Academic Advising Noon Seminars

Spring 2015 brown-bag lunch series

What are they? Forums for discussing academic advising

Who’s invited? All faculty and staff (please spread the word)

Why attend? To network, share how-to’s, and learn about advising resources

FERPA: What Advisers Need to Know (and what can happen when they don't)

Friday, February 6, noon to 1:00 p.m.
110 Henderson (The Living Center

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The Confidentiality/FERPA link on the Registrar's home page provides details on how this law protects Penn State students. Robert Kubat, University registrar, and David Dulabon, associate general counsel in the Office of General Counsel, will share their knowledge, provide resources, discuss advising best practices, and answer your FERPA questions. 


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The Path to LionPATH: Advising Updates

Monday, March 2, noon to 1:00 p.m.
110 Henderson (The Living Center

We know LionPATH will impact our work. Two advisers—Rhea Leydig, senior undergraduate studies adviser, and Tim Radio, academic advising manager—are serving as LionPATH business analysts. Find out how they represent the advising community as they work on the project. Hear the latest on the LionPATH implementation timeline and learn about advising resources that are in the works.

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ALEKS: What Have We Learned about Placement, Remediation, and Performance? *

Thursday, March 19, noon to 1:00 p.m.
114 McAllister Building

Get a statistical overview of the fall 2014 semester, including late drops, EPRs, and final grades. What might we learn from these numbers? Hear from those looking at the data and working on future plans: Tanya Furman, associate vice president and associate dean for Undergraduate Education; Janet Schulenberg, associate director of technology and curriculum for the Division of Undergraduate Studies; and Andrew Watters, analysis and planning consultant for the Office of Undergraduate Education. Join in the discussion by sharing the impact that ALEKS has had on your work.

* To participate in this session via Adobe Connect, visit the following link at the start time indicated above:

View the recording here: (Note: video starts about 5 minutes into the actual presentation. We apologize for the inconvenience).

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Contact Laura Brown at 814-865-7576 or for additional seminar details.

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