Understanding Our Students

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Understanding Our Students Series, AY2014-15

Facilitated by Amy Strage, Interim Director, Center for Faculty Development

Learn about the strengths and needs of various segments of our student population. Discover campus resources available to them - and to you.

Join your colleagues for brown-bag lunch and conversation, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at IRC 101. Descriptions of the focus for AY 2014-15 as follows:

Wednesday
10/15/2014

Student Athletes

Student athletes are truly amazing people. In order to excel at their sport and in the classroom, they must manage their time wisely.  In addition to long hours of practice, their commitment to their sport often requires days “on the bus”, away from campus. Some are remarkably successful, both academically and athletically.  Others seem to struggle more.  In this session, we invite faculty and staff to come and learn about ways we can support these dedicated students.

Wednesday
11/12/2014

Veterans, Members of the Military, and Their Families

There are currently several hundred students enrolled at SJSU who are veterans, members of the military, or their dependents. The life-experiences of this group of students are often very different from those of other students on our campus.  Many of them are thriving.  Others seem to struggle more.  We invite faculty and staff to come and learn about ways we can support these dedicated students.

Tuesday
12/09/2014

First-time Students (Frosh and Transfer)

We welcomed several thousand first-time students to the campus this September. For many of them, the transition to SJSU was momentous - they have spent the last few weeks adjusting to the size of the campus, the diversity of the people here, and the greater demand on them to manage their academic and social lives,  Many of these students are completely acclimated.  Others seem to be taking a bit more time to find their way.  We invite faculty and staff to come and learn about ways we can support these students and help them launch successful careers here.

Wednesday
2/11/2015

Student Members of Fraternities and Sororities

Over 1000 SJSU students - about 5% of our undergraduate student population - are currently members of one of the nearly three-dozen fraternities and sororities on campus.  Charters and particular missions or goals of the various houses differ, but the core values for each are straightforward:  Family, academics, service and leadership.  We invite faculty and staff to come and learn about “Greek life” (the portrayal in Animal House is far from accurate!!!!), and about the opportunities and challenges fraternity/sorority membership present for our students.

Tuesday
3/17/2015

First-generation Students

SJSU has a long tradition of welcoming first-generation students to its midst.  While these students are very motivated and eager to succeed, many do not have the advantage of friends or family to guide them as they make their way to and through the university.  We invite you to come and learn about the various kinds of challenges and supports available to this segment of our student population.

AY 2014-15 Program Schedule [pdf]

 

AY 2013-14

Tuesday
10/08/2013

Student Athletes

 

Tuesday
11/12/2013

Veterans, Members of the Military, and Their Families

 

Tuesday
12/10/2013

First-time Students (Frosh and Transfer)

 

Wednesday
2/12/2014

Student Members of Fraternities and Sororities

 

Wednesday
3/19/2014

First-generation Students

 

Wednesday
4/16/2014

International Students