Fall 2015 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 2015-2016

Facilitated by Jamie Schweiger

Friday, August 28, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

If you have handouts to share, please bring at least 50 copies

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

 

Study Abroad: Helping Students Make it a Reality

Facilitated by Elizabeth Strong and Ashley Ryan

Panel of student and faculty Study Away participants

Wednesday, September 2, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

In this session, students, faculty and Study Away staff will share important tips for advisors on study abroad conversations with advisees. Attendees will learn the nuts and bolts of studying abroad which will include the menu of options, application timeline and process, scholarship and financial aid information, credit transfer protocol, and services for returning students. Study abroad alumni will share their perspectives and faculty will share their role in helping students develop cultural awareness and enhance their academic, career and personal growth.

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

 

What Advisors Need to Know about Interdisciplinary Majors

Presented by Amy Marie Aufdembrink and Jamie Schweiger

Come to this session to learn about the new General Studies degree, the Individualized major,

the similarities and the differences between these two interdisciplinary degrees.

Tuesday, September 8, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

 

How State and Institutional Changes Will Impact Transfer Student Advising Presented by Dixie Williams

Co-sponsored by the Transfer Advising Committee

Monday, September 21, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

 

Master Advisor Refresher Workshop

Facilitated by Susan Martindale

Option 1:Tuesday, September 22, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 308

Option 2:Friday, October 2, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 317

Space is limited and registration is required at http://www.missouristate.edu/advising/42540.htm

Designed for those whose Master Advisor designation has lapsed or for those who

wish to complete the year’s recertification requirements in one session.

 

Safe Zone Training for Advisors

Presented by Dominiece Hoelyfield, Assistant Director for the Office of Multi-Cultural

Programs/Coordinator of LGBT Student Services

Wednesday, October 14, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 317*

This workshop educates faculty advisors, staff advisors, and graduate assistants in supporting and/or

Advocating for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer community (LGBTQ). Space is limited and registration is required at http://www.missouristate.edu/advising/42540.htm.

 

Advising Students in Transition

Missouri State University Advising Conference

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charlie Nutt, Executive Director of the Global Community for

Academic Advising (NACADA)

Monday, October 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Plaster Student Union Ballroom and break-out rooms

Registration will open soon.

 

How Can Area Studies Minors Enhance Your Advisees’ Education at MSU?

Did you know MSU offers minors in African American Studies, Asian Studies, Disability Studies, Diversity Studies, Gender Studies, Latin American Studies, Law and Society, Middle Eastern Studies, Native American Studies and Ozarks Studies? Come to this session to learn more.

Presented by Pam Sailors

Wednesday, October 28, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

 

Helping Advisees Bound for Graduate School

Presented by Tom Tomasi

Thursday, October 29, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

This presentation will cover what juniors/seniors should know if they are planning to get a graduate degree.  It will include “homework” to do before applying, the application and review process, a timeline for all this activity, and how to get a head start on graduate classes.

 

Career Advising Workshop

Presented by Susan Martindale, Jamie Schweiger, Margie Stewart, SuzAnn Ferguson,

Tracy Dalton, and Alex Johnson

Thursday, October 29, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 317

This workshop is designed to equip advisors to help their students begin to see themselves as professionals.  In addition to small group discussion and interactive activities, a panel of employers will discuss skills they are seeking and what they see lacking in many new applicants.  Discover helpful campus resources to assist students in preparation for employment or the transition to graduate school.

Space is limited and registration is required at http://www.missouristate.edu/advising/42540.htm

 

Listening to Our Students

Presented by Jim Moyer

An award-winning advisor and professor reflects on his career.

Wednesday, December 2, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

 

Academic Advisor Social

Thursday, December 3, 4 to 7 p.m.

 

 

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

We will also have Academic Advisor Forum events on December 2 and 3, and I will add those to the calendar as details are finalized. 

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 go to http://www.missouristate.edu/advising/8389.htm, choose “Advisor Certification Status,” sign in using your regular MSU information, and see your status. Contact Kathy Davis if you have questions.

*Feel free to bring your lunch.