Academic Advising Seminars

Fall 2017 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

The Student Engagement Network

Thursday, October 19, noon–1 p.m.

205 University Health Services Building

Michael Zeman, Director of the Penn State Student Engagement Network, will present information about the Network and why advisers should inform students of this opportunity. At Penn State, engagement includes both curricular and co-curricular student activities. Student engagement contributes to intellectual, personal, and social development, and fosters integration into University life, adding distinction and value to undergraduate experiences. Furthermore, student engagement leads to the success of students as citizens and leaders—locally, nationally, and globally.

The Student Engagement Network is comprised of four essential components:

  1. Online search portal where students can find engagement experiences ranging from clubs and organizations to research and study abroad opportunities (coming soon)
  2. Engagement Space in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park (coming soon)
  3. Grants for students to participate in engagement experiences
  4. Internship program for the development of student engagement ambassadors

Feel free to bring your lunch to this informative program!

View the recording of the presentation.

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Title IX: What Academic Advisers Need to Know

Wednesday, November 15, noon–1:00 pm

118 ASI Building

This presentation will familiarize participants with Title IX and Title IX behaviors, share responsible employee obligations, explain what happens once a report is made, and provide information on resources and accommodations available to individuals impacted by a Title IX incident.

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Spring 2018 seminars

Promoting Student Metacognition: How to Study to Learn

Wednesday, February 7, noon–1:00 pm

205 University Health Services UHS

Jackie Bortiatynski, Eberly College of Science, and Josh Wede, College of Liberal Arts, 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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Topic TBD

Wednesday, March 14, noon–1:00 pm

Location TBD

Save the date!  Details coming soon!

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Contact Terry Musser at 814-865-7576 or for additional seminar details.

See all previous Academic Advising Noon Seminars


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