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– Purtle Advising Center

Purtle Advising Center

The “PAC”

The Purtle Advising Center (PAC) was established in March 2019, under the Title III Grant “Strengthening UAHT by Improving Retention”. Named after the former space that was used as collaboration and meeting space for faculty and staff courtesy of Carolyn and Ned Ray Purtle. The Title III Grant is for five consecutive years and began on October 1, 2018. Projects to come under the Title III Grant include extending the PAC Advising Program to the U of A Texarkana Campus and upgrading technology to support retention and the UAHT Advising Program.

UAHT Mission: to connect students and community partners to quality academic and technical education, beneficial student support services, customized business and industry training, community development endeavors, and prevailing educational opportunities through exemplary and timely educational technologies, effective content delivery methods, and efficient organizational structures in an environment of integrity and respect that fosters student success, economic improvement, and civic and cultural enrichment.

UAHT Vision Values: Student-Focused, Diversity, Versatility, and Quality

UAHT Advising Mission Statement: Academic advising at UAHT is a developmental process which considers students’ academic needs, goals, interests and prior education. Academic advisors promote student success and increase student enrollment and retention by promoting and recruiting for programs, referring students at risk or in need of additional resources with the primary objective to assist with making informed decisions concerning their educational goals.

Academic advising is an interactive process in which the advisor helps the student set and achieve academic goals, acquire relevant information and services, and make responsible decisions consistent with interests, goals, abilities, and degree requirements. The relationship between an advisor and student is a shared responsibility.(NACADA)

Hours & Location

Main Office:
Hope Campus
Student Center Room 200, 2nd floor

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday’s – 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
*With the exceptions of state holidays and approved UAHT summer schedules.

For Appointments contact us at: 870-722-8124 or PAC@uaht.edu

For Appointments contact us at: 870-722-8124 or PAC@uaht.edu

Transfer Advising

Students who want to obtain their associates degree at UAHT and then transfer to another institution for a bachelors degree can benefit from these services with the PAC Transfer Advising Coach, Aimee Hooker.

Please go to the PAC Transfer Advising for complete information and tools: UAHT Transfer and Advising Services

  1. Personalized Transfer Advising
  2. Scholarship Information
  3. Assistance with Online Applications for Transfer Process
  4. Knowledge of Transfer Credit and Course Equivalencies
  5. Official Degree Audits
  6. Connections with Other Campus Offices and Representatives
  7. Registration/Enrollment into classes

UAHT Transferable Degrees:

  • AA General Education – transfer
  • AA Criminal Justice Focus
  • AA Human Services Focus
  • AA Social Work 2+2
  • AS Business Studies- 2+2 TAMUT
  • AS Business (Transfer to participating AR public colleges)
  • AS Education 2+2 UALR
  • AS Education 2+2 SAU

Health Professions Advising

Students with a Health Professions major with the exception of those who have already been accepted into a Health Professions program, can meet with the PAC Health Professions Advising Coach, Cassi Steed. 

Advising Services:

  • Scholarship Information
  • Assistance with Online Applications for Health Professions Programs
  • Knowledge of Transfer Credit and Course Equivalencies
  • Official Degree Audits
  • Connections with Other Campus Offices and Representatives
  • Registration/Enrollment into classes​

UAHT Health Professions Degrees:

  • TC Health Professions
  • AA General Education BSN-TAMUT
  • AA General Education BSN-UAMS
  • AA General Education Health Professions transfer (students who are taking pre-requisites for a health-related program at another institution) options:
    • Nursing
    • Dental Hygiene
    • OTA/PTA
    • Radiology/Sonography
    • PreMed
    • Other health related majors

Personal Intervention Advising

Students who are on probation, suspension, or consider at-risk can meet with the PAC Personal Intervention Advising coach, Sydney Moses. 

The UAHT RERAIL Academic Recovery Success Plan is under the supervision of the UAHT Personal Intervention Coach. See UAHT RERAIL program for more information.

Advising Services:

  • Provide advising for probation, suspension, or considered at-risk
  • RERAIL Program
  • Academic Success Plans
  • Provide referrals if applicable
  • Official Degree Audits
  • Connections with Other Campus Offices and Representatives
  • Registration/Enrollment into classes​

UAHT Degrees:

  • Backup to all other PAC Advisors

Career Advising

Students with a major that leads directly to a career except for those majoring in health professions can meet with the PAC Career Advising Coach, Emmanuel Dixon.

Advising Services:​

  • Career Advising such as building a resume, applying for jobs, career interest assessments, etc.
  • Job fairs
  • Knowledge of transfer credit and course equivalencies​
  • Scholarships
  • Official degree audits​
  • Connections with businesses, other campus offices and representatives
  • Registration/enrollment into classes​

UAHT majors include but are not limited to:

  • AAS Business Administration-General Business
    • TC General Business
    • CP General Business
  • AAS Crime Scene Investigation
    • TC Crime Scene Investigation
    • CP Crime Scene Investigation
  • AAS Computer & Information Science
    • TC Computer & Information Science
    • CP Coding
  • AAS Diesel Technology
    • TC Diesel Technology
    • TC Advanced Technology
      • CP Diesel Technology – Engine Systems
      • CP Diesel Technology – Electrical Systems
      • CP Diesel Technology – Chassis Systems
      • CP Diesel Technology – Brakes/Power Train Systems
  • AAS Early Childhood Education
    • TC Early Childhood Education
    • CP Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • AAS General Technology
    • TC Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
      • CP Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
    • TC Industrial Electricity
      • CP Industrial Electricity
    • TC Industrial Maintenance – Machining or Multi-Craft
      • CP Industrial Maint. Technology
        • Machining    or
        • Mechanical
    • TC Welding Technology
      • CP Welding Technology – Basic Welding
      • CP Welding Technology – Construction Welding
      • CP Bladesmithing
  • AAS Law Enforcement Administration
    • TC Law Enforcement Administration
    • CP Law Enforcement Administration
  • AAS Power Generation Technology
    • TC Power Generation Technology
    • CP Power Plant Technology


Expectations of Academic Advisors

  • Create an environment in which students feel safe exploring their goals and ideas
  • Help students explore areas of study that correspond to their professional and educational goals and prepare an academic map
  • Listen to students’ questions and concerns and refer them appropriately for any help he or she is not equipped to provide (i.e. counseling, career pathways, etc.)
  • Provide accurate and up-to-date information
  • Teach students how to use campus technology including MyUAHT
  • Communicate with students regularly via their UAHT-issued email account
  • Equip students to feel confident in making their own academic decisions by arming them with knowledge
  • Respect students’ right to privacy regarding both academic and personal matters

Expectations of Students

  • Explore majors and careers, taking into account their interests, abilities, and values
  • Prepare in advance for advising appointments, coming up with a list of any pertinent questions, classes of interest, academic goals, etc.
  • Read and understand the policies detailed in the UAHT Student Handbook  and utilize campus resources as needed
  • Utilize campus technology to map out their academic path, track their goals, and plan each semester
  • Be familiar with the Academic Calendar, and be aware of upcoming deadlines
  • Check their MyUAHT-issued email regularly to ensure they receive up-to-date information in a timely fashion
  • Accept personal responsibility for their own decisions and actions
  • Prepare for graduation and/or transfer
  • Be aware of the rights provided to them under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Academic Advising Documents

Academic Advising Documents  

Houses all UAHT Degrees plans, Placement Charts, Courses Descriptions, Academic Calendars 

GPA Calculator

GPA Calculator and Raise Your GPA Calculator  

A great student tool that will show what grades they will have to make to raise their GPA. 

UAHT Course Waiting List Request Form

UAHT Course Waiting List Request Form 

This form can be used to put a student on a waiting list for courses that are full during registration. This form can also be used for a course that is not being offered or is in need for graduation purposes. The UAHT Course Waiting List also helps show what the need is when planning for future schedules. 

UAHT Major/Degree or Advisor Change Form

UAHT Major/Degree or Advisor Change Form 

This form is used when a student’s degree/advisor needs to be changed. Responses go to the Registrar’s office and the Purtle Advising Center.  

UAHT Request for Course Overload Form


This form is used when a student is needing to request course overload. 

Request for Course Overload Permission must be obtained for a student to register for credit hours over the maximum allowed. With advisor approval, a student may enroll in up to seven (7) credit hours in a summer semester or eighteen (18) credit hours in a fall or spring semester. A student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00, have successfully completed a minimum of thirty credit hours, and have his/her advisor’s approval in order to enroll for this number of credit hours. Enrollment in any number of credit hours above these numbers must be approved by the Vice Chancellor for Academics. A “Request for Course Overload” must be filled out by the student and advisor and approved by the Vice Chancellor for Academics.

UAHT Prerequisites


A handout with all prerequisites and special cases. 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords certain rights to students concerning the privacy of, and access to, their education records. Students may choose to complete and submit this form to the Registrar’s Office allowing the release of their education records to specified third parties. Please note that while this form authorizes UAHT to release education records to third parties, it does not obligate UAHT to do so. UAHT reserves the right to review and respond to requests for release of education records on a case-by-case basis.

