Academic Advising Seminars

Spring 2018 seminars

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


Promoting Student Metacognition: How to Study to Learn

Wednesday, February 7, noon–1:00 pm
Rescheduled to Monday, April 2, noon–1:00 p.m.

118 ASI Building

Jackie Bortiatynski, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Director, Center for Excellence in Science Education; John Waters, Assistant Department Head, Biology; and Josh Wede, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, will discuss research-based theories that support learning strategies and ways to enhance metacognition for students. Presenters will share how instructors and advisers can encourage students to utilize specific techniques and tools that will help their students learn: 

  • how to create good learning habits 
  • effective strategies for processing information
  • motivation and positive mindset
  • the most important factor in successful learning

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Office of Student Disability Resources: Variety of Topics

Wednesday, March 14, noon–1:00 pm

118 ASI Building

Keith Jervis, Director of Student Disability Resources (SDR) and Kim Barger from the same office will share updates and respond to the following topics:

  • Why there are more students with disabilities;
  • How SDR responds to these students;
  • The challenges in serving the current population of students with disabilities;
  • The role of advisors working with students with disabilities.

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Office for General Education: Connecting Curiosity and Career

Wednesday, March 28, noon–1:00 pm

118 ASI Building

Maggie Slattery, Assistant Dean and Director of the Office for General Education, will present information about the new General Education requirements and implementation. Please bring questions as ample time will be allocated to answer them. Some specific topics that will be addressed include:

  • the philosophy and rationale for the changes to our general education requirements
  • new and updated advising resources and tools for General Education conversations
  • information about communications that are planned for students
  • details about implementation of Integrative Studies courses

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Contact Terry Musser at 814-865-7576 or txm4@psu.edu for additional seminar details.

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