Monthly archives: October, 2015

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: “Meet the Faculty – What is African American Studies?” Event being held this Wednesday 10/28

Please share this information or flyer with your students for the upcoming event from the Department of African American Studies:

Meet the Faculty: What is African American Studies?
Presented by Jane Rhodes, Roderick Ferguson, Johari Jabir, and Helen Jun

Wednesday, October 28th
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 1250 UH

*Lunch will be provided!

 


UARC Daily News: How to develop a professional identity – advice from an advisor.

NACADA champions advising as a profession, but have you developed your own professional identity? Erin Jutyna from Texas Tech University recently wrote an article about this very subject – “Developing a Professional Identity” in NACADA’s Academic Advising Today. Check it out when you have a moment…

Justyna, E. (2014, March). Developing a professional identity. Academic Advising Today, 37(1). Retrieved from: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Academic-Advising-Today/View-Articles/Developing-a-Professional-Identity.aspx#sthash.pkQmXWTt.dpuf


UARC Daily News: How to make a deep impact…

“Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge


UARC Daily News: The definition of “advice”

What is the Webster’s definition of “advice”? See the definition below.
How does academic advising embody this and go beyond this? How does this core word bespeak what advisors do today?
—–
1:  recommendation regarding a decision or course of conduct :  counsel <he shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties — United States Constitution>
2
:  information or notice given —usually used in plural
3
:  an official notice concerning a business transaction

UARC Daily News: Being intrusive without intruding…

We are now very familiar with the idea of intrusive advising and becoming more and more comfortable with the parameters we use in proactively working with students for their success; however, sometimes it pays to revisit literature we’ve seen before.

If you haven’t reviewed it recently a 2013 article by Jennifer Cannon in NACADA’s Academic Advising Today called “Intrusive Advising 101: How to be Intrusive Without Intruding” is worth a read. See what you think…do you agree? What would you add to those pieces of advice in this article? What advances have we made since 2013 in being intrusive with students and promoting success?

 


UARC Daily News: Why you should update your resume regularly…even if you’re not looking for a new position!

Although we see it more often now with LinkedIn and other opportunities to network and connect, keeping your resume and job accomplishments updated is a great tip for a number of reasons:

1. You’ll forget things!

Even though you think while you’re in the thick of an intense and impactful project for your team, unit, or the campus as a whole, “I’ll never forget this experience!” unfortunately the human brain is just that – human. Even a few years out from that experience, you will forget details. To ensure that you have the fullest picture of the experience, your role in the project, and your accomplishments, put it in your resume during or shortly after the project ends.

2. You’ll have an accurate timeline of when you took on new responsibilities!

Are you taking on new responsibilities regularly? Or looking to do so in the future? It’s important to keep a record of when that happens so you can both look back at it accurately when looking for a position, but also it’s helpful for performance reviews. What did you accomplish? What did you take on? Have you notices that there has been a lag in your career trajectory and you need to do something about it?

3. Regular updates will improve your confidence and self-esteem!

Who doesn’t need a boost of confidence every now and again. Regularly updating your resume lets you see what you’ve achieved and accomplished and keeps you motivated.

4. You might get asked for your resume/cv when you least expect it!

Are you participating in a grant? Is someone nominating you for an award? Are you going to be presenting at a conference or meeting? Is UARC doing a profile on you? (Those will be coming folks…) We get asked for our resume/cv sometimes when we least expect it and having an outdated resume/cv means taking time out to update it while you’re under a deadline to get it sent so you might forget things. Don’t put undue pressure on yourself, just keep it up-t0-date.

 


UARC Weekly Updates for 10-16-15

1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: RSVP available, note the new time – Fall Advising Summit will be held on Friday, November 6
2. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Next Tuesday Topics Advisor Common Reading Discussion on 10/20/15
3. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers late start courses!
4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Fall trainings for new University Hearing Panelists in October
5. FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Midterm Grades due this week. Information available for students.
6. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Upcoming workshop on scholarships at LARES this week!
7. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: WISE presents A Goal Planning Workshop with Life Coach Ellen Burton for UIC women students (10/19/15).
8. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Student Research Forum and upcoming workshops for students this October!
9. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New UIC Black Tech Scholars Program Info Sessions (10/20 and 10/21)
10. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Information about CC120 Term B
11. Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements
12. UARC ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES Web Submissions


 

1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: RSVP available, note the new time – Fall Advising Summit will be held on Friday, November 6

The RSVP (go.uic.edu/summitrsvpfall2015) is available for the Fall 2015 Advising Summit, which will be held on:

Friday, November 6th
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.)
Cardinal Room, SCE

We are planning for campus update presentations including ROTC and Guaranteed Admissions Transfer (GAT). More information about our featured topic and agenda will be forthcoming.

