Monthly archives: November, 2016

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Two events tonight at 5:30 p.m. – student organized safe space dialogue in LC A1 and Arab American Campus Unifying Event in BSB 250

There are two campus events this evening at 5:30 that can be shared with students –

EVENT #1 – Arab American Campus Unifying Event

Layal Al Fan with El Funoun Dance Troupe Performance
Tuesday, November 15th
5:30 p.m. – BSB 250
Free Event

The Arab American Cultural Center invites you into an uplifting space for building collective strength and power. Join the community for a performance by the internationally renowned el Fanoun Dance Troupe along with UIC’s own poet Rowida Zatar. This event is the first in the AACC’s series Layal Al Fan [Art Nights]. Here is an event link for more information.


EVENT # 2 – Students organized an event providing a safe space for discussion with the following details:

Trump is President – Now What?
Tuesday, November 15th
5:30 p.m. – Lecture Center A1

Responses from Muslim Student Association, Black Student Union, Fearless Undocumented Alliance, UIC Christian Coalition, LGBTQ, and International Students

This is a safe space to listen to one another and have opportunity to share how this election affects us as a campus.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Post-Election Conversations for Students being held 11/15 (SCE) and 11/16 (SCW)

Post-Election Conversations for Students

Tuesday, November 15
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Commuter Student Resource Center
Student Center East


Wednesday, November 16
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
218 Student Residence Hall
Student Center West

Please see the message below from the Office of the Dean of Students.

Dear UIC Community,

In response to concerns expressed by UIC students regarding the presidential election, the Office of the Dean of Students will host two events next week.  In partnership with the UIC Dialogue Initiative and the Counseling Center, the programs will offer students the opportunity to participate in facilitated conversations where they can share their thoughts and perspectives in a safe space.

The first event will take place on Tuesday, November 15 in the Commuter Student Resource Center in SCE and the second in the Student Residence Housing facility on the west campus Wednesday, November 16.  Both events will occur from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Your participation is welcomed and we ask that you share this information with students and staff.

Please see attached flier for more details.

The Office of the Dean of Students
University of Illinois at Chicago

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Thursday Topics: Advising as Teaching, 11/17/16 in *BURNHAM HALL 121*


Greetings, advisors!

We only have one more Advisor Common Reading discussion this semester. Please join us!

Topic: Advising as Teaching

Article: “Academic Advising in the New Global Century: Supporting Student Engagement and Learning Outcomes Achievement”
Go to: to retrieve the article.

Discussion Leader: Alex Sainvilier
Date/Time: Thursday, November 17 at 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: Burnham Hall 121

Starter Question: What are some learning outcomes you want students to take away as a result of your advising?

The Office for Advising Development will provide treats and drinks, but feel free to bring your lunch.

Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Diana Soriano, and Jill Huynh,


The Advisor Common Reading Committee

Do your colleagues want to receive our advisor common reading emails? Encourage them to get added to the list:


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”).

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: International Education Week Calendar of Events


“International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education, and participating universities of efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from here and abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.”

As Chicago’s public research university, UIC is the academic home to one of the most diverse student populations in the nation reflecting a commitment to academic inquiry and cultural understanding. We hope that you have an opportunity to participate in at least one international-related activity next week. A calendar highlighting some events on the UIC campus and in Chicago can be accessed on the Study Abroad website at:

Chris Deegan
Executive Director of Study Abroad
The University of Illinois at Chicago
502 University Hall

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics has a flipbook of their gen ed courses in Spring 2017!

The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics has provided a unique, informative format for students to learn about the general education courses being offered by the School for Spring 2017.

Please share their LCSL Flipbook with your students!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Student Orientation is seeking Orientation Leaders for Summer 2017! Application open now.

The UIC Orientation Program seeks to serve its diverse population of prospective new students while connecting them to their advisors and preparing them for their transition into our university.

This program strives to aid students in more ways than just one, guiding through the historic campus, connecting with the numerous student resources, programs, and clubs available, and showing what we as a university have to offer.

Looking to gain professional experience? Is your student looking for a paid position? Would your student like to live on campus for FREE during the summer? Student Orientation Leader (SOL) applications for the summer of 2017 will be available as of Monday, November 7th.

As a SOL your students will gain an immeasurable amount of experience leading new incoming students and working with advisors. Round 1 applications are due November 18th, and your students can access the application at

Download the application and flyer to share with students!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Campus Housing is looking for good RA and PM candidates for 2017-2018!

Students interested in applying to be a Resident Assistant (RA) or a Peer Mentor (PM) for Campus Housing, should go to to find out details about the process.

There are info sessions being offered starting Wednesday, November 9th and students must attend at least one info session to participate in the interview process. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 22, 2017.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Details forthcoming – two post-election conversations hosted next week by the Dean of Students in partnership with UIC Dialogue Initiative and the Counseling Center.

In response to concerns expressed by UIC students regarding the presidential election, the Office of the Dean of Students will host two events next week in partnership with the UIC Dialogue Initiative and the Counseling Center. More details are forthcoming.

OAD and the Steering Committee are aware that other activities, dialogue opportunities, and spaces are being planned and provided across campus for students, faculty, and staff throughout these next months.

We hope that you can provide OAD with information about these activities so that they may be broadly distributed to advisors. Providing this information will allow advisors to remain informed and make referrals for students. You can email Joey Volpe at with information. We ask your patience as there may be more frequent emails coming from the listserv over this time.

The Counseling Center has updated its website to provide helpful information to assist students. Advisors and any faculty/staff member may seek assistance with the Employee Assistance Program and are encouraged to do so if assistance is needed.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New Dialogue course – DLG 220 – Intergroup Dialogue debuting Spring 2017!

UIC has a new Dialogue course, making its debut in Spring 2017:  DLG 220 – Intergroup Dialogue.

Please share this news with your students.

  • 3-credit, full semester, meeting once/week on Tuesdays from 12:30-3:15
  • 2 sections being offered Spring 2017. Students must register for both a lecture section and a discussion section. 16 students/section.
  • Letter-graded; GenEd status categorized under (1) Understanding US Society and (2) Understanding the Individual and Society
  • Prerequsite – Satisfactory grade in CC 120.
  • Questions should be directed to Steve Whitley (; 312-355-0323)

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2017 Emerging Scholars Program Schedule for MATH 121 – MATH 215 is available.

Please share with your students:

Emerging Scholars Program Spring 2017

The Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) at UIC offers intensive mathematics workshops (Math 122, 179, 182, 211, 294) for students enrolled in corresponding math courses. Participants work collaboratively in small groups on math problems that emphasize the key ideas of the corresponding math course. Additional homework is not assigned. Specially trained Math TAs and AMP Scholars facilitate the workshops.

Workshops are open to all UIC students and carry one hour of S/U credit.

Students register for the ESP workshop section and for any of the corresponding math lectures and discussions offered.

Statistical study results find participation in the workshops improves student performance and increases the probability of earning an A or B in the required mathematics courses.

A DOWNLOADABLE SCHEDULE is provided for you to share with your students!