Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Succeeding in the PACe Program
Presenters:
Lois Samer,Anita Pattison
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
The PACe Program (MATH 117 - 126) has recently implemented strict deadlines and changed how the program is structured. This session will provide an overview of the changes. We will also share important information that advisers should know as they work with students taking the PACe Courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is to educate advisers on how they can best help students be successful in the PACe Courses.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Petitioning for in-state residency 101
Presenters:
LeAnne Schnader
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Why am I not a Colorado resident? Why am I still classified as a non-resident and paying non-resident tuition? Have you had to answer these questions, then this is the session for you. We will explore what is required by the Colorado Revised Statutes for a student to be considered a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes, how a student petitions to change their residency requirements, and the deadlines to petition.
Goals and Target Audience:
All CSU faculty and staff that formally or informally advise a student about tuition classification.

Tuesday, January 13th

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Planning your eight semesters . . . welcome to the Course & Graduation Planner
Presenters:
Erin Pitts
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
The new Course & Graduation Planner tool is scheduled to be made available to students and advisors in December 2014. Please come learn what went into creating the Major Completion Maps, how to use the Course & Graduation Planner tool and what the plans for future utilization look like.
Goals and Target Audience:
Advisors, faculty, staff

Wednesday, January 14th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
"Dear Committee Members": 3 Steps to Mastering Letters of Recommendation
Presenters:
Mary Swanson,Nancy Levinger
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
In Julie Schumacher's new novel,"Dear Committee members," the protagonist, disgruntled professor Jason Fitger, writes "The LOR has become a rampant absurdity, usurping the place of the quick consultation and the two minute phone call--not to mention the teaching and research that faculty were hired to perform. I haven't published a novel in six years; instead I fill my departmental hours casting words of praise into the bureaucratic abyss." If you, like Fitger, feel that you spend countless hours writing letters of recommendation for students, then this session is for you! We will discuss 3 steps that both reduce the amount of time it takes to write LORs and improve their overall quality. We will also discuss when and how to tell students no. Those who appreciate humor are encouraged to attend.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Staff

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Degree Progress Audit & Transferology: R.O. Tools for Student Success
Presenters:
Katie Risheill
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Within the past year changes have occurred to two systems utilized frequently by students and advisors on campus. Please come learn about new functionality available to both students and advisors as well as discussion on other FAQ's.
Goals and Target Audience:
Advisors