Category: OAD Brown Bag Events

ADVISOR WEEK UPDATE ON TODAY’S BROWN BAG EVENT at 12:00 p.m. in 2550 UH – Lunch provided and a conference phone number available if you want to call in!

We have great news if you are planning on attending the Brown Bag today! Or if you thought you couldn’t participate – we have a call in option for you!


We will now be providing lunch for attendees who come in person, but for those who might not be able to leave the office or who might not be on campus today, we have a call in phone number for you to participate in the conversation!

As a follow-up to NACADA’s recent webinar “Advising Strategies for Students on Academic Probation”, we will be holding an open discussion to talk through important issues/questions raised in the webinar as well as discuss what initiatives are already in place at UIC to support students experiencing academic difficulty. Please view the webinar in advance and share in this important discussion.

(For those who were unable to attend the webinar, a recording of the webinar will be available at the following link: Handouts from the webinar are also posted online here:

The event starts at 12:00 p.m. and is scheduled until 1:30 p.m. today in 2550 UH. If you will be calling in, can you let Joey know ( and use the following dial-in information:

Phone Number: 1-877-873-8017

Access Code: 3385630

We look forward to seeing you today and if you can’t join us for the discussion, we hope that you’ll be able to make time to come to the other events today – seed planting and our after-work networking event at Lalo’s.

Thank you,

The UARC Brown Bag Subcommittee

UARC Brown Bag: Advising Strategies for Students on Academic Probation on Tuesday, March 3rd at 1:00 p.m.

UARC Brown Bag: Advising Strategies for Students on Academic Probation
National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Webinar

Please join us for our upcoming Spring Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) Brown Bag Event:

Advising Strategies for Students on Academic Probation NACADA Webinar
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
1:00pm to 2:00pm
301 Lincoln Hall (LH)

Webinar Overview (more information is available here:
In 2010 and 2013, the NACADA Probation/Dismissal/Reinstatement (PDR) Issues Interest Group sponsored webinars in which panelists shared information and strategies for assisting students who are on academic probation, facing dismissal, or seeking reinstatement. Laying the foundation for this topic, they discussed how we define “student on academic probation,” factors that place students at risk for being placed on probation, typical probationary policies, stakeholders responsible for supporting students on academic probation, and the role and responsibilities of those who advise these students. Institutional programs that are supportive of this student population were discussed and useful resources shared.

Webinar participants have responded to these events with appreciation for the information, ideas, and materials previously shared and requests for additional strategies to assist them in meeting the needs of these struggling students. PDR Issues Interest Group Chair Joy Cox has responded to those requests with the development of a Pocket Guide and recruitment of articles for NACADA’s quarterly e-publication, Academic Advising Today, on this topic. On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Joy will return to the AdvisorConnect venue with authors from these publications to discuss the good work being done at their institutions to help academically at risk students find their way to successful degree completion.

Topics to be addressed include:
• What happens when chronically struggling students are given another chance?
• Maximizing the use of an early alert system through advisor outreach
• Individualizing an academic probation program through institutional partnerships and selective technology systems

Feel free to bring your lunch and light refreshments will also be provided.

Please RSVP by February 27th at the following link:

For more information or questions, please contact Melissa Tag (

UARC Brown Bag Event: Sharing Advising News from across the Nation Brown Bag next Wednesday, February 4th

Please join us for an Undergraduate Advisor Resource Center (UARC) Brown Bag Event:

Sharing Advising News from across the Nation Brown Bag
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm
2650 University Hall

Several UIC Advisors attended the 2014 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference: Adventures in Advising: Explore, Discover, Collaborate, Transform and are bringing conference highlights back to you! Please join your colleagues as they share valuable information and ideas they gained from the conference.

Session participants include:
• Annette De La Torre, LARES;
• Freedom Nguyen, CBA;
• Sandra Picciuca, LAS;
• Diana Soriano, LARES; and
• Justin Wier, LAS.

Light refreshments will be provided but feel free to bring your lunch. RSVP appreciated at:

If you have questions about this session or would like further information please contact Melissa Tag at