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SSARPG Advisor Training

Spring 2014 Workshops

Initiating Difficult Conversations with Students: In the Classroom (Part 2 of 2*)

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Location: CTE Flexible Classroom Presenter: Jennifer Louten, Dept. of Biology and Chemistry

How do you approach the topic of changing majors with a student that is not succeeding in his/her major? How do you tell a fourth year student that he/she will not be graduating this year? How do you provide other career options to students that don't have the grades or test scores for graduate school? This workshop is designed to discuss how to initiate difficult conversations with students that reflect appreciative advising and compassionate mentoring.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss practices for approaching difficult advising topics with students
  • Learn advising strategies that can be used to broach difficult advising topics
  • Learn strategies for engaging and re-energizing unmotivated or apathetic students
Dates & Times March 13 12pm - 12:50pm
March 14 12pm - 12:50pm

Advising Students with Personality Disorders and/or Substance Abuse Issues

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Location: CTE Flexible Classroom Presenter: Leigh Sharma, SIS and Martina McWilliams, School of Arts and Sciences

This workshop will focus on students with particular needs in advising, including: students with substance use/abuse issues; those with personality disorders or difficult personality issues; and those with social skills deficits or social anxiety. The focus will be on identifying these students, discussing how these issues impact advising and what the advisor can do to help these students, and explaining when it may be necessary to refer the student for help elsewhere, including Career and Counseling Services.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify students with substance use/abuse issues, difficult personality issues, and/or social skills deficits or social anxiety
  • Determine how these issues affect advising and describe ways in which the advisor can help the student
  • Explain when it is appropriate to refer the student for help elsewhere, particularly Career and Counseling Services
Dates & Times February 19 12pm - 12:50pm

Legal Issues in Advising

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Location: CTE Flexible Classroom (H-202) Presenter: Alana Kyriakakis, University Counsel

This workshop will cover the basics of FERPA as they apply to advising, best practices for advisors concerning applicable laws and regulations, and other liability issues that may arise during the course of advising students.

Dates & Times February 26 12pm - 12:50pm Rescheduled