Category: Advisor Week

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: More Advisor Week pics and documents available online – Poster without the Poster Handouts available!

This week we’ve added documents from Poster without the Poster table discussions and Advisor Conference!


Did you miss Advisor Week events? Did you want to pick up one of the flyers you missed getting a copy of or want it electronically? Looking to review some slides you saw one of our presenters show?

We’re continuing to upload documents and slides as our presenters provide them, but we’ve got a number online in the schedule of events and links are also below:

Watch for the handouts from table discussions at our Poster without the Poster session to be available next week! Attendees will also be getting emails regarding some of the sessions.

Check out some pics here!  Send pics to Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) or share a BOX with her! We want to post them online on our Advisor Week page and on Facebook!

We are looking forward to beginning to plan our Seventh Annual Advisor Week and your feedback on this year’s Advisor Week is welcomed!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ADVISOR WEEK – Poster without a Poster has a few table host slots still available and we want you to host a discussion table – register by Tuesday 3/20!

So you may have heard that we have a new style event this year at Advisor Week! “Poster without a Poster” is a new style session that allows advisors and advising administrators share innovative activities, programs, and initiatives in their units.

Think of it like a conference poster session without the poster – it’s a freeform table discussion style event that allows visitors to visit multiple tables and learn a wide range of things from colleagues all in one event!

OAD will provide the breakfast, you provide the information. We still have a few tables open, so if you have info to showcase, please join us!

If you would like to be a table presenter – we need the following by the end of this Tuesday, March 20th:

  • Please commit to hosting your discussion table from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27th
  • Sign up through the Google doc created for this event;
  • Bring yourself and hand outs (if applicable)!

Post this flyer in your offices in case your colleagues haven’t heard about the session and may want to have a table!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Advisor Week Full Schedule – RSVP NOW!

SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THIS YEAR! IT’S GOING TO BE EPIC!

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

Monday (3/26), and Friday morning (3/30) are reserved for unit-based advisor activities and advisor gift distribution. OAD events will be held from Tuesday, March 26th through Friday, March 30th.

Monday, March 26:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Unit-Based Advisor Activities and the beginning of Advisor Gift Distribution

Tuesday, March 27:

10:00 a.m.  – 11:45 a.m. – POSTER WITHOUT THE POSTER – Discussion Table Event with LIGHT BREAKFAST PROVIDED
LOCATION: 605 Student Center East (SCE)

*Advising t-shirt distribution will happen at this event – don’t miss it!

This discussion table event provides a similar experience to conference poster sessions, just without the posters! It’s an opportunity for individuals or groups to showcase some of the innovative projects, activities, or initiatives you have developed and implemented. The event is designed so that attendees can visit each table to learn about the table host(s)’ topic. Breakfast will be provided and attendees can attend for any length of time they would like!

There is a wide range of topics including LAS’s cohort advising model, LAS’s collaboration with LARES in cohort advising, LAS’s African American Advising Community, LAS’s probation and Student Success Plans program, LAS’s intercollege transfer practices, LAS’s grad certification processes, LAS’s transfer success program, OFYI’s Flames Leadership Network, the Engaged Humanities Initiative, and Honors College first-year initiatives.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – “Social Media and Advising” Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Reading Group with LUNCH PROVIDED from Artopolis 
*Lunch sponsored by Illlinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (IL-LSAMP) grant.
LOCATION:  Daley Library room 1-470 (located on the first floor in the northwest corner of the library)

Discussion Leader: Kevin Price
Topic: Social Media and Advising
Article: Academic Advising via Facebook: Examining Student Help Seeking

To retrieve this article go to: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S109675161300047X

Synopsis: Students were asked to use Facebook as an additional way to contact their academic advisor. The respondents noted that Facebook was a helpful tool to get quick advice and to learn of changes and other prescriptive advising questions.

3:30 p.m. – when we’re done p.m. “Give Yourself a Break: Paint, paint, paint…” – Painting Pottery with Creativita from Forest Park
LOCATION: James Stukel Towers (JST) Training Room

Have you been creative with us before? We’re painting pottery again this year! If you made something last year, you can make a matching item this year! Or if you’re new to this, you’ll see how much fun we’ll have!

Are you looking for a new mug for your desk? Do you want to have some fun painting pottery with none of the hassle of heading off campus to do it…and you’ll get it delivered back to campus. No muss, no fuss…other than the enjoyment of some snacks and beverages with your fellow advisors to kick off our social events for Advisor Week.

We will have Creativita from Forest Park join us with pottery pieces for you to choose from and get your artist groove on. Then once you’re done, we’ll make sure we know it’s yours…they will take and fire them in the kiln and we will get them back to you on campus.

