Faculty/Staff Resource Guide For Assisting International Students

 

In support of the University’s growing enrollment of international students this resource guide is designed to be a quick reference for CU faculty and staff.  The guide features departmental descriptions and contact  names, e-mail and phone numbers for staff to facilitate a personalized contact and point of referral. The guide is organized into the following sections.

International Student Support

     -ISSS, ISSS Activities, Admissions

 

Academic Success

     -Academic Integrity – Honor Code

     -Advising – academic units

     -English Language Learning & Writing – IEC, ESL, Writing Center

     -Enrichment & Learning Programs – ODECE, SASC

     -Graduate Student Resources – Graduate School, GTP

     - Additional Resources: Disability Services, Registrar

 

Career & Professional Opportunities – Career Services

 

Financial Matters – Bursar, Financial Aid, Student Employment

 

Intercultural Learning – CU Dialogues Project, ITP

 

Student Life

 

Student Safety, Health & Wellness – see confidential referrals

 

Please note: There are a number of departments listed in the Student Safety, Health & Wellness section of the Guide that provide helpful resources to individuals who may be experiencing disruptive or disturbing life events, conflicts (interpersonal, workplace, classroom); perceived unfair treatment (e.g. discrimination and harassment); and complaints (e.g., grading, or campus services).

Unless contacts and offices are noted as confidential referrals in this document, faculty and staff are required to comply with University open records policies, which may include mandatory or other reporting unless such records are protected by FERPA or confidential medical records (HIPAA).  In cases where protected class discrimination or harassment is suspected, individuals in supervisory or officer roles within the campus are required to report incidents to the Office of Discrimination and Harassment.

Category

Department

Description

Name

Phone

Email

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

ISSS supports international students with visa/immigration advising, cultural adaptation, and runs programs to help international students adjust and build communities.

Tina Tan

 

2-2979

email

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT

ISSS Activities

·       International Coffee Hour

·       Boulder Friends of Int’l Students

·       International Festival

·       International Student Guides

 

These are programs to help international and domestic students meet others to build a community and share their culture.

Becky Sibley

2-7476

email

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT

International Admissions & Freshman Merit Scholarships

Admissions supports international students through the application process and makes recommendations for freshman merit scholarships such as Presidential and Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Natalie Koster

2-6216

email

ACADEMIC SUCCESS – 

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Honor Code

Through educational outreach and our adjudication process, we strive to teach students about the university’s values regarding academic integrity and how these values will provide a solid moral framework with which we may work for the rest of our lives.

Will Hauptman

5-2273

email

ACADEMIC

SUCCESS –

 

ADVISING

Arts & Sciences Advising

Arts and Sciences Center for Students in Transition (SiT) advisors are a resource for additional advising and support. Advisors are available to help students get the most out of their time at CU. They can help students develop an academic plan, connect to campus resources or offices, and register for courses.

Elizabeth Morningstar

 

Janice Oldroyd

 

Kristina Spaeth

2-4269

email

 

ACADEMIC

SUCCESS –

 

ADVISING

Leeds Business Advising

Leeds Business Student Services advisors assist students to meet the requirements of their academic major and clarify university policies, regulations, programs, and procedures.

Undergrad:

Cheryl Kaas

 

 

Graduate:

Jennifer Smith

2-1257

  

 

2-1727

email

 

 

 

 

 

email

ACADEMIC

SUCCESS –

 

ADVISING

Engineering Advising

The Engineering Advising Center is committed to collaborating with the student, to enhance his/her success by supplying the student with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions. We strive to best connect students to the educational, career, and personal resources necessary to achieve their goals.

Karey Sabol

2-9571

email

ACADEMIC

SUCCESS –

 

ADVISING

Education Advising

The School of Education Office of Student Services provides one-stop advising for students in Education with application materials, assistance during the application process, or a meeting with an advisor.

Travis Anderson

2-6555

email

ACADEMIC

SUCCESS –

 

ADVISING

Environmental Design Advising

Environmental Design academic advising for students presently enrolled or anticipating enrollment in the Environmental Design program.

Lindsay Schumacher

2-1319

email

ACADEMIC

SUCCESS –

 

ADVISING

Journalism Advising

The Journalism academic adviser is the student’s main contact for course selection and career advice once the student has been admitted to the Journalism program.

Stephen Jones

2-8929

email

ACADEMIC

SUCCESS –

 

ADVISING

Music Advising

The Music Office of Undergraduate & Graduate Studies assists students in their collegiate journey - from the application process to graduation.

