Breakout Sessions

We all may work in international education, but we see the world through different lenses. Outgoing? Incoming? All travelers? You want sessions that pertain to your area of responsibility, and TDU Global is here to oblige. We’ll help you identify and attend the sessions that are relevant to your work so that you can improve the services of your particular office.

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OPT Management and Reporting
The balance between student support and SEVIS reporting for your OPT population can be difficult to maintain. Learn from fellow practitioners how the tools in ISSS can enable your office to better manage OPT/STEM requests, help manage SEVIS compliance and reporting and enable better communicating with students on their responsibilities.
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Case Management Tools
Whether you are a large campus coordinating amongst multiple advisors, admissions and support staff or are a one-person office that does everything, effectively managing your incoming student requests and caseload is a must. Learn how the case management tools in the new ISSS user interface will enable you to create task assignments and direct workflows by creating Request Assignments.
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Product Update and Roadmap
ISSS users can expect many exciting enhancements and updates in 2020. Learn about what is coming in future releases of ISSS and how client feedback helps shape the goals and direction of the development roadmap. Attendees will get a comprehensive view what is coming in future releases, including the new user interface, scholar process improvements, and reporting tools. Practitioner questions and feedback on priorities are welcome.
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SEVIS Data Change Management
Change is constant — especially when it comes to data and SEVIS updates. Address updates, major changes, automatic terminations in SEVIS, I-901 fee payments. Whether change is coming from the student/scholar, SIS or SEVIS, managing changing data is a challenge. Learn how improvements to the ISSS Request List can help you manage data changes and SEVIS compliance more efficiently.
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Reporting - From Daily Processes to Strategic Analysis
From Open Doors to SEVIS Registration, accessing data for reporting and analysis is essential to the operations of the international office. This session will focus on how to simplify the process of filtering, querying and reporting to ensure that you are accessing your data efficiently. Attendees will also receive an orientation to the user-friendly filter and reporting tools in the new user interface and how to configure your site properly to leverage these powerful tools.
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Working with Departments — Supporting the international Scholar and Employee process
What documents need to be submitted? When will my request be ready? When can the scholar begin working? Keeping your campus departments informed and on task is essential in supporting an efficient international scholar and employee process. This session will discuss best practices in collaborating with campus departments and administrators to streamline the process for J-1 scholars and H-1B employees.
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Initial I-20/DS-2019 Issuance Process for Students (Highlight E-Ship Global Integration)
During the busy admissions season, the goal is to get information to the student as fast as you can and get the I-20 in the student's hands within the shortest amount of time possible. Learn how the powerful new tools in the new user interface can streamline the Initial I-20/DS-2019 process so that your office is able to communicate with students, confirm personal details, collect proof of finances and generate records in SEVIS as fast as possible. Highlighted in this session will be Terra Dotta’s new integration with E-Ship Global, to help support fast, efficient shipping of immigration documents to students.
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Best Practices on Downloading, Importing and Processing of SEVIS Alerts/Updates
Are you curious about how other ISSS offices are managing their SEVIS alerts and lists? This session will discuss best practices in efficiently managing SEVIS alerts and updates in ISSS. Explore different approaches to managing your RTI scrapes and downloads and how they translate to daily office workflow and processes.
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SEVIS Transfer Process
Explore all the functionality in ISSS that can be used to create a smooth SEVIS transfer process. Learn how tools like RTI-Connect, the student portal and the Student Request List can be combined to increase efficiency for your inbound and outbound SEVIS transfers.
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Scholar Management — Process Mapping and Implementation for International Scholars and Employees
Effective scholar processes require efficient coordination between the host department, scholar/employee and international office. There are many ways that you can translate your existing processes and workflows in to ISSS to achieve maximum efficiency. This session will focus on how two international scholar offices have implemented ISSS to quickly gather information and process J-1 DS-2019s and USCIS petitions for H-1B and enable best practice discussion amongst attendees.
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Activating the new ISSS User Experience
The Terra Dotta ISSS New User Experience is here! Welcome to a new way to access information, review and assign requests, manage compliance, report to SEVIS, and interact with students and scholars. This session will cover the new user interface in-depth and provide guidance on adopting all of its exciting new functionality while making a smooth transition from your current systems.