Monthly archives: December, 2015

UARC Daily News: We’ll see you in the new year! Holiday schedule for UARC.

We hope that you are enjoying the holiday season! The Undergraduate Advising Resource Center staff will be out of the office beginning Monday, December 21st and will return on Monday, January 4th.


UARC Daily News: Our holiday message…giving thanks for your work.

The Undergraduate Advising Resource Center wishes every one of you the happiest of holidays!

Please have a safe and happy holiday season! We’ll see you again in the new year when we return on January 4th!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Spring 2016 UARC Events – save the dates on your calendar for Brown Bags, Webinars, Advising Summit and ADVISOR WEEK!

UARC is pleased to provide you with a robust calendar of events for the Spring 2016 semester. You can review the full calendar at the 2015-2016 events page and save time on your calendar, but we want to highlight some of the events for you:

UARC BROWN BAGS
The Brown Bags Subcommittee is bringing you three webinars this spring all being held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm and will be sending along more information, but SAVE THE DATES:

Disability Resource Center 2.0 – talking through your questions with staff members of the Disability Resource Center being held on on an exact date to be determined during the week of January 25th – Exact Date TBD)

Making the Most of Advisor Professional Development: A Panel Discussion being held on Thursday, February 18th

NACADA Webinar: Advising Needs of First Generation Students: Taking a Closer Look being held on March 23rd (ADVISOR WEEK)

WEBINARS
Spring 2016 will see the inaugural UARC Webinars called “Wednesdays at 1,” which will be a monthly webinar series beginning in January and featuring college presenters doing monthly webinar presentations. Currently the dates are normally the second Wednesday of the month (1/13, 2/17, 3/9, 4/20, and 5/11). More information will be coming from UARC in early January.

SPRING 2016 ADVISING SUMMIT
The Spring 2016 Advising Summit will be held on Friday, February 12th. The Advising Summit Planning Team is hard at work. Please hold the morning between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for an exciting gathering for all members of the advising community on campus.

ADVISOR WEEK 2016
It’s back and it’s bigger than ever! The Fourth Annual Advisor Week held during Spring Break is a set of activities and experiences not to be missed! The organized activities will again be held from Tuesday, March 22nd through Thursday, March 24th and it will definitely be our own advisor version of MARCH MADNESS!

The events will kick off with a day long Advisor Conference, followed up by brown bag discussions, presentations, and common readings discussion, etc.

But not to be outdone by the professional development areas, the Advisor Week Planning Team has already secured a fantastic slate of fun activities to enjoy with fellow advisors – join us for cooking class, painting class, dance lessons, and a trip to the Harris Theatre for Music and Dance for MIX AT 6!

This year, if you attend events you get your name entered to win a prize at the end of the week…the more events you attend, the better your chances! And don’t forget, there’s the annual advisor gift too!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Nominate an advisor for a Provost’s Advising Excellence Award! Nominations deadline extended to February 15.

The UARC Advising Awards Committee is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2016 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award, which recognizes professional advisors who have demonstrated exemplary skill in academic advising and a commitment to student success at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Eligible nominees include non-faculty professionals who spend a significant portion of their job advising undergraduates, including academic advisors in the colleges and departments as well as advisors in academic support/success programs.  Nominees must have served in an advisory capacity at UIC for at least one full academic year. Award recipients may be selected for the award no more than once every three years.

At this time, the Advising Awards Committee has planned for a deadline of February 15, 2016 for Advising Excellence nominations. The nomination form is available at http://go.uic.edu/AA2016.

The advising awards are administered by the UARC Advising Awards Committee who are in the process of updating the program for 2016. The process for nomination and selection of awards is being streamlined and updated.

Watch for updates to the Advising Awards section of the advising.uic.edu website where there will be biographies of winners allowing us to continue to honor our awardees.

 


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2016 ACE Academic Achievement Program (AAP) for students on Academic Probation

The Spring 2016 Academic Achievement Program (AAP) is a six-week program for students who are on Academic Probation.  If you or advisors in your colleges are working with probationary students who need additional academic support, please feel free to refer students to the AAP.  Throughout the program we will address academic, personal and social issues, help students set goals and understand who they are as learners.

This spring, we are excited to include Peer Mentors who will serve in each section of the AAP.  The Peer Mentors are current undergraduates who were also on academic probation at one point and participated in the AAP.  They are working as co-facilitators with instructors and mentors to help reduce the stigma around probation and to offer support to students.

Bahar Baniasad and Jose De Leon will serve as the Spring 2016 AAP Instructors.

More information (dates/times/locations) can be found on our website: http://studentaffairs.uic.edu/ace/academic-achievement-program/.  Students may register online.


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). 

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 fees

The 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: 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”).


Advising Weekly Updates 12-2-15

ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES 12-2-15
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. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New downloadable poster for Spring 2016 ASP Courses offered by ACE

·         4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region V 2016 grants and one award re-opened until December 11th.

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

·         Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements

·         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.

 

 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New downloadable poster for Spring 2016 ASP Courses offered by ACE

 

Please see below the ASP offerings from ACE. You can download their updated flyer 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: NACADA Region V 2016 grants and one award re-opened until December 11th.