*There is a fee for this class. Fees will range from $15 – 25 depending on the pottery piece you pick to paint. All pottery and painting supplies are provided.


Wednesday, March 28:
ADVISOR CONFERENCE – Innovate, Explore, Grow!
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This special four session mini-conference is designed to be UIC staff led presentations with our theme of innovation, exploration, and growth.

MORNING SESSION 
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  208 and 209 Burnham Hall (BH)

  • 10:00 – 10:50 “It Takes a Village: Building momentum for students to seek career advising earlier in their UIC careers”  Presenter: Melissa (Missy) Frazin, Office of Career Services
    • This session will discuss strategies Career Services uses to encourage UIC students to utilize its services (both in person and online) earlier in their UIC experience as well as challenges the office encounters with utilization. Attendees will also learn the rationale behind the student-centered focus of Career Services’ new website including new resources/ videos. Advisors are encouraged to bring career-related questions they hear from students to the workshop.
  • 11:00 – 11:50 “Increasing Student Engagement” Presenter: R. Joy Vergara, Center for Student Involvement
    • This 50 minute presentation will provide you a brief overview of student engagement and how student involvement contributes to students persisting to graduation. Learn in an interactive session how your role as an advisor can help shape an impactful experience at UIC.  Let’s brainstorm together how we can collectively make this the best moments of their college experience in the heart of Chicago.  Go Flames!

12:00 p.m.  – 1:30 p.m. – “Food Fiesta” Honors College Open House/Advisor Week Lunch for UIC Advisors 
LOCATION:  Honors College – First Floor of Burnham Hall (BH)

The Honors College is hosting a lunch of yummy Mexican food for all advisors!

We know it was a bit crowded last year and we’ve expanded to using multiple rooms of the college and extended lunch time so there’s plenty of time and plenty of room for all who want to attend. This is a great way to enjoy some yummy food, network, and meet the Honors College staff and see the College if you’ve never been there!

Please join us even if you can’t make it to the Advisor Conference sessions, just don’t be surprised if we try to twist your arm to join us for a conference session or two!

AFTERNOON SESSION  
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  208 and 209 Burnham Hall (BH)

  • 1:30 – 2:20 “If They Were in Charge: How Transfer Students Would Change Orientation and Engagement” Presenter: Ashley Stone from African American Academic Network, and Melissa (Missy) Frazin from Office of Career Services
    • Transfer students often experience roadblocks during their college experiences, especially because they must learn how to navigate college at multiple institutions. In this session, we will learn about the transfer experience from the perspective of current students who began at UIC as transfer students. Student panelists will discuss challenges they encounter and what has made the difference for them as transfer students; which programs, individuals and departments helped them find success and connection to UIC. They will also share their guidance on how advisors and advocates can empower transfer students in college and beyond.
  • 2:30 – 4:00 “Express Reads: Radical Candor” Presenter: Nick Ardinger, Campus Housing
    • People often avoid holding others accountable out of a fear of damaging the relationship. This book’s stories and engaging framework can help your communication and team building. This presentation will summarize the “radical candor” approach of Kim Scott, a former manager at Facebook, Google, and several startups who has worked to develop a method of communication that drives results and effectively deals with conflicts. Get (almost) as smart as you would if you read the book, in just over an hour! And there will be prizes!

Thursday, March 29:

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – COFFEE TALK – “Re-visiting Optimizing Impact: Office of External Fellowships” Presenter: Kim Germain, Office of External Fellowships
LOCATION:  208 Burnham Hall (BH)

This session will provide advisors with an opportunity to learn from one of our newest campus leaders, Dr. Kim Germain, who directs the Office about External Fellowships. If you were at Spring Advising Summit, Kim briefly introduced herself, but this extended coffee talk session will provide much more opportunity to learn about external fellowships and how advisors can help identify students who would be great candidates!

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – “New Advisors/Wiz of Oz” Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Reading Group with LUNCH PROVIDED from Pompeii Pizza
LOCATION:  Daley Library room 1-470 (located on the first floor in the northwest corner of the library)

Discussion Leader: Jeff Alton
Topic: New Advisors
Article: Academic Advisors and the Wizard of Oz

Synopsis: Using the classic film, “The Wizard of Oz”, the author extols life lessons on advisors working with students- that they already possess the skills they need to succeed in college, they just need to be shown and told it. Much like the film, advisors play the wizard, who have the power to grant the ‘brains’, ‘heart’, etc.; but like the movie, the characters possessed what they needed all along, it just had to be shown to them. The heart of the article is that advisors should help instill confidence in students by being very supportive of students- saying you can do this!

