to share a few quick resources to ease the access of information for this CSU-wide program.   ** Please be mindful that online courses require significant time management and personal motivation. The online course environment is very different from in person, on-campus courses and this may not be the best option for everyone - even if you are desperate for classes.   A failing grade in an online course is the same as a failing grade in a campus-based in person course. ** 

Course Match is a CSU program that intends to make online courses offered at any CSU accessible to all CSU students.  The way the program works is that you identify a course that you are interested in and then you submit an application to the SJSU registrar and from there our university negotiates your enrollment with the other (host) campus.  If your application is accepted, you will be instructed on how to enroll in the course.    The contact person in the Registrar's office at our SJSU campus is: Sophie Lanh (408) 924-2062.   Before you contact the registrar's office, please review the course match page and also the registrar's frequently asked questions page.

If you want to use the course as an upper division elective for the HS major, please be sure the course is upper division at the host university.  On our campus, upper division courses are numbered 100-199, but this is not necessarily the same for all CSU's - so you will have to confirm that the course is truly upper division.  You will also need to be mindful of units - particularly if the course is offered at one of our CSU's still on the quarter system as the units are not equivalent to the semester units.  If you want to use a CourseMatch course to satisfy your SJSU Area Studies (upper division GE) you will have to seek approval from a GE advisor prior to enrolling in the course so you can be sure that it will be counted for this requirement.     All of this could easily take a week or two, so plan ahead if you are interested in pursuing one of these courses.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Spring Registration Update

The spring schedule and registration problems are nearly resolved.

  • HS 159, 171, 173, 175, ad 166A/B have had the department consent removed and all eligible students can now enroll.   
  • HS 167 is clearly connected to their lab requirement, thus allowing students to successfully enroll.  
  • HS 117 is still not showing up in the schedule.
  • 11/15/14 ** HS 165 is now available for enrollment by eligible students
  • HS 117 is now back in the schedule and if you need a concentration course this one still has openings. 
The problem that many students are still encountering is with the required pre-requisites.   If you are currently enrolled in a course that is an upper division pre-requisite to another course that you intend to take in the Spring semester, you will not be able to enroll in the spring course until you have successfully completed the pre-requisite.   The system will not recognize the completion of the pre-req course (if you are currently enrolled in it) until fall grades are officially posted.  If you receive a C or better in the pre-req course then the system will allow you to enroll in the spring course.   

The department will not be issuing add codes to courses this semester, with a few exceptions for individuals who are prevented from enrolling in courses due to a unique situation.  The situations that will be considered for department review include students who are newly admitted to the major, students who have completed an approved 100W course in a different department, and students who are declared in HS, but still in lower division standing (and there are no additional/applicable courses to take).  In these cases, students are asked to **submit a petition** to the department with documentation for review by the Program Advisor first and if applicable, the Interim Department Chair.   If you feel that you qualify for this consideration, please download and complete the petition and deliver your petition packet to the HS Office in MacQuarrie Hall Room 407.  

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Spring 2015 Registration Update - Wednesday morning 11/5

The Health Science and Recreation Department is aware of some problems associated with spring registration and we are actively working to address these.  As of this morning,  we are aware of the following:  

HS 159, 171, 173, 175, 166A/B all are stating that department consent is required
HS 117 is no longer showing up on the schedule
HS 165 is not allowing registration at all
HS 167 is not allowing students to select a lab, thus not allowing enrollment

If you are experiencing any of the above problems, there is no need to let us know.  If you are experiencing a different problem with your spring registration you can explain your problem here and it we will look into your problem.