Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Math Placement at CSU
Presenters:
Anita Pattison,Lois Samer
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
Math placement at CSU isn’t one size fits all students. Each student has unique abilities, background experiences, and goals. Should students take the MPE? What about transfer course work? What are all these various math placement options at CSU: Math Placement Exam, Math Challenge Exam, ELM Tutorial, and Precalculus Tutorial? What do students see when they log into the math placement websites? Our goal is to answer these questions and any others you may have about math placement.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to clear up confusion around math placement and cover what has changed recently about placement. The target audience is anyone who may need to discuss math placement with a student.
Session Resources:

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Best Practices for Writing Recommendation Letters
Presenters:
Mary Swanson,Nancy Levinger
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Faculty from a number of CSU’s 8 colleges will discuss strategies for writing effective letters of recommendation for undergraduate students, graduate students, and colleagues. Panelists will address a range of topics including: mentoring students, biased language, and common mistakes made by both recommenders and candidates. This conversational panel will address disciplinary differences and encourage audience participation. Mary Swanson, Associate Director of OURA, will moderate.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Staff

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Succeeding in the PACe Program
Presenters:
Anita Pattison,Lois Samer
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
Do you really know how the PACe Program works (MATH 117-126)? Based on student comments, there is a lot of misinformation shared around campus about the PACe Program. We will discuss program details and address misconceptions. We will also share key factors that advisers should consider 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.
Session Resources:

Wednesday, January 10th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Summer Session: Increased Financial Aid Awards for Summer 2018 Promotes Access and Student Success
Presenters:
Anne Van Arsdall,Tara Spritzer
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Summer Session is an important academic behavior for CSU students and can contribute to university retention and graduation goals. Increased financial aid availability for summer 2018 will allow for greater access. In this session, an overview of summer enrollment and the positive associations with student success will be shared along with summer 2018 financial aid awards and criteria, tuition and fees, registration specifics, and prorated, flexible housing options.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Administrators, and Advisors. This session is relevant to anyone who advises students, coordinates summer courses for their units, or who is currently offering or developing summer programs for their units.