Advisor Workshops

Each semester the Student Success Office facilitates workshops to support the advising community. Below you can view information on our next presentation and access past presentations.

Upcoming Workshops/Presentations

How the BETA Team Can Help Advisors
Presenters: Dr. John Zacker and Maria Lonsbury

Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310A

Registration is CLOSED.
The BETA (Behavior Evaluation and Threat Assessment) Team evaluates reports about UMD students who are concerning, disruptive, or threatening. They bring expertise from various functional areas: public safety, mental health, counseling, student conduct, and student affairs to assess concerning behavior and to develop strategies to support the well-being and academic success of all students. This workshop with provide a comprehensive overview on the BETA Team and how they can be used as a valuable resource for the UMD advising community.


BROWN BAG WORKSHOP: Supporting the Invisible Needs of Students: Addressing Food and Housing Insecurity
Presenters: Dawit Lemma, Director of Financial Aid; Brian Watkins, Director of Parent & Family Affairs; Colleen Wright-Riva, Director of Dining Services

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310A

Registration is CLOSED.
This workshop is led by key directors on campus who serve together on the Fostering Terp Success Working Group. Fostering Terp Success is a new initiative to provide support systems for students who have experienced foster care, are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, or who are without a family support network. They will provide a general overview of the issues/challenges faced by students, especially related to food and housing insecurity, and identify the key places for advisors to make referrals.


BROWN BAG WORKSHOP: Mental Health & Wellness Resources on Campus
Presenters: Dr. Tessa Wimberley and Dr. Yi-Jiun Lin, UMD Counseling Center

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310B

Registration is CLOSED.
Representatives from the UMD Counseling Center will present on the topic of Mental Health Resources on Campus (both Counseling Center and Health Center resources) and will provide some tools for coping with stress when working with students in the current campus climate.


Review of GenEd Requirements and Role of 4 Year Plans
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Kiely and Dr. Ann Smith

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310A

RSVP for Tuesday, April 23 HERE.
Are you confused about the General Education program requirements? Wonder why we publish 4-year plans? This workshop will outline GenEd categories and give an overview of the Student Academic Success-Degree Completion program.


Past Presentations

Fall 2018: Reenrollment Basics

Fall 2018: Working With Undocumented Students, Laura M. Bohórquez Garcia

Spring 2018: Building Your Career & Leadership Skills, Cynthia Stevens

Spring 2018: Online Teaching Workshop, Sandra Loughlin and Ben Bederson

Fall 2017: Self and Community Care in Midst of Racial Trauma, Dr. Carlton Green

Spring 2017: General Education and Transfer Credit Services

Spring 2017: Working With and Supporting Undocumented Students

Fall 2016: Hold File Waitlist

Spring 2016: Academic Clemency

Fall 2015: Reenrollment Process for Non-Advising Units

Spring 2015: Reenrollment Process After the Decision

Fall 2014: Introduction to the Reenrollment Process