New Academic Advisor Forums

The Academic Advisor Forums will be included in the Provost Communiqué prior to each event date. If you want to view all of the forums for the Spring 2017 semester, visit the Academic Advisement Center website.

20th Anniversary Master Advisor Reception

Date: Thursday, March 30
Time: 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Location: Kentwood Crystal Ballroom

RSVP to 836-5258 by Thursday, March 23

This event is a reception to honor all MSU Master Advisors

Awards to be presented:

  • Curtis P. Lawrence Excellence in Advising Awards to Melissa Remley, Agriculture, and Amanda Muse, Criminology
  • Excellence in Advising Support Award to Michelle Martin, A’dja Jones, and Carla Morton from the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Academic Achievement Center
  • Excellence in Graduate Student Contribution Award to Taylor Shaw-Hemp, English.

Master Advisor Refresher Workshops

Date: Friday, March 31
1:30–4:00 p.m.
Location: University Hall 200

Designed for master advisors whose certification has lapsed or those who wish to fulfill certification for year with one session, the focus of these workshops will be on changes at MSU as well as advanced advising practices. Possible topics include changes in the testing center, updates on advising international students, multicultural programs and services, interdisciplinary majors, and the new language certification program.

Registration is required and spaces are limited. Go to the Academic Advisement Center website to reserve a spot.

This session coordinated by Susan Martindale and facilitated by Amy Marie Aufdembrink.

Advising First-Generation Students: Information and Strategies to Improve Student Success

Date: Friday, March 31
Time: 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 317
Presenters: Mark Biggs, Kelly Wood, Tracey Glaessgen, and Rachelle Darabi
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This session will provide an overview of first-generation student data, current and future initiatives to support first-generation students, and advising strategies.

Feel free to bring your lunch to this session.

Ensuring Timely Completion of Strong Research Experiences

Date: Tuesday, March 28
Time: 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Location: PSU 313

Dean Julie Masterson, Associate Dean Tom Tomasi, and a faculty panel will present various models for student research. We will discuss strategies for program scheduling, appropriate expectations, roles of faculty advisors, and monitoring progress to promote timely completion.

Peer Assistance Leaders Share Their Program

Date: Monday, April 3
Time: 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 314
Presenters: PAL leaders from Zayed University in Dubai
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The PALs Program was established in recognition of the fact that students like to help each other with their studies. Establishing a peer-mentoring program provides assistance to peers, usually beginning students, in a supportive and encouraging relationship. This type of relationship usually involves the characteristics of role modelling, encouragement and positive reinforcement of achievable academic goals. Come to meet five representatives from this program who are visiting Missouri State University and learn about their program.

Feel free to bring your lunch to this session.

Advising Students of Difference: Part One of a Two-Part Advising Panel

Date: Tuesday, April 4
Time: 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 315
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Campus Resource Panel Discussion Coordinated by Christopher Hill

Inclusivity and multiculturalism continue to constitute important and salient issues on campuses across the United States. This series is designed to bring together students, faculty, staff members, and advisors, in hopes to connect with the greater campus conversation regarding how we can better serve our students of difference.

Feel free to bring your lunch to this session.

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