ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES 8-15-15

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Study Abroad Workshops information is now available online on the SAO website.

2. YOUR INPUT NEEDED – SSI: First-Year Academic Experience & Enrichment Campus Resources for First-Year Seminars

3. ADVISOR NEWS – Congratulate AAAN’s Ashley Stone, she will be presenting twice at NASPA Region IV-E this November

4. ADVISOR NEWS – College of Business’s Freedom Nguyen has an article “Academic Advising or Advocacy in NACADA’s Academic Advising Today

5. ADVISOR NEWS – Do you have news? Are you presenting at a conference? Have you had an article published? Let us know!

6. SHARE WITH STUDENTS – ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE (ACE) Fall 2015 Academic Skills Program (ASP) Courses

7. NETWORKING EVENT – SAVE THE DATE 9/1/15 – UARC visits Millenium Park for Summer Film Series “The Breakfast Club”!

8. Advising Weekly Updates Announcement/Event guidelines and submission web form available.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Study Abroad Workshops information is now available online on the SAO website.
Did you miss the Study Abroad Workshops this week?

You’re in luck – the presentation is available on the Study Abroad website. Please visit http://studyabroad.uic.edu/perspectives/ to view the presentation Strengthening Capacity and Partnership for Enhanced Student Success Through Pedagogy, Curriculum Integration, and Process.

 
2. YOUR INPUT NEEDED – SSI: First-Year Academic Experience & Enrichment Campus Resources for First-Year Seminars
The Student Success Initiative’s First-Year Academic Experience & Enrichment Committee would like to request your assistance to develop a comprehensive list of resources and programs campus units may be able to offer first-year seminars at UIC. Please use the following link to complete a brief online survey on the utilization of your unit’s services in first-year seminar courses.

https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/1390322

First-year seminars may already use your unit’s services, but there may be other programs and information that you would like first-year seminar instructors and coordinators to know about to foster student success at UIC. Please share any resources with the Committee. We will share results from this questionnaire to UIC first-year seminar coordinators and instructors and all campus units and programs who respond.

If you have any questions about our Committee’s work, please contact Justin Wier at jrjustin@uic.edu. To learn more about the Student Success Initiative, visit http://studentsuccess.uic.edu/.

Thank you for your participation and assistance.

Regards,

The First-Year Academic Experience & Enrichment Committee
Spencer Long
Sandra Picciuca
Angela Praza-Winters
Philip Vasquez
Justin Wier

 
3. ADVISOR NEWS – Congratulate AAAN’s Ashley Stone, she will be presenting twice at NASPA Region IV-E this November!
Have you heard the news? Are you going to NASPA Region IV-E this November in Schaumburg? If so, mark your calendars to see one of our own! Ashley Stone, Academic Counselor from African-American Academic Network (AAAN), will be presenting not one but two sessions at the NASPA Region IV-E.

The first of her presentations is “Creating a Global Community: Culture, Compassion, and Advising” which a number of us saw and participated in at last spring’s Advisor Conference during Advisor Week.

The second presentation is “Identity Change and Empowerment: Developing Community through Leadership,” which will feature information about the work and programs Ashley has done with AAAN.

For more information on the NASPA Region IV-E conference, please visit the conference website.

 
4. ADVISOR NEWS – College of Business Administration’s Freedom Nguyen has an article “Academic Advising or Advocacy in NACADA’s Academic Advising Today
Did you happen to see Academic Advising Today recently? If you did then you might have already read it, but if you didn’t, check it out. UIC’s own Freedom Nguyen, Academic Advisor in the College of Business Administration, has an article “Academic Advising or Advocacy?” published in the June 2015 edition of Academic Advising Today.

Read the full article online at the NACADA website.

 
5. ADVISOR NEWS – Do you have news? Are you presenting at a conference? Have you had an article published? Let us know!
The advising.uic.edu website will very soon have an advisors’ news section where we would like to feature a wide range of news provided by and about advising and our UIC advising community. News and info will include articles written, conference presentation summaries, other news and profiles of advisors.

If you would like to submit your news, you can email Joey Volpe or use the UARC Weekly Update Request Form. We want to hear about your work and your contributions at UIC and beyond.

 
6. SHARE WITH STUDENTS – ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE (ACE) Fall 2015 Academic Skills Program (ASP) Courses
The following ASP courses are designed to help students meet the reading, writing, study, and learning demands at UIC. ASP courses carry no graduation credit, but they do contribute toward the calculation of tuition, full and part-time enrollment status, and financial aid eligibility.