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – ORSS LECTURE SERIES – “Housing Students: What do we know? What can we know?” Presenter: Nick Ardinger, Ph.D., Campus Housing
LOCATION:  Lecture Center C3

Did you know that Housing collects data that informs us about who is likely to struggle as early as the third week of the Fall semester? Housing collects data through surveys, focus groups, and institutional data, and uses that data to tailor how it works with students. This talk will review some of the data the Campus Housing department has collected about its residents, and what that data can tell us about our students and our programs.

**We are very pleased to be able to offer advisors the opportunity to attend this special session, which is part of the OVPUAAP’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative, and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

4:30 p.m. – when we’re done p.m. – NETWORKING EVENT – UIC Advisors Enjoy a Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ – LAGUNITAS Brewery Tour

Oh, yes, we’re doing it – we’re going over to one of our local breweries and we think you should come with us! In fact, we’ll even provide the transportation there. We’re going to Lagunitas for a brewery tour, some nice beverages, and enjoyable food! The brewery tour starts promptly at 5:00 p.m. so we need to leave campus around 4:30 p.m. If you’re meeting us at Lagunitas, make sure you get there a few minutes before 5. If you’re going with us, please make sure to arrive at Student Center East at 4:30. (If you’re coming from the ORSS lecture, we’ll all walk over as soon as it is done.)


Friday, March 30:
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Unit-Based Advisor Activities and Advisor Gift Distribution

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Brown Bag Lunch without the Brown Bag: NACADA Webinar Viewing “Building an Advisor Competency: Conceptual Understanding Component” with LUNCH PROVIDED from Thai Bowl
*Lunch sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement
LOCATION: 2750 UH

In February, we showed the introduction to the new NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model (2017), which has three major components – Conceptual, Informational, and Relational.  In this 57-minute videocast presentation, presenters continue the conversation with a deeper look at the Model’s Conceptual component. The competencies included in the conceptual component provide context for academic advising. The conceptual component addresses the ideas and theories that academic advisors must understand about students, their institutions, themselves, and their environment in order to appropriately convey the critical nature of academic advising to their stakeholders. The presentation is designed to help them learn more about the six core competency areas included in the Conceptual component.

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. “Let’s Play Ball – literally! Or just enjoy watching…” ADVISOR SPRING Networking Event sponsored by SUMMER SESSION and UIC ATHLETICS
LOCATION: UIC’s Granderson Stadium Skybox

Don’t miss the grand finale of Advisor Week! You’re invited to UIC Summer Session’s Advisor Networking party at the luxury skybox in UIC’s Granderson Stadium. Come enjoy free food, beverages and a great view of the city. Our baseball team’s away so our friends in Athletics and Summer Session are giving you the opportunity to do some batting practice in Granderson Stadium (if you want) and we’ll watch a classic “A League of Their Own” on the flat screens while enjoying a great end to a great week!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ORSS Lecture Series- “Housing Students: What do we know? What can we know?” on 3/29/18

** SAVE THE DATE **

Thursday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.

Lecture Center C3, Room C003

Housing Students: What do we know? What can we know?

Did you know that Housing collects data that informs us about who is likely to struggle as early as the third week of the Fall semester? Housing collects data through surveys, focus groups, and institutional data, and uses that data to tailor how it works with students. This talk will review some of the data the Campus Housing department has collected about its residents, and what that data can tell us about our students and our programs.

Presenter: Nick Ardinger, Assistant Director for Residential Education

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The OVPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative [https://studentsuccess.uic.edu/], and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at spf@uic.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Save the dates for ADVISOR WEEK! It’s coming!

IT’S COMING!!!!!

This year’s Advisor Week will be held from March 26th – March 30th during Spring Break and we have many exciting events being planned for you. A full schedule of events will be coming out very soon, but you can reserve time for some of the events NOW using this quick-view schedule:

Monday, March 26th

  • Unit-based Activities and AHSIE Conference (don’t miss it)!

Tuesday, March 27th

  • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Poster without the Poster Roundtable Discussion Event and KICK-OFF BREAKFAST
  • 12:00 – 1:30 a.m. Advisor Common Readings #1 with LUNCH
  • 3:30 – when we’re done p.m. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK: Paint, paint, paint – Painting Pottery with Creativita *There’s a fee.

Wednesday, March 28th

  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Advisor Conference with HONORS COLLEGE LUNCH (Even if you can’t make it to Conference, you should come to lunch!)

Thursday, March 29th

  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Coffee Talk: Re-visiting Optimizing Impact “External Fellowships” with Kim Germain of the Office of External Fellowships
  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Advisor Common Readings #2 with LUNCH
  • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Student Success Research Lecture “Housing students: What do we know? What can we know?” with Nick Ardinger
  • 4:30 – when we’re done p.m. LAGUNITAS Brewery Tour with food and beverages

Friday, March 30th

  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Unit-Based Activities
  • 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. West Side event with LUNCH – more details soon!
  • 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Summer Session sponsored NETWORKING EVENT – more details soon!

The Full Schedule of Events with RSVP is coming this week, but reserve time in your calendars now!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Save the dates for Advisor Week (March 26th – 30th)!!

Are you ready for it? It’s our Sixth Annual Advisor Week and you need to save the dates!

This year’s Advisor Week will be held from March 26th – March 30th during Spring Break and we have many exciting events being planned for you. A full schedule of events will be coming out very soon, but you can reserve time for some of the events NOW:

Advisor Conference and Luncheon (sponsored by the Honors College) – Wednesday, March 28th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday Thursday Topics Advisor Common Readings with LUNCH PROVIDED – Two different topics covered in two events – first is on Tuesday, March 27th and second is on Thursday, March 29th both held from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Give Yourself a Break – Painting Pottery with Creativita – Tuesday, March 27th 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

We’re also planning a west side event, networking events, specialized workshops and plenty of fun in addition to the events lists above. A full schedule will be coming soon and we’re super excited about it!

In the meantime, if you have questions for our Advising Week and Advisor Conference Planning Team, email Joey at jvolpe@uic.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UIC 2018 Advisor Conference “Innovate, Explore, Grow” – Call for Proposals – due next Friday, February 9th!

REMINDER – Proposals are due next Friday, February 9th!


UIC 2018 Advisor Conference – “Innovate, Explore, Grow”

As part of Advisor Week, OAD will host our annual Advisor Conference on Wednesday, March 28th on the themes of innovation, exploration, and growth.  The purpose of this conference is to provide a professional development opportunity to advisors across campus by providing a venue to share their knowledge, interests, and experience. Presentation styles can range for each 50 minute session and presenters can draw on their work here at UIC in their current position, previous experience and education, or new exploration they are doing.

We encourage you to submit presentation/workshop proposals to advconfprop@uic.edu by Friday, February 9th.  Sessions should last 50 minutes.  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 (as applicable). If you don’t yet have a formal proposal, the Advisor Week and Advisor Conference Team can work together with you on your idea, so please submit an idea since we want you to learn from your knowledge and experience!

We look forward to your responses and we can’t wait for this year’s conference!

Best regards,

Advisor Conference Team


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CORRECTED – Save the date for Spring 2018 OAD Events – NACADA Webinar on Professional Competencies, Advising Summit, Common Readings, Advisor Week, etc.

Welcome to Spring 2018 Advisors! We are looking forward to a packed, exciting semester filled with informative events (and we’ll have some just plain fun along the way, too)! Save the following dates in your calendars:

January 8th: OAD Brown Bag “Immigration under the new administration: how can we prepare?” with Student Legal Services – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in 2550 UH (RSVP here!)

February 7th: Viewing of NACADA December Webinar – “Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model” – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. LOCATION TBD (RSVP forthcoming – watch for our announcement in next week’s Advising Weekly Updates)

February 15th: February TT Advisor Common Readings – 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. in LIB 1-470 (watch for our upcoming announcement and link to the article or join the TT mailing list)  

February 23rd: Spring 2018 Advising Summit and Post-Summit Networking Event – 12:30 – 4:30 with LUNCH for Summit and Networking after Summit ends in SCE 302

March 26th – 30th: ADVISOR WEEK – There’s so much, we’re just saying you should save time during the whole week – especially for Advisor Conference, TT Common Readings lunches, featured workshops, and our networking events! For those of you who haven’t experienced Advisor Week, just wait – it’s not to be missed! A full schedule will be sent out in mid-January.

April 17th: April TT Advisor Common Readings – 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. in LIB 1-470 (watch for our upcoming announcement and link to the article or join the TT mailing list)

There are more events and we’ll update you on the website and on Weekly Updates as we have more info. It’s going to be great!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Advisor Week pics and documents available online!

Did you miss Advisor Week events? Did you want to pick up one of the flyers that you missed getting a copy of? Looking to review some slides you saw one of our presenters show?

We’re continuing to upload documents and slides as our presenters provide them, but we’re got a number online in the schedule of events and links are also below:

There will be a follow-up April Coffee Talk on April 12th “Optimizing Impact II” so please RSVP!

We are looking forward to begin planning our Sixth Annual Advisor Week and your feedback on this year’s Advisor Week is welcomed!


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!!!!