Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 2012 ACA General Meeting

The June 12, 2012 ACA General Meeting, sponsored by The School of Undergraduate Studies Center for Strategic Advising and featured presentations from the Hindi-Urdu Flagship Program, the AlcoholEdu Program, Student Financial Services Summer Withdrawal Process, and the Campus Climate Response Team.

A huge THANKS to The School of Undergraduate Studies Center for Strategic Advising for sponsoring our meeting.  They featured fruit, Taco Deli tacos, Round Rock Donuts, Jason's Deli Coffee, and a variety of juices. 

Dr. Rupert Snell and Selina Keilani presented on the Hindi Urdu Flagship undergraduate program at the University of Texas at Austin designed for students who wish to achieve advanced professional proficiency in Hindi and Urdu while majoring in a wide variety of programs, including Business, Communications, Engineering, and Liberal Arts. It is the first and only Hindi Urdu program of its kind, combining an intensive four-year curriculum with individual attention and mentoring by Flagship instructors and native-speaker teaching assistants. 
Dr. Rupert Snell - Professor

Selina Keilani - Asst. Director

Dr. KP Prince, Coordinator of the AlcoholEdu Program, gave ACA an update on how the program is structured and feedback on working with students who have not completed the on-line education module.

Dr. KP Prince - Coordinator of the AlcoholEdu Program

Office of Student Financial Services
Reanna Addison, Financial Aid Officer, presented on how the new federal guidelines that govern financial aid has impacted teh summer withdrawal process. 
Reanna Addison - Office of Student Financial Services
The Campus Climate Response Team, which was formed by President Powers in 2011, is a coordinated efforty by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and the Division of Student Affairs, to serve as a university-wide strategy resource team that will develop and facilitate the implementation of appropriate responses to campus climate incidents impacting the UT Austin community. Three members of the team - Ryan Miller, Katherine Antwi Green, and Brooke Bulow, informed ACA of the CCRTs purpose.
CCRT Members:  Katherine Antwi Green (Asst. Vice President), Brook Bulow (Director of Communications), & Ryan Miller (Senior Program Coordinator)
Angela Mirabito & Evelyn Meisell - Advisors in the McCombs School of Business. This meeting marks Evelyn's last meeting before her departure to Montenegro (we'll miss you Evelyn)
At the end of the meeting, several new ACA members were introduced.  See you in July for the final meeting of the academic year and the induction of our new ACA Executive Officers.

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