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Grand Valley State University

Advising Forum features CCPS Unit Head

Kathy Bailey

Fall 2013 Academic Advising Forum
Advising Difficult Students
Thursday, September 26th
3:00 – 5:00pm
330 Kennedy
Presented by: Dr. Kathleen Bailey, School of Criminal Justice

This information session will examine a unique relational approach of advising difficult students. Not only is it important that we understand our students, but realize that what lies below the surface of who they are, and who we are, informs our progress together. This experiential session will provide advisors and faculty a way to 1) understand GVSU’s unique student population, 2) hold, contain and understand their needs, 3) sort through students positions, interests and needs, 4) provide them insights into their behavior, and 5) value and support them. Space is limited so please register for this session under the Academic Advising Professional Development Committee.

Student Success Series Starts this Month

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Please share with students! The CCPS-UAC Student Success Series will be offered throughout the fall semester! Please let students know to RSVP as space is limited! MORE INFORMATION

The “Not So Secret” Secrets of Time Management
September 24th 6:30-7:30pm 2264 Kirkhof Center
October 22nd 6:30-7:30pm 2264 Kirkhof Center

Study Skills & Test Taking Strategies
October 8th 6:30-7:30pm 2264 Kirkhof Center
October 29th 6:30-7:30pm 2264 Kirkhof Center

Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair

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9/12/2013 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
Henry Hall Atrium
The Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair is an opportunity for students to connect with various agencies in the greater Grand Rapids area. Up to 50 agencies offering volunteer and/or internship opportunities will be present! Resumes and business attire are not required but may be appropriate for those looking for internships. MORE INFORMATION

Brown Bag Series for New and Seasoned Advisors/Mentors

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The Academic Advising Professional Development Committee will be holding several topical brown bag workshops focused on issues such as Cultural Competence, Mental Health Issues, and Working with At-Risk Students. These workshops are suitable for new and continuing faculty mentors and professional advisors with an interest in learning more about these topics. View the schedule and reserve your space under the Academic Advising and Professional Development Committee section.

MAP-Works Set to Launch in September

MAP-Works is an innovative web-based program that helps to improve the transition to college.  This program fits right in with Grand Valley’s long standing focus on our students.

The program is based on helping students with 4 major concepts:

•    Learning (Expected grades, grades earned in the past, basic study skills, maximization of study skills)
•    Connections (Student activities and residence hall life)
•    Making Healthy Choices (Time management, eating healthy)
•    Knowing Yourself (Academic abilities and self-management)

Student Report: A personal GPS
Upon completion of the program, students receive a personalized report in an easy to understand format. The report will compare individuals to other first-year peers to help better understand attitudes and strengths and weaknesses. The feedback will also include academic strategies and help connect students to valuable university resources.

MAP-Works Advising Team Support
The MAP-Works advising team will also review some reports and will provide students with useful information about how to make the most out of the Grand Valley State experience

MAP-Works will be available to First-Year Students from September 16th - October 7th.