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Faculty/Staff FAQ:

What is TALON?

Where can I access TALON?

How do I know if a student is a TALON student?

Where do students change their major?

Where do students go for advising?

Will I still have an advising load?

What kind of alerts should I submit to TALON and how often?

How do I submit alerts on TALON?

What students no longer have advising holds?

 

Student FAQ:

Where do I go to change my major?

Where do I go for advising?

What is the SSC TALON Student hold?

 


 

 

Faculty/Staff FAQ:

Q - What is TALON?

This ULM-developed system is designed to improve student retention and graduation rates and reduce faculty advising loads, allowing more time for student mentoring, career exploration, teaching and research.

 

Q - Where can I access TALON?

In the future, TALON will be accessed under Campus Systems in the myULM portal. Now it must be accessed by going to the following web address: webservices.ulm.edu/talon

 

Q - How do I know if a student is a TALON student?

TALON students have a hold in INB on the SOAHOLD screen called "SSC TALON Student."

This hold is simply an identifier and does not need to be lifted for a student to register, drop classes, or do anything else on their Banner account. The hold is automatically removed if a major change goes through that takes the student out of the TALON program. This hold can also be found under "view holds" in BANNER self-service under the student's CWID.

 

Q - Where do students change their major?

Students change their major in the Dean's office or the SSC. First Time Freshmen changing into one of the majors below will change their major in the SSC their first year at ULM. All other changes of major will go through the Dean's office of the major to which they are changing unless otherwise specified.

AE

SB

HS

PY

LUIO*

PSYC

HSPP

PRPH*

ELGR

 

HSMM

TOXC

SEDT

 

PNRS*

 

COMM

 

POTA*

 

ENGL

 

PDHG*

 

HIST

 

PRTE*

 

MDLG

 

PMLS*

 

ART (ALL CONCENTRATIONS)

 

PSLP*

 

MSBM (ALL CONCENTRATIONS)

 

KINS

 

General Studies*

 

 

 

*Always changed in the SSC

 

 

 

flowchart - contact this office, the SSC or your dean's office

 

Q - Where do students go for advising?

TALON students, identified by the SSC TALON HOLD on their Banner account, are advised

in the SSC. After their first year, those students are advised by their department. The following majors

are always advised in the SSC:

Undeclared, General Studies, Pre-professional health sciences, and Pre-pharmacy

flowchart - contact this office, the SSC or your dean's office

 

Q - Will I still have an advising load?

We encourage departments to continue to assign advising loads of continuing students

to their faculty.

 

Q - What kind of alerts should I submit on TALON and how often?

TALON alerts can include absences, missing assignments, and/or below C grades.

You can submit alerts as often as you like. The SSC will send out reminders throughout

the semester, but you may submit whenever you deem necessary.

 

Q - How do I submit alerts on TALON?

Please see the TALON user guide linked here

 

Q - What students no longer have advising holds?

Continuing students in the following majors:

Pre-professional health sciences and pre-pharmacy

General Studies

Undeclared

Education

Humanities

VAPA

Toxicology

Psychology

Kinesiology

Health Studies

 

Student FAQ:

Q - Where do I go to change my major?

flowchart - contact this office, the SSC or your dean's office

 

Q - Where do I go for advising?

flowchart - contact this office, the SSC or your dean's office

 

Q - What is the SSC TALON Student hold?

This hold appears on your Banner account for identification purposes. It does not prevent you from adding classes, dropping classes, or anything else. If you see this hold on your account it simply means you are advised in the Student Success Center.


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