Stay Day: Session II
Session II: 1:15pm-2:30pm
Communicating with the Twitter Generation
Sam Gordon, Campus Life & LeadershipProgram
In this Learnshop we will cover ideas, techniques, and tips to crafting effective messages to our very busy students. By creating efficient and effective communications we can cut down on student frustration while reducing professional workload. Topics covered will include: website tips, writing directions for complicated processes, and drafting email responses.
Annalyn Cruz & Emmanuel Lopez, Academic Services, Office of Student Development
Spontaneous! Fun! Positive! Energizing! These words describe the art of improv performance. Learn how to utilize basic improv knowledge, theory and practice to transform your organization and the students you work with into star performers. Discover your inner talent to lead center stage while also successfully supporting your ensemble backstage by attending this interactive and experiential workshop.
Stacy Holguin, Residential Living, Office of Student Development
The new Arizona anti-immigrant legislation and the Cal student strike this spring underline the profound personal and institutional barriers—and threats--undocumented students face in securing full, equitable college educations. Confusion and bias among university personnel about undocumented students’ legal status add to the challenges—linguistic, cultural, and economic among others—and outright discrimination most immigrant students face some time in their college careers. In this experiential workshop staff facilitators from Cal’s Immigrant Student Issues Coalition present a model through which advisors, academic counselors, students and faculty can become informed ally-advocates for undocumented students, supporting and facilitating their full inclusion in the college community.
Harumi Quinones, Admissions & Student Services, Advanced Law Degree Programs, Berkeley School of Law
This interactive dialogue will focus on how we can better ease our International graduate students into life at CAL and will focus on sharing solutions to overcome some of the most common hurdles International students face.
Students in Transition
Kim Guilfoyle, Haas School of Business, PhD Program, Meera Garud, Fall Programs for Freshman, Lorenz Valdez, Transfer Student Programs and Services, & Sabrina Soracco, Graduate Division
What adjustments do different student populations face during their first semester at Cal? A panel of experienced advisors representing undergraduate, transfer, and graduate programs will present the transitions commonly faced by the students they work with. There will be time for discussion and questions. Participants in this session will learn about the academic and personal adjustments of different student populations, advising challenges and techniques, and will gain an understanding of personal and