Monthly archives: October, 2018

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Share this week’s U and I Care Fact – Getting Out the Vote!

Getting Out the Vote!

  • In 2014, less than 20% of students voted in the midterm season. Lower income individuals, younger people, and new citizens are less likely to vote, but democracy needs everyone’s voice.
  • Students who vote regularly are more likely to volunteer in their communities, contact their elected officials about things they care about, and be informed about local events.
  • Voter Engagement at UIC is here to help you! Let’s show the country that UIC students are #Allin4Democracy!
  • Links for this week – Center for Student Leadership and Civic EngagementVoter EngagementCampus Vote Project.

#CareFacts


U and I Care Facts is an 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: UIC Campus Conversation – Mental Health and the University Student this Tuesday, October 30th!

Please join students, faculty, and staff for the next Campus Conversation –

Campus Conversation: Mental Health and the University Student
October 30th
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Cardinal Room, Student Center East

The title of this conversation is What’s Going on and Why? Mental Health and the University Student.

This conversation will feature brief presentations and discussion by:

  • Jennifer Duffecy, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, College of Medicine, UIC
  • Leah Goodman, Visiting Clinical Instructor, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Applied Health Sciences, UIC
  • Joseph Hermes, Director, UIC Counseling Center
  • Kathleen Kashima, Senior Associate Dean of Students, College of Medicine, UIC
  • Mona Shattell, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Community, Systems, and Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Rush University

Audience Q&A will follow.

This conversation will be streamed live on UIC’s YouTube channel.

*Campus Conversations are sponsored by Susan Poser, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Download the poster


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region 5 – Grants and Awards due THIS Thursday November 1st!

NACADA Region 5 is proud to support student success by providing opportunities for recognition and professional development opportunities for academic advisors and administrators. Applications are due through the online submission portal. Scroll to the bottom for more detailed information about each award/grant.

Applications will be open July 1, 2018 – November 1, 2018

  • Excellence in Advising – Primary Role
  • Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor
  • Excellence in Advising – New Advisor
  • Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator
  • Service to Region 5 Award
  • Region 5 Crossing Borders Grant
  • Region 5 Individual Scholarship Grant
  • Region 5 Professional Development Grant
  • Region 5 Institutional Allied Organization Grant
  • Region 5 State/Province Allied Organization Grant
  • Region 5 Innovation in Advising Award

Submission Instructions:

CLICK HERE  – TO ACCESS THE ONLINE SUBMISSION PORTAL

  • Enter a password – keep it simple;
  • Select your Region;
  • Select the award from the drop down box;
  • RECORD your Award/Scholarship Nomination Number and your password;
  • Enter all information;
  • All uploaded documents must be in pdf form;
  • You can leave and come back as long as you have not hit the SUBMIT button.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Materials from our Student Financial Matters Training 2.0 held 10/26/18 – now available in BOX!

Thank you to the Office of Student Financial and University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations (USFSCO) who presented our training Student Financial Matters 2.0 on October 26th.

This half-day professional development opportunity was designed to take the next step in developing advisors’ knowledge about financials (financial aid, billing, payment plans, etc.) and their intersection with advising and students’ academic circumstances. The half-day included presentations from both offices and interactive case studies. Download the materials in a special BOX folder:

  • Agenda
  • Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Presentation
  • University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations
  • Case Studies

This training was designed specifically for our UIC advising community by our partners with the assistance of OAD Steering Committee members Jennifer Juarez (LARES) and Katie Michel (LAS). Many thanks to everyone!

Watch for our OAD survey to collect feedback from attendees and solicit further questions from advisors.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Two updates from the School of Design – New BA in Design and DES 110 Design Inclusion (1 credit elective)

See two important updates from the School of Design:

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New Bachelor of Arts in Design

The Bachelor of Arts in Design offers a hands-on introduction to a range of design practices.

Centered on a focused sequence of core studio courses, the BA teaches skills and methods from graphic design, industrial design, design history and theory, and design research within the context of a research university in order to foster exploration across the sciences and humanities.

This BA is ideal for students looking to study widely across the university while earning a foundational education in the material methods and practices of design as well as those looking to earn a second degree that will complement an education in the liberal arts and sciences. It is also well-suited for those who are seeking a design degree after completing several semesters of higher education.

Please direct questions to Kevin Strickland at kevin3@uic.edu.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New DES 110 Design Inclusion (1 credit elective)

Let your students know about the new DES 110 – Dseign Inclusion course – a 1 credit elective.

Design discourse has long been dominated by an important but limited roster of figures and techniques such as William Morris and the Arts & Crafts’ celebration of handicraft, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus’s embrace of the machine, and Ettore Sottsas and the Memphis group’s fascination with laminates.

