Mason Advisor Certificate (MAC) Program
The MAC program is designed to provide a codified training experience to enhance and develop the Mason advising experience. This six-module training series is intended for new and existing advisors alike and will provide a cohesive curriculum centered around topics related to advising approaches, Mason policies and procedures, advising tools, university resources, developing your advising philosophy, and much more!
Individuals interested in the MAC program are required to complete all six of the advising modules listed below as well as complete three elective workshops (Safe Zone, Mason Cares, Degree Works, etc.). Participants will receive a Mason Advisor Certificate Passbook, where completion of modules and electives will be recorded. Completed Passbooks can be mailed to MSN: 5B1.
Modules and Dates
Mason Advisor Certificate Program: Advising 104: Building Rapport with Students
In this session advisors will understand and practice the communication skills necessary to become a successful advisor. Topics discussed will include questioning and listening skills, body language, difficult conversations and student decision-making skills.
Friday, April 7th, 2017
Mason Advisor Certificate Program: Advising 105: Working with Special Populations
In this panel-format session advisors will learn the consideration and skills necessary to work with special populations. The panel will consist of representatives from multiple on campus unites, such as International Programs and Services, Military Services, Student Conduct, Student Athletes, and Disability Services.
Friday, April 21st, 2017
Mason Advisor Certificate Program: Advising 106: Transfer Admissions Policies and Procedures
In this session advisors will develop a thorough understanding of the policies and procedures that guide transfer student admission, including the Guaranteed Admission Agreement, the transfer credit evaluation process, common issues with transfer admissions, and more.
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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