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Embark! Taking Care of Business Session. July 9, 2012 Concordia University Texas. Concordia University Texas. Welcome. Kristi Kirk Vice Provost – Student & Enrollment Services Kristi.kirk@concordia.edu 512-313-4601 Brief introduction to the services CTX provides to you and your students.

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embark taking care of business session

Embark!Taking Care of BusinessSession

July 9, 2012

Concordia University Texas

welcome

Concordia University Texas

Welcome
  • Kristi Kirk
    • Vice Provost – Student & Enrollment Services
    • Kristi.kirk@concordia.edu
    • 512-313-4601
  • Brief introduction to the services CTX provides to you and your students
ferpa

Concordia University Texas

FERPA
  • The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
    • Is a 1974 Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
    • Gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records.
    • Transfers these rights to the student upon reaching the age of 18 or attending a school beyond the high school level.
    • See www.concordia.edu/FERPA
student central

Concordia University Texas

Student Central
  • Your one stop office for all things CTX.
    • Combines the administrative functions of the Student Accounts, Financial Aid & Registrar’s Offices.
    • A great resource to ask ANY question your student might have about anything on campus.

Contact them at:

512-313-4700

studentcentral@concordia.edu

student central grades registration academics

Concordia University Texas

Student Central – Grades/Registration/Academics
  • Academic issues
    • Add or drop classes
    • Change major
    • Request degree audit or apply for graduation
    • Special requests (independent study, course by arrangement, course substitution)
  • Change Personal information (name, address)
  • Enrollment Verification and transcripts
student central financial

Concordia University Texas

Student Central - Financial
  • Financial Aid
    • Turn in paperwork
    • Ask questions
  • Student Accounts
    • Pay bills
    • Set up payment plans
    • Ask questions
academic advising

Concordia University Texas

Academic Advising
  • Progress towards graduation at the rate that YOU (the student) chooses.
  • Resources to help choose a major, pick classes, think about careers.
    • Academic Advising office
      • Sandra Brown, Coordinator, 512-313-5011, Sandra.brown@concordia.edu
      • Peer Advising office – 213
      • Faculty Advisors
career services

Concordia University Texas

Career Services
  • Trained Career Counselor –
    • Joyce Sinclair, Coordinator, 512-313-5041, joyce.sinclair@concordia.edu
  • Assists with:
    • Part-time and on campus employment
    • Internships
    • Post graduation full-time employment
    • Resume building
    • Career assessments
  • Events
    • Etiquette event – September 25
    • Job Fairs
career services1

Concordia University Texas

Career Services
  • Student Employment
    • Opens August 1st
    • See Career services webpage
      • www.myinterfase.com/concordia-texas/student
student success center disabilities office

Concordia University Texas

Student Success Center –Disabilities Office
  • CTX makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students with disabilities according to federal guidelines.
  • Need to fill out Intake Form and submit with supporting documentation to the Director of the Student Success Center   www.concordia.edu/disabilities
  • Academic accommodations are available, e.g. extra time to test, note takers, etc. 
  • Unlike K-12, in higher education the student is responsible to request accommodations, inform professors of need and stay in contact with the Director.
  • Contact: Ruth Cooper, Director, 512-313-5031, ruth.cooper@concordia.edu
student success center academic coaching

Concordia University Texas

Student Success Center – Academic Coaching
  • Smarthinking.com is an online tutoring program for multiple subjects.
    • Math tutoring is available 24/7
    • Writing Center for assistance with papers
    • Access smarthinking.com through Blackboard
  • Peer Academic Coaching
    • Most subjects can be accommodated.
    • Call, email or text coaches to schedule coaching.
student success center mental health counseling

Concordia University Texas

Student Success Center – Mental Health/Counseling
  • Concordia has a  Licensed Professional Counselor who provides brief counseling for CTX students without charge.   
    • Annie Ferrera, Counselor, 512-313-5032, ann-marie.ferrera@concordia.edu
  • Students needing ongoing counseling will be referred out to local counselors. 
  • Students contact  the counselor by email or phone to schedule appointments.
student services food service

