Monthly archives: May, 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Brown Bag: NACADA Webinar “Best Practices in Advising Students with Depression” on 6/21 and 6/23

Join us for a summer brown bag event!

The OAD Steering Committee wouldn’t want our community to miss viewing the NACADA Webinar “When Students are Sad and Stay Sad: Best Practices in Advising Students with Depression” that was recently shown on May 24th.

We will be hosting two different viewings of the NACADA Webinar so please SAVE THE DATES:

Wednesday, June 21st at 2:00 p.m.

or

Friday, June 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

An RSVP and room information will be available in the coming weeks, but save the date(s) on your calendar now!

*Since we know it’s orientation season, here’s a secret – we’ll own the recording, so you can contact Joey to get the recording for viewing in your unit as well.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD is providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference! Conference proposals due 6/30!

OAD will be providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference on Friday, September 22nd – please let Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) know if you’re interested in going with the OAD group! A formal RSVP will be sent along later in the summer. You should consider submitting a conference session proposal. See the call for proposals below…


The Call for Proposals for the 2017 ILACADA Annual Conference is now open!  The theme for this year’s conference is, Advising: The Root of Student Success.  Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Our keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Dr. Teresa Garate, President and CEO of Anixter Center in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Garate is a recognized authority and advocate in the fields of disabilities, education, human services and public health and has an extensive background in government, nonprofit and private sectors.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:

We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Session proposals will be accepted electronically.  Click here to submit your 2017 ILACADA Conference session proposal.  Session proposal should include the name(s) of presenter(s), institution, e-mail, phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.  For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please click here to view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Session Formats:

Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.

Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic each from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Important Deadlines:

  • June 30, 2017 – Proposal submissions due
  • Week of August 7, 2017 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • June 2017 – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal, please e-mail Mazen Nagi at mazen@niu.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Summer Networking Events Survey link available!

Are you ready for some OAD Summer Networking fun? I know the OAD Steering Committee is ready to bring you exciting events! Help the OAD Networking and Community Building Committee plan summer events!

Because Chicago is filled with millions of great things to do, we want to know where we should focus our efforts. Some events may involve discounts on tickets, while others may just require coordination.

A survey was sent to your email, but you can also use this link: http://go.uic.edu/OfcAdvDev_Summer_2017

So over the next few weeks let us know what most piques your interest, and we’ll try to plan something that best fits everyone’s busy schedules while still giving us a chance to enjoy Chicago in the summer!


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LAS School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics Gen Ed Flipbook

The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics has again provided a unique, informative format for students to learn about the general education courses being offered by the School for Fall 2017.

Please share their LCSL Flipbook with your students!


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Summer College Advising Information Packet now available!

We’re getting closer to Summer College!

There is a downloadable Summer College Advising Information packet now available in the UIC Advising Guidelines section of our website. Documents included in the downloadable packet are:

Summer College Programs Student Handout

Summer Enrichment Workshops Advising Information

2017 PEP College Advisors’ Handbook

Summer Enrichment Writing and ENGL 159 Co-Requisite Chart

ALEKS Math Placement Information

Summer College Chemistry FAQ’s for Student Orientation Leaders

Don’t forget:
You can visit the new Summer College website, which has been re-designed and updated. It’s easy to remember – summercollege.uic.edu.

You can also download a new Summer College flyer with information on all of our Summer College programs!

Registration for Summer College happens through the my.UIC portal so incoming students can log in and register there.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Summer Networking Events Survey will be sent this week!

Are you ready for some OAD Summer Networking fun? I know the OAD Steering Committee is ready to bring you exciting events! Help the OAD Networking and Community Building Committee plan summer events!

Because Chicago is filled with millions of great things to do, we want to know where we should focus our efforts. Some events may involve discounts on tickets, while others may just require coordination.

A survey is being sent to your email with the subject – “Help us plan advisor summer events!” So let us know what most piques your interest, and we’ll try to plan something that best fits everyone’s busy schedules while still giving us a chance to enjoy Chicago in the summer!

 


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: UIC Summer Dance is here!

Join us this summer for an Ice Cream Social and Summer Dance! Show up to our free program. Bring your lunch, listen to great music, and wear your dancing shoes outside in the UIC LC Quad. In the first 45 minutes, you will learn a new dance. In the next 45 minutes, the dance floor will be open for more seasoned dancers.

This program is free and open to the public from Noon to 1:30pm at UIC Lecture Center Plaza (UIC LC Quad).

Thursday, May 18 — Salsa*
Thursday, June 1 — Bachata
Thursday, June 15 — Argentine Tango*
Thursday, June 29 — Kizomba
Thursday, July 13 — Zouk
Thursday, July 27 — Steppin’

*Starts at 11:30am with an Ice Cream Social.

For the latest updates, visit go.uic.edu/summerdanceUIC.

Check out last year’s video HERE.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA is offering New Advisors Annual Conference Scholarship – applications due July 2nd!

NACADA’s New Advisors Annual Conference Scholarship is now available for application. You can apply at https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Programs/Awards/Scholarships/Annual-Conference-Scholarship1.aspx.

This scholarship category was created in response to popular demand. Scholarships will be presented to selected new advising professionals with three (3) or fewer years of experience in a position where advising comprises at least 50% of their job duties. This scholarship provides those selected with an opportunity to experience the 41st NACADA Annual Conference on Academic Advising in St. Louis, MO. It will waive the member registration fee to attend the annual conference. Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. The provision of this type of support upholds one of the primary goals of the Association, which is to offer comprehensive professional development opportunities.

The deadline for this scholarship opportunity is July 2, 2017. Application components can be reviewed at the scholarship link above.

Please direct any questions to Dawn Krause.

 

 

 


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer College registration is open and there’s a new Summer College website!

Summer is here and so is Summer College!

Registration
The Summer College registration system is now open so please encourage your new first-year students who are eligible to register for one or more Summer College programs!

Registration for Summer College happens through the my.UIC portal so incoming students can log in and register there. Invitations to eligible students will begin next Wednesday, May 10th as well.

New Website and Flyer
For more information, you can visit the new Summer College website, which has been re-designed and updated. It’s easy to remember – summercollege.uic.edu!

You can also download a new Summer College flyer with information on all of our Summer College programs and this coming week we will be providing a downloadable Advisors’ Summer College packet so watch for that!

Here’s a preview of the Introduction to Summer College that we’ve provided in the Orientation Student Life Guide!


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: 4 week – GLAS/GWS 263: Asian American Gender and Sexual Diversity/Arab American Feminism (GenEd course) is still open!

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR STUDENTS:

Dear students,

Please take a look at this information about an upcoming summer course. It will be a transformative experience to be sure!

GLAS/GWS 263: Asian American Gender and Sexual Diversity/Arab American Feminism (GenEd course)

Instructor: Prof. Nadine Naber

CRN: 21750

Summer 2017 Session 1: May 15-June 9, 1:00-3:55 pm, 2LH 103

This course explores what Arab and Arab American feminisms can teach us about some of the most urgent issues of our times – from racism, colonialism, and war to immigration and refugees, social movements and revolutions, and the politics of family and community.