Advising Weekly Updates 12-11-15

ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES 12-11-15, New this week: Tuesday/Thursday Topics Common Readings Spring Schedule, NRC 35th Annual FYE Conference Registration Opens
ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. YOUR RESPONSE NEEDED: Please help the IPAS Committee’s development of a new online system to support advising and success of UIC students.2. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: APIASF Scholarship for Asian American and Pacific Islander students available for application.

3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Save the Dates for Spring 2016 Tuesday/Thursday Topics

4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NRC’S 35TH Annual FYE Conference registration is open.

5. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ADVISING AWARDS: Information on 2016 Advising Awards coming soon!

6. Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements

7. UARC ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES Web Submissions

 

YOUR RESPONSE NEEDED: Please help the IPAS Committee’s development of a new online system to support advising and success of UIC students.

 

The IPAS committee invites you to participate in a survey that will help us develop a new online system to support advising and student success at UIC. We know this is a crazy time of year for you, but your feedback will be essential to help us design a system that will work for you and the students you serve.The survey will be open until December 15, 2015. You can access the survey through the following link: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cupWmQ7QIuF0aqx

A little more background: Vice Provost Pollack has charged the Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) Committee with developing an implementation plan for a new IPAS system that will support the success of UIC students and improve communication and collaboration between advisors across the institution. EDUCAUSE defines IPAS systems as the “institutional capability to create shared ownership for educational progress by providing students, faculty, and staff with holistic information and services that contribute to the completion of a degree or other credential.” We are seeking input from a variety of campus constituents about the types of data that would be most helpful to better support the students you serve.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the survey, please contact Peggie Garcia at pkleko1@uic.edu.

 

 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: APIASF Scholarship for Asian American and Pacific Islander students available for application.

 

Please share this award information with your students:APIASF Scholarship Program
For Asian and/or Pacific Islander students. Must be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States to apply and be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2016. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED, and must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA. One letter of recommendation is required.  The award amounts range from $2,500 – $15,000. Apply online at http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9:00pm EST

Students can receive assistance with their applications by contacting Beth at ssp@uic.edu.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Save the Dates for Spring 2016 Tuesday/Thursday Topics

 

Please mark your calendar for our Spring 2016 advisor common reading discussions (aka “Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).Thursday, January 28: Office Design
Tuesday, February 23: Advising after Rejection
Thursday, March 24: Pressures in Advising
Tuesday, April 26: Group Advising

All discussions will be held from 12:05-12:50 p.m. in Daley Library conference room 1-470.

For more information about the Advisor Common Reading, sign up at http://go.uic.edu/TT_emails.

Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Jill Huynh, jhuynh@uic.edu, or Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson vkt@uic.edu.

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”).

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NRC’S 35TH Annual FYE Conference registration is open.

 

Register now to save as much as $325 on 35th Annual FYE Conference registration feesThe 35th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience will be held February 20 – 23, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Register by February 4, 2016 to save as much as $325. We invite you to be a part of productive collaborations, conversations, and relationships. For more information or to register visit http://sc.edu/fye/annual.

Conference Highlights

  • Facilitated discussions providing networking opportunities
  • Keynote and plenary speakers focused on critical issues in higher education today
  • Commercial and non-profit exhibits offering strategies and resources to support college transitions

The Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience provides an ongoing forum where higher education professionals can share experiences, concerns, and accomplishments related to supporting student learning, development, and success in the first college year. We invite you to be a part of productive collaborations, conversations, and relationships as we gather in Orlando, Florida February 20-23, 2016.

Discounted registration fees apply to the following participants:

  • Conference presenters
  • Full-time graduate and undergraduate students
  • Those registering before the early-bird deadline
  • Chief academic officers accompanied by three or more fee-paying
    participants representing the same institution (full fee waiver)

The Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience is designed to provide educators from every segment of higher education a comfortable, welcoming environment to share innovative ideas, programs, tools, and research critical to the learning, development, and success of first-year college students. The conference aims to promote a comprehensive and engaging community open to a diversity of ideas, in which all delegates are given the chance and resources to grow personally and professionally. The conference welcomes graduate and undergraduate students, encouraging them to deepen their knowledge of the academic communities of which they are a part. Visit www.sc.edu/fye/annual for more information.

Conference Co-hosts

  • Florida International University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • Valencia College
  • York University
  • South African National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ADVISING AWARDS: Information on 2016 Advising Awards coming soon!

 

Watch your email everyone!The UARC Advising Awards committee will be sending along information about the 2016 Provost’s Advising Excellence Awards before the holiday break. Keep your eyes peeled and be thinking about nominating advisors for recognition for their accomplishments.

 

 

Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements
Did you miss announcements from the past few weeks? Take a look below…
SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New downloadable poster for Spring 2016 ASP Courses offered by ACEPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region V 2016 grants and one award re-opened until December 11th

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Wellness Center hiring a student worker to be a presenter and general office aide – application due 11/30.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Fall 2015 Advising Summit Presentations available on Summit web page.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: ACE and FYI Drop-in Final Exam Prep (November 30th – December 4th) sponsored by ACE and the Office of First Year Initiatives

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Student Orientation Leader Applications due November 19th (Round 1 of Hiring)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: RSVP is available for Honors College lunch and screening of NACADA Webinar (11/20)

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Student ACCESS Bill Launch on Wednesday, November 11

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Congratulate your colleagues and join them at the Employee Recognition Ceremony on 11/10!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: College of Education Undergraduate Programs is hosting info sessions and walk-in advising!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: RSVP available, note the new time – Fall Advising Summit will be held on Friday, November 6

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Financial Literacy Resources for Advisors

 

 

Advising Weekly Updates Announcement/Event guidelines and submission web form available.

 

The UARC Weekly Update Subcommittee is pleased to provide you with an easier way to submit your news/announcements and upcoming events so that UARC can share them with advisors. UARC Advising Weekly Updates will normally be sent on Fridays each week (although more frequently if the need allows), so please keep that in mind as you plan to advertise your events or share your news with the advising community. To submit an update, please use the UARC Weekly Update Request web form at http://go.uic.edu/uarcweeklyupdaterequest. Please direct questions to either Nick Ardinger (ardinger@uic.edu) or Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu).