Monthly archives: June, 2016

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: RSVP available for UARC Summer Events on 7/14 and 8/9! Save the date for the UARC BBQ on 8/11!

Did you know that our Advisors Trivia Dream Team won $20 at our Game/Trivia Night a few weeks ago?

Did you miss our movie extravaganza over the past few weeks? We got to see “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at Millennium Park and “Batman vs. Superman” with over 400 UIC students and members of the community attending our first outdoor movie on the east lawn of UH!

If you missed these events, have no fear – we’ve got more events coming up!

Please RSVP for the following events with more information coming soon:

  1. JULY 14TH – BREWERY/DISTILLERY TOUR after work! – We’ll meet in the lobby of UH at 5:00 and head out for an enjoyable evening touring one of our local breweries! Or you can meet us at the brewery…Don’t miss it! Let us know you’re planning on coming by completing the Brewery Tour RSVP.
  2. AUGUST 9TH – “GREASE” in Millennium Park – Are you a fan of Danny Zucco? Which of the T-Birds or Pink Ladies were you the most like in high school? Either way, let’s go to “Grease” together and enjoy a fun movie with great music under the stars in Millennium Park. More details to come soon, but you can already RSVP! Be there or be square!
  3. AUGUST 11TH – ADVISORS’ SUMMER BBQ AT PH.D. PUB – Did you enjoy last year’s first annual summer bbq? Well, we had so much fun doing it and thoroughly enjoyed the cooking skills of our fellow advisors that we’re doing it again! Join us after work to celebrate the end of Orientation and kick off the new academic year. You won’t be disappointed! RSVP coming soon, but save the date – you won’t want to miss it!

We’ve got other events that we’re still planning and will be updating you on including a Sox game and much more!


POSITION AVAILABLE: Associate Director and Student Disability Specialist Positions Available, Disability Resource Center

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR:

The Disability Resource Center at UIC seeks a full-time Associate Director to provide primary support to the Director in developing, implementing, and coordinating services and programs provided to by the Center; whose mission is to ascertain and provide reasonable accommodations for the Campus’ disabled population with access to facilities, learning and cultural enrichment.

Duties:

Consultation and Advisement

Contribute authoritative, detailed professional and technical knowledge and expertise of best practices in the field of student disability services and Higher Education.

Serve as the primary advisor to the director regarding overall programs, management and operations of the DRC with major program development, supervision, policy-making and disability and higher education related State/Federal Law compliance.

Liaise with campus groups and university departments, including faculty and staff; represent the Director on committees.

Work with DRC sections to develop policy recommendations for the Director.

Administration and Operations

Exercise direct authority for development and administration of programs for students with disabilities registered at the DRC, and special project associated with other Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change within the Office of Diversity.

Assist with the management of resources, supervision and determination of staff functions and training, and setting operating policies for the DRC.

Review and initiate programs and operations that commit office resources; establish policies relating to utilization of office resources.

Coordinate and facilitate organizational, financial, programming, and physical planning for the Department.

Collaborate on special projects associated with other Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change within the Office for Diversity.

May directly supervise sections of the DRC with responsibility for setting and implementing operational policies and procedures for handling daily administrative matters, such as finances, facilities, and staffing.

Direct day-to-day operations of the DRC in the Director’s absence.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in disability studies, special education, or related social services with a focus on disability is required. Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 3 years experience as a case manager or in a student advocacy position; working directly with adults with disabilities in an academic setting. Thorough knowledge of disability-related laws and regulations. Strong verbal and written communication skills; analytical, organizational and Microsoft Office skills.

Applicants must complete their application online at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=66090&job=associate-director-disability-resource-center

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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STUDENT DISABILITY SPECIALIST:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking applicants for the position of Student Disability Specialist.

The Student Disability Specialist advises new and continuing students on disability services and accommodations at UIC.  Interviews students to determine eligibility, ensures documentation is appropriate and collaborates with disability technology specialist to provide campus access.  The Student Disability Specialist is also responsible for follow up consultation and advisement, student evaluation and assessments and student record maintenance.

