Registration Open for Fall Master Advisor Workshops


Registration is now open for the fall 2018 Master Advisor Program workshops at

New Faculty Advisor Training, 3-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 in Kent Library Room 215:

This workshop will review the basics of advising at Southeast, such as Degree Works, Degree Maps and other advising tools in the Southeast Portal. This session will provide a foundation for faculty who are beginning advisors at Southeast and serves as an excellent prerequisite for the Master Advisor Workshop series, which will be offered at a later date. This workshop is not recommended for veteran faculty advisors. Refreshments will be served.

Topical Workshops:

Identifying and Supporting Students in Crisis, 3-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in the University Center Redhawks Room:

Dr. Shawn Guiling, instructor of psychology and licensed psychologist, will address how many students attend class with more than just the academic topic on their minds. They also bring with them emotional struggles ranging from personal losses to past traumas to current and future identity considerations. Statistically, few of these students will plan a trip to the Counseling Center. Therefore, given a rise in suicide rates and other mental health concerns, including on college campuses, it may be prudent for the instructor to have some awareness of student’s emotional lives and some understanding of how to identify and support those students. This workshop will review ideas and considerations for best practices regarding every day mental health support both inside and outside of the classroom, without needing to be a licensed therapist. Refreshments will be served.

Cultural Humility, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Robert A. Dempster Hall Room 125:

Dr. Linda Garner, associate professor of nursing, Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs, instructor and director of health communication and Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, professor of Spanish language and culture, will address the nuances of cultural humility and explore how engaging in the practice of humility can improve relationships with colleagues and students. The presenters will discuss cultural humility, which is a necessary but often forgotten component on the path to successful cultural competence. While cultural humility is recognized as an essential focus in intercultural relations, it is also a useful skill when interacting with any human. Cultural humility demonstrates a recognition of the subjectivity of those with whom one interacts. Refreshments will be served.

University Studies and Degree Works 2018, 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Kent Library, Room 215:

Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers, associate provost for Academic Effectiveness and Student Success, and Ryan Heslinga, assistant registrar, will present a review of the changes to the University Studies general education program along with an overview of the state of Missouri’s Core 42 curriculum, which are guaranteed to transfer to any two-year or four-year public university. The changes and updates to Degree Works audits as a result of the new University Studies requirements will also be reviewed. The goal of this session is to better understand how the changes to the University Studies curriculum affect Degree Works and provide suggestions for advisors to make to students during academic advising sessions. Refreshments will be served.