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Academic Advising


Read & Write Gold/Premier

Read and Write Gold is a new download available to all students and faculty at MSU. The award winning literacy software perform numerous operations to assist students with reading, writing, research, writing and studying to help students of all ages succeed independently. It is basically a floating toolbar that integrates with MS Office, and the internet. It also includes powerful tech support tools. MSU has purchased the license for on and off campus use as well as PC and Mac versions. The software can be downloaded onto a portability 4 gb of flash drives for students so they can check-out the technology on their own computers and in computer labs on campus.

Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 2-3pm
Presenter: Evelyn Klimpel, Disability Services Coordinator
READ WRITE GOLD Handout [pdf]
Read Write Gold Flyer [pdf]


Refresher on Student and Advisor Roles in CampusConnection

Do you have the knowledge and experience to assist your advisees in using CampusConnection to add, drop or waitlist courses?  Are you knowledgeable in using the features in your advisor role in CampusConnection to perform more effectively as an advisor?  Understanding both the student and advisor roles will allow you to better serve the students you work with.  This is your chance to learn more on what you and your advisees can do using CampusConnection!

Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 3-4pm
Presenter: Rebecca Porter & Deb Kinzell, Registrar's Office
CampusConnection Training Materials


Advisor Tips from the Center for Extended Learning
What is a collaborative student?
Have you worked with a student who may need to take a course through another NDUS institution while taking courses at MSU?  For example, do any of your students need to take a Math refresher prior to enrolling in Math 102?  If so, they can take a Math refresher course through Dakota College Bottineau as a collaborative student.  The NDUS has a collaborative process that allows students from MSU to register for courses at other NDUS institutions. In order to be approved for a collaborative registration, students must meet the criteria and follow certain guidelines. Come learn how you can assist your students who may need a course through another NDUS institution!
What should advisors know about online courses?
Are you familiar with the online courses taught at MSU?  Do you know what full degree programs are available online? Does Financial Aid cover the cost of online courses?  How much do online courses cost? Attend this workshop to learn the answers to these questions and many more!

Date: Tuesday, November 8
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Presenters: Jolina Miller, Mark Timbrook & Sherie Saltveit – Center for Extended Learning
Collaborative Criteria [pdf]

Disability Support Services

Students with disabilities are represented in every department and field of study in colleges and universities throughout the nation. With this steady increase in numbers, chances are that you, as an advisor, will be faced with some decisions regarding how to handle a student’s disability-related issues. This informational session will give you an understanding of your responsibilities as well as theinstitution in providing students with disabilities “equal access” to their education.

Date: Friday, December 2
Time: 9-10am
Presenter: Evelyn Klimpel, Disability Services Coordinator