Student-Consent-FERPA 5-19-2021


Student Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana intends to comply fully with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. A student attending UAHT has the right to inspect and review all of his/her records that meet the definition of educational records. Student rights concerning access to educational records are defined in Public Law 98-380 as amended by Public Law 93-568 (also known as the Buckley Amendment and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974). The following information, which is considered to be directory information, will be subject to public disclosure unless the student informs the Registrar in writing before the eleventh class day of each regular term and the fifth class day of summer terms that he/she does not want any or all of these types of information designated as directory information: student’s name; address; email address, photograph, telephone number; date and place of birth; major field of study; classification by year; number of hours in which enrolled and number completed; participation in officially recognized activities and organizations; dates of attendance including matriculation and withdrawal dates; degrees, scholarships, honors and awards received, including type and date granted; and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended. Students have the right to request the amendment of his/her educational records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of his/her privacy or other rights. A student may consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in his/her education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Students may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning an alleged failure by UAHT to comply with the requirements of FERPA. To obtain a copy of the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana’s FERPA policy, contact the Registrar’s Office.

For additional information, visit the U.S. Dept. of Education’s website at www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.

UAHT Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program

What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of free weekly review sessions available to any student who wants a better understanding of what they are learning in class. 

These group study sessions are held outside of class and led by a trained SI leader. Students have the opportunity to compare notes, improve their study habits, and talk about important concepts. This is more than a study hall. The SI leader is present for every session and guides the group through the material.

Fall 2021 SI Courses (contingent on available SI Leaders): Accounting I, Biology, College Algebra, Human A&P I, Introduction to Business, Microbiology, Nutrition, Quantitative Literacy


We are looking for new SI Leaders! Interested? Read the requirements below and complete the online  New SI Leader Application.

Questions? Misty Hughes at misty.hughes@uaht.edu

You could be a SI Leader if you

  1. Are available to work 10-12 hours per week for $11/hr
  2. Passed the course you will support with an A or B
  3. Have the flexibility to regularly attend the course you are supporting
  4. Can attend SI Leader training a few days before and during the semester
  5. Want to build your resume by learning how to plan/facilitate online workshops
  6. Would like to grow as a leader
  7. Like being mentored and mentoring others

SI Leaders Do’s and Don'ts

SI Leaders DO: 

  • Attend class sessions
  • Meet regularly with faculty
  • Plan SI Sessions in advance
  • Maintain a professional attitude
  • Encourage students to attend class
  • Train in using active learning techniques

SI Leaders DON’T: 

  • Re-lecture
  • Work homework problems
  • Grade assignments and exams
  • Answer faculty addressed e-mails
  • Teach class in the instructor’s absence
  • Tell students SI is a substitute for class

Probation and Suspension 

Students must maintain satisfactory grade levels throughout various stages of their academic progress.  Failure to maintain satisfactory grades leads to probation or suspension.  Students must have a cumulative grade point average of not less than 1.75 on 22 semester hours attempted or less.  A student must have a cumulative grace point average of not less than 2.00 on 23 semester hours attempted or more.  A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required for graduation. 

Failure to maintain minimum grade requirements results in students being placed on academic probation.  Students on academic probation may enroll in succeeding semesters if they achieve the required minimum grade point average even if their cumulative grade point average is below the minimum level.  Students who achieve the required cumulative grade point average are removed from academic probation.   

 Students on academic probation who fail to achieve the required minimum grade point average are placed on suspension.  Students on academic suspension are not permitted to enroll in the next regular semester following the suspension. Students may enroll in summer sessions to improve their grade point average. In some cases, students can appeal. More information can be found below.

UAHT Steps to Appeal Academic Suspension



Academic Recovery Success Plan 

The UAHT Academic Recovery Success Plan assists students on academic probation or suspension.  The Success Plan is arranged under multi-tier model.  Student baseline level are determined through collected data.  Evidence-based interventions are designed to assist students in making decisions regarding their academic progress.   

Faculty and Staff: Please use this form if you feel a student is at-risk academically and would benefit from RERAIL program and/or needs to be contacted from someone on the RERAIL team.

Students: Please use this form if you would like someone from the RERAIL team to contact you about raising your grades, Probation/Suspension, or you feel like you are at-risk academically.

For more information contact

Sydney Moses, PAC Personal Intervention Advising Coach

870.722.8118 or sydney.moses@uaht.edu

The PAC Team

Aimee Hooker
Aimee Hooker
Title III Transfer Advising Coach
SC 203
Misty Hughes
Title III Activity Director/Director of Advising
SC 204
Sydney Moses
Title III Personal Intervention Advising Coach
SC 205
Ginger Russell
Ginger Russell
Title III Administrative Assistant
SC 200
Cassi Steed
Title III Health Professions Advising Coach
SC 202

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