Please RSVP for the morning of November 6th on your calendars! For more information, please contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu).


 

 

2. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Next Tuesday Topics Advisor Common Reading Discussion on 10/20/15

Our next advisor common reading discussion is quickly approaching. Due to the 10th week drop deadline, we will be meeting a week earlier than usual.

Topic: Faculty and Staff Advising
Article: “Who Advises Best, Pros or Profs?”
Go to: www.go.uic.edu/AdvisorsTT to retrieve the article.
Discussion Leader: Jeff Alton
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 20 at 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: **University Hall (UH) room 850 — please note we are not in our usual library space**

Starter Question: “Did you have a faculty, professional, and/or other advisor during your undergrad years?”

As always we are graciously provided with treats and drinks by UARC but feel free to bring your lunch.

Do your colleagues want to receive our advisor common reading emails? Encourage them to get added to the list by visiting: http://go.uic.edu/TT_Emails.

Questions or comments? Email co-chair Jill Huynh, jhuynh@uic.edu, or Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson, vkt@uic.edu.


MISSION STATEMENT
The Advisor Common Reading Committee aims to cultivate a collaborative and student-centered forum for the exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices while fostering a sense of community among UIC advisors. This advisor-to-advisor opportunity for continued education and networking is facilitated through our monthly common reading discussions (“Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).


 

3. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers late start courses!

Share with Students…

THE ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE (ACE) OFFERS LATE START COURSES!!!

Classes begin Monday October 19th!

A.S.P. 062 TOPICS IN LEARNING SUPPORT INSTRUCTION

This course is designed to introduce and provide practice in specific topics related to reading, writing, learning and thinking strategies, geared to specific course demands across the disciplines and for specific populations.  2 hours

21556   3:00 PM – 4:40 PM                            MW  2TH  300             Mann, J

Meets October19—December 2, 2015

A.S.P. 092 VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT

This course is designed to teach students how to increase the number of words they use in their speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, students are taught strategies for learning unfamiliar, technical terms and phrases in their textbooks   2 hours

10335  9:00 AM—10:40 AM              MW  2SH  219                  DeLeon, J

Meets August 24—October 16, 2015

27238   1:00 PM—2:40 PM               MW  2BSB 265                  DeLeon, J

Meets October 19 — December 4, 2015

33190   9:00 PM—10:40 PM            MW 2SH  219                     Baniasad, B

Meets October 19 —December 4, 2015


 

4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Fall trainings for new University Hearing Panelists in October

The Office of the Dean of Students is seeking staff/faculty/students who would like to become hearing panelists:

The University Hearing Panel is responsible for hearing cases of alleged violations of the UIC Student Disciplinary Policy also known as the Student Code of Conduct. Members are directly responsible for deciding if a violation occurred and determining sanctions. This panel has the distinction of protecting the interests of the campus community and the students’ rights. In this capacity, prospective University Hearing Panel members should be free of bias, judgment, or prejudice.

The University Hearing Panel is comprised of faculty, staff, and student members. This provides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff members to work collaboratively for a common purpose. Prospective student members must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at UIC. Through participation in the University Hearing Panel, participants will:

Enhance active listening skills
Learn ethics and conflict resolution skills
Utilize analytical and critical thinking skills
Formulate well-reasoned questions and decisions
Strengthen understanding of the UIC Student Disciplinary Policy

In order to become a member of the University Hearing Panel, you must attend one of the following trainings:

Student Session
Thursday, October 15, 2015
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Student Center East Room 302
Please RSVP no later than Monday, October 12

Staff/Faculty Session
Thursday, October 22, 2015
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Student Center East Room 302
Please RSVP no later than Monday, October 19

Please RSVP for one of these trainings sessions through Michelle Ramirez at mramir37@uic.edu or by phone 312-996-4857. Lunch will be provided at each session so please note any dietary restrictions when you RSVP. Feel free to contact DuJuan Smith directly if you have any questions about the University Hearing Panel.


 

5. FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Midterm Grades due this week. Information available for students.

Midterm grades are due by this Wednesday, October 21st. Students will be able to view midterm grades on Thursday, October 22nd at 9:00 a.m. There is information “Student Tips for Midterm Grades” available on the advising.uic.edu website.


 

6. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Upcoming workshop on scholarships at LARES this week!

Please share the following information about the upcoming workshops at LARES with your students:

October 14, 2015  @ 12PM – LARES  SSB  2640 – Scholarship Information Session for Undocumented Students

October 15, 2015 @ 1PM – LARES  SSB  2640 – Becoming an Active Reader: Put down the Highlighter and Pick Up a Pen

October 20, 2015 @ 3PM – LARES  SSB  2640 – Scholarship Information Session for Latino Students

November 19, 2015 @ 1PM – LARES  SSB  2640 – Countdown to Finals: Developing Effective Study Habits

*Students can RSVP by calling 32-996-3356 and find more information on the LARES website.


