Spring 2016 Forum Schedule

You are invited to attend these meetings of the Academic Advisor Forum. All interested advisors are welcome, so please encourage other advisors to participate.

A Review of What’s New for 2016-2017

Facilitated by Jamie Schweiger and Rebecca Neal
Tuesday, August 30, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
If you have handouts to share, please bring at least 40 copies
Plaster Student Union 315 *

Master Advisor Refresher Workshop

Facilitated by Amy Marie Aufdembrink
Option 1:Tuesday, September 20, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Plaster Student Union Ballroom East
Option 2:Friday, October 21, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Plaster Student Union 308
Space is limited and registration is required.
Designed for those whose Master Advisor designation has lapsed or for those who wish to complete the year’s recertification requirements in one session.

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Boots to Books: Advising and Teaching Veterans

Presented by Army CPT (Ret) J.T. Craig
Since the height of the Surge Campaign during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Military has drastically reduced the total force structure. In May 2016, it was reported that the Army is continuing to reduce the force from about 480,000 to 450,000 by 2018. The Department of Veterans Affairs indicates that enrollment of veterans in college has increased 16-fold as many of these veterans have traded in their uniforms for text books. With the continued development and utilization of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, colleges across the country see dramatic increases of veterans attending classes. At Missouri State University we've developed the Veteran Student Services office to meet the growing demands of this exceptional group of students. In this session, learn about unique needs of student-veterans, discuss ways we can engage, encourage and empower our student-veterans and hear from current student-veterans about their personal transition and experiences.
Friday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
PSU Ballroom West
Registration is required. 

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*Please feel free to bring your lunch to these sessions.

All sessions except the master advisor reception count toward Master Advisor re-certification. Three hours of training are required each academic year to maintain Master Advisor status. Master Advisor Refresher, Advising International Students and Boots to Books workshops complete that requirement in one session.

If you are unsure whether your master advisor certification is up-to-date, you may check your Advisor Certification Status (sign in using your regular MSU information, and see your status). Contact Kathy Davis if you have questions.