The UIC advising community comes together once per semester to educate and inform ourselves about a range of topics. Advising Summits have been hosted on campus since 2004 and bring together the whole of the advising corps to interact between units and learn together. They are held during the Friday of Week 6 of each fall and spring semester.
2017 – 2018 Advising Summits
For the 2017-2018 year our goals are to continue to provide essential news and information to advisors. We want to connect them with programs and units around campus that are serving students through their varied identities and affiliations continues with highlighting units that our advisors have requested.
Fall 2017 Advising Summit
Our Fall 2017 Advising Summit focused on providing updates about new programs and initiatives and providing information about advising international students. Our Fall 2017 Summit was held on October 6, 2017.
The agendas, presentations, and materials from our speakers are available:
Career Services News (Thy Nguyen, Office of Career Services)
Resources for Undocumented Students and Update (Tanya Cabrera, Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity)
Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy (Dr. Kathleen Yang-Clayton and Sharon Hayes, Department of Public Administration)
New Class Scheduling Grid (Erin Brady, Office of Classroom Scheduling)
Intercollege Transfer Process and Website (Eileen Doran, College of Applied Health Sciences)
Check out a photograph from the Summit of one of our activities during our presentation on advising international students:
We always do follow up events so please let our Steering Committee know if you have questions and want to explore more about our featured topics!
Our Spring 2018 Advising Summit is scheduled for Friday, February 23rd. Join us!
2016 – 2017 Advising Summits
For the 2016-2017 year our goals are to provide essential news and information to advisors and connect them with programs and units around campus that are serving students through their varied identities and affiliations continues with highlighting units that our advisors have requested.
Fall 2016 Advising Summit
Our Fall 2016 Advising Summit focused on LAS Pre-Professional Advising and its new structure and initiatives, and campus unit updates from a range of offices. Our Fall 2016 Summit was held on September 29, 2016.
The agenda and presentations from our speakers our downloadable:
Presentation – LAS Pre-Professional Advising (Misty Huacuja-LaPointe, LAS Pre-Professional Advising)
Preferred First Name (Robert Dixon, Registrar)
Invitation to Summer Session Advisor Appreciation Lunch (Natalie Kokorudz, Summer Session)
Campus Housing Refer-a-Friend Program (Nick Ardinger, Campus Housing)
College of Business Administration Minors (Diana Soriano)
NACADA Region V – Call for Readers (Diana Soriano)
The Advising Summit Planning Team will be following up on discussions at the Summit and please let us know if you have questions!
Spring 2017 Advising Summit
Our Spring 2017 Advising Summit was held on February 17, 2017 and featured presentations on our students from the Office of Institutional Research, a panel of Summer College program coordinators, discussion about UIC’s Finish in Four campaign for on-time graduation, and resources for UIC students.
Presentation – OIR Overview of UIC Students
Announcement – Nutrition Major Info for Pre-Med Students
We thank all of our presenters and advisors for their lively discussion and we look forward to the rest of the year and further discussion.
2015 – 2016 Advising Summits
The theme for the 2015-2016 year builds on our goals to provide essential news and information to advisors and connect them with programs and units around campus that are serving students through their varied identities and affiliations.
Fall 2015 Advising Summit
Our Fall 2015 Advising Summit focused on campus unit updates from ROTC and Transfer Partnerships in addition to our featured topic. Our featured topic is related to one of the professional development themes for the year, which is advising UIC’s first generation college students. At the Summit, research from our Office of Research on Student Success was presented and advisors were part of an informal Q&A with Lillye Hart, Director of our UIC TRIO Program. Our Fall 2015 Summit was held on November 6, 2015.
The agenda and presentations from our speakers are downloadable:
UIC Transfer Partnership Programs – contact the Transfer Assistance Center for updated information.
The OAD Steering Committee and Director will be following up based upon the conversations at the Summit regarding UIC first generation students. In addition, we have posted an advising information sheet for ROTC.
And, finally, we should note that advisors on campus know how to live it up for Flames Friday. (#FlamesFriday) Check it out!
Spring 2016 Advising Summit
Our Spring 2016 Advising Summit focused on one of our other professional development themes for the year – building relationships to better advise our students. We focused on two of our essential campus units and their intersection with advising – Summer Session and Career Services. There was an interactive, lively discussion applying the information our leaders from those offices provided to advising some sample students through what they should consider and how to problem solve through challenges preparing for summer. Ultimately, our advising corps were provided the opportunity to get to know one another, interact about how they think about summer for students (and themselves) and how we can best take advantage of the relationships we build. We also provided an opportunity for campus colleagues to do short updates for attendees. Our Spring 2016 Summit was held on February 25, 2016.
The agenda and presentations from our speakers are downloadable:
The UARC Steering Committee and Director will be following up based upon the conversations at the Summit regarding career services and summer session. The summaries of table discussions will be available soon!
2014-2015 Advising Summits
The theme for the 2014-2015 year was “Essential Updates to Partner for Student Success.”
Fall 2014 Advising Summit
Our Fall 2014 Advising Summit focused on campus unit updates from Campus Programs, Library, and the Office of Veteran Affairs, and the Student Success Initiative. Presentations from the Library and our featured speaker, Interim Vice Provost Emanuel Pollack are downloadable:
Spring 2015 Advising Summit
Our Spring 2015 Advising featured an update on the Student Success Initiative and speakers from half of our colleges who provided updates on their advising processes, college policies, and information useful to advisors across campus.
College of Business Administration
College of Education
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Nursing
*Watch for presentations from the the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, the College of Engineering, the Honors College, the School of Public Health, and the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs this fall in our new webinar format. This allows advisors to watch from the comfort of their own office!