Undergrad:
Victoria Ibarra

 

Graduate:

Joyce Cheney

 

2-6354

 

2-2207

email

 

email

ACADEMIC SUCCESS – 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING & WRITING

International English Center

IEC provides academic English language training to current and prospective CU students whose first language is not English. Students receive instruction in writing, reading, listening and speaking, academic vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Through service learning, extracurricular activities, and class-based projects, students also gain insight about US and academic culture.  These services are not included in CU tuition and fees.  For program costs see IEC Tuition

Patti Juza

5-3119

email

ACADEMIC SUCCESS – 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING & WRITING

Program for Writing & Rhetoric

ESL

The Program for Writing and Rhetoric offers CU classes for credit (included in CU tuition) specially designed for second language students, and free tutoring through the Writing Center.

Andrea Feldman

2-6011

email

 

ACADEMIC SUCCESS – 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING & WRITING

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers writers from across disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with consultants trained in writing pedagogy.

Melynda Slaughter

5-6906

email

ACADEMIC SUCCESS – 
 

ENRICHMENT & LEARNING PROGRAMS

 

Office of Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement (ODECE)

CU-LEAD Alliance

Through small “academic neighborhoods” ODECE supports students’ academic development and success through cohort activities, participation scholarships, academic enrichment and community building activities.

David Aragon

2-2944

email

ACADEMIC SUCCESS – 
 

ENRICHMENT & LEARNING PROGRAMS

Student Academic Services Center (SASC)

SASC fosters academic development and excellence for all students–especially those who are underrepresented, first-generation, low-income, non-traditional, and affected by bias.

Corinna Rohse

2-2177

email

ACADEMIC SUCCESS – 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESOURCES

Graduate School

Graduate School Student Services advisors assist currently enrolled graduate students, along with staff and faculty, in understanding general Graduate School rules, policies, and requirements.   This may include registration and course requirements, rules for examinations, transfer credit, probation, graduation requirements and paperwork, theses and dissertations, and forms or petitions which require the Dean’s approval.

Ginny Borst

5-3534

email

ACADEMIC SUCCESS – 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESOURCES

Graduate Teacher Program

A division of the Graduate School, GTP provides comprehensive college teacher training for graduate students; support for research skill development and funding and guidance for teaching-as-research; and academic and nonacademic career preparation opportunities through conferences, workshops, and individual consultation.

Laura Border

2-4902

email

ACADEMIC SUCCESS – 

 

RESOURCES

Disability Services

Disability Services ensures that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations and services to participate fully in the academic environment.

Glenda Nash-Buscarello

2-5612

email

ACADEMIC SUCCESS – 

 

RESOURCES

Registrar

The Registrar assists students with registration, orientation, and other specialized services such as transcript distribution, enrollment verification, and withdrawal. 

Susan

Dorsey

2-8201

email

CAREER & PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Career Services

Helps full-time, degree-seeking CU-Boulder students and alumni plan, prepare and promote their careers. Specific international student information can be found at

Career Services.

 

Ann Herrmann

2-8020

email

FINANCIAL MATTERS

Bursar

Bills and collects tuition and fees, including any relevant residence hall housing charges. The 3rd party billing office bills sponsors on behalf of enrolled students.

Susie Jacobs

 

Diann Moore

(3rd party billing)

5-0817

 

email

 

email

FINANCIAL MATTERS

Office of Financial Aid

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid; however, if you become an eligible non-citizen, you may apply for federal aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The Office of Financial Aid also offers information on applying for scholarships.

Any Staff

2-5091

email

FINANCIAL MATTERS

Student Employment

The Student Employment Office posts available job opportunities in the student portal, MyCUInfo, for both on and off-campus positions.  International students may have limitations on their work based on their visa status so it is essential that you confer with International Student and Scholar Services prior to accepting any position.

Any Staff

2-7347

email

INTERCULTURAL LEARNING

INTERCULTURAL LEARNING PROJECT

To enhance the educational experience by engaging diverse communities in honest conversation with one another, by facilitating intergroup dialogues in classes and other campus community settings.

Pilar Prostko

2-6735

email

INTERCULTURAL LEARNING

Interactive Theater Project

Through professionally scripted and improvisational performances and facilitated discussions, groups are able to explore issues while developing greater community strength, creativity and cultural competence.

Rebecca Brown Adelman

2-4307

email

STUDENT LIFE

Dean of Students - Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Student Affairs, Residence Life, Volunteer Resource Center, Student Legal Services, Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations, CUSG, Orientation, CMA, UGGS, SOCT, Jewish affairs, SORCE, Women’s Resource Center, GLBTQ, Parent Relations, Veteran Services, Housing and Dining Services

Christa King

(Asst to Dean)

 

Hans Foote

(Students of

 Concern)

 

Marcie Bigsby

(Legal Services)

2-8476

 

2-7348

 

 

2-6813

TBD

 

 

email

 

 

 

*contact by phone or walk-in

 (UMC 311)

STUDENT LIFE

Student Organizations Finance Office (SOFO)

Assists student organizations with advising on fiscal rules, travel and financial procedures, and event coordination and management.