 

7. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: WISE presents A Goal Planning Workshop with Life Coach Ellen Burton for UIC women students (10/19/15).

The UIC Women in Science & Engineering Program presents

Choosing A New Path
A Goal Planning Workshop with Life Coach Ellen Burton

Monday, October 19th
3 – 5 pm
UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center
728 West Roosevelt Road, RRB Entrance

There are times when life pushes us into a new direction and we are left without a plan on how to proceed. Sometimes we don’t do as well in classes we need to pursue a lifelong dream. Sometimes a new interest takes control of our lives. In any case, you need a plan. And Life Coach Ellen Burton wants to help you create one!

Ellen Burton has been called an inspirational leader and a catalyst for change. Her ability to assist and focus coaching clients achieving their goals is exceptional! In addition to personal and professional coaching, Ellen is a nationally acclaimed business lecturer and motivational speaker.

Ellen’s initial career as a Certified Athletic Trainer allowed her to contribute to Division One intercollegiate athletic medicine teams (The University of Michigan, The University of Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan University).  Ellen’s clients include senior executives, middle managers, physicians, academics and small business owners. And soon YOU!

This is a two-hour workshop. Not a lecture! That’s boring and our dreams are not boring. We will be working on our dreams! Bring a friend!

And while this event is open to all UIC students, it will be centered on women and those who identify as women.

Details & RSVP at http://bit.ly/WISEPlans


 

8. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Student Research Forum and upcoming workshops for students this October!

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Honors College and the University of Illinois Alumni Association, is pleased to announce the 2016 Student Research Forum (SRF), which will be held on April 12, 2016. This important campus-wide event showcases undergraduate, graduate and professional student research covering a broad range of scholarship: Art/Design/Humanities; Business/Computer Science/Mathematics; Engineering/Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; and Social Sciences. In addition to awards in the above categories, awards will be given to the top student research projects that best reflect the principles of sustainability and those that use women, sex, and/or gender as the central focus of their study or which have a primary focus on understanding sex or gender differences related to the topic under study.

Registration for the forum will open in January. Further details on the event and specific instructions for participation are provided on the SRF website. http://www.research.uic.edu/srf

In order to help you prepare, the UIC Library, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research are sponsoring a series of workshops designed to help students with their research. Information is below or available at the workshops page.

 

Student Research Forum Library Workshop Series

Getting Started with Your Research
If you plan to present at the Student Research Forum or elsewhere in the Spring, now is the time to get started with your research.  In this workshop librarians will work with any and all students to:

  • Develop Your Topic: Is your topic too broad or too narrow?  Librarians will help you address this and other issues that can crop up as you develop a research topic.
  • Find Resources:  What are the best resources in your field?  How should you use them?  What are effective strategies for figuring out which articles you should read?
  • Organize What You Find:  There are tools that help you save and organize the materials you find online.  They can save you a lot of time and even save you from accidental plagiarism.  Librarians will briefly introduce you to these tools.

Dates and times:
October 8 from 1-2 pm
October 9 from 2-3 pm
October 27 from 3-4 pm

Location:
The IDEA Commons Classroom, Daley Library, First Floor, Room 1-010

Registration: http://research.uic.edu/node/3775

 

How To Read and Use Scholarly Journal Articles

If you have ever read a journal article, the core expression of scholarship in a wide variety of fields, you may have felt that reading and understanding journal articles is hard.  You aren’t the only one.  This workshop is meant to provide you with some advice and methods for breaking a journal article into manageable pieces and extracting the key information from it for your research. Open to students from all fields and all disciplines!

Dates and times:
October 28     2-3 pm
October 29     1-2 pm

Location:
The IDEA Commons Classroom, Daley Library, First Floor, Room 1-010

Registration: http://research.uic.edu/node/3775

 

If you have any questions regarding the 2016 Student Research Forum please feel free to contact Jacqueline Berger at jacquieb@uic.edu


 

9. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New UIC Black Tech Scholars Program Info Sessions (10/20 and 10/21)

In collaboration with the Chicago tech incubator and learning lab Blue1647 and Productive Edge, a dynamic and innovative technology company, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s African American Academic Network and Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies have partnered to implement a pilot program that will foster diversity in the technology space through coding opportunities.  The BlackTech Scholars Program is geared to provide 15 UIC African American undergraduate students (Junior/Senior status)with the opportunity to acquire business acumen and gain valuable hands-on experience building mobile-friendly websites.

