UM Advising Commons

Limited English Proficiency Q and A

This Q&A document was compiled by a sub-committee of the Diversity Advisory Council  (DAC) to provide information regarding accommodations for students with limited English proficiency, including foreign students and some sub-populations of U.S. students. Legal research was performed by Lucy France, EEO Officer and DAC member.

If faculty would like official LEP accommodation request letters, they may contact Mary Groom Hall at the Undergraduate Advising Center.

~Submitted by DAC

January 19, 2011 Posted by | International Student Orientation, International Students, Policy Reminders/Updates | 1 Comment

Looking up Advising Numbers in BANNER

Reminder to Staff and Faculty with access to BANNER:

SPAAPIN screen in BANNER

  1. To look up an advising number, go to the SPAAPIN form within BANNER.
  2. In the top left box, enter the term code: 201130 (for Spring 2011).
  3. Enter the student’s ID number next and press CNTL+Page Down to execute the query.

Advising Numbers and other relevant advising information may be found in UADVISE. Contact Brian French, x2565 for more information or view his presentation about this BANNER form.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | Advising, International Student Orientation, Spring Orientation | Leave a comment

Orientation Schedule – Spring 2011

Please click Spring 2011 Orientation Schedule to view a pdf of the finalized Spring 2011 orientation schedule.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | International Student Orientation, Spring Orientation | Leave a comment

Schedule for Spring 2011 Orientation Department Meetings

Please click Spring Orientation Major Meetings 2011 to view a pdf of the finalized schedule for department meetings occurring during Spring 2011 Orientation.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | International Student Orientation, Spring Orientation | Leave a comment

International Orientation Schedule: Wednesday, January 19

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19

Please consult with the Academic Orientation Schedule today as well for other meetings and events for new student orientation!!

9:00 AM
Immigration Regulations and Student Benefits for F-1 and J-1 visa holders (including maintaining legal status, work authorizations, transfers, etc.)
Place:  University Center (UC Building), 3rd Floor, Rooms 330-331

Effie Koehn, FSSS

10:00 AM
Security and Safety Tips ;  & Driver’s Licensing

Captain Gary Taylor, Office of Public Safety

10:15 AM
Shuttle-van Service to Downtown Banks

12 noon
For rides to downtown banks, meet at the Foreign Student & Scholar Service’s front lounge at the following times:

  • 10:45 A.M.
  • 11:15 A.M.
  • 12:00 A.M.

The van will also pick you up downtown and bring you back
Place:  Lommasson Center 219 (FSSS Office)

2:00 PM
VISA DOCUMENTATION FOR ALL NEW FOREIGN STUDENTS

4:00 PM
Bring passport & I-20’s or DS-2019’s for this meeting.  Return “gold” personal data form and blue questionnaire.
Place:  Lommasson Center 219 (Office of Foreign Student & Scholar Services)
Please Come According to this Schedule:

  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM:  Blue and Green Folder Holders
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM:  Red and Yellow Folder Holders

4:30 – 5:30 PM
Orientation and Sign-Up for UM Global Partners Program
Place:  Lommasson Center 226 (down the hall from FSSS)

Mary Nellis, FSSS

Come find out more about this program.  This meeting is mandatory for those wishing to participate.

5:45-6:45 PM
Dinner Service at International House.
Cost $8

Dinner (Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Asian Dishes) will be catered by a popular local restaurant so you can grab a quick meal, as there is no meal service on campus tonight.   Cost of dinner will be $8 and pre-sign up will be required. Sign up at 9 am session this morning or  at FSSS office by noon.  After dinner, proceed to 7 pm meeting  if interested in MIFP (see below). Shuttles back to Lewis and Clark depart from  I-House  at 7 pm, and again after MIFP event  from University Center 330.

7:00 PM
Orientation and Sign-Up for MIFP:  Missoula International Friendship
Program (“Community Friends”).  Rides home will be provided to those living off-campus.
Place:
University Center 330 – 331
Adair Kanter, MIFP Executive Board Member

This is a meeting for students wishing to find out more about being matched with a Community Friend. This meeting is mandatory to join the program.

November 5, 2010 Posted by | International Student Orientation | 1 Comment

TOEFL Equivalency Table

Students with an English language proficiency equivalent to:

  • 500-525 paper TOEFL
  • 173-193 computer-based TOEFL, or
  • 61-70 internet-based TOEFL

are eligible to take EASL 250 and 251.

Students with an English language proficiency equivalent to:

  • 526-579 paper TOEFL
  • 194-237 computer-based TOEFL, or
  • 71-93 internet-based TOEFL

are eligible to take EASL 450-451.

November 5, 2010 Posted by | International Student Orientation, International Students | 1 Comment

International Orientation Schedule: Tuesday, January 18

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18

Meeting place unless otherwise noted:  University Center (UC Building)

3rd Floor, Rooms 330-331

8:30 AM
Sign-up and Distribution of Orientation Materials
Welcome and Introductions, Coffee and Cake

9:00 AM
Welcome to The University of Montana – Missoula

Dr.
Charles Couture, Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs

9:15 AM
Presentation on Griz Card (Student Identification Card) Services

Melissa Steinike, Griz Card Center

9:30
UM Global Partners Program and Missoula International Friendship Program

Mona Mondava and Mary Nellis, FSSS

9:45
Break

10 – 10:45
Academic Support Services at UM

Dr. Mary Groom-Hall, Multicultural Advisor, Undergraduate Advising Center

10:45 AM
Preliminary Academic Advising .
Attend one of these three Required Meetings according to your enrollment status . Room location to be announced.

  • Group 1: Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Students
  • Group 2: Undergraduate Foreign Exchange Students
  • Group 3: Graduate Students

11:45 AM
Lunch Break  (Food service is available in University Center)

12:45 PM
Meet in center part (inside) of UC by bottom of stairs to walk to next Session together.

1:00 PM
Tour of Student Health Facilities and Explanation of Services
Place: Curry Health Center, Room 073, lower level

Curry Health Center Staff

2:00 PM         
Green & Yellow Folders Holders
:
TB Tests and Immunization for those students identified as requiring these.  If not required for you, you have free time now until 3 pm.
Place
: Curry Health Center, check in at the window in the lobby

Red and Blue Folder Holders:
Griz Card Application

Go to Griz Card Center on first floor of UC and apply for your Griz Card (University of Montana Student Identification Card).  Cost of card is $15. Bring passport or Photo ID.

3:00 PM
Red and Blue Folder Holders
:
TB Tests and Immunization for those students identified as requiring these.
Place
: Curry Health Center or meet us at 1:45 PM at the bottom of the stairs in University Center on first floor, and we will take you there.

Note: If not required for you, you have free time now until 4 pm, when you should return to Curry Health Center, Room 73 on lower level, for 4 pm presentation.

Green and Yellow Folder Holders:
Griz Card Application
Go to Griz Card Center on first floor of UC and apply for your Griz Card (University of Montana Student Identification Card). Cost of card is $15. Bring passport or Photo ID.
Return to Curry Health Center, Room 73 on lower level, for 4 pm presentation.

4:00 PM
Knowing the Cultural Rules Means Academic Success – A Guide for Successful Cultural Adaptation

Place: Curry Health Center, Room 073

Dr. Udo Fluck, Director of Multicultural Learning Solutions (MLS), College of Arts and Sciences

5:00 PM
Welcome Dinner hosted by the Missoula International Friendship Program
Place:
International House, 659 South 5th Street East

October 5, 2010 Posted by | International Student Orientation | 1 Comment