Asian Languages and Literatures Panel Discussion
Thursday, December 13, 8:30-10:00am, Folwell Hall room 112
This interactive session will feature instructors from the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures (ALL) to discuss how advisers can increase our awareness when working with students who identify as having cultural origins in Asia. ALL will provide historical context on the origin of names and pronunciation for each of the cultures represented on the panel. Also, ALL instructors will summarize their role in the department, specializations, interests, etc.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Wednesday, November 7, 3:00-4:30pm -- Burton Hall, room 120
AAN is pleased to sponsor our next professional development event on Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs). This program is dedicated to informing advisers about the many outstanding year-round and summer REUs, including but not limited to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), that provide research and graduate school preparation experiences.
Staff representing a number of REU programs will be on hand to share about the importance and benefits of undergraduate research, tips for helping students find REUs at the U and at other institutions, discuss application expectations and deadlines, and identify options for students traditionally underrepresented in graduate school (ex. first generation, low-income, minority).
The session format will be highly interactive with a panel discussion and ample time for Q&A. This session is geared for both new and experienced advisers. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sample of U of M REU Programs to be represented:
Evelyn Juliussen -- Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Program
Douglas Ernie -- Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Patricia Whyte -- Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP), Office for Diversity in Graduate Education
Celia Gershenson -- Psychology REU
Diana Dalbotten -- National Center For Earth Surface and Dynamics
Frank Snowden -- Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Material Science
Anthony Albecker -- TRiO McNair Scholars Program
Academic Advising Town Hall 2012
AAN is pleased to host an Academic Advising Town Hall on Thursday, October 11 from 3:00-4:30pm in Tate Lab of Physics, room 150 with Laura Coffin Koch and Mark Bultmann. They will be on hand to provide updates and address questions and concerns regarding advising at the University of Minnesota.
Click here for the notes from the Town Hall:
Financial Aid 2012-2013 Update
AAN welcomes Kris Wright, Director of Student Finance, to our first AAN professional development event of the 2012-2013 academic year! Find out what academic advisers need to know about financial aid and learn more about the resources the U has to offer our students. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A discussion.
Come join the conversation on Thursday, September 20th at 8:30-10am in Nicholson Hall, room 35. A light breakfast and refreshments will be served starting at 8:15am. We hope to see you there!
Click here to view the presentation: