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December 2021 BA-PIER Meeting - Shared screen with gallery view
Erik Bakke
13:40
Erik Bakke, International Student Services, Menlo College
Remi Harada
13:49
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sEtFWXAXETA3zl0yaP8PbUF1N63Mn7at2_LP38_p_ug/edit
Remi Harada
13:56
Agenda for anyone that wants to see it
Becky Petrow
13:57
admin@bapier.com
Julie Moreira
29:59
annie, there you go!
Mei Cooley (she/her)
44:58
@Julie, I work with a very small group of international students so it is easy to pull a report.
Sean Day
45:09
@ Julie. I can track since we have a smaller number of students. With a large amount, it would be a challenge.
Julie Moreira
45:36
Thanks Sean and Mei
Doriann Tran
46:33
I'd curious to learn how your colleges are enforcing the vaccination requirement. Is it for those who only want to study in person or is your college requiring it also for students online? Does your college put holds on records to keep students from registering future semester?
Hayley Davidson
46:52
What are the consequences if someone is not in an in-person class?
Remi Harada
48:38
@Doriann, at our district student will have to input their record so it will go into Banner and if they are taking an in person class for spring they need to update it within 10 days of registering. If not they will be dropped from in person class.
Hayley Davidson
49:51
@Doriann- at FHDA, students cannot register for any in-person or hybrid class until they have uploaded proof of vaccine (or been approved for waiver). Online only students do not need to submit.
Doriann Tran
49:57
@remi. THank you. Our students are required to submit their vaccination proof and there are holds placed on records, but doesn't keep them from registering. So it's a challenge.
Sean Day
50:04
@Doriann... at Chabot College, our administrators have decided and implemented a system that requires them to upload their vaccine record (with fully vaccine status) before they are allowed to register for any face to face class. They are able to register for online classes without submitting proof.
Julie Moreira
50:56
@doriann- we are the same as Sean
Noel Aispuro (he/him/his) - Hult
52:03
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
Monica Sinha
52:09
@Dorian - we are requiring the students to upload their vaccine records. Exceptions are being made for students who cannot be vaccinated. They need to provide a negative COVID test prior to their in-person class (72-hour window).
Mei Cooley (she/her)
53:59
@Doriann - our campus is urban and closed, so students are required to “badge in” when they enter our campus buildings. If they have not submitted their vaccination records, their badges get deactivated. They cannot enter our building and cannot take classes (and we are 95% in-person so students would run into trouble if they can’t enter our campus buildings).
Doriann Tran
54:40
Thank you to all for sharing your vaccination process!
Sean Day
55:53
@Becky We don't expect you to monitor the chat AND lead the meeting. That's too much for one person. No worries!
Shanker Munshani
56:05
For those that may not know, if you want to save the chat, click the "3 dots" ". . ." on the bottom right side of the chat
Joell
56:57
oh great tip!
Thomas Torres-Gil
57:02
USCIS’s online instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/outreach-engagements/USCIS_Online_Filing_Webinar_Form_I-765_Application_for_Employment_Authorization_for_F-1_Students_Seeking_OPT.pdf
Mei Cooley (she/her)
57:19
@Thomas, thank you@!
Sean Day
57:22
Thanks Shanker!
Thomas Torres-Gil
57:22
Photo requirements: “The two identical passport-style photos must be 2 by 2 inches. The photos must be in color with a full face, frontal view, on a white to off-white background. Head height should measure 1 to 1 3/8 inches from the top of your hair to the bottom of your chin, and eye height is between 1 1/8 to 1 3/8 inches from the top of your eyes to the bottom of photo. Your head must be bare unless you are wearing headwear as required by a religious denomination of which you are a member. Using a pencil or felt pen, lightly print your name and A-Number (if any) on the back of the photo
Alyssa Severson (she, her)
57:41
we are still doing paper I-20s
Mei Cooley (she/her)
58:21
We are still doing paper I-20s with wet signature. Old school.
Sean Day
58:25
@Alyssa.... I'm curious. Why are you still sending paper I-20 forms?
Alyssa Severson (she, her)
59:47
Great question! I wasn't a DSO when the decision was made. I think we decided to do that when the guidance about electronic I-20s first came out due to some conflicting guidance and security concerns. I think we just haven't had the capacity to revisit the decision
Sean Day
01:01:29
@Alyssa...I hope for your sake that you will revisit that...it's such a time and money (and stress) saver to be able to sign and send the forms electronically. Good luck!
Doriann Tran
01:03:08
Are these Burmese students coming through agencies? Do you charge an applicaiton fee?
Ruth Kirby
01:03:29
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210224-myanmar-s-military-coup-creates-banking-woes
Ruth Kirby
01:04:00
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/banking-08202021201530.html
Mei Cooley (she/her)
01:04:29
Our school requires all incoming international students to pay enrollment deposits before we issue Forms I-20. If their visa applications are denied, we ask them to show proof and we refund the money.
Mei Cooley (she/her)
01:04:56
You are welcome!
Sean Day
01:06:18
Congrats Becky. @Chabot College, we have AD-T that are approved!
Remi Harada
01:07:00
Becky's emailrpetrow@santarosa.edu
Sean Day
01:11:10
We follow the NAFSA Adviser's Manual recommendation for updating the remarks when preparing the I-20... Student Remarks – NAFSA Recommends: “Student will seek employment related directly to [major field of study], ORStudent plans to gain experience in the field of [major field of study]. Will print7) Employment Remarks – “Requesting 1 full year not to exceed 14 months” –
Thomas Torres-Gil
01:27:31
If you know anyone who is interested in ISSS SEVIS, they can email me at ttorresgil@peralta.edu
Remi Harada
01:30:02
https://groups.google.com/forum/?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email#!forum/ba-pier/topics
Monica Sinha
01:37:07
Have another meeting to attend. Thank you all for such an informative session. Becky - great job once again!
Noel Aispuro (he/him/his) - Hult
01:38:18
I need to sign off. Thank you everyone for the time. Appreciate your warm welcome!