2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs
Kevin Harmon, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Student affairs staff are involved in many areas of student services and student development. Areas of involvement pertaining to students are: admissions, housing (on-campus, off-campus, married student, apartment, and summer workshops), career planning and placement, university policy and procedures pertaining to students, Student Government Association, student health and development, veterans services, and general student policies. The staff serve on several committees on behalf of students and because of their varied responsibilities, can help students with almost any type of problem. Questions should be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students on the lower level of the Administration Building or to the specific office providing the service.
The University Bookstore, located on the lower level of the Student Center, is operated by Barnes and Noble. The bookstore is an integral part of the University and functions as a link between students, faculty, and staff by providing high quality educational products and service to enhance the educational experiences at Minot State University.
Student Success Center
The Student Success Center (SSC) provides programs and services to student to aid in the development and implementation of their educational plans and goals. Through the Center’s programs and services, our goals is to assist students from the beginning to the end – beginning with new student orientation and ending with the final stages of the job search process. We provide new and current students with the support they need to be successful.
The Student Success Center is responsible for the following areas – career services, CONNECT (orientation/registration) early alert, and student workshops.
Services and programs are provided to help students explore career options, clarify their career goals and link those goals to appropriate academic paths. A variety of career assessment and decision-making resources are available with detailed descriptions of different occupations, labor market information and the certification and education requirements necessary to enter the world-of-work for specific careers.
SSC staff provides assistance to students and alumni in defining career and employment goals and assist in their search for employment opportunities. In addition, the SSC staff offers guidance on job search strategies including resume preparation, cover letter writing, and interviewing techniques. The office also coordinates activities such as on campus interviews, specialized career workshops, annual job fair and etiquette dinner.
CONNECT (Orientation and Registration)
The Student Success Center hosts orientation and registration programs for new freshman and transfer students each semester. The emphasis is on acquainting students with faculty, staff, current and new students, programs and resources at MSU.
The Early Alert Program provides assistance to students experiencing academic difficulties. The program is designed to aid in the early detection of students who are doing poorly in class, chronically absent from class, or having other kinds of problems that affect academic performance. An additional goal of the programs is to improve communication among faculty, students and advisors.
The Student Success Center along with the POWER Center provide a variety of programs designed to enhance student success from entrance to the university and throughout the university experience. Topics include: time management, career exploration, study skills, money management, writing for college coursework and stress techniques.
Office of International Programs
International Student Services
The Office of International Programs provides immigration documentation and advising to international students, scholars and their families. International Student services include pre-arrival information, on-campus orientation, cross-cultural adjustment and advising information. The Office of International Programs also serves as a liaison to academic departments, other campus offices, and embassies.
For additional information regarding international student services, admission requirements or immigration regulations, please refer to the International Student Admissions section on page 12, or visit our website at http://www.minotstateu.edu/international.