Fall 2014 Forums

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 2014-2015

Facilitated by Jamie Schweiger

Thursday, September 11, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

 

What’s New With Transfer Advising?

Presented by the Transfer Advising Committee:  George Connor, Hillary Mayes,

Judy Pickering, Kim Stagner, Katie Tucker, and Ross Hawkins

Friday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 308

Space is limited and registration is required.  Email RossHawkins@MissouriState.edu to register

for this special transfer advising workshop.

 

Shattering Silences: International Disability Studies: Building Community

This panel is part of the Nigeria Public Affairs Program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section, Abuja, Nigeria, and Missouri State University, Provost Office and Division for Diversity & Inclusion. “Shattering Silences: International Disability Studies: Building Community” focuses on the experiences of Nigerian students with disabilities and their backgrounds, expectations, and challenges.  This panel discussion is a peek into some international faculty and student perspectives and issues related to disability studies.

Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary Room

This event is listed under FCTL in My Learning Connection; please register to attend.

 

BCSSE Student Snapshot: Your Advisees’ Needs and Expectations at a Glance

Presented by Keri Franklin, Kelly Wood, Amy Bowen, and Beth Mincey

This summer almost 2,000 incoming students completed the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) detailing expectations for college: academic engagement, learning, and academic success.  For the first time, advisors will have access to each advisee’s report.  Come learn how this new information can save time and jump start conversations.

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

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

 

Master Advisor Refresher Workshop

Facilitated by Susan Martindale

Friday, October 3, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

University Hall 200

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.

 

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Nothing Blue – Navigating Two General Education Programs

When You’re Not Sure What to Do

Presented by Darren Wienberg

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

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

This session will include an overview of the New General Education system (effective Fall 2014), how changes to the General Education requirements affect students and advisors, and how to determine if your students are seeing appropriate general education information within the computer system.  This could be one of the last large-scale sessions covering the change in general education systems.  Don’t miss it!

 

General Education or General Confusion?

Presented by Amy Marie Aufdembrink

Friday, October 24, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

Case studies to clarify the potential pitfalls of transitioning between the two general education programs.

 

A Panel Discussion: Academic Advisors and the Office of Admissions Working Together for Student Success

Panelists include: Dixie Williams, Ben Metzger, Amy Keene, Judy Pickering, and Kim Stagner.  Moderator: Ross Hawkins

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

Plaster Student Union 313, Traywick Parliamentary room*

 

Career Advising Workshop

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

Tracy Dalton, and Alex Johnson

Thursday, October 30, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 315

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

 

*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.