Advising Foundations Training – Spring 2018

Advising Training and Development Spring 2018

2018 Spring Advising Foundation Session
Summer Session 2018 spring events

Training videos from previous session/terms are listed here

Session I

Tuesday, February 20, 12pm-4pm Lory Student Center (LSC) 372

12:00pm-12:05pm Introductions and Welcome
12:05pm-1:05p How can I have all the advising policies, procedures, dates, and forms at my fingertips? Demetrios Godenitz, (Collaborative for Student Achievement)
Get online resources for All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC); Math and Composition; General Catalog and advising information; Advisor List for departments; FERPA; Advising policies and details (Incompletes, Repeat/Delete).  Advising website at
1:05pm-2:05pm First Generation College StudentsMarilyn Thayer (Academic Advancement Center), Fabiola Mora (Community for Excellence) Learn about the experiences of First Generation college students along with information about specific resources.
5-minute Break
2:10pm-3:10pm Community of Excellence Students Connie Jaime-Lujan (The Access Center), Aaron Escobedo (Community for Excellence)
Learn about a university-wide approach to provide outreach and support for students that have received an access-oriented scholarship, and how advisors can partner with the scholarship support team.
3:10pm-4:00pm Meaningful Conversations Demetrios Godenitz (Undeclared Student Advising)
This session will explore understanding students, what might impact their academic life, and how we can create a space for advising appointments to welcome and speak to the student sitting before us.

Session II

Wednesday, February 21, 8am – 12pm LSC 304

8:00am-8:55am Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act & Title IX: Role and Responsibilities of Faculty and Staff Ashley Vigil (Support and Safety Assessment), Casey Malsam (Women and Gender Advocacy Center), Mike Katz (Student Resolution Center)
Join representation from above offices to explore how federal legislation and guidance influence ways in which interpersonal violence cases are addressed at CSU, better understand YOUR role as a responsible employee at CSU, and learn ways to support survivors.
8:55am-9:30am Starting with Advising Comments Demetrios Godenitz (Undeclared Advising)
This session will cover advising comments, understanding expectations, and explore some philosophies and practices. Participants will have computers to access and practice.
5-minute Break
9:35am-11:00am What are CSU Scholastic Standard (Academic) Policies and how can I help students who are appealing? Madlyn D’Andrea (Undeclared Advising), Kelly Long (Vice Provost)
Learn about student rights/responsibilities, how they are informed about probation options, academic dismissal appeals, and helping a student write a good appeal. Get information on additional appeals that can help a student’s record.
5-minute Break
11:05am-12:00pm Transfer Students and Transitions Brett Caskey (Transfer Programs), Heather Matthews (Bridges to Baccalaureate)
Come learn more about transitions that transfer students experience navigating a new space, different size campus, changing class dynamics and demands, and more. Participants will take time to share approaches and discuss best practices.

Session III

Thursday, February 22, 8am – 12pm LSC 376

8:00am-8:25am Your role in working with Health Profession Students Lilly Dethier (Health Professions Advising)
Learn about the services provided by the Health Profession advisors and how you can best advise students that are pursuing careers in health professions.
8:25am-9:15am How do I support students questioning if their major fits? Demetrios Godenitz (Undeclared Advising)
Only 30% of entering first year students begin and graduate in the same major. This session will provide you information about how to advise students who are unsure of their major.
5-minute Break
9:20am-9:55am How can I best interact with Adult Learners and Veterans? Lisa Chandler (Adult Learners and Veteran Services)
Join us to learn more about how veterans and adult learners might experience CSU. We’ll share what we’ve learned so far by serving these students and we’ll discuss support and resources that might fit students you serve like these.
9:55am-10:45am How to have a holistic approach to advising with small group discussions about working with complex student situations D Godenitz (Undeclared Advising), Jennifer Van Norman (Student Case Management)
This session will focus on the “how” to have engaging conversations with students and share strategies when dealing with complex student situations through small group case studies and discussion.
For information on *what* programs and systems are in place to support struggling students, reference resources for struggling students. Resources session video.
5-Minute Break
10:50am-12:00pm Academic advising: one of the most impactful experiences for students Gaye DiGregorio (Collaborative for Student Achievement)
Participants will explore theories that are foundational to academic advising and the impact of quality advising for students. Case studies will enhance participant understanding of their own unique theory preference and style.  Review Advising Website: Foundations of Advising

