Stay Day 2011: Session II

Session II: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Impact of Operational Excellence from a Student Perspective
Student Experience Panel
Krutch Theatre

Marcia Gee Riley, Ombuds Office for Students & Postdoctoral Appointees
This is an opportunity to hear directly from students their perspective of the Student Services Initiative of OE. They will share their experiences of how student services have impacted their student success thus far and what they hope to see in the future with the proposed changes of OE.Staff will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue and ask questions of the panelists.

Student Success: Negotiating Between Personal Passon and Family Expectations
Room 102

Annalyn Cruz, Academic Services, Office of Student Development, Jenny Olmedo, Counseling & Psychological Services, & Jane Paris, Office of Undergraduate Advising
Many students at Cal struggle with choosing a major that fits their needs, hopes and passions. What happens if family pressure adds to this struggle? What are some cultural issues that we as staff should be aware of when working with this population? How can we best support students to academically succeed and negotiate family expectations and personal passion? Join us for this interactive session on how to best support this important community at Cal.

Inspirational and Innovative Outreach
Room 203

Barbara Hightower, Computer Science Division, Leslie Bowling-Dyer, Colleen Lewis, & Luke Segars, EECS

Inspiring the next generation of students to become successful computer scientists is a key initiative for the Electrical Engineering and  Computer Sciences Department. In December 2010, EECS held an innovative event for 250 local high school students during which EECS graduate students, undergraduate students and faculty demonstrated some of the practical and fun applications of computer science. Student participants benefited from hands-on learning activities in computer labs, interacted with Berkeley students, and heard our faculty talk about cutting-edge research and the future of computer science. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from students, teachers and parents we are making plans to repeat this event in Fall 2011. In this interactive workshop, we will explore how this event contributed to student success including academic preparation and motivating students to dream big, present best practices for outreach events and provide opportunities for you to strategically approach an outreach event for your unit or department.

Trans 101
Room 204

Marisa Boyce & Billy Curtis, Gender Equity Resource Center, & Mike Potoczniak, Counseling & Psychological Services

Have you ever wondered: What name and pronoun do I use to be respectful of a transperson? What is the difference between “transgender” and “transsexual”? What are the impediments to a trans student’s academic success? How do we support trans students to have safe and equitable access to restrooms? We will cover these topics and discuss how to create a welcoming environment for trans students in your department and at UC Berkeley.

Promoting International Student Success: Campus-Wide Advising Strategies
Focused Dialogue
Executive Dining Room

Rebecca Sablo, Berkeley International Office, Jesus Arciniega, L&S Undergraduate Advising, Kin-Ming Chan, Counseling & Psychological Services, Alberto Ledesma, Student Learning Center, & Lorena Valdez, Transfer, Re-entry, & Student Parent Center

This workshop will provide an interactive space for an expert staff panel and participants to discuss the trends they've experiences and strategies they've employed in helping international students have a successful experience at Berkeley.
The goal of this workshop is to promote an inclusive and supportive campus environment towards our growing international student population by showcasing the services and advising strategies used to promote student success. Through our collective efforts, units across campus can all share in their success.
In a panel discussion, student services staff who work closely with international students will offer case studies that highlight their services and techniques for working with international students. Following the panel, workshop participants will break into small groups to problem-solve a new set of case studies using appropriate and supportive advising strategies.

Students As Colleagues
Student Experience Panel
Garden Room

Mike Bishop & Brendan McVeigh, Cal Corps Public Service Center

Students who engage in service to others receive tremendous benefits themselves. Through the Cal Corps Public Service Center students collaborate with professional staff to offer high quality social action programming to the wider campus. Beyond “feeling good” about “doing good”, these students build leadership/transferable skills and come to view service as central to their academic and social experiences at Cal. Attend this session to hear from past and current student leaders who embody the Center’s efforts to foster a life-long commitment to public service.