Category: Advisor Week

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ADVISOR WEEK – Schedule and RSVP available!

We’re getting closer to ADVISOR WEEK! Quick Reference Schedule and RSVP available!

We have some updates for you about our upcoming Fifth Annual UIC Advisor Week. Watch for full descriptions of events very soon, but a quick schedule of events is now available! You can RSVP for events at http://go.uic.edu/advisorweekRSVP!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We’ll kick off Advisor Week of with an interactive session “Optimizing Impact: Advising students toward Undergraduate Research at UIC and new opportunities with Las Ganas” with Dr. Sara Hall from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Veronica Arreola discussing undergraduate research and the new opportunities provided by the Las Ganas program through HSI STEM.

We have an expanded version of Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Readings with two offerings on different topics – one on March 21st and one on March 23rd! Lunch included!

We’ll be doing a full-day four session Advisor Conference with lunch provided on Wednesday, March 22nd featuring presentations from our own campus members. Our morning will be spent on the theme “Contextualizing Campus Climate: Support for Undocumented and Arab American Students.” Our afternoon will be spent on the theme of “Navigating Complexity.”

The week continues with Ashley Stone (AAAN) leading a panel discussing the “Challenge and Support Model” on Thursday, March 23rd.

And we cap off the week with a new and exciting event being hosted by our west side partners “East Meets West: Do you know the West Side?” Transportation to the west side and lunch provided!!!

NETWORKING AND “TAKE A BREAK”

We’re planning a range of fun events for our community to enjoy!

Kick off Advisor Week with us on Tuesday, March 21st with “Take a Break: Paint, paint, paint…” We’ll be painting again so you can prepare yourself to exercise your creative side!

Continue enjoying our time together and kick up your heels with us on Wednesday, March 22nd after work by joining us for “Saucy Salsa Night” where we’ll enjoy food and beverages at Moe’s Cantina. It will be a great way to kick back after Advisor Conference!

Summer Session is giving advisors a preview to summer by sponsoring our ADVISOR NETWORKING EVENTS –  “Let’s Play Ball – Tailgate and UIC Baseball,” which is being held on Friday, March 24th starting at 3:00 p.m. at Granderson Stadium. Tailgate and watch the game as a way to cap off our fabulous week!

Descriptions of all the events will be online very soon!!!!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – ADVISOR WEEK is coming – March 20th – 24th! We need your opinion!

It’s that time again – we’re nearing ADVISOR WEEK!

Save the dates for our Fifth Annual UIC Advisor Week. There are going to be a number of professional development events while also taking a break with your fellow advisors…here’s a preview:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We have an expanded version of Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Readings with two offerings on different topics – one on March 21st and one on March 23rd! Lunch included!

We’ll be doing a full day four session Advisor Conference with lunch provided on Wednesday, March 22nd featuring presentations from our own campus members.

We’ll have three workshop/discussions on a range of topics including being an HSI, advising students about undergraduate research, and much, much more! We’re planning to continue the discussions and information begun at Advising Summit.

NETWORKING AND “TAKE A BREAK”

We’re planning a range of fun events for our community to enjoy!

Kick off Advisor Week with us on Tuesday, March 21st after work by joining us for “Saucy Salsa Night” where we’ll enjoy some pizza and beverages at Lou Malnati’s on Randolph before twisting and turning our way across the street for salsa lessons at Alhambra.

“Take a Break: Paint, paint, paint…” is continuing again this year. We’ll be painting again and we’ll let you know the exact date as soon as we can so you can prepare yourself to exercise your creative side!

Summer Session is giving advisors a preview to summer by sponsoring “Let’s Play Ball – Tailgate and UIC Baseball,” which is being held on Friday, March 24th starting at 3:00 p.m. at Granderson Stadium. Tailgate and watch the game as a way to cap off our fabulous week!

And there’s more…a full schedule is coming soon but save the dates!


Now that you know a bit about some of the events we’re planning, we need your opinion about a new idea:

For Advisor Week this year, we wanted to try something different and look at a fun way to explore the city. The committee is exploring an Urban Adventure Quest (http://www.urbanadventurequest.com/how-it-works/default.aspx). This scavenger hunt/quiz/walking tour of downtown would allow teams of 3-5 people to compete against each other. Because we would need to purchase quests per team, we would need to know how many people would be interested in participating. Please let us know your interest at through the link below:

http://go.uic.edu/UrbanAdventureQuestSurvey

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Call for proposals for the 2017 Advisor Conference – we want you to present to our advising community!

