Category: Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UIC 2018 Advisor Conference “Innovate, Explore, Grow” – Call for Proposals – due on February 9th!

UIC 2018 Advisor Conference – “Innovate, Explore, Grow”

As part of Advisor Week, OAD will host our annual Advisor Conference on Wednesday, March 28th on the themes of innovation, exploration, and growth.  The purpose of this conference is to provide a professional development opportunity to advisors across campus by providing a venue to share their knowledge, interests, and experience. Presentation styles can range for each 50 minute session and presenters can draw on their work here at UIC in their current position, previous experience and education, or new exploration they are doing.

We encourage you to submit presentation/workshop proposals to advconfprop@uic.edu by Friday, February 9th.  Sessions should last 50 minutes.  Proposals should be ½-1 page double-spaced and include the names of the presenters, an abstract of the presentation, and an informal literature review (as applicable). If you don’t yet have a formal proposal, the Advisor Week and Advisor Conference Team can work together with you on your idea, so please submit an idea since we want you to learn from your knowledge and experience!

We look forward to your responses and we can’t wait for this year’s conference!

Best regards,

Advisor Conference Team


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region V Call for Proposals is extended to next Friday, January 12th!

The OAD Steering Committee wants you to consider submitting a proposal for NACADA Region V in Ohio in Spring 2018! See below for the call for proposals, which has been extended to next Friday, January 12th. OAD is hosting open office hours on Wednesday, January 10th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for consultation on proposals.

See below for the call from NACADA Region V Conference Chairs:


Dear Region V Members:

Before winter term begins for many of you, we encourage you to submit a proposal for the 2018 NACADA Great lakes Region V conference. The conference will be in Columbus, Ohio, April 11-13, 2018.

This year’s theme, “The Art of Advising”, provides the opportunity for you to present on key advising issues related to creativity, ingenuity, and application at the conference. Potential topics include: student retention, student recruitment, 1st  year programming, probationary students, first generation students, technology, as well as topics of your choice.

Please visit the NACADA Region V Conference website to submit your proposal.

The deadline for Region 5 proposals has been extended to Friday, January 12, 2018.

If you would like to volunteer to read submitted proposals, in January 2018, or be a volunteer at the conference, in April, you can sign up at the Great Lakes Region V, Conference Web site.

We look forward to seeing you April 11-13, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio!

Yours truly,

Melinda McDonald and Amy Treboni

Program Chairs

Peg Steele, and George Steele

Region V 2018 Conference Chairs


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CORRECTED – Save the date for Spring 2018 OAD Events – NACADA Webinar on Professional Competencies, Advising Summit, Common Readings, Advisor Week, etc.

Welcome to Spring 2018 Advisors! We are looking forward to a packed, exciting semester filled with informative events (and we’ll have some just plain fun along the way, too)! Save the following dates in your calendars:

January 8th: OAD Brown Bag “Immigration under the new administration: how can we prepare?” with Student Legal Services – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in 2550 UH (RSVP here!)

February 7th: Viewing of NACADA December Webinar – “Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model” – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. LOCATION TBD (RSVP forthcoming – watch for our announcement in next week’s Advising Weekly Updates)

February 15th: February TT Advisor Common Readings – 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. in LIB 1-470 (watch for our upcoming announcement and link to the article or join the TT mailing list)  

February 23rd: Spring 2018 Advising Summit and Post-Summit Networking Event – 12:30 – 4:30 with LUNCH for Summit and Networking after Summit ends in SCE 302

March 26th – 30th: ADVISOR WEEK – There’s so much, we’re just saying you should save time during the whole week – especially for Advisor Conference, TT Common Readings lunches, featured workshops, and our networking events! For those of you who haven’t experienced Advisor Week, just wait – it’s not to be missed! A full schedule will be sent out in mid-January.

