New Student Academics Orientation Online
For students who are starting PSR online or who cannot make Orientation (in-person is strongly recommended), a brief summary of what you need to know just to get you through the first month of the semester is posted in these series of instructional videos. Please make sure you view all of them if you miss parts of Orientation or are a distance or online student.
These videos are not a substitution for reading both Parts I & Parts II of your program manual, but they may assist you in getting you started as efficiently as possible as a PSR student.
The videos are parsed into modules below, but to view all videos above together, view the playlist on YouTube here
00 Welcome (1:01)
01 Getting to Know Your Program (3:52)
Program Manual (parts I & II), Statement of Understanding
02 How to Navigate the Course Schedule
03 How do I Register?
04 Payments & Financial Aid (3:26)
05 Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Health Insurance Plan for Students (HIPS)
05A GTU HIPS requirement for students enrolled in 9.0 or more credits (0:48)
05B1 GTU HIPS Enrolling in Kaiser (2:54)
05B2 GTU HIPS Waiving out of Kaiser (2:17)
05B3 GTU HIPS Fewer than 9 Credits N/A (0:44)
06 Advising (3:00)
More Academic/Registration Information
The following videos were recorded during the fall 2015 orientation on campus.
Nina Galvan, Ruben Cortez, Nicole Naffaa
Excerpt from Field Education/Immersive Learning Student Presentations
This is a 15 minute excerpt of two students’ presentations addresing what their field education, immersive learning, and PSR in general is all about. Students are Marvin White & Kerri Meyer. Not featured is 3rd student, Valerie Purnell.
Academic Reading for Meaning with Dr. Shan McSpadden
Moodle, GTU’s Online Course Space
Introduction to Moodle (8:46)
Flexible Learning / Distance Students
Student Life Orientation
Meet the Faculty
- Self-Care and Spiritual Practices Inventory Questionnaire 2015
- Self-Care and Spiritual Practices Inventory Reflection 2015
Recommendations from Rev. Bruce Reyes Chow
- Please view any of the clips/videos from Race Forward Channel:
- How to Tell Someone they Sound Racist
- Microaggressions for White Folks
Recommendations from Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy
Our President, David Vasquez-Levy has also shared a resource with us from the Onward Project which highlights stories of many immigrants and their families – please select one or two to watch as well.
- http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/ by Tanehisi Coates
- And another powerful reflection from ministrymatters.com