Dear Advising Colleagues,

As part of Advisor Week, OAD plans to host the Annual Advisor Conference.  By featuring our own Advisors, we hope to strengthen our own practice and celebrate the profession of academic advising.

If you are interested in presenting a professional paper, demonstrating a technological tool, or serving on an topical panel, please send a proposal to kaldag@uic.edu.  More information on our theme and logistics will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your steadfast service to our students!

OAD Advisor Conference Subcommittee


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/UARC EVENTS: Fourth Annual Advisor Week – thank you for attending activities and your feedback requested.

We are gathering the presentations and doing follow-up with our presenters, and will be uploading the presentations and documents to our Advisor Week website over the next few weeks.

As we review this year’s Advisor Week and begin planning for next year, your feedback is always helpful. Please visit http://go.uic.edu/advisorweekfeedback to provide feedback on Advisor Week.

Thank you to everyone who attended events during our Fourth Annual Advisor Week!

We look forward to seeing you at future UARC events including our final Brown Bag for the academic year and some of our exciting summer events including trips to Millenium Park!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Advisor Week (3/21 – 3/25) Schedule and RSVP available!

Advisor Week is one of the best weeks of the year!

(March 21st – March 25th, 2016)

Advisor Week is an appreciation and professional development week dedicated to advisors and happens during UIC’s Spring Break each year. UARC is pleased to partner together with colleges and units across campus to feature our own advisors presenting their knowledge and work, show advisors ways to empower themselves, bring creative and fun skill building sessions, and provide a number of opportunities to network and get to know each other better.

Please RSVP for all Advisor Week activities at http://go.uic.edu/advisorweekRSVP.

This year’s Fourth Annual Advisor Week, being held March 21st through March 25th, has fourteen different events planned over three days! The events range and we have something to keep everyone interested. We are so pleased to have a special event planned for the evening of Wednesday, March 23rd sponsored by Summer Session – we’re going to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance for Mix at 6 to see CIRCA perform their special blend of circus, dance, and performance art! It brings a little bit of summer in Millenium Park to us while there’s still some frost in the air.

For those who favor networking and social events close to work, we’ll also be holding our closing celebration at the new Bar Louie on South Campus on Thursday night!

Check out the full schedule of events including descriptions!

Monday (3/21), the morning of Wednesday (3/23), and Friday (3/25) are reserved for unit-based advisor activities and advisor gift distribution. UARC events will be held from Tuesday, March 22nd through Thursday, March 24th.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UIC ADVISOR CONFERENCE (March 22nd) call for proposals is open and due Monday, February 8th!

Share Your Ideas!

Dear Advising Colleagues,

As part of Advisor Week, UARC will host our annual Advisor Conference on Tuesday, March 22nd on the themes of thriving and development.  The purpose of this conference is to provide a professional development opportunity to advisors across campus by sharing their knowledge in a presentation/workshop or by attending presentations to improve their own practice.

We encourage you to submit presentation/workshop proposals to kaldag@uic.edu and jvolpe1@uic.edu by Monday, February 8th.  Presentations should last 50 minutes and relate to the themes of thriving and development in advising – either student-focused, advisor-focused, or both.  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.

We look forward to your responses!

Take care,

The UARC Advisor Conference Subcommittee


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Spring 2016 UARC Events – save the dates on your calendar for Brown Bags, Webinars, Advising Summit and ADVISOR WEEK!

UARC is pleased to provide you with a robust calendar of events for the Spring 2016 semester. You can review the full calendar at the 2015-2016 events page and save time on your calendar, but we want to highlight some of the events for you:

UARC BROWN BAGS
The Brown Bags Subcommittee is bringing you three webinars this spring all being held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm and will be sending along more information, but SAVE THE DATES:

Disability Resource Center 2.0 – talking through your questions with staff members of the Disability Resource Center being held on on an exact date to be determined during the week of January 25th – Exact Date TBD)

Making the Most of Advisor Professional Development: A Panel Discussion being held on Thursday, February 18th

NACADA Webinar: Advising Needs of First Generation Students: Taking a Closer Look being held on March 23rd (ADVISOR WEEK)

WEBINARS
Spring 2016 will see the inaugural UARC Webinars called “Wednesdays at 1,” which will be a monthly webinar series beginning in January and featuring college presenters doing monthly webinar presentations. Currently the dates are normally the second Wednesday of the month (1/13, 2/17, 3/9, 4/20, and 5/11). More information will be coming from UARC in early January.