Session IV

Monday, February 26, 1pm – 5pm LSC 376

1:00pm-1:55pm Early Warning Interventions for First Semester Freshman Becky Villalpando (Outreach and Support Programs), Teresa Metzger (Residence Life)
Come learn more about the Early Performance Feedback (EPF), U- Turn, and the Taking Stock Student Survey early warning interventions and the role advisors play in these initiatives. We will show you how to access EPF and Taking Stock Early Warning Indicator information and how to track EPF outreach.
1:55pm-2:35pm Helpful Insights from Office of Financial Aid Eleni Beaty (Office of Financial Aid)
Come learn important aspects of Office of Financial Aid and what students should know about their aid and how their academics play an important role (including credit amounts, satisfactory academic progress-warning, alert, and violation).
5-minute Break
2:40pm-3:25pm What do I need to know to best support students with learning disabilities? Rose Kreston (Resources for Disabled Students)
Participants will learn more about advising students with learning disabilities and discuss ways to encourage their academic success.
2:40pm-3:25pm CSU Learning Communities Tae Nosaka (Key Communities, CSU Living Learning Communities)
Hear about the various learning communities on campus and the impact of these communities on student engagement and retention.
10-Minute Break
4:05pm-5:00pm How can I understand successful ways to support international students? Sagarika Sarma (Student Case Mgmt)
CSU’s international student population has grown and many are interested in best practices supporting students from different parts of the globe. This session will provide a primer on culture, explore aspects of culture and interaction, and look at tools to help professionals understand the possible home culture of a student and how that influences interactions.

Session V

Wednesday, February 28, 8am – 12pm LSC 376

8:00am-9:30am Inclusive Advising: What does that mean? Ria Vigil (Office of the Vice President for Diversity)
The relational competency is core in advising practices; these skills foster student learning, satisfaction, and success. This workshop will help advisors identify and implement practices to engage with the variety of students at CSU.
9:30am-10:20am Admissions and Student Pipeline Kelly Nolin and Heather Daniels (Admissions)
This session will include a brief overview of Admissions processes and then cover who is admitted some data on who is retained. We hope this will offer ASCs/Advisors pieces to inform support and follow through they give to students.
10-minute Break
10:30am-10:55am What is important to know when advising Honor students? Diane Burton (Honors Program), Kelly Swetich (CVMBS)
Participants will gain an overview of the requirements for Honors students and advisors will share strategies in advising honor students.
10:55am-12:00pm Self-care in advising D Godenitz (Undeclared Advising), CSU Health Network staff
This session will explore challenging stories students sometimes experience and share and how that impacts us as student support staff. Come participate in discussions around how you can work with students and navigate the challenges that arise. The aim is to practice self-care and be mindful in maintaining a sustainable practice and approach to advising.

Session VI

Friday, March 2, 12pm – 4pm LSC 304

12:00pm-1:00pm Learn about the Degree Progress Audit (DPA – previously DARs) Katie Risheill (Registrar’s Office)
For new staff or staff wanting a refresher. DPA is the foundation for graduation contracts. Come learn how to read a DPA, see student examples with varied majors, minors and class levels.
Bring a tablet/laptop to interact with DARS during session.
1:00pm-2:00pm The enhancement and future of academic guidance at CSU Kelly Long (Vice Provost), Ryan Baron (VP Student Success), Amy Dinise-Halter (Student Success Manager)
Learn more about the university philosophy of advising including a holistic student development approach, proactive outreach with structured interventions, and a focus on learning and connecting curricular and co-curricular experiences.
5-minute Break
2:05pm-2:45pm What are the ways that I can evaluate the impact of my advising? Mike Brake (Student Achievement), Dave McKelfresh (Student Affairs, Research and Assessment)
This session will provide an overview of the importance of data to share the impact of advising, improve services, and be accountable. Participants will learn more about assessment models/plans and will review sample advising reports.
2:45pm-3:35pm Learning CSU policies/procedures with case studies Caitlin Kotnik, Melanie Nichols (Undeclared Student Advising)
This interactive session will give you the opportunity to learn about CSU policies and procedures through small group case studies and discussion.  Grades: +/- impacts on AUCC; incompletes; R/D form o Appeals; Fresh Start  Transfer credits: CO1/CO2; GT path; wildcard
5-Minute Break
3:40pm-4:00pm Case Management Team and Role on Campus Sagarika Sarma (Student Case Management)
This session will focus on the role of case managers on campus and how advisors can understand best practices for referrals.

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