April 17th: April TT Advisor Common Readings – 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. in LIB 1-470 (watch for our upcoming announcement and link to the article or join the TT mailing list)

There are more events and we’ll update you on the website and on Weekly Updates as we have more info. It’s going to be great!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Brown Bag with Student Legal Services “Immigration under the new administration: How can we prepare?” THIS WEDNESDAY January 10th (Lunch provided)! RSVP

We are very pleased to have our attorneys from UIC’s Student Legal Services presenting this Wednesday, January 10th for our first Spring 2018 OAD Brown Bag.

We know that it’s a busy day due to Spring 2018 Orientation but we’ll be providing lunch for attendees and this is a great way to learn about the services provided related to immigration for our students. Advisors are an essential part of ensuring that students know about services at UIC, so we invite you to join us for this informative brown bag!

“Immigration under the new administration: How can we prepare?”

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2550 University Hall
RSVP: http://go.uic.edu/slsimmigrationrsvp (Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 9th at 5:00 p.m.)

You can also download the flyer to send along to any colleagues you think would be interested in attending!

In case you missed our announcement from early December, you can check out the information below about the new immigration staff attorneys who have joined Student Legal Services!


December 9, 2017

STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES is pleased to announce our new immigration staff attorneys, Rocio S. Becerril and Bonita Cho.

UIC’s Student Legal Services (SLS) is a full-service law office dedicated to providing legal solutions for currently enrolled students.  SLS can help you in legal matters, including:

  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Expungement of Records
  • Family Law
  • Some Criminal Matters
  • Traffic Issues
  • Orders of Protection
  • Employment Agreements
  • Immigration (new)

Our service is free for currently-registered students, because it is paid for with Student Fees.  If you have a legal concern, make an appointment to come speak with us.  We assure you that your communication with us will be completely confidential.

To make an appointment or to visit Student Legal Services, please call 312-996-9214 or visit us https://dos.uic.edu/studentlegalservices.shtml

Download the flyer and post it for your students…

STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING, SUITE 3030
1200 W. HARRISON ST
CHICAGO, IL 60607


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Class Scheduler Overview and Demo Slides are available.

DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE CLASS SCHEDULER NOW AVAILABLE:

Class Scheduler is a tool that students use to build the optimal schedule based on course preferences and setting aside time for breaks during the week.   Students use Class Scheduler to generate the class schedule that fits their schedule.  OAD and OSSS recently partnered together to host an overview and demo of the Class Scheduler.

You can now download the slides and directions for using the Class Scheduler.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Join us for the OAD Holiday Networking Event on Monday, December 18th!

Need a break and want to have some holiday fun? We’re looking forward to celebrating the end of the semester with one last gathering before the holiday break!

Monday, December 18th 2018

Bracket Room (South Campus)

5:00 p.m.

Please RSVP: http://go.uic.edu/oadnetworkingrsvp

As you know, we like to have RSVP’s so we know about how many of us to expect, but even if you don’t RSVP, you’re welcome to join us! Don’t miss out on the fun….


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Student Legal Services has two new immigration attorneys! SAVE the DATE for the OAD Brown Bag on 1/10!

SAVE THE DATE: OAD Brown Bag with Student Legal Services on January 10th 2018 at 12:00 p.m.!


STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES is pleased to announce our new immigration staff attorneys, Rocio S. Becerril and Bonita Cho.

UIC’s Student Legal Services (SLS) is a full-service law office dedicated to providing legal solutions for currently enrolled students.  SLS can help you in legal matters, including:

  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Expungement of Records
  • Family Law
  • Some Criminal Matters
  • Traffic Issues
  • Orders of Protection
  • Employment Agreements
  • Immigration (new)

Our service is free for currently-registered students, because it is paid for with Student Fees.  If you have a legal concern, make an appointment to come speak with us.  We assure you that your communication with us will be completely confidential.

To make an appointment or to visit Student Legal Services, please call 312-996-9214 or visit us https://dos.uic.edu/studentlegalservices.shtml

Download the flyer and post it for your students…

STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING, SUITE 3030
1200 W. HARRISON ST
CHICAGO, IL 60607


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Class Scheduler Overview and Demo – 11/30, 12/1 and 12/8. Third date confirmed!