SPRING 2016 ADVISING SUMMIT
The Spring 2016 Advising Summit will be held on Friday, February 12th. The Advising Summit Planning Team is hard at work. Please hold the morning between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for an exciting gathering for all members of the advising community on campus.

ADVISOR WEEK 2016
It’s back and it’s bigger than ever! The Fourth Annual Advisor Week held during Spring Break is a set of activities and experiences not to be missed! The organized activities will again be held from Tuesday, March 22nd through Thursday, March 24th and it will definitely be our own advisor version of MARCH MADNESS!

The events will kick off with a day long Advisor Conference, followed up by brown bag discussions, presentations, and common readings discussion, etc.

But not to be outdone by the professional development areas, the Advisor Week Planning Team has already secured a fantastic slate of fun activities to enjoy with fellow advisors – join us for cooking class, painting class, dance lessons, and a trip to the Harris Theatre for Music and Dance for MIX AT 6!

This year, if you attend events you get your name entered to win a prize at the end of the week…the more events you attend, the better your chances! And don’t forget, there’s the annual advisor gift too!


Third Annual Advisor Week RE (March 23 – 27) – Join us for our final day of events tomorrow (Thursday – 3/26 – Scholarship Advising Session, Thursday Topics on “Digital Distractions in the 21st Century,” and Painting Class)!

It’s our final day…but we will not go quietly! Learn about scholarship advising…debate about technology and millenials…learn to paint!

Celebrate…learn…network…exercise…relax… Join us this week for our Third Annual Advisor Week activities!

 

I hope that as you read this if you are not already planting seeds for your garden, you are planning to close up and walk down to Lalo’s to join us tonight.

It has been a busy few days, and our official UARC activities end tomorrow, but not before some exciting and lively discussions and a chance to become the next Monet or Cezanne! Our final day of activities begins at 10:00 a.m. with a special presentation by a panel of advisors and faculty who will bring their expertise in working with students on scholarship advising. Many of us have students with whom we work on scholarship applications and Beth Powers has organized an opportunity for advisors to leverage the knowledge within our community to help us collaborate better to help students be the best possible scholarship applicants.

You will have an hour break to catch your breath before a lively discussion at 12:00 p.m. with the Thursday Topics Common Reading Group where participants will be discussing technology and advising millennial students. UARC is pleased to be providing lunch so you will have the stamina to consider these questions in a discussion format led by Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson.

Finally for tomorrow, to cap off our activities, it’s time to relax and enjoy a creative enterprise – painting! Do you want to try your hand at becoming UIC’s next great artist…or at the very least bringing home something new for your home or office? I can tell you from personal experience that Andrea Reyes from Scamp Studios is a joy to learn from and it’s a really fun activity to do with colleagues and friends. Join us after work, and for your trouble you can bring home a painting! We will enjoy some sweet refreshments and creative fun! I challenge even those who think they can’t paint, I surprised myself last year and had a ball doing it!

It has been our privilege and our pleasure to bring you activities this week and we look forward to next year’s Advisor Week! Thank you for all you do!

Following is a complete schedule with descriptions of all that is being planned by UARC for you!

Please visit http://go.uic.edu/advisorweekRSVP if you haven’t already to reserve your space for our activities this week. You may RSVP throughout the week!

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2015 Third Annual Advisor Week Schedule

March 23 – 27

Monday, March 23:

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Unit-Based Advisor Activities and the beginning of Advisor Gift Distribution

 

Tuesday, March 24:

8:30 a.m.  – 10:00 a.m. – Honors College Open House/Advisor Week Kick-Off Breakfast for UIC Advisors

LOCATION:  Honors College (Room 114, Burnham Hall)

The Honors College is pleased to host their annual spring open house for UIC advisors. Please enjoy a warm coffee, a lovely pastry, and conversation with the Honors College staff.  This is a perfect way to kick off Advisor Week, get energized to start your day, and catch up with advisors across campus!

