Category: Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD hosting Open Office Hours to develop ILACADA Conference Call for Proposals next Tuesday (July 18) and Wed (July 19). Proposals due on July 21st!

Presenting at conferences is a great opportunity to contribute to the learning in our advising community!

Are you not sure what to propose? Do you want a second pair of eyes on a proposal? Want to brainstorm on the best approach?

This coming week OAD is hosting two times for OAD Open Office Hours for advisors to come by and work through ideas for conference proposals.

Join us to discuss your proposal:

Tuesday, July 18th between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm

or

Wednesday, July 19th between 10:00 am and 11:30 am

Proposals are due on Friday, July 21st and we want you to consider presenting about the great work we do at UIC!

OAD will be providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference on Friday, September 22nd – please let Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) know if you’re interested in going with the OAD group! A formal RSVP will be sent along later in the summer. See the call for proposals below…


The deadline for the Call for Proposals has been extended to Friday, July 21st.  Also, conference registration is now open!  To submit your session proposal of register for the conference, go to http://ilacada.org/.  The theme for this year’s conference is, Advising: The Root of Student Success.  Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:

We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Session proposals will be accepted electronically.  Click here to submit your 2017 ILACADA Conference session proposal.  Session proposal should include the name(s) of presenter(s), institution, e-mail, phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.  For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please click here to view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Session Formats:

Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.

Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic each from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Other Important Information:

  • Proposal submissions deadline extended to July 21, 2017!
  • Week of August 21, 2017 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • Conference registration is now open!

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal, please e-mail Mazen Nagi at mazen@niu.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Next OAD Goes to the Movies on Tuesday, July 11th for “El Norte”

Are you ready for our next film outing to Millennium Park? Our next installment of OAD Goes to the Movies is coming up on Tuesday, July ll1th! Save the Date!

Movie: “El Norte”

Date: Tuesday, July 11th

Time: We’ll leave UIC at 5:00 p.m. but if you’re joining us in the park, the movie begins at 6:30 p.m.

Please save the date! RSVP is coming very soon!


A description of “El Norte” can and the other movies in Millennium Park can be found on the City of Chicago Events page. Here is a description of the film from there:

Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution in their home Guatemala and journey north through Mexico and on to the United States. A work of social realism imbued with dreamlike imagery, El Norte is a lovingly rendered, heartbreaking story of hope and survival, which critic Roger Ebert called “a Grapes of Wrath for our time.” The film’s relevancy today serves to remind us of Chicago’s status as a welcoming city.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Summer Game and Trivia Night – save the date – July 20th!

Are you ready for some game and trivia night fun at one of our local gathering place? We know we’re ready!

SAVE THE DATE: July 20th at Wise Owl

TIME: We’ll leave UIC around 5:00 and the games go until we want them to end…

We’re going to meet up at Wise Owl on Racine and Van Buren hosting game night and then we’ll compete in their Trivia contest. Don’t miss this fun event where we will have food and refreshments.

Watch next week for the RSVP  – in the meantime, save the date!

 

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: FINAL REMINDER – TONIGHT OAD Goes to the Movies – “Julie and Julia” in Millennium Park!

OAD is ready for some OAD Summer Networking fun! Join us tonight for…

OAD Goes to the Movies –  “Julie and Julia” 
Date: June 27th
Location: Millennium Park
Time: 5:00 p.m. if leaving UIC with us; 6:30 if you’re meeting us at Millennium Park

We’ll leave UIC around 5:00 p.m. and head over to get seats on the lawn – and enjoy watching the film with some great snacks and beverages…

If you didn’t RSVP, but plan on coming, just email Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu)!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – ILACADA Fall 2017 Drive-In Conference – Proposals due next Friday June 30th!

OAD will be providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference on Friday, September 22nd – please let Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) know if you’re interested in going with the OAD group! A formal RSVP will be sent along later in the summer. You should consider submitting a conference session proposal. See the call for proposals below…


The Call for Proposals for the 2017 ILACADA Annual Conference is now open!  The theme for this year’s conference is, Advising: The Root of Student Success.  Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Our keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Dr. Teresa Garate, President and CEO of Anixter Center in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Garate is a recognized authority and advocate in the fields of disabilities, education, human services and public health and has an extensive background in government, nonprofit and private sectors.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:

We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Session proposals will be accepted electronically.  Click here to submit your 2017 ILACADA Conference session proposal.  Session proposal should include the name(s) of presenter(s), institution, e-mail, phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.  For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please click here to view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Session Formats:

Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.

Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic each from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Important Deadlines:

  • June 30, 2017 – Proposal submissions due
  • Week of August 7, 2017 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • June 2017 – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal, please e-mail Mazen Nagi at mazen@niu.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – OAD NACADA Webinar viewing tomorrow 6/21 and Friday 6/23!

REMINDER – Please join us for a summer brown bag event this week – showing tomorrow and Friday!

The OAD Steering Committee wouldn’t want our community to miss viewing the NACADA Webinar “When Students are Sad and Stay Sad: Best Practices in Advising Students with Depression” that was recently shown on May 24th.

Please RSVP now for one of the two different viewings of the NACADA Webinar:

Wednesday, June 21st at 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2650 UH
or
Friday, June 23rd at 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2750 UH

RSVP: http://go.uic.edu/oadnacadawebinarrsvp

Please RSVP if you haven’t already!

*Since we know it’s orientation season, here’s a secret – we’ll own the recording, so you can contact Joey to get the recording for viewing in your unit as well.


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.

 

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: RSVP open for first OAD Summer Event – “Julia and Julia” in Millennium Park on 6/27!

OAD is ready for some OAD Summer Networking fun! We’ll be sending along a full schedule of summer events, but we’ve got our first one planned:

OAD Goes to the Movies –  “Julie and Julia” 
Date: June 27th
Location: Millennium Park
Time: 5:00 p.m. if leaving UIC with us; 6:30 if you’re meeting us at Millennium Park

We’ll leave UIC around 5:00 p.m. and head over to get seats on the lawn – and enjoy watching the film with some great snacks and beverages…

Please RSVP by June 23rd so we know how many snacks and beverages to bring:
http://go.uic.edu/oadsummereventrsvp!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: RSVP for OAD’s NACADA Webinar “Best Practices in Advising Students with Depression” viewings on 6/21 and 6/23!

Join us for a summer brown bag event!

The OAD Steering Committee wouldn’t want our community to miss viewing the NACADA Webinar “When Students are Sad and Stay Sad: Best Practices in Advising Students with Depression” that was recently shown on May 24th.

The RSVP is now available for two different viewings of the NACADA Webinar:

Wednesday, June 21st at 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2550 UH
or
Friday, June 23rd at 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2750 UH

RSVP: http://go.uic.edu/oadnacadawebinarrsvp

Please RSVP by June 16th!

*Since we know it’s orientation season, here’s a secret – we’ll own the recording, so you can contact Joey to get the recording for viewing in your unit as well.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: First OAD Goes to the Movies on 6/27 to see “Julie and Julia.” Join us!

OAD is ready for some OAD Summer Networking fun! We’ll be sending along a full schedule of summer events, but we’ve got our first one planned – OAD Goes to the Movies to see “Julie and Julia” in Millennium Park on June 27th.

We’ll leave UIC around 5:00 p.m. and head over to get seats on the lawn – and enjoy watching the film with some great snacks and beverages…SAVE the DATE!

Don’t forget to complete survey was sent to your email, but you can also use this link: http://go.uic.edu/OfcAdvDev_Summer_2017