2016 – 2017 Events for Advisors

Happy Spring! We are looking forward to a great April awards season and commencement!

Featured events through April

We will view the NACADA Webinar on April 6th and learn about the nudge! We will hold one of our follow-up events to Advisor Week on April 12th with a Coffee Talk “Optimizing II” featuring programs that provide research experiences for students. And we’ll have our final Advisor Common Reading on April 18th.

The Spring 2017 events calendar is coming soon and will be updated regularly.  OAD Steering Committee members are securing dates from presenters for brown bags/coffee talks and other activities are being organized and added.


Advisor Common Readings – January 31st (Week 4) on Peer Advising at Richard J. Daley Library I-470 at 12:00 p.m.

Advisors’ Winter “Trivia and Game Night” Networking Event – February 9th (Week 5) at 5:00 p.m. at Wise Owl – join us and bring your fellow advisors!

Advisor Common Readings – February 16th (Week 6) on Advising and Effective Notes at Richard J. Daley Library I-470 at 12:00 p.m.

Advising Summit – February 17th (Week 6) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADVISOR WEEK – March 20th – 24th (Spring Break Week) – over fifteen different activities for professional development, networking, and advisor appreciation.  Activities will include a day long Advisor Conference, two Advisor Common Readings (“Examining Student Experience” and “Silence as Strategy”), Brown Bags/Coffee Talks, fun skill-building activities, and Networking Events!

OAD Advisor Brown Bag – NACADA Webinar – April 6th (Week 12) 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. “The Integration of Academic Advising and Motivational Psychology”

OAD Advisor Coffee Talks – April 12th (Week 13) at 3:30 p.m. “Optimizing Impact II: More UIC Student Research Opportunities” at 3:30 p.m.

Advisor Spring Bloom Networking Event – Week of April 17th (Week 14) – Exact Date TBD

Advisor Common Readings – April 18th (Week 14) on Sophomore Transition at Richard J. Daley Library I-470 at 12:00 p.m.

OAD Advisor Brown Bag – NACADA Webinar – May 24th (Summer Session) 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. “When Students are Sad and Stay Sad: Best Practices in Advising Students with Depression”

For questions, please contact Joey at jvolpe@uic.edu and check back here often for more information!