ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES for the UIC Advising Community 5-15-15

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT—UARC sponsored Campus Advocacy Network Workshops (5/26): CAN will be providing information on their resources and services – once on the east campus and once on the west campus!

2. FOR YOUR INFORMATION—ALEKS Math Placement Fall 2015 Update

3. PLEASE RSVP — SSI Credit Accumulation Initiative Information Sessions being held next week at 3:00 p.m. on May 20 and May 21 – please RSVP for one of them!

4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT—ILACADA 2015 Conference (5/22) at UIUC
5. SHARE WITH STUDENTS—2015 GPPA Chicago-Kent Sophomore Entry (6/1 application deadline)
6. SHARE WITH STUDENTS—New General Education course Art 382/480: Topics in Art: Prison Aesthetics and Policy. No prerequisites.

7. SHARE WITH STUDENTS – Fall 2015 African American Studies Courses that Fulfill General Education Requirements

8. FOR YOUR INFORMATION – UIC Math Placement Policy 2015

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

1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT—UARC sponsored Campus Advocacy Network Workshops (5/26): CAN will be providing information on their resources and services – once on the east campus and once on the west campus!
Now that you may have been trained at one of our UARC sponsored “Know Your IX” trainings for advisors or you may have attended one of the campus events held during this April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the UARC is pleased to sponsor a special workshop with the Campus Advocacy Network to learn about the resources and services they provide. Rachel Caidor and Dan Cairo from the Campus Advocacy Network will spend 1.5 hours with advisors working through topics including what an advocate is, confidentiality and the role of an advocate, how advocate services work, how to refer students to CAN for services, what advisors should expect when doing a referral, CAN’s efforts to make UIC a safer community, etc.

The workshops will be held on May 26th – one on the east campus and one on the west campus. Please RSVP by May 20th at http://go.uic.edu/uarccanworkshoprsvp.

WEST CAMPUS SESSION
10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
LOCATION: AHSB (Room TBD)

EAST CAMPUS SESSION
2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
LOCATION: 2750 UH

If you have questions you can contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu) who is coordinating the event on behalf of UARC.

 
2. FOR YOUR INFORMATION—ALEKS Math Placement Fall 2015 Update
UIC will no longer pay for learning modules or math placement test retakes for students in placing in Math 075/090/118; however, students will still have the opportunity to take the test twice.

Students can take the ALEKS (Math) test twice. There will be a charge for the second test. The student must pay $30 for the learning module. Students placing in Math 075/090/118 will have access after reaching 70% mastery of the Learning Module and can retake the test after paying $10. Students placing in Math 121/125/165 or STAT 101 are also required to pay the $30 for the learning module but will have access to the retake by paying the $10.00 fee without reaching a specific mastery level.

Please contact Florencio Diaz (fdiaz4@uic.edu) if you have questions.

 
3. PLEASE RSVP — SSI Credit Accumulation Initiative Information Sessions being held next week at 3:00 p.m. on May 20 and May 21
The Student Success Initiative (SSI) Credit Accumulation Initiative is hosting two information sessions next week:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Hall 210
OR
Thursday, May 21, 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Hall 210

Topic:
As part of the SSI Implementation project (studentsuccess.uic.edu), a project team has been working on the question of student “credit accumulation” for the past few months. The project team was charged with addressing this issue: students who do graduate at UIC tend not to graduate in four years, even though nearly every major has an academic map that articulates a pathway to do so. Clearly, if students take fewer than fifteen credit hours per semester, it is impossible for that student to graduate in four years. In Fall 2013, for instance, nearly a third of first-time full-time students attempted fewer than 15 credit hours. There are academic, social, and financial implications of students not efficiently completing their degree.

At this meeting, Tom Moss, the Project Team Leader, will discuss the team’s initial findings and preview a campaign to encourage students for whom it is appropriate to attempt at least fifteen credit hours per semester.

The Project Team includes: Eileen Doran, Lillye Hart, Elsa Soto, Philip Vasquez, and Josephine Volpe.

Please RSVP at the following link for the SSI Credit Accumulation Initiative Information Sessions being held next week: http://go.uic.edu/ssicreditaccumulation.

 

4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT—ILACADA 2015 Conference (5/22) at UIUC.
If you have not already registered, there is still time to consider attending the 4th Annual ILACADA Annual Conference at the iHotel on May 21/22.
This year’s years highlights include:
• NACADA sponsored Scholarly Writing Workshop, May 21, 3-5 PM facilitated by Dr. Wendy Troxel
• The traditional pre-conference social to be held at the iHotel with complimentary appetizers, fun, games, photo booth, and cash bar.
• Conference kicks off with an early morning yoga session with Mia Garcia-Hill, certified yoga instructor.
• Amazing breakfast buffet
• Lunchtime keynote with Blane Harding!
• 22 Concurrent Sessions
• Cool T Shirts! Order online
• GREAT door prizes!
All information about the conference can be found at ilacada.org.

 

5. SHARE WITH STUDENTS—2015 GPPA Chicago-Kent Sophomore Entry (6/1 deadline) –
The Office of Special Scholarship Program is seeking applications for the GPPA Kent College of Law program. Students who are completing their freshman year and going into the sophomore year at UIC can apply.

The link to the application: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/1081171

Students in the program must complete a bachelor’s degree at UIC prior to entering the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s history dates to 1888. The law school developed from the merger of the Chicago College of Law and the Kent College of Law. A 1969 merger made it part of the Illinois Institute of Technology. The law school has earned many accolades including being ranked 6th nationally in Trial Advocacy and 10th in Intellectual Property by U.S. News & World Report (March 2014). It is also considered a Best Value private law school by the National Jurist (October 2013), and its faculty ranks 52nd in the nation based on scholarly impact (Sisk et al., 2012). The bar passage rate for Chicago-Kent law graduates in 2013 was 93%. For more information about Chicago-Kent College of Law visit http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/

We are excited to offer this prestigious pathway to a career in law to our students.

Additional requirements for the program apply. Conditions of Acceptance for the program can be viewed at
http://gppa.uic.edu/current-students/conditions-of-acceptance/

Please direct questions about the program to Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu.

 

6. SHARE WITH STUDENTS—New General Education course Art 382/480: Topics in Art: Prison Aesthetics and Policy. No prerequisites.
Prison Aesthetics and Policy will be exciting for students who want to learn more about prisons, those engaged in related research, and art or theater students who want to apply their aesthetic skills to new problems. The class will spend time analyzing sensory experiences, proposing new ways to monitor prisons, and learning from those who enact and experience prison policy. The class combines interactive learning, dialogue, field trips and guest lectures. Formerly incarcerated people and family members will participate in some of the projects.

This class would be especially interesting for students from CLJ, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Social Work, Media Studies, Public Health, Neuroscience, Theater and Music, African American Studies, Latin American Students, and MUSE. To register as an undergraduate student, please contact Alexandra Graves at angraves@uic.edu or stop by the CADA Office of Student Affairs in 208 of Jefferson Hall.

 

7. SHARE WITH STUDENTS – Fall 2015 African American Studies Courses that Fulfill General Education Requirements
The Department of African American Studies is offering three courses this fall that fulfill general education requirements. A pdf flyer with course descriptions can be found here.

 
8. FOR YOUR INFORMATION – UIC Math Placement Policy 2015
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science has posted the updated UIC Math Placement Policy 2015 and it is attached. You may download or view the pdf online at: http://go.uic.edu/uicmathplacement2015pdf.

 
9. 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).

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