Forum Schedule

You are invited to attend these Academic Advisor Forum events. All sessions count toward the three hours needed for annual renewal of the Master Advisor designation. All interested advisors are welcome, so please encourage other advisors to participate. Unless noted, no registration is required.
 

Decoding the Course Equivalency Process for Study Away Students*

Presented by Elizabeth Strong and Ashley Neyer

When a prospective Study Away student initiates a conversation about integrating an overseas experience into their four year degree plan, do you know what resources are available to identify appropriate course transfers to MSU? Ever wondered how the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) converts to US credit hours? How can you best assist your student throughout this journey?  What role does Study Away play throughout this whole process? Join us on February 7 to learn about course equivalencies for Study Away students.

Wednesday, February 7 from 12:15 to 1:15

Plaster Student Union 313

 

CORE 42 Open Forum

Presented by Dr. Josh Smith, MSU Representative on MDHE Core Curriculum Advisory Committee

Attend the open forums to learn about the Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer Act (CORE 42). The open forums will include a background on the principles and purpose of CORE 42, the structure of CORE 42 as a statewide transferable general education curriculum, courses at MSU currently in the CORE 42, and how this will be implemented in fall 2018. The open forums will also include time for discussion on how this will affect MSU general education courses and the general education program.
Thursday, February 15, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Glass Hall 101

 

Decoding the Course Equivalency Process for Study Away Students*

Presented by Elizabeth Strong and Ashley Neyer

When a prospective Study Away student initiates a conversation about integrating an overseas experience into their four year degree plan, do you know what resources are available to identify appropriate course transfers to MSU? Ever wondered how the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) converts to US credit hours? How can you best assist your student throughout this journey?  What role does Study Away play throughout this whole process? Join us on February 7 to learn about course equivalencies for Study Away students.

Wednesday, February 7 from 12:15 to 1:15

Plaster Student Union 313

 

General Education Sampler: Public Issues*

Facilitated by Amy Marie Aufdembrink

Do you ever find yourself wanting more information about a general education course than the basic course description? Do your advisees ever ask you to tell them more about general education courses in a specific area? If yes, then this is the session for you! Come and learn additional information about several general education courses in the

Public Issues area (GEC 116)

Friday, February 9 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 308

 

Meet Your Provost’s Academic Advising Council*

Presented by Jaime Ross, Chair, and other members of the Academic Advising Council

Come to this session to learn more about the work of the campus-wide Academic Advising Council, including our Best Practices documents for advisors, departments and advising centers, and for group advising. Learn about current work of the council

and give your ideas for future projects.

Tuesday, February 27, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 308

 

Bullying in the Workplace*

Presented by Dr. Carrisa Hoelscher and Dr. Stephen Spates

Bullying is common, often unrecognized, and damaging, and it impacts both workplace and campus settings. This session will discuss adult bullying behaviors, techniques for dealing with bullying, and prevent strategies.

Presented by the Center for Dispute Resolution

Wednesday, February 28, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 315

 

Boots to Books Workshop*

Presented by Raeleen Ziegler and Jaime Ross

Information needed for advising and teaching veterans

Participants can fulfill their master advisor recertification hours for the year

by attending this session.

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

Thursday, March 8, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 317

 

CORE 42-State Legislation that will have an Immediate Impact on Advising Students with Transfer Credit*

Presented by Dr. Josh Smith, Biomedical Sciences

Co-sponsored by the Transfer Advising Committee

If you advise students with transfer credit, it is important for you to learn more about this legislation and the impact it will have on transfer students and advisors. The legislation goes into effect in fall 2018 and we are learning additional details as the implementation date approaches. Come learn the most recent information to help our students navigate general education requirements.

Thursday, March 8, 12:30 to 1:30p.m.

Plaster Student Union 314

 

Master Advisor Reception

Reception to honor all MSU Master Advisors

Awards will be presented:

Curtis P. Lawrence Excellence in Advising Awards, Excellence in Advising Support Award, and Excellence in Graduate Student Contribution Award

Thursday, March 22

4 to 5 p.m.

Kentwood Crystal Ballroom

RSVP to 836-5258 by March 15

 

Master Advisor Refresher Workshop

Facilitated by Amy Marie Aufdembrink

The refresher workshop will focus on new programs and resources, changing academic regulations, and advanced advising techniques. Participants will be able to complete all their Master Advisor recertification requirements in one of the two offered sessions. Space is limited and online registration is required. Go to https://www.missouristate.edu/advising/42540.htm

to reserve a space.

Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., or

Friday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Both sessions will be in University Hall room 200

 

How Your Personality and Style Influence Your Conflict Management

Presented by Dr. Charlene Berquist and Heather Blades

Resolving conflict is easier when you understand the implications of your personality type on your approach to, and experience of, conflict situations.

Presented by the Center for Dispute Resolution

Wednesday, April 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 315

 

Core Competencies*

Presented by Jennifer Joslin, NACADA Executive Office

Monday, May 7, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Plaster Student Union 313

 

Technology Update Part 2*

Facilitated by Brian Edmond

Back by popular demand, several of our colleagues from Computer Services will discuss technology initiatives that impact academic advising and student success.

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

Plaster Student Union 315

 

An Additional Opportunity for Master Advisor Recertification: This session is designed for graduate advisors, offered by the Graduate College.

 

Specifically for Graduate Advisors:

 

Introduction to Enrollment Marketing Platform – Dean Julie Masterson and others will facilitate an overview of MSU’s new CRM, Liaison’s Enrollment Marketing Platform. The CRM can be used to optimally communicate with prospects from initial contact to application, enrollment, matriculation, and completion. Considerations in identifying optimal points of communication and procedures for developing and implementing campaigns will be discussed.
February 14, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Plaster Student Union 313

All sessions 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.