Category: Advisor Week

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UIC 2018 Advisor Conference “Innovate, Explore, Grow” – Call for Proposals – due on 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!!!!


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!