A Bachelor’s degree in disability studies or social services, with a focus on disability is required.  A minimum of two to four years experience as a case manager or in a student advocacy position, working directly with adults with disabilities.  Knowledge of disability-related laws and a large variety of disabilities and conditions.
Strong verbal and written communications skills; analytical, organizational and Microsoft Office skills.

Applicants must complete their application online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=66086&job=student-disability-specialist-disability-resource-center
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


NETWORKING EVENT: UARC is going to outdoor movies this summer! TONIGHT at Millennium Park, this Thursday (6/23) at UIC, and “Grease” in Millennium Park on August 9th! Join us!

UARC is going to the outdoor movies this summer!

Join us as we enjoy the benefits of Chicago summers. Look at what’s in store and join us if you can:

TONIGHT (6/21) AT MILLENNIUM PARK – Save Ferris with us! Join a group of us going to see “Ferris Bueller” tonight for an impromptu UARC outing!

Have nothing to do tonight? We didn’t want to waste this beautiful summer day so a group of us are going to Millennium Park tonight.

Do you want to “save Ferris” with us? Join us for a really fun night celebrating the kick off of Millennium Park’s Summer Film Series with one of the best eighties movies of all time – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

If you’re interested, since time is short, email Joey at jvolpe@uic.edu and get details about where to meet us!

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UIC OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT – THIS THURSDAY (6/23)

We’re getting a group together to take advantage of the Summer Session and Center for Student Involvement sponsored OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT “Batman vs. Superman” this coming Thursday, June 23rd. We’re going to head over to one our local establishments for some refreshments and then reserve our space for the movie on the east lawn of UH. Seating starts around 8 p.m. but we’ll gather for drinks and eats after work around 5:15.

Don’t miss it! It’s going to be super fun! If you’re interested in coming just RSVP. You can come for both refreshments and for the movie or just join us for either part of the night!

It’s going to be a great night!

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SAVE THE DATE – UARC goes to “Grease” in Millennium Park on August 9th!

Are you a fan of Danny Zucco? Which of the T-Birds or Pink Ladies were you the most like in high school? Either way, let’s go to “Grease” together and enjoy a fun movie with great music under the stars in Millennium Park. More details to come soon, but SAVE THE DATE! Be there or be square!


POSITION AVAILABLE: Student Disability Specialist, Disability Resource Center

The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking applicants for the position of Student Disability Specialist.

The Student Disability Specialist advises new and continuing students on disability services and accommodations at UIC.  Interviews students to determine eligibility, ensures documentation is appropriate and collaborates with disability technology specialist to provide campus access.  The Student Disability Specialist is also responsible for follow up consultation and advisement, student evaluation and assessments and student record maintenance.

A Bachelor’s degree in disability studies or social services, with a focus on disability is required.  A minimum of two to four years experience as a case manager or in a student advocacy position, working directly with adults with disabilities.  Knowledge of disability-related laws and a large variety of disabilities and conditions.
Strong verbal and written communications skills; analytical, organizational and Microsoft Office skills.

Applicants must complete their application online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=66086&job=student-disability-specialist-disability-resource-center
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


POSITION AVAILABLE: Associate Director, Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center at UIC seeks a full-time Associate Director to provide primary support to the Director in developing, implementing, and coordinating services and programs provided to by the Center; whose mission is to ascertain and provide reasonable accommodations for the Campus’ disabled population with access to facilities, learning and cultural enrichment.

Duties:

Consultation and Advisement

Contribute authoritative, detailed professional and technical knowledge and expertise of best practices in the field of student disability services and Higher Education.

Serve as the primary advisor to the director regarding overall programs, management and operations of the DRC with major program development, supervision, policy-making and disability and higher education related State/Federal Law compliance.

Liaise with campus groups and university departments, including faculty and staff; represent the Director on committees.

Work with DRC sections to develop policy recommendations for the Director.

Administration and Operations

Exercise direct authority for development and administration of programs for students with disabilities registered at the DRC, and special project associated with other Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change within the Office of Diversity.

Assist with the management of resources, supervision and determination of staff functions and training, and setting operating policies for the DRC.

Review and initiate programs and operations that commit office resources; establish policies relating to utilization of office resources.

Coordinate and facilitate organizational, financial, programming, and physical planning for the Department.

Collaborate on special projects associated with other Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change within the Office for Diversity.

May directly supervise sections of the DRC with responsibility for setting and implementing operational policies and procedures for handling daily administrative matters, such as finances, facilities, and staffing.

Direct day-to-day operations of the DRC in the Director’s absence.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in disability studies, special education, or related social services with a focus on disability is required. Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 3 years experience as a case manager or in a student advocacy position; working directly with adults with disabilities in an academic setting. Thorough knowledge of disability-related laws and regulations. Strong verbal and written communication skills; analytical, organizational and Microsoft Office skills.

Applicants must complete their application online at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=66090&job=associate-director-disability-resource-center

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


SHARE WITH INCOMING STUDENTS: UIC’s Summer College Math has opened one section with a late start date of June 28th.

BREAKING NEWS – The Summer College Math Program has created a Tuesday/Thursday session that is starting a week late on June 28th for students unable to attend this first week of Summer College Math. Please let students know! They can visit the Summer College website to get more details and follow the links to register.

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Reminder of original announcement:

The Summer College Committee wants to remind you about our Summer College Programs as you meet with your new first-year students since we’re accepting registrations through the first week.

PROGRAMS
Summer College offers a wide variety of programs, including 14 six week programs and 4 new one day programs. Starting on June 2oth, the programs are tuition free, they are fun, and participating is a positive way that students can get ready for fall!

BENEFITS
In Summer College students will get individualized attention in small classes taught by experienced instructors. They will improve their skills in math, writing, chemistry, critical thinking, computer literacy, science, studying and note-taking, and more.

Students with preparatory placements in Math, Writing, and Chemistry will especially benefit from Summer College, particularly considering their ability to Finish in Four will depend on their enrollment in credit bearing courses.

They will meet other new students, make friends and study partners, connect with faculty and advisors, learn their way around the UIC campus, and discover UIC’s many student resources. Summer College students learn to call the UIC campus home before those first crazy days of fall semester!

TO REGISTER
To register, have your students log into my.uic.edu to register for a program.  Once they have logged in, they should select the UIC connect tab; then select Pathway to Enrollment.  The Summer College portlet is located on the lower left hand side underneath Orientation.

QUESTIONS
For information on Summer College, visit the website at summercollege.uic.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: UARC is going to UIC’s Outdoor Movie “Batman vs. Superman” next Thursday, June 23rd – join us!

Join us for a night of fun at UIC!

We’re getting a group together to take advantage of the Summer Session and Center for Student Involvement sponsored OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT this coming Thursday, June 23rd. We’re going to head over to one our local establishments for some refreshments and then reserve our space for the movie on the east lawn. Seating starts around 8 p.m. but we’ll gather for drinks and eats after work around 5:15.

Don’t miss it! It’s going to be super fun! If you’re interested in coming just RSVP. You can come for both refreshments and for the movie or just join us for either part of the night!

It’s going to be a great night!


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: University of Illinois will allow students to set a Preferred First Name beginning July 24, 2016

The Office of the Registrar would like to inform you that the all campuses of the University of Illinois will enable students to use a Preferred First Name if they choose. Students will be able to enter a Preferred First Name, update an existing Preferred First Name or delete an existing Preferred First Name through Banner self-service via the my.UIC.edu portal.

The goal is to allow students to be known on the three campuses by a name other than their legal first name, if they desire.  This will benefit the transgender community, the international community, and other students who go by a name other than their legal first name.  If a student has selected a Preferred First Name, faculty will not see the student’s legal first name in Faculty Self-Service rosters or related learning management systems.

The Preferred First Name will be stored in spbpers_pref_first_name (this is the Preferred First Name field on SPAIDEN).

