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  1. CSSA 101: The Basics 1 • Getting to know our • graduate program

  2. Mission Statement 2 • The program’s primary mission is to prepare individuals for professional administrative positions in student services departments at two- and four-year colleges and universities. • The curriculum emphasizes administrative leadership and management of programs and services.

  3. Presentation Agenda 3 • Core Values & Competencies • Part Time Vs. Full Time • Thesis Vs. Portfolio • Minor Vs. Specialization • Experiential Learning • Cohort Model & Dynamics

  4. CSSA Core Values & Competencies 4 • Core Values • Cultural & linguistic diversity • Verbal, written and virtual communication • Interpretation and use of research, information, and data • Adaptation to and use of evolving technology

  5. CSSA Core Values & Competencies 5 • Competencies • Knowledge and Understanding of Higher Education and Student Affairs • Professional Skills and Organizational Management • Knowledge and Understanding of Student Populations and Student Development • Delivery of Student Services • The Developing Professional

  6. Part Time Vs. Full Time 6

  7. Thesis Vs. Portfolio 7 • Thesis • Masters of Science • Research Based Document • Specifically Focused to Area of Interest • Portfolio • Masters of Education • Demonstrates Competency Completion • Capstone Project in Variety of Formats

  8. Minor Vs. Specialization 8 • Minor • Requires 15 graduate level credits • Formally declared with Graduate School • Minor Professor of your choice to be included on committee • Visible on Transcript

  9. Area of Specialization 9 • Comprised of 12 graduate level credits • 3 credits must be a related internship • Designed by you! • Emphasis on chosen functional area or topic • Not visible on transcript nor does it require formal declaration with graduate school • Electives can be within CSSA or another academic department

  10. Experiential Learning 10 • Internships • 9 credit hours required, can do more • 1 credit = 30 hours of work • Expectations negotiated between you and internship supervisor • Available at any institution and within any functional area • Project Credit • similar to an internship, not required • 1 credit = 30 hours of work • Assistantships • Can fulfill competencies • .49 FTE typically requires 19 to 20 hours of work each week • Specifics are job dependent

  11. Cohort Model & Dynamics 11 • Around 20 people, full time and part time • Each is different and unique • Offers support and collegiality • Friendships with people who have similar goals and interests • Networking opportunities

  12. Closing Thoughts 12 • Questions? • Contact us! • Presenters • Megan Jung: megan.jung@oregonstate.edu • Steven Wong: steven.wong@oregonstate.edu