PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Two upcoming OAD Brown Bags/Coffee Talks: April 6th NACADA Webinar and April 12th Coffee Talk

The OAD Brown Bags/Coffee Talks Subcommittee invite you to join us for two Brown Bag/Coffee Talk events over the next few weeks:

NACADA Webinar – “Nudging Students to Success:  The Integration of Academic Advising and Motivational Psychology”

Presenters from past highly-rated NACADA conferences come together to address this question: How do academic advisors effectively motivate students to take advantage of student success offices and academic planning tools?

Presenters will discuss the micro and macro factors that contribute to this issue, and will argue that academic advisors play an essential role in the solution. Utilizing techniques found in Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s “Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” advisors are able to nudge students into making good decisions by altering predictable behavior through incentives such as intentional acts of persuasion and guidance to produce outcomes while maintaining a student’s agency.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
2750 UH

RSVP: NACADA Webinar April 6th Brown Bag RSVP


OAD Coffee Talk – Optimizing Impact II: More UIC Student Research Opportunities

Were you able to join us for our Advisor Week session “Optimizing Impact: Advising students toward Undergraduate Research at UIC and new opportunities with Las Ganas” with Dr. Sara Hall and Veronica Arreola? If so, we’ve got a follow up event for you! If you missed it, we’ve got another event regarding student opportunities in research for you!

Join us as we feature discussion with some of our programs that offer research opportunities for our students including Bridges to Baccalaureate, Health Professions Navigator Program, and PAP STEM.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
ACE Classroom #4 – Student Services Building

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