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Volume 2 - Issue 2
September 2011


Sunday on Skype 9/18/11

Sundays on Skype

On scheduled Sundays from 8pm-10pm (see web for dates) an Academic Advisor will be available via Skype to answer advising questions related to CCPS majors or minors or to review basic university information. Students may chat, call, or use a video webcam using the Skype service.

Connect with us @ CCPS_ADVISOR

More information about this new service is available at

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En Route to a Social Work Career 9/19/11

En Route to a Social Work Career

These group advising sessions are specifically designed for first and second year Social Work major or students interested in learning more about this major. Students need only attend one of the sessions. During the session students will learn more about the Social Work major, the program entrance requirements, and the application timeline. This is an important first step on the pathway to a career in Social Work. Attendance at one of these sessions is STRONGLY encouraged so that students are better prepared for entrance to the program and are able to stay on track for a degree in four years. MORE INFORMATION

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CCPS Student Success Series Begins 9/21/11

Student Success Seminar Series

The CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center Student Success Series returns for Fall 2011. This workshop series helps students develop time management skills, learn more about study skills and test taking strategies, or create a comprehensive academic plan to improve their academic standing. These workshops are open to any student in any program! To help us plan, RSVP’s are required. MORE INFORMATION

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Faculty & Advisors Welcome!! - Fall Academic Advising Forum - 9/29/11

Fall Academic Advising Forum

September 29th 3-5pm in 2215/2216 Kirkhof Center

RSVP with the University Academic Advising Council at www.gvsu.edu/seminar/

In 2008, the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) identified ten educational practices where research has demonstrated a significant impact on student success.These educational practices have been termed High Impact Educational Practices and include undergraduate research, study abroad, service learning, learning communities, and internships among others. The University Academic Advising Council (UAAC) invites you to this fall forum to learn more about some of these practices at Grand Valley State University. The forum will provide an expert panel of GVSU faculty & staff who are engaged in one of the High Impact areas to present on what kind of impact these activities have on our students. The session will then break into round tables with additional faculty & staff experts who will lead discussions in their particular areas. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in 2 different round tables during this time to learn about these high impact experiences at GVSU.
For more information about High Impact Educational Practices see the AAC&U website: http://www.aacu.org/leap/hip.cfm

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