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University of Southern Indiana
Academic Advisor was asked...13 July 2016

How would you give negative news or feedback to a student?

2 Answers

That would depend on how negative the news I would be giving the student.

In our ways I would keep it real with the student.

East Arkansas Community College

Tell us about yourself? Tell me about a time you had a disagreement with someone on your team, and how did you resolve it?

2 Answers

I'm married with two grown children. Originally from Texas, I'm have lived here in Forrest for 30 years. As far as a disagreement with a coworker or team member, I'm reminded of a time when a situation arose when an individual was stealing time. At that point we worked on an honor system. I took the information to my supervisor who installed a time clock. Less

I've lived in Arkansas for 30 years now. I'm married with 2 children and 2 grandsons. There was a time when office personnel worked on an honor system as far as reporting hours for payroll. Being the payroll clerk it put me in a difficult situation. After several times of me correcting and it was still happening. I advised my supervisor so that the right measures could be taken. Less

Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology

About Culture Integration

1 Answers

With specific information

University of Utah

Explain how you deal with intrusive parents? A project you've worked on before, etc.

1 Answers

Mentioned FERPA, giving general information to comply with FERPA yet be helpful.


What are interested in? What attracted you to the position?

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My love of life long education and learning and my belief that all children are learner able and if given the proper tools each student can succeed academically. I am interested in becoming a school principal/leader as I foster a commitment and dedication to education, teaching and learning and believe that my background and experiences of over 34 years in education make me well qualified and suited for the role of school leader /Principal. Less

Heidelberg University

Speak to experiences serving in a similar capacity in another position.

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Shared specific details regarding former interactions with students at a similar institution. Less

Colorado Technical University

What do you look for in a company or your managers?

1 Answers

Loyalty, care about your employees, honest, etc.

Loyola University Chicago

Tell us about a challenging time at work.

1 Answers

I wish I would have practiced. I haven't interviewed in several years.

Loyola University Chicago

Tell me what is the importance of work-life balance to you?

1 Answers

Gave as safe and uncontroversial as possible mentioning the importance of vacation to refresh and self-care and that Loyola's offering of multiple retreat and holiday events for all staff and got a lot of nods and other signs of agreement and smiles from the hiring staff. Less

University of Georgia

If you are meeting with a student who does not have the required GPA to get into Grady/Terry College, what would you do?

1 Answers

I would explain to him the requirements for the college and go over his options if they want to improve his GPA and apply later. I would also present him alternative areas of study. Less

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