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ADVISOR CONFERENCE –with lunch on your own.

LOCATION:  B21 Burnham Hall (Honors College, Basement Level)

This special three session mini-conference is designed to be UIC staff led presentations with our theme of identity.

10:30 – 11:30 “Creating a Global Community: Culture, Compassion, and Advising” Presenter: Ashley Stone (AAAN)

This interactive workshop will provide advisors with an opportunity explore the relationship between their social identities and their professional roles. Participants will reflect critically about how they navigate their identities as they advise students. In addition, advisors will be provided with tools that support them in acknowledging and embracing the diversity of UIC’s student population.

11:30 – 12:30 “Advising Undocumented Students”

Presenter: Jennifer Juarez (LARES)

Presenter will discuss how UIC professionals can tailor their services to address the needs of undocumented students- from policies, enrollment, financial aid, to academic advising and career planning- to ensure that undocumented students have a successful college experience at UIC.

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30 – 2:30 “Making Decisions: Our Students, Ourselves” Presenter: Nick Ardinger (Campus Housing)

Everyone wants to do their jobs better, but who has time to read all the great books out there? This session will give you a working knowledge of the main insights of Chip & Dan Heath¹s latest book _Decisive: How to make better choices in life and work. Chock full of helpful tips, tricks, advice and mnemonics, it¹s a great resource for aiding in making one¹s own decisions and in coaching others to understand how to better approach the decisions they face. And let¹s face it, advisors spend a lot of time helping others make decisions.

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Recreation Center Climbing Wall

LOCATION: Campus Recreation Center

Want a special opportunity to use the climbing wall? Feel like you need to stretch your muscles? Need to relax and have some recreational fun? The Campus Recreation Center wants to show its appreciation for all that advisors do by making the climbing wall available for you. As you know the recreation center is open through the end of Thursday, March 26th for you to use the lazy river, the machines, and anything else available and open to you! Just mention your name and that you are with “Advisor Week” at the registration desk!

 

Wednesday, March 25:

8:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. – Unit Based Advisor Week activities.    

Your college, department, or unit may have decided to host Advisor Week activities, so if you’ve heard about them, feel free to partake!

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brown Bag Event – UIC Discussion Follow-Up to NACADA Webinar “Advising Strategies for Students on Probation” – Bring your own lunch but dessert and drinks are provided.

LOCATION: 2550 UH

As a follow-up to NACADA’s recent webinar “Advising Strategies for Students on Academic Probation”, we will be holding a Brown Bag open discussion to talk through important issues/questions raised in the webinar as well as discuss what initiatives are already in place at UIC to support students experiencing academic difficulty. Please view the webinar in advance, bring your lunch and share in this important discussion!

(For those who were unable to attend the webinar, a recording of the webinar will be available at the following link: http://connect.ksre.ksu.edu/p76rheoe562/. Handouts from the webinar are also posted online here: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Events/Web-Events/Web-Event-Handouts.aspx.)

RSVP requested – Please visit http://go.uic.edu/advisorweekRSVP

3:30 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m. – Give Yourself a Break – “Cultivate your Green Thumb: Seed Planting” with Jessica Rinks of Purple Leaf Farms

LOCATION:  James Stukel Towers (JST) Training Room

Have a green thumb and want to enjoy time with fellow gardeners? Have a black thumb and want to make it green? Get started on your spring and summer 2015 garden! Come, learn about, and plant seeds with our award-winning farmer Jessica Rinks of Purple Leaf Farms.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ADVISOR SPRING Networking Event held at Lalo’s sponsored by Florencio Diaz, Nick Ardinger, and Josephine Volpe

LOCATION:  LALO’S on Maxwell Street

Need a way to get over hump day and don’t have your very own camel? As a celebration of advisors and a great way to continue evening Advisor Week activities, come join fellow advisors at Lalo’s with refreshments provided! Introduce yourself to new members of our advising team. This is a great chance for advisors to get away from our desks and enjoy conversation in Lalo’s jovial atmosphere!

