What are Katie’s current office hours?

If you are looking for advising handouts, these are available on the Advising Handouts webpage.

If you are having registration problems, go to the Registrar’s Office located in the Wahtera Center in the Admin building.

Also check out our FAQ’s on the right hand side of the page for answers to many common questions.

Early Registration (Week 9):

Day Date Walk-in Hours
Monday 3/16 By Appointment
Tuesday 3/17 By Appointment
Wednesday 3/18 By Appointment
Thursday 3/19 2pm-3pm
Friday 3/20 9:30am-12:30pm

First Week of Registration (Week 10):

Day Date Walk-in Hours
Monday 3/23 9:30am-11am
Tuesday 3/24 9:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday 3/25 1pm-3pm
Thursday 3/26 1pm-3pm
Friday 3/27 9:30am-11:30am

Second Week of Registration (Week 11):

Day Date Walk-in Hours
Monday 3/30 10am-12:30pm
Tuesday 3/31 9:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday 4/1 noon-2pm
Thursday 4/2 Not available
Friday 4/3 Not available

Week 12 through the end of the semester:

I will resume regular office hours during the twelfth week of classes and will be available for one-on-one meetings by appointment.  If you need to meet with me, please view my Google calendar and invite me to a meeting with you during an open time on my calendar.  Don’t know how to do this? Go to: How do I make an appointment with a chemical engineering advisor?  A half hour meeting is usually sufficient to get most questions answered.

Summer Advising:

The advising office is closed over the summer. My last day in the office will be Wednesday, May 6th. The advising office will reopen two weeks before fall classes start on Monday, August 17th. If you have an issue that needs immediate attention during the summer please call the Department Office at 906-487-3132.

I want to change my major to Chem Eng; what are the requirements for such an internal transfer?

If you are currently enrolled in the College of Engineering, you meet the entry requirements to Chemical Engineering.  If your current major is not in the College of Engineering, you need to have a C or better in key math and science classes in order to have your internal transfer approved; see a CM advisor for details.

For any change of major, you must fill out the blue Add-Drop Curriculum form, available on the Registrar’s website.  You will also need an appointment with a CM advisor to get that form approved.

I am an incoming transfer student; how do I register?

Per the Registrar’s office on 18March2015, students with more than 30 transfer credits can register themselves through Banweb. Visit the Chemical Engineering 24/7 Advising page (blog) and the ChemE Advising Handout page to see Chemical Engineering degree requirements and suggested schedules.  Once you have taken a crack at sorting out a schedule, email the ChemE advisor at  cmadvise@mtu.edu to receive additional advice.

Students with fewer than 30 transfer credits will be registered by the Registrar’s office in July as part of the incoming first-year registration process that puts first-year students into “cohorts”.   See the website for the website for the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success (Scheduling Information for Engineering Majors) for more information about cohorts and first-year student scheduling.  Some first-year classes are added during orientation and cannot be added ahead of time.

What are the changes to GenEd for Fall 2015?

The Michigan Tech General Education program is changing as of Fall 2015.  All student starting or transferring to Tech as of Fall 2015 must follow the new General Education rules.  For chemical engineering students, this impacts mostly what courses count as HASS electives.  The program will soon be outlined on the Registrar’s General Education page; that’s the definitive page for determining the rules.  We do have an advanced copy of the rules/HASS list posted on the we that you can access at this link:  www.chem.mtu.edu/~fmorriso/curriculum/HASS2015RegistrarList.pdf.

Can I take graduate courses towards a graduate degree while still an undergrad?

Michigan Tech does allow this under Senior Rule (see the Registrar’s web page for up-to-date details).

As of 2015, these were the rules:

While finishing an undergraduate degree, students are allowed to take courses which could apply to a graduate degree. However, a course cannot be applied to both a graduate and an undergraduate degree.

