PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UARC Sponsored events – RSVP available for Documentary Viewings (9/3 or 9/15) and NACADA Webinar “Advising Needs of First Generation Students” on 9/16

UARC and campus partners are pleased to be presenting a series of professional development events about advising first generation college students. These events are being presented in conjunction with NACADA’s planned series of web events beginning 9/16.

NACADA will be hosting a webinar on September 16th “Advising Needs of First Generation Students: NACADA Leaders Share their Experiences.” The webinar is being offered in conjunction with a documentary film “A Walk in My Shoes: First-Generation College Students” produced by the College of Education at Kansas State University.

UARC is sponsoring two viewings of the documentary before the webinar:

DOCUMENTARY VIEWING SESSION #1:
Thursday, September 3rd – 3:30. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: 2750 UH

DOCUMENTARY VIEWING SESSION #2:
Tuesday, September 15th – 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: 1-470 LIB

NACADA WEBINAR “Advising Needs of First Generation Students: NACADA Leaders Share their Experiences”:
Wednesday, September 16th – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 636 SEO (Tentative)

Please RSVP at http://go.uic.edu/uarcfirstgenseriesrsvp.

There will also be events following the September 16th webinar. We will keep you posted as details become available!

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More information about the documentary provided on NACADA’s website:

“A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students” is a documentary for academic advisors working with first-generation college students. It was produced by the College of Education at Kansas State University. This powerful film delves deeply into the lives of five current students and three successful alumni who share intimate details of their lives. A few of the topics include family concerns, financial issues, language barriers, socialization, learning disabilities and navigating the college experience.  – See a trailer for the documentary.
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For more information contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu).