Monthly archives: July, 2016

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Would you like to contribute to advisors’ professional development? Join one of OAD’s Subcommittees in 2016 – 2017!

Have you had a chance to attend some of our events this past year? Have you been looking to get involved on campus and to help shape professional development for our advising community?

If so, we want you to contribute! The OAD Steering Committee plans a range of professional development activities for advisors and much of our work is centered in our subcommittees. We’re looking for volunteers for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. OAD’s Subcommittees are:

Advisor Conference
Advisor Week Planning
Web/Newsletter/Social Media Presence (formerly E-Newsletter/Weekly Updates)
Brown Bags and Coffee Talks
Networking and Community Building
Advisor Common Readings*

For descriptions of each subcommittee and information on expectations and policies, please review the 2016 – 2017 Expectations, Policies and Descriptions.

To indicate interest, please complete the 2016 – 2017 Subcommittee Selection web form.

Although you can join most of our subcommittees at any point during the year, we are hoping to have a sense of our subcommittee membership by the end of Week 1. To participate for the entire year, please let us know by August 19th if you are interested in participating in a subcommittee to work with us to plan some great activities for this coming year!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ILACADA Fall Drive-In Conference “Hitting a Home Run” Call for Proposals – due August 15th

UARC will be providing transportation for any presenters and attendees from UIC for this conference, which is FREE for ILACADA members and $25 for non-members.

See more below for the call for proposals:

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The call for proposals for ILACADA’s annual fall drive-in is now open! The theme for this year’s conference is, Hitting a Homerun: Helping Students Meet Their Educational Goals. Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:

We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Include in your submission: Name, address, school, e-mail, phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.

For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please click here to view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Session Formats:

Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.

Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic each from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Important Deadlines:

  • August 15, 2016 – Proposal submissions due
  • Week of September 1, 2016 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • NOW, July 2016 – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal or to submit your proposal, please email all required information to Melissa Franzen at melissa.franzen@llcc.edu.
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Please contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu) for questions about logistics for the transportation UARC is providing to the Fall Drive-In Conference.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Peers to Allies Leadership Retreat (9/16 – 9/18) Registration is now open!

The Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) is pleased to announce that registration for the 5th Annual Peers to Allies Leadership Retreat is now open! Students can register here.

What is Peers to Allies?

Peers to Allies is a violence prevention program that situates leadership, bystander intervention and social justice education as the cornerstones for student engagement. UIC student leaders attend a three-day camping retreat where they participate in workshops, interactive activities and facilitated dialogues. Through our evidence-based curriculum leaders develop a deeper self-awareness that increases their ability to recognize signs of interpersonal violence and learn practical bystander intervention skills, all while making meaningful connections with other student leaders from the UIC community. Through several years of assessment we know that Peers to Allies provides measurable results that contribute to making UIC a safer campus for everyone.

Campus SaVE and Title IX

Peers to Allies is a free opportunity for your office or individuals to receive education and training mandated by the Campus SaVE Act and Title IX. In an attempt to reduce sexual violence on college campuses these two federal mandates recommend that all current students at UIC be offered an opportunity to receive education and training on issues of interpersonal violence. At this retreat students learn to recognize the signs of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking. They learn valuable leadership and bystander intervention skills that allow them to build a safer UIC for everyone. Our interactive curriculum focuses on leadership development in which students learn tools to create a campus that is free from interpersonal violence. We ask that you share information about this retreat with your students. You can nominate student leaders to attend by letting us know who they are; our Peers recruitment team will reach out and invite them to this one of a kind opportunity. If you are an interested student you can nominate yourself by emailing can.wlrc@gmail.com.

Event Details
Peers to Allies will take place from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Camp MacLean in the beautiful woods of Wisconsin. All travel, lodging and trainings are free for any UIC student.

For more information about the retreat please visit peerstoallies.uic.edu.

 

Participant Testimonies

The retreat increases students’ understanding of being an ally:

“Not being gay, but supporting someone’s decision to be and participating in their movement as an ally”

“Being in the privileged group, we can speak openly and ‘on the same level’ with people who share the same privilege and, ideally, [they will] listen to us” {sic}

“I had never shared what I shared and I actually teared up which usually I can control but it felt so good to share a piece of my story and to hear others because it felt inspiring” [sic]

The retreat helps students build relationships with students from different peer groups:

“Hearing people’s testimony… it was amazing to have people open up to others they didn’t know well and to open myself up to others I didn’t know well”

“The most powerful moment was the testimonial because everyone got to really share with one another their experience… getting to know each other because it made me understand the behavior of each person and well most of the people here are survivors and that if they are, why not me?”

 

See last year’s participants in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wd6TqCk18


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: NACADA Social Justice Resources for Advisors

NACADA has developed a special page – Social Justice Resources – for advisors.

Following is the July 14th announcement from NACADA Executive Director Charlie Nutt:

Dear Colleagues,

This has been a summer of horrendous tragedies in the U.S. and across the world.  Each of us processes what is happening in our own way.  My thoughts are with each one of you as we attempt to bring meaning to and understanding of what has happened.

 

As we contemplate and act, we all know that our students are and will be experiencing similarly strong feelings.  In order to assist you in your own processing and to provide resources that you might find beneficial in working with your colleagues and with your students, we have created a special page of resources and referrals.  You can find this page at:  http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/Social-Justice-Resources.aspx.

 

We in the NACADA executive office send our thoughts and prayers worldwide.  Please contact us if we can ever assist you in any way.

 

Sincerely,

 
Charlie L. Nutt, Ed.D.
Executive Director
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 225
Manhattan, KS  66502
T:   785/532-5717
F:   75/532-7732
E:   nacada@ksu.edu
W:  www.nacada.ksu.edu


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: The Undergraduate Advising Resource Center’s name will change on August 1 to the Office for Advising Development.

As of August 1, 2016 the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center will be re-named to the Office for Advising Development. The office will continue with its current activities and continue as part of the Center for Student Success Initiatives.

We are pleased to have seen a number of you at our summer events! A schedule of the office’s planned events and professional development for the 2016-2017 academic year will be distributed within the next few weeks.

Please contact Joey Volpe at 312-996-3092 or jvolpe@uic.edu with any questions.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: RSVP for our next UARC Summer Events – “Grease” in Millennium Park (8/9) and Family and Friends BBQ (8/11)

Were you unable to make it to our UARC event last night? Have no fear, we’ve got a few more events coming up in August and we want YOU to come!

  1. 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!
  2. 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 is available!

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


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Save the Date – 2016 New Student Convocation

SAVE THE DATE:

We hope you are already looking forward to welcoming our new incoming students to campus in August. In order to promote the success and first year experience of the Class of 2020, we are planning the eleventh annual UIC Convocation to kick-off the 2016-2017 academic year. The UIC Convocation marks the official beginning of our new students’ entry into our academic community. Please save the date below on your calendar.

The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, August 21, 2016
3:00 p.m.
UIC Pavilion

All new students, their families, as well as university faculty and staff are invited to attend. The UIC Convocation will be followed immediately by the Chancellor’s New Student Welcome Picnic during which new students and their families will join us for food, games, prizes, entertainment, and an opportunity to reconnect with their summer orientation leader, faculty, and academic college staff.


REMINDER – NETWORKING EVENT: RSVP for our next UARC Summer Event – Brewery Tour at Haymarket on Randolph and Halsted next Thursday, July 14th!

Did you RSVP yet for our next UARC event coming up next Thursday, July 14th? It’s going to be really fun and interesting!

Have you wondered how some of our most popular hometown breweries make their beer? Join us to learn some beverage chemistry!

We’ll meet in the lobby of UH at 5:00 and head out for an enjoyable evening touring Haymarket up on Halsted and Randolph! 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.

If you can’t make it to the brewery tour next week, we’ve got more events coming and you should join us:

  1. 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!
  2. 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!