Advising Weekly Updates 12-2-15

ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES 12-2-15
ANNOUNCEMENTS
·         1. YOUR RESPONSE NEEDED: Please help the IPAS Committee’s development of a new online system to support advising and success of UIC students.

·         2. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: APIASF Scholarship for Asian American and Pacific Islander students available for application.

·         3. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New downloadable poster for Spring 2016 ASP Courses offered by ACE

·         4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region V 2016 grants and one award re-opened until December 11th.

·         5. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ADVISING AWARDS: Information on 2016 Advising Awards coming soon!

·         Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements

·         UARC ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES Web Submissions

 

YOUR RESPONSE NEEDED: Please help the IPAS Committee’s development of a new online system to support advising and success of UIC students.

 

The IPAS committee invites you to participate in a survey that will help us develop a new online system to support advising and student success at UIC. We know this is a crazy time of year for you, but your feedback will be essential to help us design a system that will work for you and the students you serve.

The survey will be open until December 15, 2015. You can access the survey through the following link: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cupWmQ7QIuF0aqx

A little more background: Vice Provost Pollack has charged the Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) Committee with developing an implementation plan for a new IPAS system that will support the success of UIC students and improve communication and collaboration between advisors across the institution. EDUCAUSE defines IPAS systems as the “institutional capability to create shared ownership for educational progress by providing students, faculty, and staff with holistic information and services that contribute to the completion of a degree or other credential.” We are seeking input from a variety of campus constituents about the types of data that would be most helpful to better support the students you serve.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the survey, please contact Peggie Garcia at pkleko1@uic.edu.

 

 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: APIASF Scholarship for Asian American and Pacific Islander students available for application.

 

Please share this award information with your students:

APIASF Scholarship Program
For Asian and/or Pacific Islander students. Must be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States to apply and be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2016. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED, and must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA. One letter of recommendation is required.  The award amounts range from $2,500 – $15,000. Apply online at http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9:00pm EST

Students can receive assistance with their applications by contacting Beth at ssp@uic.edu.

 

 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New downloadable poster for Spring 2016 ASP Courses offered by ACE

 

Please see below the ASP offerings from ACE. You can download their updated flyer and share it with your students:

Start Spring ’16 on the right track!

Sign up for an ASP course today!  These courses are designed to help you sharpen your academic skills.  Each class gives either two or three hours of non-academic semester credit which are good for keeping full time status. Grading is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Courses for Spring 2016:

Courses for Undergraduates that promote effective learning strategies and help students get connected!

NEW!!!  ASP 060:  Resources and Strategies for College Success

Do you want to turn the spring semester into an exceptionally successful one and bring up your GPA?  Register for this 16- week class in which you will learn study strategies in such areas as time management, test taking, and study skills.  Get connected to campus resources that are designed to help you succeed at UIC.

3 Hours

NEW!!!  ASP 062:  Semester Refresh: Strategies to Finish Strong

Specially designed course that introduces and provides practice in special topics related to reading, writing, learning, and quantitative reasoning strategies. Promotes positive study techniques that can be applied throughout the semester.

2 Hours

Courses that Boost Communication Skills!

ASP 050: English Communication Skills in Reading, Writing and Speaking for English as a Second Language Students.  ASP 050 is a course designed to help students develop strong English communication skills through weekly reading and writing exercises that include studying grammar, vocabulary and topics pertaining to American culture.  3 Hours

ASP 055:  Communication Skills for International Graduate Students. This course develops and increases listening/speaking fluency for English as a Second Language students.

3 Hours

 ASP 092:  Vocabulary Enrichment (or Vocabulary Bootcamp!)

Are you preparing for a standardized test or just hoping to impress people with your vocabulary?  ASP 092 is an eight-week intensive course for students who want to expand their vocabulary for greater facility in reading comprehension, writing skills and standardized tests preparation.  Register for this class today. In just a short time, you will learn over 400 words.  2 Hours

 

Courses that focus on Writing Success!

NEW!!!  ASP 090Critical Strategies for Reading and Writing Success – Undergraduate

Critical reading and thinking strategies for comprehending, writing about, and learning textbook material representing different academic disciplines. Instruction in writing summaries and syntheses of readings included.  3 Hours

 

ASP 095: Academic & Professional Writing for International Graduate Students focuses on formal, academic styles and advanced grammar for English as a Second Language upper level undergrads, grads, & visiting scholars.  3 Hours

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region V 2016 grants and one award re-opened until December 11th.

 

Please note that some of NACADA’s Region V grants and one award remains open for application. The following message was sent:

Dear Great Lakes Region V members,

A computer glitch was discovered for one of the 2016 Region V awards and it was decided to extend the application deadline.   These grants and the award are used to give recognition to Region V members for professional excellence and financial support for professional development.  Therefore, the deadline has been extended to Friday December 11th  for nominations and applications for Region V 2016 grants and one award.

Please note that we have received no applications for these grants and one submission for Great Lakes~Great Leaders –Mentor.  Here is an endorsement for the program from one of our current Emerging Leaders, David Parry,

“The Great Lakes-Great Leaders Program has been a wonderful and growing experience for me.
It has allowed me to build my advising and leadership skills as well as my networking opportunities.
I am just getting ready to complete my second and final year of the Great Lakes-Great Leaders Program.
Having a Mentor and other support from people all over Region 5 has been incredible.
The Great Lakes-Great Leaders Program has given me the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over Region 5.
I would highly recommend the Great Lakes-Great Leaders Program to any Region 5 member.”

The Region V 2016 grants and award for which the deadline has been extended are:

Region 5 Crossing Borders Grant
Region 5 Development Grant – Advisor Training and Professional Development
Region 5 Development Grant – Institutional Allied Advising Organizations
Region 5 Development Grant – State and Province Allied Organizations
Region 5 Great Lakes~Great Leaders Program – Emerging Leader
Region 5 Great Lakes~Great Leaders Program – Mentor
Service to Region 5 Award – 2016

http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-5/Apply-for-Awards.aspx

Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to provide recognition and financial support for professional development for Great Lakes Region V colleagues by applying for a grant.

Thank you,

Nancy L. Roadruck
Assistant Vice President for Student Success
Division of Student Success
Simmons Hall 201
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-6206
nancy5@uakron.edu
NACADA Great Lakes Region V chair 2015 – 2017

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ADVISING AWARDS: Information on 2016 Advising Awards coming soon!

 

Watch your email everyone!

The UARC Advising Awards committee will be sending along information about the 2016 Provost’s Advising Excellence Awards before the holiday break. Keep your eyes peeled and be thinking about nominating advisors for recognition for their accomplishments.

 

 

Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements
Did you miss announcements from the past few weeks? Take a look below…
SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Wellness Center hiring a student worker to be a presenter and general office aide – application due 11/30.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Fall 2015 Advising Summit Presentations available on Summit web page.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: ACE and FYI Drop-in Final Exam Prep (November 30th – December 4th) sponsored by ACE and the Office of First Year Initiatives

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Student Orientation Leader Applications due November 19th (Round 1 of Hiring)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: RSVP is available for Honors College lunch and screening of NACADA Webinar (11/20)

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Student ACCESS Bill Launch on Wednesday, November 11

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Congratulate your colleagues and join them at the Employee Recognition Ceremony on 11/10!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: College of Education Undergraduate Programs is hosting info sessions and walk-in advising!

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

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

 

 

 

Advising Weekly Updates Announcement/Event guidelines and submission web form available.

 

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).