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Kr orientation 2010


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PowerPoint presentation at KR orientation 2010 of resources available to graduate students at The University of Arizona.

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Kr orientation 2010

  1. 1. Making the Best out of Your Grad Experience
  2. 2. The University of Arizona campus community is diverse and very active. Many services and programs have been created to serve all members of the community, on campus or online. These can help you become an active member of the University of Arizona community and achieve success in your graduate career.
  3. 3. These programs were established as a support system for students that come from different cultural and societal backgrounds. They may be first generation college students, English could be their second language, or feel uncomfortable due to a low number of peers they can relate to.
  4. 4. It is a great resource to access information about cultural studies, news and events, and programs that serve culturally diverse students. They open the doors to the world and to a new and exciting perspective to the college experience.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Under Access and Inclusion you can find links to four cultural centers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>African American Student Affairs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The mission of African American Student Affairs (AASA) is to facilitate a support system that helps students achieve academic excellence and an enriching African American cultural experience at the University of Arizona. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Asian Pacific American Student Affairs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA) is dedicated to cooperatively developing and maintaining an inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging and an appreciation for the diversity not only among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, but also within the entire University community. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><ul><li>Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our mission is to create a safe and welcoming environment that supports academic success, develops leadership, and embraces Chicano/Hispano students’ cultural identity. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Native American Student Affairs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our mission is to provide culturally sensitive academic counseling and support services to American Indian/Alaskan Native students enabling them to achieve academic excellence. We nurture student success by encouraging all students to proactively explore and shape our diverse campus community. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>They all offer a place where students can meet new people, network, and access services adapted to the needs of a specific cultural group. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Found under the umbrella of the Dean of Students Office. The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Affairs works to build, sustain and strengthen a safe, inclusive, and open environment for faculty, staff, appointed professionals, students, alumni, parents, and guests of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
  8. 8. <ul><li>As part of Knowledge River you have an interest on a Latino and Native American issues. The U of A offers academic programs geared towards the study of these cultures that may help you acquire a deeper understanding of the diversity within these cultures. You can take up to two out-of-department classes. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Center for Latin American Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To contribute to the teaching mission of the university through general </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>education courses, undergraduate to graduate degree programs focusing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>on Latin America. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Indian Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>American Indian Studies seeks to develop a strong understanding of the </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>languages, cultures, and sovereignty of American Indians/Alaska Natives, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>which honors our ancestors and their wisdom.” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>The Department of Mexican American and Raza Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Committed to contemporary applied public policy research on </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mexican Americans. As the leading public policy research center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>addressing issues of concern to this minority group in Arizona, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the MA&RS works collaboratively with key community agencies in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>promoting leadership and empowerment of Mexican Americans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>within the state and the nation. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Diversity Academic Programs <ul><ul><ul><li>Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) was established in 1983 by The University of Arizona Board of Regents and serves as a national resource for Native American communities and for persons working with Native American populations, especially those with chronic diseases or disabilities.  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region (2) immigration policy of the United States (3) Indigenous nations policy. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The Latino and Native American communities are extremely diverse. You can explore other programs that offer courses about specific groups or topics within the Latino and Native American communities. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institute for LGBT studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Women’s Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Linguistics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Africana Studies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. We all joined KR because we want to promote change in our communities. Joining a student organization will help you network and start working for that change we all want. They also offer career and leadership development.
  14. 14. <ul><li>Joining any of the student organizations that exist within SIRLS can help you network with nation wide organizations and offer a space to discuss library issues with your colleagues. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progresive Librarians Guild (PLG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>U of A Chapter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Student Organization (LSO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AZ Special Libraries’ Association Student Chapter (SLA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Society of American Archivists Student Chapter (SAA) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Joining an on-campus student organization can help you network and socialize outside of our small department. If you want to make a difference campus wide you can join the Graduate and Professional Student Council . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) was </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>created to promote the causes and concerns of the graduate student body, to create and foster programs beneficial for growth and interaction, to disburse funds for the benefit of professional development, and to serve as the representative body and voice at the University of Arizona, the University of Arizona Administration, and the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of graduate and professional students. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Student Organizations: Campus Wide Community <ul><li>The Associated Student of The University of Arizona has a list of all the recognized student clubs. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>As a student you can join professional organizations that can give you the opportunity to network and work with the community alongside professionals in the field. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>REFORMA Tucson Chapter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Tucson Chapter of REFORMA is autonomous. We work through the Tucson-area library systems and the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Documents to achieve local objectives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arizona Library Association (AzLA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Divisions, Interest Groups and Committees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International Interest Group </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The purpose of the group is to offer educational and social opportunities for Arizona librarians and library staff to further their knowledge of, and interest in, other countries and cultures.   </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Professional Organizations: AzLA Continued <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Native American Libraries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The purpose of the Native American Library Interest Group is to meet and share ideas, foster creativity, develop partnerships, inspire one another, enrich self knowledge, to strengthen and empower library services in improving the needs of the culturally unique twenty-two tribal communities. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Services to Diverse Populations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Services to Diverse Populations Interest Group works to promote equal access to information for populations which may be considered non-traditional or marginalized and which may not otherwise receive services. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>American Library Association (ALA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The stated mission is, “To provide leadership for the development, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promotion, and improvement of library and information services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and ensure access to information for all.” They have eleven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>divisions , seventeen roundtables and twenty-eight affiliated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organizations. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Professional Organizations: ALA Affiliates <ul><ul><ul><li>American Indian Library Association (AILA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The American Indian Library Association (AILA) is a membership action group that addresses the library-related needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Members are individuals and institutions interested in the development of programs to improve Indi an library, cultural, and informational services in school, public, and research libraries on reservations. AILA is also committed to disseminating information about Indian cultures, languages, values, and information needs to the library community. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>REFORMA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections to include Spanish-language and Latino oriented materials; the recruitment of more bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Latino population in regards to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Professional Organizations: International <ul><ul><li>The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. The University of Arizona offers various services to help the members of their community succeed in their academic and personal lives.
  23. 23. <ul><ul><li>Career Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They offer resume and CV writing tools and other tools to further your career. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Student Involvement and Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They offer social justice programs. Social Justice programs supports, advocates, and educates the University of Arizona and greater community in the areas of inequality and social injustices found in our society. We look at what we can learn from the distribution of power, privilege, and oppression. Our mission is to create a socially conscious campus. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Academic and Career Resources <ul><ul><li>Writing Skills Improvement Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Writing Skills Improvement Program was established to assist historically underrepresented students to improve their writing skills and achieve academic success at the University of Arizona. As time passed, WSIP expanded its services to serve the academic community at large by offering a series of Weekly Writing Workshops and Summer Institutes for Writing. We offer a number of services to our target population, as well as to any student who desires to improve his/her writing skills. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drop-in and by-appointment writing tutoring. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Strategic Alternative Learning Center (SALT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability Resource Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of Student Computing Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24/7 IT Support Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><ul><li>Campus Health Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers psychological counseling to students to help them cope with personal problems so that they can successfully achieve their educational goals. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Promotion and Preventive Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The goal of the Health Promotion and Preventive Services staff is to </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>enable the University of Arizona community to gain knowledge and </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>skills, and to change attitudes necessary for making healthy lifestyle </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>choices and behavioral changes. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Health Pharmacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patient Assistance Programs are available if you can’t afford a critical </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>prescription. They don’t accept outside insurance. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Personal Resources <ul><ul><li>Department of Campus Recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Child Care and Family Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LWC's Child Care and Family Resources provides UA benefits-eligible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>employees and students valuable services such as child care </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>consultations, financial assistance, lactation resources, and more. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off-Campus Housing and Commuter Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ombuds Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We are here to provide an informal means of problem resolution if </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>you have a University-related dispute. An Ombuds is not </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>empowered to change a decision, but through intervention or a </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>clarification of matters, information may emerge to assist in the </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>resolution of the dispute. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>AETNA Student Health Insurance offers discounts (there’s a $25 sign-up fee) on vision and dental care but can still be very expensive. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nationwide Vision offers low-cost vision exams and glasses: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lesco Optical in Tucson also has good rates: 4444 E. Grant Road (520) 323-1538, 6028 N. Oracle (520) 544-0766 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pima Community College Dental Clinic offers routine cleanings and other and services. (520) 206-6090 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Dental Services List- Pima County </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. U of A Bookstore <ul><li>Inside the U of A Bookstore you can find the Computer Store . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishers substantially reduce prices to make it affordable for many </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>people on campus to use this software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peripherals and Accessories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They provide warranty repair services by certified technicians on Apple, HP, Dell and Sony computers, and non-warranty repair on all other brands. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Authorship <ul><li>Jessica Hernandez and Monique Becerril 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Wanda Davila 2010 </li></ul>