Monthly archives: January, 2018

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: 2018 Summer Session course schedule now available!

Help your students start planning ahead. The new Class Scheduler not only has summer courses, you can now use it to build schedules across both the 4-week and 8-week sessions.

Need to see what courses are online? Check our easy-to -scan list:

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: NEW Pop-Up Career Advising Events (co-sponsored by Career Services & LAS Career Development & Internship Office)

The Office of Career Services and LAS Career Development & Internship Office are sponsoring NEW pop-up events during spring semester to share career-related resources with UIC students.

We will be popping up in different locations on campus with snacks and resources to support students with how to create professional resumes and how to use search for a job/internship on Please see our attached flyer and promote this information to students whom you think would benefit from our pop-up events.

Our pop-ups start next week!
Tuesday, January 30th 12-2 PM, IDEA Commons, Daley Library
Pop-Up Resume Advice (with snacks!)

Thursday, February 2nd, 12-2 PM, IDEA Commons, Daley Library
Tips & Treats with

Download the flyer! 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Spring 2018 Advising Summit will be held on February 23rd – save the date and the RSVP is open!

We hope you can join us on Friday, February 23rd for the Spring 2018 Advising Summit (Friday afternoon of Week 6) and lunch.

We have a number of items on our agenda including meeting our new director of the Office of External Fellowships, information on financial aid and billing, the Non-Cognitive Profiles Pilot, and much more! We’ll keep you updated on the agenda as our Advising Summit Planning Team continues to plan for this semester.

Following are the details so that you can plan to attend:

Friday, February 23rd
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH and Check In
1:30 – 4:00 Advising Summit

*ROOM is SSB Conference Rooms (The good news is we’ve outgrown our SCE 302 space.)

Also, don’t forget that we’re also doing a Winter Wonderland Networking Event directly following Advising Summit at Wise Owl so that you can relax together and continue the discussions you’ve begun at Summit.

Please RSVP at by Friday, February 16th.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program applications due 2/28!

The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (CHEC) Research Fellows Program seeks undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students with an interest in health and health care to participate in a paid full-time summer research and enrichment experience in Chicago.

About the Research Fellows Program

The ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program is a comprehensive learning experience for students who are planning to apply to graduate or medical school. This program is focused on the development of academic, technical, and professional skills in preparation for careers in social, behavioral, and biomedical research and in healthcare. ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows will spend the summer in seminars and research rotations learning from leading researchers.

Application Deadline
February 28, 2018

Program Dates
June 18, 2018 – August 10, 2018 (8 Weeks)

More Information/ How to Apply
Please visit the ChicagoCHEC website for eligibility and application instructions:

Thank you,
On behalf of the ChicagoCHEC Team

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Student Legal Services Presentation on Immigration being held 1/31! Lunch provided.

Please share with your students:

UIC’s Student Legal Services is presenting on Wednesday, January 31st for students regarding immigration and services of the Student Legal Services office.

We’ll be providing lunch for attendees and this is a great way to learn about the services provided related to immigration.

“Immigration under the new administration: How can we prepare?”

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Library Room I-470
RSVP: (Please RSVP by Monday, January 29th at 5:00 p.m.)

You can also download the flyer to send along to your students!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – This Wednesday 2/7 is the viewing of NACADA Webinar – Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model”!

Reminder – Join us for this webinar that explains the new Academic Advising Core Competencies Model – we have the DVD so let us know if can’t make it and want to arrange to view it another time.

Join us for a viewing of NACADA’s December Webinar, Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model.

In this Advisor Training and Development Commission sponsored webinar, presenters discussed the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model.  Experiences were be shared about the model’s development process; thoughts underlying its framework and core competency areas; and the ongoing project of resource identification and development to assist academic advising personnel with competency and capacity building.

Join us on:

Wednesday, February 7th
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2750 UH

RSVP: by the end of TODAY February 5thRS

Message to the Advising Community: Tracy Robinson – In Memoriam

Dear Advising Community Members,

It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you of the passing of one of our valued advising community members. Tracy Robinson from the Port Academic Center in Athletics passed away on Sunday, January 14th. Tracy worked with students on the swimming and diving teams, and the tennis teams, and many of you have partnered together with her in her dedicated work to ensure their success.

A wonderful article about Tracy, her contributions to UIC and throughout her career can be found on the Athletics website:

Our thoughts are with Tracy’s loved ones, our students, and our Athletics colleagues at this difficult time. Memorial services will be held in both Chicago and Tracy’s home state of Kansas, and we will share more information as it becomes available.

