Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
When the DARS align. . . Walking students through their path to graduation.
Presenters:
Katie Risheill,Erin Pitts
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
A student’s degree audit plays a vital role in their path to graduation. A DARS report outlines the requirements and coursework needed to successfully complete their degree program. Come for a brief overview of the current DARS system and explore what’s new in the forthcoming upgrade. A preview into our new 4-year planning tool will also be included in this presentation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Training faculty, staff and advisers on current degree audit, introduce new functionality in upcoming upgrade and explore the new four year planning software. Audience: Advisers, Faculty, Staff

1:00 PM

Session Title:
NCAA Rules and Student-Athletes
Presenters:
Shalini Shanker,Steve McDonnell
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session will detail NCAA rules and how they affect student-athlete eligibility.
Goals and Target Audience:
Academic Advisors

Tuesday, January 14th

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Want to live like a Sports Agent? Become a Degree and Transfer Analyst!
Presenters:
Shannon Miller
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
What do Professional Sports Agents and CSU’s Registrar’s Office Degree Analysts have in common? More than you would think! Between assisting with team transfers (transfer evaluation), advising players (students) about their best options, working with other “agents” (academic coordinators) to look at all options, helping to sign contracts (for graduation), and supporting the goals of everyone in the league to make it to the championship (students earning their diploma)… Degree Analysts are constantly on the go; ready and willing to help the Rams we all support get that diploma in hand!
Goals and Target Audience:
Inform the campus community, primarily advisors and department staff, of what one unit of the Registrar's Office is responsible for and our direct connection to the student - not just regarding registration. We evaluate transcripts from other institutions and confer degrees for graduation. We are there from the beginning to the end and there are many aspects of our job that people around campus are not aware of. I want to bring that to as many people, advisors, staff, faculty - so that we can be one more resource and partner with them to increase retention and improve graduation rates!