The following virtual engagement recordings include sessions centered on student and faculty/staff support. Student centered engagement includes immigration-focused webinars, virtual intercultural learning discussions, and social gatherings (for example the Spring 2020 Graduation Celebration). Faculty/Staff trainings include instructional webinars about Terra Dotta and updates about ISS remote services.
If you have an idea for a virtual engagement session or training that ISS can provide let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Premiers on December 12, 2020 at 9:00 am CDT
Host: Mina House
Samantha McCabe, Interim Director of ISS
Dr. Lori Reesor, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Alia Suhailah Hayani Azmi, Student Speaker. BBA in Finance, Investment, and Banking
Morgan Keller, Assistant Director at ISS
Watch International Student Services celebrate graduating Global Badgers during this virtual celebration!
Tips for Online Enrollment
Originally presented on April 10, 2020
Presenters: Sharece Bunn and Caity Dawson
ISS staff members who have experience studying online themselves provide tips about how to set-up a focused learning space in your residence and being academic successful in online classes. Caity provides recommendations about online etiquette in online discussions, and Sharece wraps up the video with a walk-through of where to find online learning resources on the UW-Madison website.
ISS Virtual Graduation Celebration Spring 2020
Originally presented on May 9, 2020
Host: Dong Chen
Guest speakers: Qiuxuan (Eileen) Wu, Michelle Thomas, Sharece Bunn with recordings by Chancellor Blank, VCSA Reesor, and more.
Watch International Student Services celebrate graduating seniors during this upbeat and festive assembly.
Debunking Myths of ISS and International Students at UW-Madison
Originally recorded on May 1, 2020
Presenters: Sharece Bunn & Caitlin Dawson
In this session campus partners can learn more about who makes the rules for international students, how ISS advocates for students, and how to partner with ISS to make a better experience for international students. ISS staff also reviews different challenges which impact international students on their journey as global Badgers.
What's Next? Options After Your Student Visa Status
Originally presented on Wednesday April 29th
Presenters: Ian Wagreich and Bill Schiller
This virtual session hosted by immigration attorneys Ian Wagreich and Bill Schiller of the Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym law firm and ISS staff was intended to help international students review immigration options when their F-1/J-1 student visa status ends.
Additional information about three employment-based immigration categories can be found in this article written by Ian Wagreich and Bill Schiller The First Three Preferences.
NOTE: This webinar was recorded before the presidential proclamation about H1-Bs was announced.
Terra Dotta Review for UW-Madison Admissions Staff
Originally presented on April 23, 2020
Presenters: Cameron Millard, Sabrine Ali, Erik Salminen, and Samantha McCabe
What: ISS staff members facilitate a review of
- Required SIS data elements for TerraDotta data flow and tips to prevent/troubleshoot login errors
- The student view and process to request an I-20 or DS-2019
- The administrative view when a request is submitted
- Pre-submitted questions and live chat questions about Terra Dotta and the process for incoming international students.
Completing Program Options
Originally presented on April 8, 2020
Presenters: Erik Salminen, Caity Dawson
For students graduating Spring or Summer 2020. Including options after your program has completed, grace period, and how to navigate submitting requests through Terra Dotta. For more details about program completion options please refer to the Program Completion Checklist.
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COVID-19 Immigration Updates
Originally presented on April 1, 2020
Presenters: Samantha McCabe, Sharece Bunn, Morgan Keller
International Student Staff members discuss recent university updates due to COVID-19 and how to review the ISS website and how students can navigate the website to find answers to frequently asked questions.