Students in this course will explore a range of groups and events beyond that canon with the aim of constructing a more diverse and heterogenous understanding of the past, present, and future of design practice.
For questions, please contact Kevin Strickland at kevin3@uic.edu.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Share this week’s U and I Care Fact – Tutoring and Academic Support

How to Know if you Need Tutoring or Academic Support

  • Everyone gets distracted or postpones things from time to time.
  • If you have experienced difficulty concentrating for days or weeks at a time, or if your grades have slipped, you may need more help.
  • There are many tutoring services on campus to help you with academics. If you feel you might have a learning disability or need help with stress management, the campus also has suppport for you.
  • Remember that getting a great education means having a great team, and we are here to help you.

Links for your students: flamestutoring.uic.edu and drc.uic.edu

Download the U and I Care Fact to send to 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. 


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Know Your Ballot Event hosted by ARABAMCC and Chicago Votes on 10/24

Know Your Ballot

Join ARABAMCC & Chicago Votes to research your ballot & prepare your vote. Through fun interactive games, learn how to research your candidates, decide who you trust your vote with & win prizes!

October 24
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Note:

  • Come anytime between 12 and 2
  • Bring your laptop if you have one
  • Food & beverages will be provided

Event is free and open to all. Space is accessible by wheelchair.
For more accommodations/accessibility needs, please email arabamcc@uic.edu.

Download the flyer for your students!


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: English Department Open Mic Night on Friday, 10/26 – all undergraduates are welcome!

Poets, fiction writers, creative non-fiction writers, songwriters, actors, comedians: bring your talent to Open Mic Night! (The optional theme of the night is: “haunted”)

Everyone is welcome! Free refreshments! Bring your friends!

Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: 106 Grant Hall


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: STEM Week 10/22 – 10/26

Join the PAP STEM Initiative in celebrating STEM Week 2018: October 22-26 Download the flyer.

Please share the flyer and event details with your colleagues and STEM students.

THANK YOU, to Faculty Mentors; PAP STEM Working Group; Faculty Advisory Board Members; and Campus Partners who support the PAP STEM Initiative.

-Kristy Kambanis

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*Quick RSVP Links:

RSVP for Monday’s University of Wisconsin Visit:
https://goo.gl/forms/5ijQBoHf3cKaD9VA2

RSVP for all other STEM Week Events
https://goo.gl/forms/OLW8sAuacSgrkeT82

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MONDAY- October 22, 2018
Visiting faculty and graduate students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus will be at UIC to provide an overview of opportunities for research and graduate school at UW-Madison. Come when you can – Attend one of the drop-in sessions; stay, or join us for a lunchtime discussion; learn about research programs on the UW-Madison campus, financial support for graduate students, social activities, and the City of Madison. Get the student perspective at a Drop-In Session, or during the Lunch with fellow students.

All sessions are in SSB – Meeting Rooms A-B-C

10:30am-11:50am Drop-In Session for students – UW presentation, with Sciences and Engineering breakout sessions
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch* for students
12:00-1:00pm Lunch* for faculty and program staff
1:00pm-1:30pm T32 Training Overview for faculty and graduate students
1:30pm-3:00pm Drop-In Session for students – UW presentation, with Sciences and Engineering breakout sessions

Meet the Wisconsin Guests:

TUESDAY- October 23, 2018
Learn about Summer Research – UIC students discuss their experiences!
(Panelists: Anis Barmada, Malik Blackman, Theressa Ewa, Mario Lopez; Research Posters: Anis Barmada, Isra Hasnain)
5:00pm-6:00pm Student Services Building (SSB) – Meeting Room B

WEDNESDAY- October 24, 2018
Study Abroad for STEM Students. Hear about STEM programs, cultural programs, and research programs abroad. (Research presentation: Sarah Sanchez) Learn more about a new expenses-paid summer opportunity for course credit, in China: The Wanxiang Fellows Program.
4:00pm-5:00pm Student Center East (SCE) – Fort Dearborn Room

THURSDAY- October 25, 2018
Guest Speaker: Mae Whiteside, President/CEO CKL Engineers
11:30am-1:00pm Student Center East (SCE) – Cardinal Room

FRIDAY- October 26, 2018
PAP STEM Initiative Open House & Refreshments
(Research Posters: Anis Barmada, Isra Hasnain)
12:30pm-3:00pm PAP Office, Student Services Building (SSB) Suite 1300


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – Nominate an advisor for the 2019 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award! Deadline is 12/10!

2019 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award

Know a great advisor at UIC? Take a minute to recognize them! 

Calling for nominees for the Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award

What is the Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award?

A recognition of individuals who demonstrate excellence, commitment and dedication to advising undergraduate student at UIC. All nominees will be recognized during Advisor Week (3/26/2018-3/29/2018) and up to three individuals will be awarded a monetary prize from the Provost.

Who should be nominated?

  • Any non-faculty professional who demonstrates excellence, commitment and dedication to advising undergraduate students at UIC.

Who can nominate? 

  • Anyone including individuals themselves! Students, faculty and staff are able to submit a nomination.

How to nominate?

  • Visit  http://go.uic.edu/AdvisingAwards and tell us how the nominee demonstrates excellence in advising.  There is no limit to the number of nominees submitted.

What’s the deadline?

  • December 10th

For reference about award criteria, see below:

2019 Provost’s Advising Excellence Awards