Monthly archives: January, 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Save the Dates for Spring 2017 Tuesday/Thursday Topics – Advisor Common Readings!

Save the dates for this semester’s Advisor Common Reading discussions being held January 31, February 16, March 21, March 23, and April 18.

All discussions will be from 12:05-12:50 p.m.

January 31: Peer Advising (Daley Library Conference Room 1-470)
February 16: Advising and Effective Notes (Daley Library Conference Room 1-470)
March 21: Examining Student Experience (Daley Library Conference Room 1-470)
March 23: Silence as Strategy (BH 121, Honors College)
April 18: Sophomore Transition (Daley Library Conference Room 1-470)

For more information about the Advisor Common Reading, sign up for emails at Questions or comments? Email co-chair Jill Huynh,, or Diana Soriano,

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”).

OAD Daily News: Welcome back – Spring 2017 Advisor Events Schedule – Save the Dates!

Welcome back! It’s Week 1 and we’re in for a great semester! See our updated set of events for this spring 2017 so you can save the dates on your calendar!

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Important Spring 2017 Placement Testing Deadlines

Below is information on the Spring 2017 testing deadline dates and availability of the testing system:

In order to register for a class requiring a placement test by the add/drop deadline date (January 20, 2017), students must complete the test(s) prior to the final deadline date that is listed below:

Chemistry, Physics, French, German, Italian, Latin, Polish, and Russian – 3:00 PM Wednesday January 18, 2017

Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish – 3:00 PM Sunday January 15, 2017

The testing system will be unavailable from January 23, 2017 through February 1, 2017  for maintenance.  The system will be back on-line at 10:00 am on February 2, 2017 for Fall 2017 incoming students.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Spring 2017 Advising Summit is 2/17 at 9:00 a.m. – SAVE the DATE

Please save the date for the Spring 2017 Advising Summit:

Friday, February 17th
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Check – in begins at 9:00 a.m.)
East Campus – Room TBD

We are planning an exciting slate of presentations and discussions including Summer College, Finish in Four, and much more.

An RSVP and further information on our program is forthcoming. Please reserve the morning on your calendars!