Norman Skarstad

 

Scott Senger

2-6367

 

2-3221

email

 

email

STUDENT LIFE

Graduate & Family Housing

We offer an affordable, convenient, and comfortable living environment that serves the needs of a diverse population of students at CU.

Alfred Flores

2-3381

email

STUDENT LIFE

Residence Life

Residence Life supports the needs of all students living in the Residence Halls with housing placements, room move requests and addresses facility concerns.  We also provide programming and outreach to students in the halls in order to foster inclusive and respectful communities.

Adam Beaver

2-0321

email

 

STUDENT LIFE

Religious Campus Organizations

Over 30 religious/spiritual student groups are associated with Religious Campus Organizations.

Matt Boettger

720-564-1111

Ext. 266

email

SAFETY, HEALTH & WELLNESS

CU NightRide

Provides night-time transportation to support a safe academic and socially responsible environment both on main CU-Boulder campus and within the city boundaries.  CU NightRide is free for CU students, faculty, and staff.  Clients will be asked to provide a CU ID to use the program.

Andrea Zelinko

5-2603

email

SAFETY, HEALTH & WELLNESS

Police

A full-service police agency providing community-based public safety services

Robert Axmacher

2-2303

email

SAFETY, HEALTH & WELLNESS

Office of Student Conduct

To establish an ethic of care at the University through preventive, behavioral and accountability practices.

Will Dewese
 

Jessica Doty

2-3716


2-2796

email


email

SAFETY, HEALTH & WELLNESS

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS supports students through individual and group counseling, outreach and prevention services. Students can have 6 free confidential counseling sessions per academic year, and unlimited groups and workshops. Walk-in/call-in hours are Monday through Friday 10-4, with no appointment required.

Dina Matic Kriakova

(Serbian, Bulgarian, French and Italian)


Andrea Iglesias (Spanish)


Dorothy Moon (Cantonese)

2-6766



 

 

2-6766


 

2-6766

email




 

email

 

 

email

SAFETY,

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Free confidential counseling, training, consultation, and referral services designed to provide assistance to faculty and staff for personal or work-related concerns. Individual, couple, or family counseling is available for a maximum of six sessions per year. It is the policy of the University of Colorado at Boulder to provide time for these sessions as work time.

Olga

Vera-Nesmith

2-3345

email

SAFETY, HEALTH & WELLNESS

Wardenburg Health Center

Full Service Medical Clinic and Psychological Health and Psychiatry. Services are confidential with the exception of reporting pursuant to law.

Sarah Smith

 

Michael Maley

2-3028

 

2-5654

email

 

email

SAFETY,

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Ombuds Office

Confidential assistance.  At the Ombuds Office, we offer all members of the university community a safe place to talk about their campus-related problems. Examples of issues with which we can assist include: conflicts with others at the university (interpersonal, workplace, classroom); perceived unfair treatment; complaints (e.g., grading, or campus services); understanding CU policies and procedures; and administrative roadblocks. We listen and help individuals to develop strategies to manage or resolve conflicts, facilitate conversations between conflicting parties, help people to navigate CU bureaucracy, and make referrals when necessary.

Tom Sebok

2-5077

email

SAFETY,

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Office of Victim Assistance

Provides confidential and free, unlimited services of advocacy, referral, and support services, and up to 7 sessions of counseling per year for individuals who have been impacted by disruptive or disturbing life events (e.g., sexual harassment and assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, bias-motivated incidents, discrimination, crime, death of a family member or friend, debilitating accidents, natural disasters etc.) The office is staffed by professional counselors/advocates who can help clients negotiate systems such as the academic, criminal justice, disciplinary and other systems, as well as assist with the emotional impact of traumatic experiences. Serves students, staff, and faculty, as well as significant others.

Ruchi Malhotra

2-8855

email

SAFETY,

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Office of Discrimination and Harassment

ODH is committed to preventing and eliminating sexual harassment and sexual assault as well as discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national original, pregnancy, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. Allegations reported to ODH cannot be kept entirely confidential. The ODH will not share information publicly, but once the ODH is aware of an allegation, it is obligated to address the allegation. The ODH conducts fair and unbiased investigations and provides equitable resolutions of allegations of discrimination and harassment at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Llen Pomeroy

2-0277

email

 

 

Last edit date: 3/31/2014

Contact person: Kaye.Orten@colorado.edu on behalf of the Cross-Cultural Training Working Group

 

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