Concordia University Texas

Student Services – Food Service
  • Food Service
    • Meal Plans
      • 19 meals/week, 14 meals/week, or 180 meals/semester
      • Commuter plan – 5 meals per week
    • Change plans in Student Central during the 1st 2 weeks of school
student services student activities

Concordia University Texas

Student Services – Student Activities
  • Fall activities
    • Week of Welcome (Aug 18-25)
    • Man v. Food: CTX Edition (Aug 30)
    • Tornado Tuesday (first Tuesday of every month) 
    • Retro Roller-skating (Sept 5)
    • Video Game Tournament (Sept 11)
    • Lake Travis Boat Party (Sept 15)
    • Taylor Mason: Live (Sept 20)
    • Campus Cook-Off (Sept 27)
    • Capture the Flag (Oct 4)
    • Homecoming and Family Weekend (Oct 19-21)
    • Kickball (Oct 25)
    • Campus-wide Blood Drive  (Oct 29)
    • World Series Watch Party (Oct TBD)
    • Paintball (Nov 10)
    • Turkey Bowling (Nov 13)
    • The Great Pumpkin Chase  (Nov 14)
    • Coffeehouse (Nov 28)
    • Christmas Tree Lighting  (Nov 29-tentative)
    • Evening with Your Professors and Midnight Madness (Dec 9)
    • CTX Night at the Texas Stars (Dec TBD)
  • Does not include: Residential Life, Outdoor recreation, Apartment Coordinators, Can-Do, Service Learning
student services special opportunities

Concordia University Texas

Student Services – Special Opportunities
  • Can Do Missions
    • Travel to: Apache Indian Reservation, New Orleans, Joplin, Alaska, Guatemala, Brazil, South Africa, Haiti
  • Study Abroad & Travel Courses
  • Service Learning
    • Volunteer projects at Emma Long Park, Church Under the Bridge, Micah 6, Texas Ramp Project, Summit Assisted Living, Texas Baptist Children’s Home
library services

Concordia University Texas

Library Services
  • Student Information Desk
  • Reference Librarian
  • Numerous electronic databases
  • Tex Share Card
  • Inter-library loan
  • Contact: Mikail McIntosh-Doty, Librarian, 512-313-5051, mikail.doty@concordia.edu
health resources

Concordia University Texas

Health Resources
  • Make sure your student knows insurance information and you have previously checked for local facilities that are covered by your insurance.
  • What if my student gets sick?
    • NextCare – 12701 N Fm 620
    • Minute Clinic - 11725 N Fm 620 (inside CVS)
    • RediClinic – 11521 N FM 620 (inside HEB)
    • See complete list in packet.
  • Encourage students to communicate with professors.
communication

Concordia University Texas

Communication
  • When in doubt about who to contact on

campus, always contact Student Central -512-313-4700 or studentcentral@concordia.edu.

  • What if my student is struggling academically, socially, or emotionally?
    • Try to “coach” your student through the difficulty rather than handle it for them.
    • Early alert form
    • Call: Director of Student Success Center (512-313-5031) or Director of Student Services (512-313-4304).
ctx will communicate with you when

Concordia University Texas

CTX will communicate with you when …
  • Remember FERPA
  • There is a life-threatening emergency regarding your student.
  • In disciplinary situations, we often require the students to discuss situation with parents.
  • Official CTX communication comes through CTX email or by mail to the permanent address in MyInfo.
parent connections

Concordia University Texas

Parent Connections
  • Some ways for you to stay involved
    • Websites:
      • www.concordia.edu/parents
      • www.concordia.edu/studentresources
    • Social media:
      • Twitter:
        • CTXParents
        • Concordiatx and CTXstudentlife
      • Facebook:
        • CTX Parents
        • Concordia University Texas and CTX Student Life
  • How You Can Help
    • Encourage your children to get involved
    • Encourage them to make connections
    • Encourage them to ask for help
family weekend

Concordia University Texas

Family Weekend

Join us October 19-21 for

Homecoming/Family Weekend

come back

Concordia University Texas

Come Back …

Tonight at 5:00pm – Dinner at The Oasis

Tomorrow

  • 10:00 Academic Symposium - a taste of the academic experience your student will have at CTX
  • 2:15 Customs Check - when you will receive a bill, complete Financial Aid, make a payment if you wish (2% discount if paying by cash or check today)