Monthly archives: November, 2015

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2016 ASP Courses from Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

Please see below the ASP offerings from ACE. You can download this information and share it with your students:

Start Spring ’16 on the right track!

Sign up for an ASP course today!  These courses are designed to help you sharpen your academic skills.  Each class gives either two or three hours of non-academic semester credit which are good for keeping full time status. Grading is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Courses for Spring 2016:

Courses for Undergraduates that promote effective learning strategies and help students get connected!

NEW!!!  ASP 060:  Resources and Strategies for College Success

Do you want to turn the spring semester into an exceptionally successful one and bring up your GPA?  Register for this 16- week class in which you will learn study strategies in such areas as time management, test taking, and study skills.  Get connected to campus resources that are designed to help you succeed at UIC.

3 Hours

NEW!!!  ASP 062:  Semester Refresh: Strategies to Finish Strong

Specially designed course that introduces and provides practice in special topics related to reading, writing, learning, and quantitative reasoning strategies. Promotes positive study techniques that can be applied throughout the semester.

2 Hours

Courses that Boost Communication Skills!

ASP 050: English Communication Skills in Reading, Writing and Speaking for English as a Second Language Students.  ASP 050 is a course designed to help students develop strong English communication skills through weekly reading and writing exercises that include studying grammar, vocabulary and topics pertaining to American culture.  3 Hours

ASP 055:  Communication Skills for International Graduate Students. This course develops and increases listening/speaking fluency for English as a Second Language students.

3 Hours

 ASP 092:  Vocabulary Enrichment (or Vocabulary Bootcamp!)

Are you preparing for a standardized test or just hoping to impress people with your vocabulary?  ASP 092 is an eight-week intensive course for students who want to expand their vocabulary for greater facility in reading comprehension, writing skills and standardized tests preparation.  Register for this class today. In just a short time, you will learn over 400 words.  2 Hours


Courses that focus on Writing Success!

NEW!!!  ASP 090Critical Strategies for Reading and Writing Success – Undergraduate

Critical reading and thinking strategies for comprehending, writing about, and learning textbook material representing different academic disciplines. Instruction in writing summaries and syntheses of readings included.  3 Hours


ASP 095: Academic & Professional Writing for International Graduate Students focuses on formal, academic styles and advanced grammar for English as a Second Language upper level undergrads, grads, & visiting scholars.  3 Hours



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

The Honors College is hosting an open house for advisors on Friday, November 20 from 12pm to 2pm in Burnham Hall.

At noon, we will be offering lunch and a screening of the NACADA webinar Academic Advising for High Achieving Students: Strategies that Foster Resilience, followed by a discussion.

The webinar, adapted from a presentation by Kerry Thomas and Nova Schauss at the NACADA Region 8 Conference, provides strategies, curriculum, language, and research surrounding how to assist students through the challenges of their undergraduate career.  While there will be particular relevance to high achieving students, the material will be applicable to various student populations.  For more information on the webinar and/or its presenters, visit

RSVP is available. Please respond by the end of Tuesday, November 17th.

UARC Daily News: UIC Advisors participate in FLAMES FRIDAY! Let’s go Flames! #FlamesFriday

In case you missed it – UIC Advisors represent for UIC on Flames Friday! See our pic from today’s Advising Summit! And yes, she is wearing Flame hair…will you be next?

Group photo                                             Joey Wig Cropped