Category: For Advisors’ Information

YOUR RESPONSE REQUESTED: Career Services is asking for your First Destination Student Success Nominations – DEADLINE 3/31


Dear Colleagues –

In Spring 2017, Career Services will be releasing results of the Class of 2016 First Destination survey which summarizes career outcomes of bachelor’s degree graduates.   As part of “telling our story” about the Class of 2016 and 2017 graduates, Career Services will be partnering with Student Affairs Marketing to launch a campaign promoting the survey findings as well as the personal success stories of UIC bachelor’s degree graduates.  This is a an opportunity to celebrate the diverse outcomes of UIC graduates and their journeys in achieving their career goals.

We are seeking your assistance in nominating graduates from the Class of 2016 or 2017 who have successfully achieved or are in the process of fulfilling their post-graduation plans to be showcased as student success stories.   This includes graduates who have successfully secured a career outcome which may include employment, military service, volunteer/service program, and/or continuing education at a graduate level.  We ask that you consider graduates who represent the diversity of our campus and different career outcome(s).   Please send your nominations by completing a short submission form [] by March 31.

We are excited about the opportunity to share our graduates’ outcomes.  If you have feedback or questions regarding this process, please contact Associate Director of Career Services Assessment and Evaluation, Tatjana Rapajic (


Thy Nguyen
Director of Career Services
Tatjana Rapajic
Associate Director of Career Services Assessment and Evaluation

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: 2017 Summer Session course schedule now available.

It’s not too early to help your students start planning ahead.

You and your students can use the Summer Session course schedule which is now available online. Find it easily at:

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: ROTC Advising Guidelines have been updated. Available online.

ROTC cadets may have been visiting advisors to complete their 104-R forms and may continue to do so throughout the next few weeks.

The ROTC Advising Guidelines have been updated and are downloadable below and from the OAD website:

ROTC Advising Guidelines

The guidelines include information about the changes regarding MILS credits accepted toward the degree last year that were approved effective this past Fall 2016 in the College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Nominate a student for the Chancellor’s Student Service Award! Due by 2/10.

The Chancellor’s Student Service Award (CSSLA) honors students who have made an outstanding contribution to the University through service to campus and the UIC community. As you are all springing into the semester, think about the outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have given their time and talent to campus community service that you would like to nominate!

The nomination site for the 2016 Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA) is active until February 10, 2017! So keep an eye out!


For further information, please refer to

Click here to nominate!

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Important Spring 2017 Placement Testing Deadlines

Below is information on the Spring 2017 testing deadline dates and availability of the testing system:

In order to register for a class requiring a placement test by the add/drop deadline date (January 20, 2017), students must complete the test(s) prior to the final deadline date that is listed below:

Chemistry, Physics, French, German, Italian, Latin, Polish, and Russian – 3:00 PM Wednesday January 18, 2017

Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish – 3:00 PM Sunday January 15, 2017

The testing system will be unavailable from January 23, 2017 through February 1, 2017  for maintenance.  The system will be back on-line at 10:00 am on February 2, 2017 for Fall 2017 incoming students.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: U and I Care Program from the Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is proud to announce the creation of a new initiative, the U and I Care program. The U and I Care program is designed to provide a network of care for UIC students and centralize campus information and resources related to student advocacy efforts. The program consists of three components: a website containing resource and referral information, educational outreach activities and services, and U and I Care Partners.

A website has been developed that contains information for students to help themselves or other students, and for staff and faculty to assist students experiencing personal challenges and crises. Students can use the site to identify resources and assistance to address a variety of concerns such as homelessness, illness, food insecurities, financial issues, depression, or personal safety. Faculty and staff will find useful information on how and where to refer students in need and how to respond to students in distress.

In collaboration with several campus partners, the U and I Care program offers a variety of educational outreach activities and services: emergency loans, Pop Up Pantry, presentations for university departments related to helping distressed/disruptive students, sexual violence prevention programs, and consultation services for faculty and staff.

The U and I Care Partners is a newly created group of university departments that often assist us with our student advocacy work. It is our intention to use this group to help us identify trends, research best practices, and make recommendations for enhancements or changes to student advocacy at UIC. Membership in this group is fluid and additional campus partners are welcomed to join the network of care. Together we can make UIC a better place for all students.

Please take a moment to review the new website:

We encourage your comments and feedback about the program. If you have questions about the U and I Care program, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Details forthcoming – two post-election conversations hosted next week by the Dean of Students in partnership with UIC Dialogue Initiative and the Counseling Center.

In response to concerns expressed by UIC students regarding the presidential election, the Office of the Dean of Students will host two events next week in partnership with the UIC Dialogue Initiative and the Counseling Center. More details are forthcoming.

OAD and the Steering Committee are aware that other activities, dialogue opportunities, and spaces are being planned and provided across campus for students, faculty, and staff throughout these next months.

We hope that you can provide OAD with information about these activities so that they may be broadly distributed to advisors. Providing this information will allow advisors to remain informed and make referrals for students. You can email Joey Volpe at with information. We ask your patience as there may be more frequent emails coming from the listserv over this time.

The Counseling Center has updated its website to provide helpful information to assist students. Advisors and any faculty/staff member may seek assistance with the Employee Assistance Program and are encouraged to do so if assistance is needed.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: FALL 2016 Student Conduct Committee Training

The UIC Student Conduct Committee, managed through the Office of the Dean of Students, is responsible for hearing cases of alleged violations of the UIC Student Disciplinary Policy. Members are directly responsible for deciding if a violation occurred and determining appropriate sanctions. This panel has the distinction of protecting the interests of the campus community and the students’ rights. In this capacity, prospective Student Conduct Committee members should be free of bias, judgment, or prejudice.

The Student Conduct Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and student members. This provides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff members to work collaboratively for a common purpose. Prospective student members must be in good academic standing at UIC. Through participation in the Student Conduct Committee, participants will:

  • Enhance active listening skills
  • Learn ethics and conflict resolution skills
  • Utilize analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Formulate well-reasoned questions and decisions
  • Strengthen understanding of the UIC Student Disciplinary Policy

In order to become a member of the Student Conduct Committee, you must attend one of the following trainings:

Session #1
Wednesday, October 26th
12:00PM – 3:00PM
Student Center East (SCE) Room 713


Session #2
Thursday, November 3rd
5:30PM – 8:30PM
Student Center East (SCE) Cardinal Room


Session #3
Thursday, November 10th
12:30PM – 3:30PM
Student Services Building (SSB) Conference Room C

Members of the Student Conduct Committee are expected to participate in a minimum of three hearing panels in order to remain an active member. If you are ready to become a member of the Student Conduct Committee, please complete the form:

Lunch/Dinner will be provided at each session so please note any dietary restrictions when you RSVP. The deadline for all form submissions is Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about the Student Conduct Committee, please contact me at or 312-996-4857.

Yours in Conduct,

DuJuan E. Smith
Assistant Dean of Students

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: National UnDACAmented Research Project Panel Documents available for your reference.

The October 11th National UnDACAmented Research Project Panel Discussion held in the Latino Cultural Center discussed current issues in Illinois impacting undocumented student access to degree completion.

Available for your reference are two documents with information discussed at the panel:

For questions, please contact Tanya Cabrera from the Office of Diversity at

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CampusCare Quick Guide and CampusCare Staff can do training for advisors!

Hello Everyone,

If you would like to have CampusCare do a training for staff in your department please contact myself or the general email address. We will be happy to come out and work with your staff in understanding our policies and procedures. Most departments found our trainings to be very helpful in working with their students questions throughout the year.

We have a CampusCare QRG for students. Please print this out to have available if needed. We update this before the beginning of every Academic Year on our website as well at

Contact information for the Department of CampusCare (Please note- this should be the only contact information given to students for our department):

Ph: 312-996-4915 option 1- referrals and hospital transfers

Ph: 312-996-4915 option 2- claims

Ph: 312-996-4915 option 3- Administration (this is the only option for our department here on campus)