Starting in January 2016, this program will be featured as a UIC Experience co-curricular opportunity that will enhance students learning and development.  Through this program, students will obtain entrepreneurial skills and an awareness of social issues through launching new ventures that impact the larger social and economic environment.  The program will introduce the following:

(1) essential business startup concepts and various aspects of marketing, organization design and business modeling; and

(2) coding curriculum that includes case projects that incorporates marketing campaign, web and mobile development application

In addition to gaining relevant technical skills that can eventually prepare them for careers within the tech industry, Scholars also learn critical leadership, entrepreneurship and life skills under the guidance of staff members and mentors who are professionals working in the field.

Informational sessions will be held:

Tuesday, October 20th
Student Center East, RM 605
750 S. Halsted St.
2PM—4PM

Wednesday, October 21st
Student Center East, RM 613
750 S. Halsted St.
2PM—4PM

Students can RSVP for the event at :  https://orgsync.com/101304/events/1238981/occurrences/2781227.

You can download a flyer as well.


 

10. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Information about CC120 Term B

Fall ’15 Term B CC120 sections being canceled due to low enrollment:  34934, 34935, 34939, 34940.

First-year students can register for 34936 (Mondays, 11:00-1:00) or 34937 (Wednesdays, 11:00-1:00).

2nd-year and upper-level students can register for 34938 (Mondays, 1:00-3:00).

Multiple sections will also be offered during both terms of the Spring semester (hopefully with some options for upper-level students).  Please contact Steve Whitley (swhitl2@uic.edu, x5-0232) if you have any questions or concerns.


 

11. Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements

Did you miss announcements from the past few weeks? Take a look below…

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services Fall Events Information – Choosing a Major Workshop is October 14th

UPCOMING EVENT: Come out to the CCSAA Town Hall Meeting on AANAPISI Impact on 10/15!

UARC REQUEST: Are you participating in Open House? Will you have pics or postings? Share them!

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: New Director for Office of Undergraduate Research

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: New minor in Chinese is available for students.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – UARC Brown Bag Discussion – The Disability Resource Center Answers Advisors’ Questions on 9-29-15

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Financial Literacy Resources for Advisors

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region V First Annual Academic Advising Awards nominations now open until November 1


12. UARC ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES Web Submissions

The UARC Weekly Update Subcommittee is pleased to provide you with an easier way to submit your news/announcements and upcoming events so that UARC can share them with advisors. UARC Advising Weekly Updates will normally be sent on Fridays each week (although more frequently if the need allows), so please keep that in mind as you plan to advertise your events or share your news with the advising community. To submit an update, please use the UARC Weekly Update Request web form at http://go.uic.edu/uarcweeklyupdaterequest. Please direct questions to either Nick Ardinger (ardinger@uic.edu) or Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu).


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Midterm Grades due this week. Information available for students.

Midterm grades are due by this Wednesday, October 21st. Students will be able to view midterm grades on Thursday, October 22nd at 9:00 a.m. There is information “Student Tips for Midterm Grades” available on the advising.uic.edu website.

 


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers late start courses!

Share with Students…

THE ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE (ACE) OFFERS LATE START COURSES!!!

Classes begin Monday October 19th!

A.S.P. 062 TOPICS IN LEARNING SUPPORT INSTRUCTION

This course is designed to introduce and provide practice in specific topics related to reading, writing, learning and thinking strategies, geared to specific course demands across the disciplines and for specific populations.  2 hours

21556   3:00 PM – 4:40 PM                            MW  2TH  300             Mann, J

Meets October19—December 2, 2015

 

A.S.P. 092 VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT

This course is designed to teach students how to increase the number of words they use in their speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, students are taught strategies for learning unfamiliar, technical terms and phrases in their textbooks   2 hours

10335  9:00 AM—10:40 AM              MW  2SH  219                  DeLeon, J

Meets August 24—October 16, 2015

 

27238   1:00 PM—2:40 PM               MW  2BSB 265                               DeLeon, J

Meets October 19 — December 4, 2015

 

33190   9:00 PM—10:40 PM            MW 2SH  219                               Baniasad, B

Meets October 19 —December 4, 2015


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: RSVP available, note the new time – Fall Advising Summit will be held on Friday, November 6.

The RSVP (go.uic.edu/summitrsvpfall2015) is available for the Fall 2015 Advising Summit, which will be held on:

Friday, November 6th
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.)
Cardinal Room, SCE

We are planning for campus update presentations including ROTC and Guaranteed Admissions Transfer (GAT). More information about our featured topic and agenda will be forthcoming.

Please RSVP for the morning of November 6th on your calendars! For more information, please contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu).