Division of Undergraduate Studies advising seminars to begin Feb. 6

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Every semester the Division of Undergraduate Studies invites the Penn State community to lunchtime presentations featuring academic advising topics. These lunch-and-learn sessions provide opportunities for professional development, networking and advising discussions. No registration is necessary, and all faculty and staff members are welcome to attend and bring a lunch if desired. To accommodate schedules and campus locations, the March 19 seminar noted below will also be offered via Adobe Connect for live participation as well as recorded viewing later. 

FERPA: What Advisers Need to Know (and what can happen when they don't)
Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6
110 Henderson (The Living Center)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The Confidentiality/FERPA link on the registrar's home page provides details on how this law protects Penn State students. Robert Kubat, University registrar, and David Dulabon, associate general counsel in the Office of General Counsel, will share their knowledge, provide resources, discuss advising best practices and answer your FERPA questions. 

The Path to LionPATH: Advising Updates
Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 2
110 Henderson (The Living Center)

We know LionPATH will impact our work. Two advisers — Rhea Leydig, senior undergraduate studies adviser, and Tim Radio, academic advising manager — are serving as LionPATH business analysts. Find out how they represent the advising community as they work on the project. Hear the latest on the LionPATH implementation timeline and learn about advising resources that are in the works.

ALEKS: What Have We Learned about Placement, Remediation and Performance? *
Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19
114 McAllister Building

Get a statistical overview of the fall 2014 semester, including late drops, educational programming records and final grades. What might we learn from these numbers? Hear from those looking at the data and working on future plans: Tanya Furman, associate vice president and associate dean for Undergraduate Education; Janet Schulenberg, associate director of technology and curriculum for the Division of Undergraduate Studies; and Andrew Watters, analysis and planning consultant for the Office of Undergraduate Education. Join the discussion by sharing the impact that ALEKS has had on your work.

* To participate in this session via Adobe Connect, visit the following link at the start time indicated above: https://meeting.psu.edu/aleks.

Contact Laura Brown at 814-865-7576 or lsb7@psu.edu for additional seminar details.

The Division of Undergraduate Studies, a unit within the Office of Undergraduate Education, is Penn State’s largest unit of enrollment for first-year students, leads the development of advising policies and practices, manages the University-wide academic information network, and provides general academic advising for current and prospective Penn State students.

Last Updated May 12, 2016