Monthly archives: September, 2018

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Share this week’s U and I Care Fact!

Download this Care Fact to share with your students.

U and I Care Facts is a new initiative from the Office of the Dean of Students, that is focused on providing you with weekly information on many topics including, exercise, healthy eating, self-compassion, stress and resilience, social connection, time management and more. Care Facts will be updated weekly and will contain tips and resources. 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Banner 9 Upgrade Advice – Email #4

This is the fourth email in a series to prepare you for the Banner 9 upgrade. If you miss or delete an email, a PDF of all of the email communications are on the Office of Student Systems Services website (osss.uic.edu) on the Banner 9 tab.

What are we doing to help with this transition?

What are we doing to help with this transition?

  1. The OSSS website (osss.uic.edu) has been updated to include Banner 9 information. All of the documents have been updated for Banner 9.  There are documents for the various college and department processes.
  2. A reminder that training will be conducted for the following areas:
    1. Schedule Planners: Beginning in October there will be training for all of the schedule planners. To register for training please log into the portal https://my.uic.edu .  At the bottom of the Welcome page, click on OSSS applications.  Click on OSSS Training to sign up for training
    2. SZACURU: College staff who make curriculum changes will have a training/overview session(s) after the October 14th go live.  Sign up will be in early October through the portal (my.uic.edu).
    3. Graduation Processing: College staff who process graduation applications for students will be offered training/overview sessions in November.  An email to sign up through the portal (my.uic.edu) will be sent in October.

What do you need to do this week to prepare for Banner 9?

  1. This week log into the Banner 9 playground that AITS has set up.  The URL is https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=558&pageId=941949
    1. You need to select a page that you can update records.
    2. Try to bring up a record on that page without referring to a training manual.
    3. Update the record and save.
    4. If you are unable to bring up a record or save changes, refer to the OSSS website and click on the Banner 9 tab for detailed instructions.
  2. This week’s tips: How do I change between Compact and Expanded layout in Banner 9 Admin pages?Banner 9 gives you the option of viewing the Banner 9 pages in an Expanded or Compact view. The Compact view reduces the amount of white space on a page, allowing for the visibility of more fields on a page. You can toggle between the two views in the Page Layout section of the Tools menu.

    How do I search for someone by name in the key block of a page since there doesn’t appear to be a name field like there is in Banner 8? 

    Banner 9 pages that include an ID field also have a hidden name field that can be used to search by name, just like you could in Banner 8. In order to access the hidden field simply tab out of the ID field to access the name field.

OSSS will be sending email each week with advice to help you prepare for Banner 9.  You should spend at least an hour per week learning about Banner to prepare for the October 14 go live date.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thanks!

Mike Kamowski
Executive Director
Office of Student Systems Services
mikek@uic.edu


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Fall 2018 U and I Care Summit on 10/11 – RSVP due 10/8

Join us for the second annual U and I Care Summit, an opportunity to discuss and share our self-care efforts while advocating for others. The program will include a general overview of Trauma Stewardship as well as a presentation from special guest speaker, Celena Roldan, CEO of American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss best practices and ways we can collaborate to support our own self-care efforts and ultimately, UIC students.

We look forward to your participation at this event. Please feel free to forward this invitation along to other staff members who may be interested in attending.

Access the invitation and RSVP here!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Community Standards Committee – Call for Members

Looking for an opportunity to serve your UIC community while developing your own skills? We’re currently seeking new members to serve on the Community Standards Committee. The Community Standards Committee, managed through the Office of the Dean of Students, is responsible for hearing cases of alleged violations of the UIC Student Disciplinary Policy. Members are directly responsible for deciding if a violation occurred and determining appropriate sanctions. This committee has the distinction of protecting the interests of the campus community AND the students’ rights. In this capacity, prospective Community Standard Committee members should be free of bias, judgment, or prejudice.

The Community Standards Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and student members. This provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff members to work collaboratively for a common purpose. Prospective student members must be in good academic and conduct standing at UIC. Through participation in the Community Standards Committee, participants will:

  • Enhance active listening skills
  • Learn ethics and conflict resolution skills
  • Utilize analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Formulate well-reasoned questions and decisions
  • Strengthen understanding of the UIC Student Disciplinary Policy

In order to become a member of the Student Conduct Committee, you must attend one of the following trainings:

Session #1
Tuesday, October 30th
4:30PM – 7:30PM
Student Recreation Facility
RSVP by Wednesday, October 24th

Session #2
Wednesday, November 7th
12:00PM – 3:00PM
College of Nursing, Room 136
RSVP by Wednesday, October 31st
If you are ready to become a member of the Community Standards Committee, please RSVP by completing this form: bit.ly/CSCM2018.

