Category: For Advisors’ Information

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Early Billing was launched this week!

We wanted to make you aware that tuition and fees are now appearing on student accounts. Anticipated financial aid is presented to students within the my.UIC.edu portal with the bill.

See https://studentsuccess.uic.edu/billing-procedure-and-communication-2/ for information about the Billing Procedure and Communication Student Success Initiative. The primary goal is to alert students and families of the total cost of attendance earlier in the cycle.

Many thanks to Bill Patterson and his staff and the Office of Student Financial Aid to make this a reality.


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: REMINDER – 2017 UIC New Student Convocation on 8-27-17 – SAVE THE DATE!

REMINDER – 2017 UIC New Student Convocation

In order to positively impact the success and first year experience of our new students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, faculty and staff are encouraged to be a part of the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in welcoming the new UIC Class of 2021!

Date:  Sunday, August 27th

Time: Check in at 2:30

Location: Check in at the Pavilion Parking Lot to line up for the processional, which begins at 3:00 p.m.

Dress for the event is casual. Please wear UIC colors.
Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic

The Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic will immediately follow the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in the SRC Autocourt for food, fun, and games while we continue to welcome UIC’s new students.

For more information visit the 2017 Convocation Website at – http://convocation.uic.edu/

 


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer College starting next Monday 6/26 – registration continues through this week!

Summer College begins next week on Monday, June 26th! Please continue to encourage registration this week for eligible students!

Students eligible for Summer College programs can access their possible programs and register in their my.UIC portal.

Detailed information on all of the programs is available on summercollege.uic.edu.

If you have students you know who are waiting to complete placement tests, please continue to encourage them to complete tests this week so they could do Summer Enrichment programs if they place in developmental courses!


There is also an advising packet for Summer College available in the Advising Resources for further information including:

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


 


FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Announcing the 2017 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award Winners!

Today, our 2017 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award winners received congratulations from Provost Poser and Vice Provost Varelas via campus announcement.

On behalf of the OAD Steering Committee and the OAD Advising Awards Committee, we are delighted to extend our congratulations to the 2017 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award winners:

Tula Georgopoulos, College of Nursing
Iliana Miranda, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES)
Alicia Rodriguez, Hispanic Center of Excellence, College of Medicine

This award recognizes excellence, commitment, and dedication of professional advisors of undergraduate students at UIC.  Our winners were selected by a committee of their peers to be recognized for their work with our undergraduates and contributions to UIC’s mission. Congratulations to each of our winners!

Each of the winners was surprised in their office – view the pictures on our Advising Awards Page!

Thank you to all of our advisors for the vital role you play in the success of our 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.


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer College registration goes live next Wednesday, May 10th!

It’s summer at UIC and that means that we’re gearing up for our incoming class! Summer College’s registration opens next Monday, May 15th!

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.

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


FOR YOUR INFORMATION: New version of the my.uic.edu portal is now available for continuing students!

There is a new version of my.uic.edu that is now live. Please keep in mind that the new portal is currently for continuing students only.

The portal (my.uic.edu) has been redesigned with input from Students.  The changes and new features in the portal are:

  • There is only one tab level reducing the number of clicks to access various systems;
  • Single Sign On for both Enterprise Applications (Registration, Grades, etc.) or Bluestem/Shibboleth Applications (email, Blacboard, etc.);
  • The most commonly used features are now on the Welcome tab (landing page);
  • Mobile friendly;
  • You can add any portlet to your ” Favorites”;
  • There are fewer tabs.  The “Welcome” tab has the most commonly used functions.  The “Student” tab has all of the student functions.  The “Student Services” tab lists services on one tab. The “Help” tab lists the support contacts.

The link is located on the my.uic.edu website.  You can see a screenshot of the new portal on my.uic.edu.

Both the previous version of the my.uic.edu portal and the new portal will be available until late September 2017 to eliminate any confusion and give everyone a chance to look at the new version.

We will keep you posted on further development of the portal including faculty/staff development!


YOUR RESPONSE REQUESTED: Career Services is asking for your First Destination Student Success Nominations – DEADLINE 3/31

REMINDER:

Dear Colleagues –

In Spring 2017, Career Services will be releasing results of the Class of 2016 First Destination survey which summarizes career outcomes of bachelor’s degree graduates.   As part of “telling our story” about the Class of 2016 and 2017 graduates, Career Services will be partnering with Student Affairs Marketing to launch a campaign promoting the survey findings as well as the personal success stories of UIC bachelor’s degree graduates.  This is a an opportunity to celebrate the diverse outcomes of UIC graduates and their journeys in achieving their career goals.

We are seeking your assistance in nominating graduates from the Class of 2016 or 2017 who have successfully achieved or are in the process of fulfilling their post-graduation plans to be showcased as student success stories.   This includes graduates who have successfully secured a career outcome which may include employment, military service, volunteer/service program, and/or continuing education at a graduate level.  We ask that you consider graduates who represent the diversity of our campus and different career outcome(s).   Please send your nominations by completing a short submission form [https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/7633401] by March 31.

We are excited about the opportunity to share our graduates’ outcomes.  If you have feedback or questions regarding this process, please contact Associate Director of Career Services Assessment and Evaluation, Tatjana Rapajic (trapajic@uic.edu).

Regards,

Thy Nguyen
Director of Career Services
Tatjana Rapajic
Associate Director of Career Services Assessment and Evaluation


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: 2017 Summer Session course schedule now available.

It’s not too early to help your students start planning ahead.

You and your students can use the Summer Session course schedule which is now available online. Find it easily at: summer.uic.edu/courses/course_schedule.


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: ROTC Advising Guidelines have been updated. Available online.

ROTC cadets may have been visiting advisors to complete their 104-R forms and may continue to do so throughout the next few weeks.

The ROTC Advising Guidelines have been updated and are downloadable below and from the OAD website:

ROTC Advising Guidelines

The guidelines include information about the changes regarding MILS credits accepted toward the degree last year that were approved effective this past Fall 2016 in the College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.