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February 2021 BA-PIER Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Maria Tcha
17:24
Hello from SJCC
Lark Cratty
17:38
hello from Foothill College!
Denica Kelly (she/hers)
17:40
Welcome everyone! Please feel free to say hi in the chat!
Vaolele Stawiarski
17:55
Hey Ba-PIER gang
Ruth Kirby
18:22
Hello to everyone from Language Pacifica!
Monica Sinha
18:26
Hello from Northwestern Polytechnic University
Kathryn Kohut
18:50
Hello from San Mateo Community College District! Thank you for organizing the call!
TUAN UYEDA
19:17
Hello from City College of San Francisco :)
Chikako Walker
24:02
Yes all good!
Maria Tcha
25:33
Will you link the website for us?
Becky Petrow
25:53
https://www.ice.gov/coronavirus
Maria Tcha
25:58
Thank you
Terry Eppley
32:27
Yeah Ron!
Becky Petrow
32:41
Lol!
Sarah Persau
37:22
This year I had a student who was told she was out of status, and then someone else called claiming to be a DSO at our school confirming the information from the first person. That was a new one for me and very scary!
Becky Petrow
51:45
In case you missed it, the Agenda is linked here: https://www.bapier.com/bapiermeetings.htm
Manasi Devdhar-Mane
53:37
We can see you Ron!
Jessica L. McMillan
01:00:24
Is there something DSOs can do to advocate for fall guidance to be issued sooner rather than later? Our schools are planning for fall classes and course registration very soon…..we need info!
Terry Eppley
01:00:49
j1 au pair to f1
Jessie Dhamrait
01:02:22
OPT approval-delays?
Jessie Dhamrait
01:02:48
New mailing address for opt
Lisa Harris
01:03:01
Jessie, That's USCIS, not SEVP.
Chikako Walker
01:03:38
So do they need at least one in-person class?
Becky Petrow
01:03:55
I think that's what they're saying.
Jessie Dhamrait
01:04:28
Yes that's true. But there has been some delay for a few students any help on this is appreciated.
Lisa Harris
01:04:47
My understanding is that it is up to the institution, as it defines hybrid. Some institutions have an in-person component of one class.
Sean Day
01:10:18
Has there been an official announcement by DHS that they withdrew the proposed change to D/S?
Sean Day
01:12:06
Thank you!
Maria Tcha
01:12:39
Thank you!
Terry Eppley
01:12:44
https://www.nafsa.org/professional-resources/browse-by-interest/proposal-replace-duration-status
Sarah Persau
01:12:46
Thanks Lamberto, Ron and Eric!
Silvana Grima
01:12:46
Thank you!!
Vaolele Stawiarski
01:12:47
TY!
Chikako Walker
01:13:08
Thank you! I have to hop off to another meeting, but it was great seeing you all!
Denica Kelly (she/hers)
01:13:22
Thanks for coming Chikako!
Vaolele Stawiarski
01:13:45
I have to run into a meeting. But, thank you and stay healthy everyone! Mahalo!
Maria Tcha
01:14:00
Thank you everyone. I have to join another call but hopefully can come back after the call
Remi Harada
01:14:12
Thanks Vaolele and Maria for attending!
Sarah Persau
01:14:24
I am the opposite - I did it in Fall, not in Spring
Stephanie Gross
01:16:02
No, but they're required to take 12 units?
Margo Leardini (she/her/hers)
01:16:09
Thank you, all! I'm going to another meeting now.
Joseph Ng
01:20:28
Wait and see approach
Sarah Persau
01:20:30
Still seeing what happens for summer!
Doriann Tran
01:20:45
our chancellor said in coming weeks will have an update about Fall
Lindsay Arentz
01:20:46
Around April
Melissa Heid
01:20:56
Still trying to make decisions about summer
Jessie Dhamrait
01:20:56
We have opted for for Hybrid modality in Spring 2021
Anna Zagorska
01:21:00
Cabrillo has already announced online with a few in person options. Like this spring.