 

Thursday, March 26:

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – FEATURED TALK – “Scholarship Advising: A Campus Wide Collaborative Effort” Presenters: Beth Powers, Nancy Cirillo, Eliza Callahan, and Jennifer Juarez

LOCATION:  BSB 365

UARC is pleased to host this lively presentation and discussion featuring four of our trusted colleagues regarding scholarship advising. Their presentation will focus on advising as a means to encourage student engagement and how that intersects with readiness for scholarship applications. A variety of scholarships will be introduced and panelists will offer tips from their experience advising students to apply for scholarships.  Student essay writing and interviewing tips will be discussed.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. “Digital Distractions: College Students in the 21st Century” Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Reading Group with LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED

LOCATION:  Daley Library room 1-470 (located on the first floor in the northwest corner of the library)

This advisor-to-advisor common reading discussion will focus on the topic of technology and millennial students as framed in the article, “Digital Distractions: College Students in the 21st Century,” which is accessible at: www.go.uic.edu/AdvisorsTT. Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson (Academic Support and Achievement Program, College of Applied Health Sciences), co-chair of the advisor common reading committee, will lead the discussion.

RSVP requestedhttp://go.uic.edu/advisorweekRSVP

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. “Give Yourself a Break After Work” – Painting Class with Andrea Reyes from Scamp Studios

LOCATION: James Stukel Towers (JST) Training Room

*There is a $20 fee for this class. All painting supplies are provided.

In response to a need for some after work relaxation and advisors’ need to learn something new or reinvigorate their past hobbies, we are bringing painting back to campus. Do you want to learn to paint and enjoy time with other advisors? You get to take home your wonderful creation and relax and get to know other advisors or catch up with longtime colleagues.

 

Friday, March 27:

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Unit-Based Advisor Activities and Advisor Gift Distribution

 

The Undergraduate Advising Resource Center gives enthusiastic thanks to our partners who have generously donated their time to provide programs, and to our co-sponsors the Illinois Alliance for Minority Participation, Florencio Diaz, the Honors College, Dr. Nick Ardinger, Campus Recreation, the UIC Bookstore, and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs.

We hope to see you!

The UARC Advisor Week Planning Team


ADVISOR WEEK UPDATE ON TODAY’S BROWN BAG EVENT at 12:00 p.m. in 2550 UH – Lunch provided and a conference phone number available if you want to call in!

We have great news if you are planning on attending the Brown Bag today! Or if you thought you couldn’t participate – we have a call in option for you!

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We will now be providing lunch for attendees who come in person, but for those who might not be able to leave the office or who might not be on campus today, we have a call in phone number for you to participate in the conversation!

As a follow-up to NACADA’s recent webinar “Advising Strategies for Students on Academic Probation”, we will be holding an open discussion to talk through important issues/questions raised in the webinar as well as discuss what initiatives are already in place at UIC to support students experiencing academic difficulty. Please view the webinar in advance and share in this important discussion.

(For those who were unable to attend the webinar, a recording of the webinar will be available at the following link: http://connect.ksre.ksu.edu/p76rheoe562/. Handouts from the webinar are also posted online here: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Events/Web-Events/Web-Event-Handouts.aspx.)

The event starts at 12:00 p.m. and is scheduled until 1:30 p.m. today in 2550 UH. If you will be calling in, can you let Joey know (jvolpe@uic.edu) and use the following dial-in information:

Phone Number: 1-877-873-8017

Access Code: 3385630

We look forward to seeing you today and if you can’t join us for the discussion, we hope that you’ll be able to make time to come to the other events today – seed planting and our after-work networking event at Lalo’s.

Thank you,

The UARC Brown Bag Subcommittee


Third Annual Advisor Week is HERE (March 23 – 27) – Join us for tomorrow’s events (Wednesday -3/25 -Brown Bag UIC Discussion of NACADA Webinar – LUNCH NOW PROVIDED, Seed Planting with Purple Leaf Farms, Advisors Networking Event at Lalo’s)!

Want to discuss how we work with students on probation at UIC? Are you ready for your spring garden? Feel like enjoying a little spring break of our own after work?

 Celebrate…learn…network…exercise…relax… Join us for tomorrow’s Third Annual Advisor Week activities!

