Policy and Student Populations Training Session for Advisors

Policy and Student Populations Training Sessions

Transitional and academic policies related to each of the following student populations in the order they are presented.

You are welcome to attend one, two, three, or all components; however, we recommend that newer advisors attend all components.

This is a component of the Policy and Student Population training session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • To leave with a conceptual understanding of a transfer student's experience from application to orientation
  • To obtain data about transfer students
  • Understand the transfer credit review process, including international
  • Institutional accreditation
  • How to read a transfer credit report
  • How to use Transferology and CollegeSource
  • Discussion about non-traditional forms of transfer credit

Format
Power Point presentation, with time for questions and discussion

Pre-requisite(s)
No formal pre-requisites, but participants may find it helpful to look over the materials on http://registrar.osu.edu/Transfer_Credit/index.asp

Facilitator(s)
Misty Lenhart.81, Assistant Registrar, Transfer Credit Center

Session Length
1 hour

This is a component of the Policy and Student Population training session.

Learning Outcomes

  • (Knowledge) Identify the Office of Military & Veterans Services, their responsibilities, and what programs they offer to Student-Veterans.
  • (Comprehension) Define how you may interact with Student-Veterans, what role you play in furthering their education, and how your interactions and advice to them possibly affect their veteran educational benefits. Know basics about Transfer Credit and ACE Guidance for military members/Veterans. Understand the rules, impacts and effects of Drop/Adds, benefits certifications and re-certifications, Full-time determinations (Fed FA vs VA), retroactive withdrawals, Freshman Forgiveness, and mobilization/deployment on this population
  • (Evaluation) Recognize and know where to get the tools and aids available to you as advisors when working with this population.

Format
Session is an interactive discussion with MilVets Staff and assigned advisors from Explorationquestions are welcome throughout and at the end.

Pre-requisite(s)
Please complete the Kognito interactive training module at: Veterans On Campus Training (Use your OSU.# e-mail address for your account and the OSU enrollment key of osu41).

Facilitator(s)
Amanda Patterson.481

Session Length
1 hour

This is a component of the Policy and Student Population training session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • At the end of the session, participants should be able to answer the following questions:
  • Who is considered an international student?
  • Where are Ohio State's international students from?
  • How do immigration regulations impact international students' academic experience?
  • What do international students want you to know about their culture?
  • What types of programs and support services are offered for international students through the Office of International Affairs and other offices on campus?

Format
Power Point presentation, with time for questions and discussion

Pre-requisite(s)
No formal preq-requisites, but participants may find it helpful to look through the International Students pages of the Office of International Affairs' web site http://oia.osu.edu/international-students.html

Facilitator(s)
Caroline Omolesky.2, Program Officer for Sponsored Programs and Academic Liaison, at the Office of International Affairs

Session Length
1 hour

This is a component of the Policy and Student Population training session.

Learning Objective(s)
At the end of the session, participants should be able to answer the following questions:

  • Who is considered a student-athlete?
  • How do NCAA and Big Ten Conference regulations impact the student athletes' academic experience ?
  • What situations do SASSO Athletic Academic Counselors and Academic Advisors collaborate on to assist student-athletes?
  • What types of programs and support services are offered through the Student Athlete Support Services Office (SASSO)?

Format
PowerPoint presentation with time for questions and discussion.

Prerequisite(s)
Review the resource documents/website below.
Academic Projection Planning WorksheetCOMP_Academic_Chart
SAMPLE_Permission to Drop Letter on Letterhead.
Participants may also find it helpful to look over the SASSO web site.

Facilitator(s)
Vicki Melnick, Associate Director, Student Athlete Support Services Office and Sue Ellen Dehority, Academic Advisor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Session Length
1 hour

Session Details

Intended Audience
Full-time academic advisors and staff with advising-related responsibilities.

Purpose of Session
Informational and Developmental

Essential Advising Skills

  • Understand and appreciate the value of diversity
  • Respond appropriately and adaptively to each student's needs
  • Attend to individual inquiries and problems, explore appropriate resolutions, and identify relevant resourcesFollow policies and procedures at multiple levels (unit, university, FERPA, etc.)

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Asks for advising help/actively seeks out relevant information
  • Collaborates with advisor by scheduling, preparing for, attending, and following up on appointments, ongoing degree planning, and other university business
  • Understands university policies and procedures