Lunch/Dinner will be provided at each session so please note any dietary restrictions when you RSVP. Don’t hesitate to contact Michelle Ramirez directly if you have any questions about the Community Standards Committee at mramir37@uic.edu or 312-996-4857.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Upcoming Events – Flames Flix, Revelry Carnival, Blackhawks and more (09/2018)

Please share with your students:

Flames Flix: Movie on the Lawn featuring Incredibles 1 & 2 | September 19

Students can join us on University Hall’s Lawn at 6:00pm for an outdoor screening of Incredibles 1 & 2. Free admission and free snacks are provided! This is an opportunity for students to unwind and relax from the first few weeks of the semester. Students are encouraged to bring their own blankets. Seating starts at 6:00pm, and the Incredibles 1 at 6:30pm, and the Incredible 2 at 9:00pm

Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) Fall Recruitment

We’re in the middle of FSL Fall Recruitment here at UIC. As a student who is interesting in joining, it is an exciting time to consider what is important for you personally as you seek the strongest fit and an authentic sense of belonging. An open series of events will offer you as a potential new member the opportunity to get to know students in each organization and ask mutually beneficial questions about a lifelong commitment to supporting fraternal values.

The process to explore membership options in a fraternity or sorority is known as recruitment. During the recruitment period, active members in fraternities and sororities actively seek out new members who have values that align with those of the organization. Please thoroughly review our Recruitment Guide and additional calendar of events to engage fully and take advantage of all opportunities: http://fsl.uic.edu/how-to-join/dates/.

  • Latino Greek Council (LGC) Recruitment begins tomorrow (9/17/2018) from 3pm – 5 pm in the Quad. Meet representatives from all nine LGC fraternities and sororities!
  • On Wednesday, September 19, Greek Pan Asian American Council (GPAAC) welcomes alumni back to campus and shares how FSL made an impact on their lives.  It’s not too late to learn more about the FSL community. Join GPAAC at 5:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday in Student Center East 605.
  • National PanHellenic Council (NPHC) will host an event next week Thursday with Black Student Union.  Join NPHC and BSU to learn more about our black Greek lettered organizations and the member intake process.

 Student Organization Registration Workshop | September 20

This is the 2018-2019 Late/New Registration workshop – RSVP required.

Flames in the City:

Flames in the City [FITC] is our premiere Chicago program for our UIC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We get to explore this great city’s museums, special events, Chicago Champions, and attractions. We have learned from and been transformed by the rich diversity of our surrounding communities. We have some wonderful programs this year!

Flames Student Employee Symposium | September 24-25

The Flames Student Employee Symposium features the following topics: as customer service, workplace norms, networking, and self-care in a busy work environment. Food will be provided. Student employees will be paid for their attendance. Student employees must register to attend by Friday, September 21, 2018, 5:00 pm at: https://uic.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/194603

  • Monday, September 24, 2018, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 4:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Illinois Room, Student Center East

National Voter Registration Day | September 25

Join SLCE and the Honors College in the Quad/Lecture Center Plaza for National Voter Registration Day! Participants can register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot, find their polling location, and more. For more information, visit slce.uic.edu

Revelry: UIC’s Annual Carnival | September 28-30

Join us for Revelry, UIC’s annual carnival! Food and game tickets can be purchased separately. Three days of fun, food, and festivities during Weeks of Welcome! NO registration or RSVP Required! Don’t forget to invite all of your friends and family! For more information, visit go.uic.edu/revelry2018

UIC Students $10 (unlimited rides)

Faculty, Staff, Alumni, & Public – $30 ( unlimited rides)

  • Friday, September 28, 2018
1‪:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018
1‪:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Saturday, September 30, 2018
‪1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: UIC Parking Lot 6 [Corner of Halsted Street & Roosevelt Road]

UIC Family Weekend | September 28-30

You and your family are cordially invited to attend UIC Family Weekend, which is an opportunity for students and their families to come together on the UIC campus! Families will discover more about life at UIC by participating in family-oriented events and activities including but not limited to Revelry Carnival activities, bowling, brunches, and UIC Theatre performances and dessert receptions. UIC Family Weekend is no charge for students and their families.

To find more information about Family Weekend events, please visit: go.uic.edu/familyweekend

To register yourself and any family members or guests, please visit http://go.uic.edu/UICFamily

Contact: families@uic.edu.

 

Take the Pledge | All IN Campus Democracy Challenge

UIC was recognized as the “Most Engaged Campus” in the All IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a nationwide nonpartisan program dedicated to increasing voting rates among college students. Help our campus get recognized once again by taking the pledge to vote: I’M ALL IN: Take the Pledge

Register to Vote & Sign Up for Election Notifications

Election Day is November 6

If you have not yet registered to vote, sign up for TurboVote at vote.uic.edu and you will be directed through the online registration process, or receive a completed registration form with a pre-addressed stamped envelope if your state does not have an online process. If you are a resident of Illinois, you are in luck – you can register online until October 21, 2018. If you are already registered to vote, you can also sign up for TurboVote at vote.uic.edu to receive text and email reminders. Stay up to date with early-voting/election day reminders, along with polling place notifications.

Every Friday is Flames Friday. Wear UIC apparel or colors to show your Flames spirit!  Tag us [@UICCSI and #FlamesFriday] in your social media on Friday and win free tickets to the Blackhawks and White Sox games.

GO Flames!


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LAS has launched its new Career Development website!

It is my pleasure to introduce our new LAS Career Development website to you!