 We’ve enjoyed a cozy breakfast with our Honors College colleagues and learned together, are you ready for a second day of exploration tomorrow? Tomorrow’s morning is free but we will be hosting another Brown Bag Event starting at 12:00 p.m. and we have exciting news for you – it’s not a brown bag lunch and we are able to provide lunch for you if you can make it! The discussion is a follow-up to the NACADA Webinar from early March where three different universities presented on what they do for students on probation. I hope you can join us for a lively discussion including the thoughts and questions we have based upon NACADA’s webinar.

Later in the afternoon at 3:30 p.m., we are very excited to be hosting award-winning farmer Jessica Rinks of Purple Leaf Farms who will be doing seed planting with us. If you have a black thumb, following the easy steps that Jessica shows us will hopefully turn that black thumb green! For those of us who already have green thumbs, use this opportunity to begin your garden! At the end you will take home your started seeds but hopefully your and their first stop will be for nice, tasty Mexican munchies and beverages.

Meet up after work at 5:00 to relax and network at Lalo’s Mexican Restaurant on Maxwell Street. It’s a short walk to South Campus for a south of the border treat! UARC will be treating you to some great snacks, and Florencio, Nick and I are pleased to sponsor other refreshments. I am looking forward to the chance to catch up with many of you and meet new members of our community!

By the end of tomorrow, we will have gotten over the hump in our week and official UARC activities will close out with a bang on Thursday…

Following is a complete schedule with descriptions of all that is being planned by UARC for you!

Please visit http://go.uic.edu/advisorweekRSVP if you haven’t already to reserve your space for our activities this week. You may RSVP throughout the week!

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2015 Third Annual Advisor Week Schedule

March 23 – 27

Monday, March 23:

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Unit-Based Advisor Activities and the beginning of Advisor Gift Distribution

 

Tuesday, March 24:

8:30 a.m.  – 10:00 a.m. – Honors College Open House/Advisor Week Kick-Off Breakfast for UIC Advisors

LOCATION:  Honors College (Room 114, Burnham Hall)

The Honors College is pleased to host their annual spring open house for UIC advisors. Please enjoy a warm coffee, a lovely pastry, and conversation with the Honors College staff.  This is a perfect way to kick off Advisor Week, get energized to start your day, and catch up with advisors across campus!

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ADVISOR CONFERENCE –with lunch on your own.

LOCATION:  B21 Burnham Hall (Honors College, Basement Level)

This special three session mini-conference is designed to be UIC staff led presentations with our theme of identity.

10:30 – 11:30 “Creating a Global Community: Culture, Compassion, and Advising” Presenter: Ashley Stone (AAAN)

This interactive workshop will provide advisors with an opportunity explore the relationship between their social identities and their professional roles. Participants will reflect critically about how they navigate their identities as they advise students. In addition, advisors will be provided with tools that support them in acknowledging and embracing the diversity of UIC’s student population.

11:30 – 12:30 “Advising Undocumented Students”

Presenter: Jennifer Juarez (LARES)

Presenter will discuss how UIC professionals can tailor their services to address the needs of undocumented students- from policies, enrollment, financial aid, to academic advising and career planning- to ensure that undocumented students have a successful college experience at UIC.

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30 – 2:30 “Making Decisions: Our Students, Ourselves” Presenter: Nick Ardinger (Campus Housing)

Everyone wants to do their jobs better, but who has time to read all the great books out there? This session will give you a working knowledge of the main insights of Chip & Dan Heath¹s latest book _Decisive: How to make better choices in life and work. Chock full of helpful tips, tricks, advice and mnemonics, it¹s a great resource for aiding in making one¹s own decisions and in coaching others to understand how to better approach the decisions they face. And let¹s face it, advisors spend a lot of time helping others make decisions.

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Recreation Center Climbing Wall

LOCATION: Campus Recreation Center

Want a special opportunity to use the climbing wall? Feel like you need to stretch your muscles? Need to relax and have some recreational fun? The Campus Recreation Center wants to show its appreciation for all that advisors do by making the climbing wall available for you. As you know the recreation center is open through the end of Thursday, March 26th for you to use the lazy river, the machines, and anything else available and open to you! Just mention your name and that you are with “Advisor Week” at the registration desk!

