Central Connecticut State University
I am currently working as a graduate assistant to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Central Connecticut State University. My duties include:
- Manage the Early Academic Warning system for all undergraduate students. This system is designed for faculty to alert students for academic reasons (attendance, grades, behavior, etc.) and is maintained by the Student Affairs office, the Learning Center and the Registrar's office. In Student Affairs, I contact all students who have been put on our list to inform them of their position and offer to meet with them to find opportunities for improvement. Sometimes advice is the only thing that is needed but oftentimes we uncover an underlying problem that students need help and support with.
- Assist in planning and implementing First-Year Student Orientations, Transfer Orientations and summer Advising Days. These programs take a lot of time and effort to undertake and our office works with many other departments on-campus to implement these. In particular, the Student Affairs office works as the main Orientation office with the Assistant Dean as the head of Orientation programming. We manage the list of all incoming students, inform them of their responsibilities before coming on campus and then manage the database that holds all of their Orientation registration information. We plan out their itineraries for each Advising Day and program their weekend activities/programs for Opening Weekend.
- Create, edit and update documents and webpages regarding first-year and transfer students
- Meet and assist students with problems relating to academic performance or personal issues.