Some advisors are offering remote advising exclusively, some are back on campus but using more technology tools to advise, and others are somewhere in between. Join your R8 colleagues for a facilitated discussion about the remote advising lessons you’ve learned. Come prepared to share your tips, frustrations, questions, and favorite resources. Jenesis Long, R8’s Communication Coordinator, and Oregon State University’s (OSU) Undergraduate Student Success & Advising Experience Coordinator will be there to help answer questions and provide support based on the experience she’s gained as OSU’s Remote Advising Support Team Lead since their 250+ advisors went remote in March 2020.
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is now accepting applications for a new grant program aimed at helping Oregon veterans complete their educational goals. The Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Program provides financial assistance to veterans who are unable to complete their education due to the unavailability of one or more required classes.
“In Oregon, we believe our veterans should not have to miss out on the chance to reach their career and educational goals simply because of the timing of course offerings. At a time when student veterans’ schedules and finances may be more challenged due to the COVID-19 crisis, this program is needed now more than ever,” noted ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick. Under the program, eligible student veterans who are unable to complete their education due to the unavailability of required classes may receive grants of up to $5,000. Recipients must be a veteran eligible for GI Bill® benefits, must be an Oregon resident and must be enrolled in an Oregon-based academic program that is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
For more information about the Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Program, or to apply, visit the ODVA website athttps://www.oregon.gov/odva/agency-programs/grants/Pages/Educational-Bridge-Grant.aspx. Questions may also be directed to ODVA’s Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Coordinator, Scott Salazar, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503-373-2338.
Please see the NACADA reference, Advising in Times of Disruption, to learn more about the advising profession as we cope with COVID-19 globally.