 

Wednesday, March 25:

8:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. – Unit Based Advisor Week activities.    

Your college, department, or unit may have decided to host Advisor Week activities, so if you’ve heard about them, feel free to partake!

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brown Bag Event – UIC Discussion Follow-Up to NACADA Webinar “Advising Strategies for Students on Probation” – Bring your own lunch but dessert and drinks are provided.

LOCATION: 2550 UH

As a follow-up to NACADA’s recent webinar “Advising Strategies for Students on Academic Probation”, we will be holding a Brown Bag open discussion to talk through important issues/questions raised in the webinar as well as discuss what initiatives are already in place at UIC to support students experiencing academic difficulty. Please view the webinar in advance, bring your lunch and share in this important discussion!

(For those who were unable to attend the webinar, a recording of the webinar will be available at the following link: http://connect.ksre.ksu.edu/p76rheoe562/. Handouts from the webinar are also posted online here: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Events/Web-Events/Web-Event-Handouts.aspx.)

RSVP requested – Please visit http://go.uic.edu/advisorweekRSVP

3:30 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m. – Give Yourself a Break – “Cultivate your Green Thumb: Seed Planting” with Jessica Rinks of Purple Leaf Farms

LOCATION:  James Stukel Towers (JST) Training Room

Have a green thumb and want to enjoy time with fellow gardeners? Have a black thumb and want to make it green? Get started on your spring and summer 2015 garden! Come, learn about, and plant seeds with our award-winning farmer Jessica Rinks of Purple Leaf Farms.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ADVISOR SPRING Networking Event held at Lalo’s sponsored by Florencio Diaz, Nick Ardinger, and Josephine Volpe

LOCATION:  LALO’S on Maxwell Street

Need a way to get over hump day and don’t have your very own camel? As a celebration of advisors and a great way to continue evening Advisor Week activities, come join fellow advisors at Lalo’s with refreshments provided! Introduce yourself to new members of our advising team. This is a great chance for advisors to get away from our desks and enjoy conversation in Lalo’s jovial atmosphere!

 

Thursday, March 26:

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – FEATURED TALK – “Scholarship Advising: A Campus Wide Collaborative Effort” Presenters: Beth Powers, Nancy Cirillo, Eliza Callahan, and Jennifer Juarez

LOCATION:  BSB 365

UARC is pleased to host this lively presentation and discussion featuring four of our trusted colleagues regarding scholarship advising. Their presentation will focus on advising as a means to encourage student engagement and how that intersects with readiness for scholarship applications. A variety of scholarships will be introduced and panelists will offer tips from their experience advising students to apply for scholarships.  Student essay writing and interviewing tips will be discussed.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. “Digital Distractions: College Students in the 21st Century” Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Reading Group with LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED

LOCATION:  Daley Library room 1-470 (located on the first floor in the northwest corner of the library)

This advisor-to-advisor common reading discussion will focus on the topic of technology and millennial students as framed in the article, “Digital Distractions: College Students in the 21st Century,” which is accessible at: www.go.uic.edu/AdvisorsTT. Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson (Academic Support and Achievement Program, College of Applied Health Sciences), co-chair of the advisor common reading committee, will lead the discussion.

RSVP requestedhttp://go.uic.edu/advisorweekRSVP

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. “Give Yourself a Break After Work” – Painting Class with Andrea Reyes from Scamp Studios

LOCATION: James Stukel Towers (JST) Training Room

*There is a $20 fee for this class. All painting supplies are provided.

In response to a need for some after work relaxation and advisors’ need to learn something new or reinvigorate their past hobbies, we are bringing painting back to campus. Do you want to learn to paint and enjoy time with other advisors? You get to take home your wonderful creation and relax and get to know other advisors or catch up with longtime colleagues.

 

Friday, March 27:

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Unit-Based Advisor Activities and Advisor Gift Distribution

 

The Undergraduate Advising Resource Center gives enthusiastic thanks to our partners who have generously donated their time to provide programs, and to our co-sponsors the Illinois Alliance for Minority Participation, Florencio Diaz, the Honors College, Dr. Nick Ardinger, Campus Recreation, the UIC Bookstore, and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs.

We hope to see you next week!

The UARC Advisor Week Planning Team