To assist with searching for a student by a Preferred First Name, a batch job that runs several times throughout the day will create an inactive ‘PREF’ name type record with the Preferred First Name, the legal last name and no middle name.

Where will the Preferred First Name Display?

  1. Banner Forms
  • The Preferred First Name will be in parentheses at the end of the legal name in the keyblock of some Banner forms. (SPAIDEN, SRARECR, SAAADMS, SGASTDN, SFAREGS, and SHADEGR)
  1. Banner Self-Service
  • Students will see both their legal name and their Preferred First Name in parentheses throughout Student Self-Service.  Students will only see their legal name on the Graduation Information page.
  • Faculty should only see a student’s Preferred First Name if they have selected one, otherwise the legal first name.
  • Advisors will see a student’s Preferred First Name most of the time, but if they drill into student data, such as transcripts, they will see both the Preferred First Name and the legal first name.
  1. Class Roster (SFRSLST)
    • The class roster will display the Preferred First Name if the student has selected one, otherwise the legal first name.

Changes outside of Banner

  1. Learning Management Systems (for example: Blackboard, Compass and Moodle)
    • The Preferred First Name if the student has selected one will be displayed, otherwise the legal first name.
  2. Online directories/phonebooks
    • UIUC and UIC will display the Preferred First Name in the online directory for students who have selected one, otherwise the legal first name.  UIS does not have a student online directory.
  3. I-card (targeted for implementation in October of 2017)
  • The front of the I-card will show the student’s Preferred First Name and legal last name, if one is chosen.  The backside of the I-card will display the full legal name in a smaller font.

 


SHARE WITH STUDENTS/NETWORKING EVENT: Next UIC Summer Dance on June 21st it’s BALLROOM!

JOIN US FOR SUMMER DANCE UIC!

Show up to our free program open to the public from 12:00pm to 1:30pm on the dates listed below. Learn salsa, Zouk, ballroom, Chicago Style Steppin’, and line dances.

Twice a month bring your lunch, listen to great music, and wear your dancing shoes outside in the Lecture Center Quad. In the first 45 minutes, you will learn a new dance. In the next 45 minutes, the dance floor will be open for more seasoned dancers. Check back for updates and weather status.

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, June 15 – Salsa (Ice Cream social is at 11:30am)
Tuesday, June 21 – Ballroom
Tuesday, July 12 – Zouk
Tuesday, July 26 – Chicago Style Steppin’
Tuesday, August 9 – Swing
Tuesday, August 16 – Line Dancing

For details, visit http://go.uic.edu/summerdanceUIC!


CORRECTION to SHARE WITH INCOMING STUDENTS: UIC’s Summer College still has seats available! Summer College starts on 6/20!

The Summer College Committee wants to remind you about our Summer College Programs as you meet with your new first-year students in New Student Orientation sessions today and next week.

PROGRAMS
Summer College offers a wide variety of programs, including 14 six week programs and 4 new one day programs. Starting on June 2oth, the programs are tuition free, they are fun, and participating is a positive way that students can get ready for fall!

BENEFITS
In Summer College students will get individualized attention in small classes taught by experienced instructors. They will improve their skills in math, writing, chemistry, critical thinking, computer literacy, science, studying and note-taking, and more.

Students with preparatory placements in Math, Writing, and Chemistry will especially benefit from Summer College, particularly considering their ability to Finish in Four will depend on their enrollment in credit bearing courses.

They will meet other new students, make friends and study partners, connect with faculty and advisors, learn their way around the UIC campus, and discover UIC’s many student resources. Summer College students learn to call the UIC campus home before those first crazy days of fall semester!

TO REGISTER
To register, have your students log into my.uic.edu to register for a program.  Once they have logged in, they should select the UIC connect tab; then select Pathway to Enrollment.  The Summer College portlet is located on the lower left hand side underneath Orientation.

QUESTIONS
For information on Summer College, visit the website at summercollege.uic.edu.