Academic Advising Seminars
Spring 2016 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
College Student Mental Health: Equipping Advisers to Refer and Care for Students
Friday, February 12, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Hosted by Schreyer Honors College
Are you reluctant to engage in advising conversations about students’ mental health and wellness even when it may be beneficial? Are you familiar with campus resources that provide support for these concerns? What happens when you refer a student? What is the process? Guest panelists will highlight mental health/wellness issues as they intersect with academic advising concerns, provide information to facilitate conversations with students about these topics, and reframe common misconceptions about campus resources. This session will help attendees more confidently and resourcefully observe, communicate, and refer students with mental health/wellness issues.
- Stacy Jones, community health educator for University Health Services
- Mary Anne Knapp, coordinator of outreach for University Health Services
- Megan Marshall, academic adviser in the Smeal College of Business
- Joan Miller, academic adviser in the Division of Undergraduate Studies
- Suzanne Zeman, coordinator of educational services for University Health Services
Full recording at: https://meeting.psu.edu/p948nfotq28/
Curricular Differences: ENGL 015 and ESL 015
Monday, March 21, noon to 1:00 p.m.
102 Weaver Building, University Park
As members of the academic advising community work with students from different countries to choose between English (ENGL) 015 and English as a Second Language (ESL) 015, broadening our understanding of the curricular aspects of each can help to ensure our discussions with students are productive and meaningful.
This session will address:
- the curricular features of the two courses (what is similar, what is different)
- the types of assignments students typically complete in each
- tips to help students determine which course may be more appropriate to schedule
- Deryn Verity, director of ESL/EAP Programs (English as a Second Language/English for Academic Purposes), College of the Liberal Arts
- Erica Fleming, lecturer in English, College of the Liberal Arts
Full recording at: https://meeting.psu.edu/p98ujkl67z5/
Presentation slides can be downloaded here.