Anna Zagorska
01:21:19
For fall
Kathryn Kohut
01:21:21
probably end of March for smccd
Kathryn Kohut
01:23:47
Becky, I’m going to have to jump off soon but speaking of OPT, I was wondering if anyone has heard more information about applying for opt while waiting for a reinstatement decision?
Motoko Day
01:24:10
I have a student applied for OPT in October, no receipt yet.
Motoko Day
01:24:31
*STEM OPT
Jessie Dhamrait
01:24:41
Our student applied in Sept and no receipt yet.
Terry Eppley
01:25:16
No receipt came, but approval in 3 months
Doriann Tran
01:27:19
yes in the Fall.
TUAN UYEDA
01:27:19
We do too.
Jessie Dhamrait
01:27:37
By hand
Madeline Escorcia
01:27:40
yes
Stephanie Gross
01:27:44
electronic
Clair Yeo-Sugajski
01:29:06
yes, if they filed the wrong tax form
Sarah Persau
01:29:25
We had some too for the first round
TUAN UYEDA
01:29:31
Yes
Clair Yeo-Sugajski
01:29:43
They filed 1040 instead of 1040 NR
Leandro Di Vittorio
01:29:52
We have one
Clair Yeo-Sugajski
01:30:13
not really…
Sean Day
01:35:04
Thank you Lisa for looking....
Kathryn Kohut
01:40:38
yes same here. I wrote detailed notes in the record.
Motoko Day
01:40:53
I have a student from Vietnam graduated in December can't get a flight. He applied for OPT to buy some time.
Doriann Tran
01:48:39
agreed, this is not a termination situation. it would auto complete or transfer to new school.
Sean Day
01:51:25
Initial... as it states on the I-20.
Becky Petrow
01:54:44
https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=56&cip=16.1701
Becky Petrow
01:54:51
https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/CIPDetail.aspx?y=56&cipid=90052
Becky Petrow
01:55:28
https://forms.gle/CHVLRiQUctuAZQEb8
Annie Liu
01:56:07
The google form doesn’t work
Stephanie Gross
01:56:17
^ same :(
Annie Liu
01:56:18
It says we need permission
Leandro Di Vittorio
01:56:35
it gives me a message that I need permission
Denica Kelly (she/hers)
01:56:52
Thanks everyone! Will work on fixing it!
Remi Harada
01:57:05
should be fixed now.
Remi Harada
01:57:07
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGXDdw3Y_ntxvY4Yd5dknrP7-O3SN4_5CGyw0VIlh9rNh1zA/viewform
Sarah Persau
02:04:40
Can I give a biased 2nd as Leandro’s supervisor :)
Remi Harada
02:06:08
hahah Sarah! Glad you've made Leandro excited about the position!
Sean Day
02:06:21
I'd like to thank all of our current officers for doing a great job especially with the transition to online meetings! Very much appreciated! Would you like to continue?
Remi Harada
02:07:43
I'm going to take a break only because I have a little one on the way so that's the only reason I'm not continuing.
Sean Day
02:08:07
Congratulations Remi-san!!
Carmen Anselmo
02:08:16
Remi, Congratulations!
Remi Harada
02:08:17
Thanks Sean san :)
Monica Sinha
02:08:23
Congrats, Remi!
Sarah Persau
02:08:33
It’s been a great time!
Leandro Di Vittorio
02:08:33
Congratulations Remi!
Doriann Tran
02:08:34
Congratulations, Remi!
Sarah Persau
02:08:36
Thanks all!
Remi Harada
02:08:37
Thank you all
Carmen Anselmo
02:08:40
Thank you so much!
Jessie Dhamrait
02:08:42
Congrts Remi:
Stephanie Gross
02:08:47
Thank you!
Leandro Di Vittorio
02:09:11
Thank you! Bye