A Senior Rule form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar’s Office by Wednesday of week 2 for the course semester. Upon submission, the student’s academic record will be changed to show graduate status for the course designated. Once the academic record has been changed to show graduate status for a particular course, it cannot be changed back to count toward an undergraduate degree.

Senior Rule Guidelines

  • A student so enrolled and carrying 6 credits or more in 5000 or 6000 level courses may carry no more than 16 credits of course work per semester.
  • The total number of Senior Rule credits may not exceed one-third of the required non-research course credits.
  • Courses taken under senior rule are not eligible for undergraduate Federal aid.
  • See Financial Aid enrollment requirements for additional requirements.

Note that the School of Business has set 6 credits as a maximum of Senior Rule credits that may be applied to the MBA (per Sonya Goltz, 2007).

 

What are the current rules for the Minerals Processing Minor?

As of Fall 2015, there will be new rules for the Minerals Processing Minor.  The requirements are shown at this link:

http://www.chem.mtu.edu/~fmorriso/advising/MineralsProcessingMinorCMMPChangesFall2014.pdf

These changes will be up on the Registrar’s website by 10th week of Spring 2015.  Students taking the minor should take GE 2301 for their mineralogy choice, which is open to CMMP students and allows for fewer prerequisites.

How can I arrange to take the CM Department Safety Exam?

All students enrolling in the Departmental research courses must pass the Chemical Engineering Department Safety Exam.  Any individual who is requesting a key to a laboratory in the Chemical Engineering Department must also pass the Safety Exam.

The first step is to study for the exam. The study materials for the safety exam are located at this link. The three items to study are listed under Manuals.

www.mtu.edu/chemical/facilities/safety/research/

When you are ready to take the test, please contact Mo Anton in the Department Office (Chem Sci 203, 487-3132, maanton@mtu.edu) to schedule a time to take the test. You must get an 80% to pass. You are allowed to retake the exam, if needed.

Volunteer Opportunity: Conversation Partners

Leading a well-rounded and meaningful life means helping others.  We highlight here some volunteer opportunities at Michigan Tech.

(see Tech Today newsletter 14Jan2015)

IESL Conversation Partner Opportunity

Conversation Partners  that pairs students in the Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) program with more proficient English-speaking members of the Michigan Tech community. The program is open to students, faculty and staff. Participants commit to one-hour per week of one-on-one informal conversation by signing a contract with the IESL program for one semester. The contract commits them to meet their partner in public places on campus for a minimum of one hour per week.

Please consider giving an international student an hour of your time. It makes an enormous difference.

How the Program Works

  1. Interested students, faculty and staff members may download and complete the online form.
  2. IESL matches students with participants. The program makes every effort to match people of the same gender though sometimes this may be difficult. IESL will always check with volunteers before matching them with someone of the opposite gender.
  3. IESL introduces the conversation partners to each other at an initial meeting. Both parties sign a contract stating that they will meet on campus once per week for the duration of the semester.
  4. Though partners meet independently, listening and speaking teachers will often check in with students.
  5. If there are any concerns, we ask that volunteers please contact the IESL program as soon as possible.

Why participate in this opportunity?

As a member of the Tech community, there are many reasons why you should consider and commit to being conversation partner. Here are some of them:

  • Make a new friend and create a potentially rewarding friendship
  • Help an international student understand American culture and society
  • Experience the contemporary global landscape from the unique perspective of one of our international students
  • Develop deeper cultural awareness and understanding by developing a sustained conversation with someone from a different country
  • Participate in promoting rewarding cross-language relations and cross-cultural dialogue on campus

The Role of a Conversation Partner
As a partner your main responsibility is to offer your IESL student conversation practice. At times you may have to explain English language points but we are not asking you to be an English as a Second Language teacher. The goal is for your conversation partner to have plenty of speaking and listening practice.

The IESL program can provide ideas for your weekly meetings at the program’s preliminary meeting. Those who have participated have found the experience rewarding. We urge others to give it a try. For questions, contact IESL at iesl@mtu.edu.