Monthly archives: February, 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Next Tuesday/Thursday Topics on “Advising and Effective Notes” this Thursday 2/16!


Please join us for our upcoming advisor common reading discussion!

Topic: Advising and Effective Notes

Article: “”No One Ever Told Me”: How Advisors Can Maximize Service and Minimize Risk through Effective Documentation”
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Discussion Leader: Diana Soriano

Date/Time: Thursday, February 16 at 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: Daley Library room 1-470 (first floor)

Teaser Question: What are your tips for effective note taking?

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Spring 2017 Advising Summit 2/17 – RSVP available!

Please join us 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 302

We are planning an exciting slate of presentations and discussions including:

  • A presentation from the Office of Institutional Research discussing on our students;
  • Information and discussion about Summer College programs;
  • Discussion about UIC’s Finish in Four, which is being taken up nationally by NACADA in partnership with College Complete America;
  • A short Q & A with Tanya Cabrera (Office of Diversity) and Jennifer Juarez (LARES).

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 15th at

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Core Competencies for Academic Advising


NACADA’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) thanks all members who have provided feedback for the Core Competencies for Academic Advising development project.

In case you haven’t yet heard, the PDC has been tasked by the association’s leadership to develop a set of Core Competencies for Academic Advising that can assist advisors and advising administrators around the globe in crafting their individual and program professional development paths.  PDC members have been hard at work on this project.  An initial draft has been developed and, during the month of February, the committee is gathering feedback from the membership at large.  If you have not yet done so, we hope that you will be willing to take the time to review the committee’s work and share your thoughts with us.

We invite you to visit the Advising Core Competencies Model webpage to learn more about this project.  On the webpage, you will find a video from PDC Chair Teri Farr discussing the project goals, a brief explanation of the model’s framework and core competencies, and information on project feedback opportunities.  Two CHAT session opportunities remain, so don’t miss your chance to discuss the competencies development with PDC members.

We appreciate your participation in this important project, and we look forward to hearing from you!

NACADA:  The Global Community for Academic Advising
Kansas State University
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 225
Manhattan, KS 66502
Telephone:  785/532-5717
FAX:  785/532-7732


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Study Abroad Info Sessions – February 7th – 10th

Study Abroad sessions to share with students:

  • Tuesday Feb 7th our academic consortium partner, IES, will have a materials table and an advisor to answer any questions about their 30+ program centers worldwide. SCE Bookstore Concourse 10:30am – 2pm
  • Wednesday Feb. 8th, John Coumbe-Lilley, AHS faculty director of the summer Barcelona program will hold an information session. PEB B06, 5-6pm
  • Thursday Feb 9th, Study Abroad staff will lead a scholarship information session. 502 UH, 2-2:50pm
  • Friday, Feb. 10th, there will be a presentation by our Italy center partner and UIC faculty leader on the summer Italian Language and Culture program in Siena, Italy. 1501 UH, 2-3pm

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) Info Sessions

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) Info Sessions

Are you interested in making direct, positive changes in your community?

Do you want to be involved in shaping the future of your city, state, nation, or the world?

Are you a UIC student who is either undecided or unsure about your major?

We have majors and programs that will interest you!

Drop in for a CUPPA Coffee!

You are invited to attend an info session on our undergraduate programs in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA). Learn more about our two majors, Public Policy and Urban Studies.  If one of our majors isn’t right for you, explore our many minors and certifications available.  Minors offered include Public Policy, Urban Studies, Sustainable Cities, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Stop by to grab a cup of coffee and learn more about our undergraduate programs in CUPPA.

These sessions will be held in the Daley Library, Room I-470, at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, Feb 14, 3pm

Thursday, Feb 16, 9am

CUPPA Alumni have found jobs in government, with non-profit organizations, or working for the private sector. Discover a career working as an advocate, analyst, organizer, planner, or decision-maker. CUPPA’s undergraduate programs will help you develop critical skills to make a more just, resilient, and livable world. Inherit Yesterday. Imagine Tomorrow. For more information on the info session or CUPPA, please send an email to