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ASP 050: SPEAKING/READING/WRITING IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. This course provides practice in reading, speaking, and writing formal and colloquial English for non-native speakers with limited English proficiency. Special emphasis is on using English language skills in everyday and academic contexts. T/R 9:30 AM-10:45 AM, BSB 137, CRN 10199. Instructor: Jose Deleon

ASP 055: COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS. This course provides instruction and practice in formal and informal English language usage in the context of intercultural learning for graduate students with limited English proficiency. Meets W 10:00 AM-12:30 PM, in 2LC A5, CRN 10212 T, 12:30 PM-3:00 PM in ETMSW 2217, CRN 10215. Instructor Audrey Zenner

ASP 060: STUDYING/LEARNING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES. This course offers practical methods for success in college. Students will apply learning strategies to tasks typical of course work in the various disciplines. Instruction includes both lecture and small group learning and uses a variety of media. Meets M/W/F, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM in 2TH 317, CRN 10262. Instructor: Bahar Baniasad

ASP 062: TOPICS IN LEARNING SUPPORT INSTRUCTION. This eight-week course is designed to introduce and provide practice in specific topics related to reading, writing, learning and thinking strategies, geared to specific course demands across the disciplines and for specific populations. Offered twice per semester. Meets M/W August 24-October 14, 2015 3:00 PM-4:40 PM in 2TH 300, M/W CRN 26167, October 19-December 2, 2015, 2TH 300 CRN 21556. Instructor: Jon Mann

ASP 090: CRITICAL READING & THINKING I. This course uses the Reading Matrix, a novel approach to critical reading developed by an ACE staff member. The Reading Matrix uses a visual model to facilitate the analytical reading of persuasive essays and journal articles. Meets M/W/F. 9:00-9:50, in 2SH 100, CRN 10300. Instructor Jon Mann and T/R 3:30 PM-4:45 PM, in 2BSB 119, CRN 10303. Instructor: Jose De Leon

ASP 092: VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT. This course is designed to teach students how to increase the number of words they use in their speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, students are taught strategies for learning unfamiliar, technical terms and phrases in their textbooks. (The course meets for half a semester.) Offered twice per semester.
Meets M/W August 24-October 14, 2015, 9:00 AM-10:40 AM in 2SH 219, CRN 10335 and
M/W October 19-December 2, 2015 in 2BSB 265, CRN 27238. Instructor: Jose De Leon
M/W October 19-December 2, 2015, 9:00AM-10:40 AM in 2SH 219, CRN 33190 and
Bahar Baniasad, T/R, 2:00PM-3:40 PM in 2BSB 163, CRN 34845. Instructor Bahar Baniasad

ASP 095: ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING. This course, targeted toward international graduate students, introduces and provides practice in academic and professional writing. The course focuses on resumes, business and professional correspondence, reports, proposals, and theses. Meets R, 12:30 PM-3:00 PM in ETMSW 2233, CRN 10337. Instructor: Audrey Zenner M/W/F 2:00 PM-2:50 PM in 2BSB 115 CRN 27863. Instructor: Bahar Baniasad

ASP 096 INDEPENDENT STUDY. This course is offered for variable credit and is designed for students who wish to supplement regular courses or undertake individual study projects. Students must consult with the instructor before registering.

 
7. NETWORKING EVENT – SAVE THE DATE 9/1/15 – UARC visits Millenium Park for Summer Film Series “The Breakfast Club”!
Need a break during the second week of classes? Join other advisors after work for some munchies and drinks and a great classic movie- John Hughes’s “The Breakfast Club”! Filmed at New Trier High School, this classic film has been around for 30 years. Can you believe it?

We’ll head out after work from campus, but if you’ve got to stop at home, join us at the park! We’ll make sure you have the details. We hope you can join us for this inaugural Millenium Park outing before we lose our summer evenings to boots and coats. More details to follow very soon!

In the meantime, please direct questions to Joey Volpe at jvolpe@uic.edu.

 
8. UARC ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES Web Submissions
The UARC Weekly Update Subcommittee is pleased to provide you with an easier way to submit your news/announcements and upcoming events so that UARC can share them with advisors. UARC Advising Weekly Updates will normally be sent on Fridays each week (although more frequently if the need allows), so please keep that in mind as you plan to advertise your events or share your news with the advising community. To submit an update, please use the UARC Weekly Update Request web form at http://go.uic.edu/uarcweeklyupdaterequest. Please direct questions to either Nick Ardinger (ardinger@uic.edu) or Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu).

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ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES are intended to provide information for advisors regarding information, events, and programs that can be distributed to students and throughout the advising community.