We are proud to launch our new website and share this resource with our students and greater UIC community.

We invite you to access and explore each landing page and subcomponents of the website so you are familiar with the navigation.

As our site is meant to be one of discovery and exploration for students, it was the hope and intention to create a visually strong website that is not only informative but is equally engaging, interactive, and sparks a sense of excitement, curiosity, and understanding of interests and how that could support major decision making and further exploration of career paths.

Thank You,

Gina
Gina Anselmo
Director, Career Development and Major Exploration

Academic Advising Center
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S. Morgan Street
University Hall, 5th Floor, UH519
Chicago, IL. 60607
312.413.3267
312.413.8577 (fax)

www.las.uic.edu


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Graduate and Professional School Fair on Friday, October 5th!

Please share the social media ad and flyer with your students!

ALL college students and college graduates are invited to Chicago’s 14th annual Graduate and Professional School Fair on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the UIC FORUM from 1pm to 4:30pm!

For the past 14 years, this event has hosted hundreds of graduate school programs, law schools, medical programs etc. from throughout the US and other countries.

It is FREE to all participants who are thinking or planning to pursue a post undergraduate education.

More information at can be found at: http://careerservices.uic.edu/events/14th-annual-uic-graduate-professional-school-fair/


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LAS Pop-Up Advising near East Area Office on 9/19 and 9/26!

Share the flyer with your students!

LAS Pop-Up Advising

Wednesday, September 19th from 11 am – 1 pm
Wednesday, September 26th from 11 am – 1 pm

Come ask LAS advisors any quick advising questions that you have!

Located in front of the East Area Office, 2nd floor Atrium, just north of Student Center East.

Follow-Up appointments in the LAS Academic Advising
Center maybe needed.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Banner 9 Upgrade Advice – Email #3

This is the third email in a series to prepare you for the Banner 9 upgrade. If you miss or delete an email, a PDF of all of the email communications are on the Office of Student Systems Services website (osss.uic.edu) on the Banner 9 tab.

What are we doing to help with this transition?

What are we doing to help with this transition?

  1. The OSSS website (osss.uic.edu) has been updated to include Banner 9 information. All of the documents have been updated for Banner 9.  There are documents for the various college and department processes.
  2. A reminder that training will be conducted for the following areas:
    1. Schedule Planners: Beginning in September there will be training for all of the schedule planners.  Sign up will start on September 21 through the OSSS website.
    2. SZACURU: College staff who make curriculum changes will have a training/overview session(s) after the October 14th go live.  Sign up will be late September through the OSSS website.
    3. Graduation Processing: College staff who process graduation applications for students will be offered training/overview sessions in November. An email to sign up through the OSSS website will be sent mid-late October.

What do you need to do this week to prepare for Banner 9?

  1. This week log into the Banner 9 playground that AITS has set up.  The URL is https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=558&pageId=941949
  2. You should begin now to use the query functions in Banner 9.   You need to learn the navigation functions when the query returns large number of records.    Some sample forms:
    1. Section Planners: SSASECT – Enter the term, next to the CRN click on the “… “.  Enter a term (220188), click on add another field, select subject and enter “CHEM”. Click on add another filed, select course and enter “122”. Click go
    2. Student Users:  Go to the SPAIDEN form.  Click on “…” next to the id field. Click on Person Search.  Enter the last name “Patel” and click Go.
    3. Navigating lists:  For items “a” and “b” only a set number of records will display. You can navigate to other records by using the arrow buttons or entering a record number in the box.  Try both of these methods to navigate through the records. You can change the number of records per page by clicking on the number in the box and selecting a new record number display.
  3. This week’s tips:  The keystroke to move to the next block has changed from Ctrl-Page Down to Alt-Page Down.  There is the ability to search for a page by description rather than needing to know the 7 character page name.  The Search function is the magnifying glass on the left hand side of the webpage.

     

OSSS will be sending email each week with advice to help you prepare for Banner 9.  You should spend at least an hour per week learning about Banner to prepare for the October 14 go live date.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thanks!

Mike Kamowski

Executive Director

Office of Student Systems Services

mikek@uic.edu


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – RSVP for the October 5th Fall 2018 Advising Summit by TUESDAY, 10/2!

Reminder – Please RSVP if you haven’t already done so – we’re looking forward to seeing you! Details on the agenda are below.

We hope you can join us on Friday, October 5th for the Fall 2018 Advising Summit (Friday afternoon of Week 6) and lunch!

Our Advising Summit Planning Team has been hard at work planning our agenda, which will include a range of presentations and discussions including the new NACADA Professional Development Core Competencies model, advising Asian American students, undergraduate recruitment and admissions, and international internships with special guests the Vice Provost for Global Engagement and our Diplomat-in-Residence. We will also include short unit updates.

Following are the details so that you can attend:

Friday, October 5th
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH and Check In
1:30 – 4:30 Advising Summit

*ROOM is SSB Conference Rooms 

Also, don’t forget that we’re also doing a Fall Colors 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 for both the Summit and networking event at http://go.uic.edu/summitrsvp by Friday, September 28th.