Have you heard that there is a new class scheduler that students will use for Spring 2018 registration? 

Attend an Overview of Class Scheduler!  

Class Scheduler is a tool that students use to build the optimal schedule based on course preferences and setting aside time for breaks during the week.   Students use Class Scheduler to generate the class schedule that fits their schedule.  A brief overview of the new portal will be included in this demonstration.

OSSS and OAD are partnering together to offer three different dates and times for the Class Scheduler Overview. Our first two sessions will be offered on:

Thursday, November 30th 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in LC D5

Friday, December 1st 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in LC E101

Friday, December 8th 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in LC D5 (JUST ADDED)

Please let Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) know if you have questions!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region 5 Mentoring Program is looking for mentors!

Thinking about going to NACADA Region 5 Conference in Ohio in the spring? Interested in mentoring another advisor. You should consider the NACADA Region 5 Mentoring Program.


The NACADA Region 5 Mentoring Program is looking for mentors for spring 2018-spring 2019.

What is the Region 5 Mentoring Program?

The Region 5 Conference Mentoring Program is a way for graduate students and new advising professionals to become connected with a mentor who has been in the field for seven or more years. The program begins at each Region 5 conference and ends a year later at the conference. It is designed for anyone who is looking to network, gain professional development, develop an advising philosophy, learn about research or publishing strategies, or build skills as a mentor.

What are the Requirements of the Program?

  • Membership Status: NACADA member at the time of application and the through the year of the program
  • Attendance at the NACADA Region 5 Conference and the Mentoring Program Preconference Workshop
  • Participate in the Mentor video conference on Tuesday, December 5 from 12-1:30pm
  • If selected, submit a copy of your resume and a photo

Time Commitment:

The program begins at each Region 5 conference. Participants will commit to being a mentor until the next Region 5 conference.  The mentors and mentees will decide:

  • How frequently they will meet
  • How they will meet- in person, over the phone, Google Hangout, etc.

How Do I Become a Mentor?

  • Mentors will have seven (7) or more years in the field of higher education and/or advising
  • Fill out the Mentor Application by November 1, 2017
  • NACADA Region 5 Mentor Application

How are Mentors and Mentees Paired?
The mentees and mentors will be given profiles of each other that are generated from the survey. Both groups will rank their top three mentors/mentees and the pairings will be created based off those requests.

Questions?

Please e-mail Michela Buccini at Michela.Buccini@gmail.com.

Best,

Michela Buccini

Chair, Region 5 Mentoring Program


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NEXT TT Common Readings is 11/16 – article is available!

Hello!
Join us for our last TT discussion of this fall 2017! Get out of the office and join us for great conversation and snacks.

Topic: Standardized Testing Culture
Article: ” No Child Left Behind: Implications for College Student Learning”

​Facilitator: Kevin Price

To retrieve the article, go to:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/abc.20061/epdf

Date: Thursday, November 16
Time: 12 pm – 12:50 pm
Location: Daley Library 1-470

Teaser Question:
In a testing culture, “pass or fail” is a common theme. What can we do when students experience failure to help a student make that into a learning experience?

Synopsis

This article examines the impact that the testing culture created by the NCLB is having on students as they enter higher education. Research suggests that students have become passive learners and task-oriented rather than self-directed, life-long learners due to the teaching of the test practices many primary teachers have to succumb to.

The Office for Advising Development will provide treats and drinks, but feel free to bring your lunch.

Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Diana Soriano, dsoria2@uic.edu and Alex Sainvilier at
asainv1@uic.edu

Sincerely,
The Advisor Common Reading Committee

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MISSION STATEMENT
The Advisor Common Reading Committee aims to cultivate a collaborative and student-centered forum for the exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices while fostering a sense of community among UIC advisors. This advisor-to-advisor opportunity for continued education and networking is facilitated through our monthly common reading discussions (“Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).