SPRING 2011 ADVISOR WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
Three Offices That Can Support You and Your Advisees
Attend this workshop to learn about a few of the changes on campus including the most recent addition of TRiO Student Support Services, the reorganized Student Success Center (SSC), and the newly formed Center for Engaged Teaching & Learning (CETL). This is your chance to meet the staff of these three offices and learn about the services they provide to support students. Understanding the focus of these offices is one way you can provide your students with the services and support they may need!
Date: Tuesday, January 25
Presenters: Staff from SSC, TRiO, and CETL
Three Offices That Can Support You and Your Advisees Presentation
What Advisors Should Know About Study Abroad Opportunities
Have you ever had an advisee who has been interested in studying abroad? Are you familiar with the study abroad opportunities for students? Come learn strategies on how you can better inform your advisees who are interested in participating in a study abroad program.
Date: Monday, February 14
Presenter: Kemerly Moorhouse, Education Abroad Coordinator
Tips for Advising Transfer Students
Working with transfer students can sometimes be a challenge; however, this population of students continues to grow so we need to find ways to best serve these students! Understanding the process of transferring credits to MSU, the process of submitting course equivalencies and course substitutions, the limitations of transfer credits, how AP and CLEP credit applies to a student’s record, and much more will be discussed in this informational workshop. Come share your struggles and challenges when working with transfer students, so you can receive the support you need to provide transfer students with the best information and advice!
Date: Tuesday, March 8
Presenter: Deborah Kinzell, Transfer Student Specialist
Understanding the Needs of Veteran Students and the GI Bill
The number of veteran students at MSU is growing and it is anticipated that this population will continue to increase. With our changing student body, it is important for advisors to understand the needs of all students and determine how we can best serve our population of veteran students. This workshop will allow advisors to learn about VA Education Benefits such as the GI Bill.
Date: Thursday, April 7
Presenter: Laurie Weber, Financial Aid Assistant Director
Understanding the Needs of Veteran Students and the GI Bill Presentation
Your Role in MSU’s Early Alert Program
The Early Alert Program was developed as a retention tool to improve students’ persistence and promote survival skills. While faculty, administrators, and student affairs professionals all serve as student advocates and play an integral part in student retention, advisors are typically in the best position to assist students. This workshop will introduce you to Intrusive Advising strategies that will be well worth the extra time and effort to have a noticeable impact on student performance.
Date: Wednesday, April 27
Presenter: Lynda Bertsch, Student Success Center Director