Best wishes,



SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2018 GLAS Courses – please share with students!

Please share with your students and you can download the flyer!

Global Asian Studies invites you to encourage students to consider our Spring course line up. For more information, please contact the instructor directly.  In particular, we invite advisors to promote these two courses where seats are still available!

-GLAS 290: Introduction to Arab American Studies where students learn about the ways in which immigration and racism; family, gender, and sexuality; socio-economic class; religious affiliations; arts and cultures; and politics and political activism affect Arab American communities.

– GLAS 494: Gender and the South Asian Diaspora where students will learn about the experiences and imagined worlds of modern South Asians (focusing primarily on migrants from India) who have traveled to various parts of the world at different historical moments beginning with itinerant and colonial labor migrations of the 1800s to the present.


*GenEd courses

GLAS 105: Asian American and Pacific Islander College Student Experiences.
This seminar is a 1-credit course that prepares students to intern with departments at UIC that provide student programming and resources. The course focuses on Asian American and Pacific Islander college student experiences and campus resources in U.S. higher education. The seminar’s topic and focus on career development skills like building resumes, interviewing, and public speaking will be beneficial whether you go onto an internship or not. Internships for academic credit will be offered to interested students who enroll in the course and begin the semester after the seminar. Contact:

Karen Su, T 3:30–4:20, CRN 39126
Karen Su, W 1:00-1:50, CRN 39127
Karen Su, R 12:30–1:20, CRN 39125


*GLAS 123/ENGL 123: Introduction to Asian American Literature
(Creative Arts and US Society)
Mark Chiang, MWF 10:00-10:50, CRN 38904 & CRN 38905; Contact:


*HIST 264/GLAS 264: The Pacific Rim in Modern History
Michael Jin, TR 11:00-12:15, CRN 41190; Contact:


GLAS 290: Hip Hop Dance and Asian American Cultural Politics
Lorenzo Perillo, TR 2:00–3:15, CRN 39133; Contact:


GLAS 290: Introduction to Arab American Studies
Nina Shoman-Dajani, W 3:00–3:45, CRN 39134 contact:


GLAS 300: Global Asia in Chicago
Instructor approval required.
Anna Guevarra, M 3:00-5:45, CRN 39136; Contact:


GLAS 494: Gender and the South Asian Diaspora
Gayatri Reddy, M 3:00–5:50, CRN 39968 (undergraduate) or 39969 (graduate); Contact:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UIC 2018 Advisor Conference “Innovate, Explore, Grow” – Call for Proposals – due next Friday, February 9th!

REMINDER – Proposals are due next Friday, February 9th!

UIC 2018 Advisor Conference – “Innovate, Explore, Grow”

As part of Advisor Week, OAD will host our annual Advisor Conference on Wednesday, March 28th on the themes of innovation, exploration, and growth.  The purpose of this conference is to provide a professional development opportunity to advisors across campus by providing a venue to share their knowledge, interests, and experience. Presentation styles can range for each 50 minute session and presenters can draw on their work here at UIC in their current position, previous experience and education, or new exploration they are doing.

We encourage you to submit presentation/workshop proposals to by Friday, February 9th.  Sessions should last 50 minutes.  Proposals should be ½-1 page double-spaced and include the names of the presenters, an abstract of the presentation, and an informal literature review (as applicable). If you don’t yet have a formal proposal, the Advisor Week and Advisor Conference Team can work together with you on your idea, so please submit an idea since we want you to learn from your knowledge and experience!

We look forward to your responses and we can’t wait for this year’s conference!

Best regards,

Advisor Conference Team

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Update on DACA – UIC Student Legal Services services available.

Please share the following message from Student Legal Services:


On January 9, 2018, a federal judge in California temporarily blocked the current White House administration’s decision last September to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  DACA was started by the Obama administration in 2012 to give young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the U.S.  This most recent order by the Ninth Circuit judge states that the administration must resume accepting DACA renewal applications, although it does not need to accept new ones from first-time applicants.  The latest ruling gives DACA recipients a new window, albeit a temporary one, to renew their status.

UIC Student Legal Services (SLS) is committed to helping ALL current UIC students with legal issues, including those who are personally affected by the ongoing DACA developments.  Since last November, SLS has hired two immigration attorneys to help students with such matters.  Any current student who wants to discuss the ramifications of this latest development should contact SLS to schedule an appointment.

To make an appointment with a SLS attorney, please call 312-996-9214 or email  For more information on SLS, visit