 

Please note that some of NACADA’s Region V grants and one award remains open for application. The following message was sent:

Dear Great Lakes Region V members,

A computer glitch was discovered for one of the 2016 Region V awards and it was decided to extend the application deadline.   These grants and the award are used to give recognition to Region V members for professional excellence and financial support for professional development.  Therefore, the deadline has been extended to Friday December 11th  for nominations and applications for Region V 2016 grants and one award.

Please note that we have received no applications for these grants and one submission for Great Lakes~Great Leaders –Mentor.  Here is an endorsement for the program from one of our current Emerging Leaders, David Parry,

“The Great Lakes-Great Leaders Program has been a wonderful and growing experience for me.
It has allowed me to build my advising and leadership skills as well as my networking opportunities.
I am just getting ready to complete my second and final year of the Great Lakes-Great Leaders Program.
Having a Mentor and other support from people all over Region 5 has been incredible.
The Great Lakes-Great Leaders Program has given me the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over Region 5.
I would highly recommend the Great Lakes-Great Leaders Program to any Region 5 member.”

The Region V 2016 grants and award for which the deadline has been extended are:

Region 5 Crossing Borders Grant
Region 5 Development Grant – Advisor Training and Professional Development
Region 5 Development Grant – Institutional Allied Advising Organizations
Region 5 Development Grant – State and Province Allied Organizations
Region 5 Great Lakes~Great Leaders Program – Emerging Leader
Region 5 Great Lakes~Great Leaders Program – Mentor
Service to Region 5 Award – 2016

http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-5/Apply-for-Awards.aspx

Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to provide recognition and financial support for professional development for Great Lakes Region V colleagues by applying for a grant.

Thank you,

Nancy L. Roadruck
Assistant Vice President for Student Success
Division of Student Success
Simmons Hall 201
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-6206
nancy5@uakron.edu
NACADA Great Lakes Region V chair 2015 – 2017

 

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: 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).

 


Advising Weekly Updates “Thanksgiving Edition” 11-23-15

ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES 11-23-15, New this week: Happy Thanksgiving, Advising Summit documents available on advising.uic.edu; Downloadable poster of Spring 2016 ASP courses to share.
Did you miss us last Friday? This is our Thanksgiving Week Edition!
ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

·         1. MESSAGE FROM UARC: Happy Thanksgiving Advisors! Your work and dedication is appreciated throughout UIC!

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

·         3. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New downloadable poster for Spring 2016 ASP Courses offered by ACE

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

·         5. 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

·         6. Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements

·         7. UARC ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES Web Submissions

MESSAGE FROM UARC: Happy Thanksgiving Advisors! Your work and dedication is appreciated throughout UIC!

 

On behalf of the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center Steering Committee and our campus colleagues, we say thank you to you for all that you do.

In this time of celebration, reflection, and giving thanks, our thoughts are with you and yours this Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving Advisors!

 

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

 

For those of you who attended the Fall 2015 Advising Summit, you should have received an email providing you with information from the Summit and an opportunity to provide feedback.

For all who were unable to attend the Summit on November 6th, the Advising Summits page has been updated and all of the presentations are available for download. Please keep in mind that for the presentation on the research on UIC First Generation Students, downloading that presentation is restricted to those advisors, faculty, and staff on the advising listserv. If you would like access to that presentation and you cannot currently download it, please contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu) to obtain access.

 

 

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New downloadable poster for Spring 2016 ASP Courses offered by ACE

 

Please see below the ASP offerings from ACE. You can download their updated flyer 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

 

 

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

 

Please share with your students and you can download their poster to send along to students.

The Wellness Center is hiring a student worker to be a Presenter and General Office Aide. Candidates must be a registered undergraduate.

Job Description: Presenter and General Office Aide: Work on campus! Help the UIC Wellness Center educate UIC students about healthier living! If you’re seeking a degree in a healthcare field, education, or psychology this job is a great opportunity to learn how to convey information to an audience. Candidates in this position will present Wellness Center workshops on a variety of health education topics including: safe sex, responsible drinking, nutrition, stress management, women’s health, and men’s health. The duties of this positon also include working in the center itself, doing general office tasks (answering phones, helping students who walk into the center, and assisting with implementing center programs. Hours: 10-15 a week. Location: UIC Wellness Center 750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607.

Qualifications: The candidate for this position must be a registered UIC undergraduate. The preferred candidate will have good writing and communication skills, be reliable, responsible, detail oriented, and be able to work independently or as part of a team.

How to Apply: If you are interested in pursuing this position please send a short cover letter and resume to: Jacob Schulz Program Service Aide jschul28@uic.edu

 

 

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

 

Please share this information or flyer with your students:

Academic Center for Excellence is offering Drop-in Final Exam Prep

Are you ready? Finals are right around the corner! Come get prepared with the Academic Center for Excellence and the Office of First Year Initiatives

November 30th – December 4th
Office of First Year Initiatives
Stevenson Hall Room 111

Instructors will be able to help with time management, test preparation, stress, and test anxiety. Drop in for up to 30 minutes during the final week of classes.

Schedule:

Mon. November 30th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tues. December 1st, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wed. December 2nd, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thurs. December 3rd, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. December 4th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Academic Center for Excellence and the Office of First Year Initiatives

 

Digest of Previous Weeks’ Announcements
Did you miss announcements from the past few weeks? Take a look below…
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).