Graduate Student Services Forum

November 7, 2013, 8:30-12 noon

Tresidder Union, Oak Lounge

This half-day forum, for graduate student services professionals, is intended to help cultivate connections across campus, to celebrate the hard work and professional dedication of these staff members, and to help them develop new contacts and skills to take back to their Schools, Departments and Centers. The event will feature keynote speaker Patricia J. Gumport, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Professor of Education and Director, Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research. Professor Gumport’s talk will be followed by a panel of representatives from across the University to discuss how their offices work together to identify options for a student in crisis, focusing on leave of absence and/or separation from the University. The morning will conclude with a choice of two break-out sessions.

Forum Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Networking
Continental breakfast provided

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Keynote: Patricia J. Gumport
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Professor of Education
Director, Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research

Presentation Slides: Graduate Education: Stanford & National Context

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Leave of Absence and/or
Separation from the University Panel

Office of Accessible Education, Graduate Life Office, Bechtel International Center, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Stanford Humanities & Science

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.



11:00 - 12:00 noon

Breakout #1
Getting off the Ground with New GFS Reports
(Janice Pang, Karen Cooper, Sri Vemparala, Clara Carter)
All reports in the Reportmart1 portal will be moving to the new OBIEE environment early next year. This session will offer a preview of the GFS reports that have been converted to the new environment, with feedback from a team of expert GFS report users. Come and see what will be different and what will remain the same. You'll see a demonstration of the new reports, and staff from Administrative Systems and Financial Aid will be available to answer questions.

Presentation Slides: Getting off the Ground with the New GFS reports


Breakout #2
Navigating Student Financial Emergencies and Special Circumstances
(Mariko Joplin, N’Kenge Haines, TJ Fletcher)
In this joint Student Services Center and Financial Aid Office breakout session, discuss financial issues that may come up during a student’s time at Stanford and how staff can help students navigate those issues. Topics may include: Emergency Grant in Aid, 6th year student completion funding, loans/grants, relocation/transition funding, SSC payment options, and what to do in the event of a financial crisis.

Presentation Slides: Navigating Student Financial Emergencies and Special Circumstances

Committee Members: Vanessa Bravo, Marianne Chatterton, Shu-Ling Chen, Nancy Child, Alyssa Ferree, Sally Gressens, Roni Holeton, Dan King, Kate McKinney, Janice Pang, Jeanne Su, Jeannie Trump, Suzi Weersing

Updated on October 16, 2017 1:12 PM