Category: For Advisors’ Information

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LAS has launched its new Career Development website!

It is my pleasure to introduce our new LAS Career Development website to you!

We are proud to launch our new website and share this resource with our students and greater UIC community.

We invite you to access and explore each landing page and subcomponents of the website so you are familiar with the navigation.

As our site is meant to be one of discovery and exploration for students, it was the hope and intention to create a visually strong website that is not only informative but is equally engaging, interactive, and sparks a sense of excitement, curiosity, and understanding of interests and how that could support major decision making and further exploration of career paths.

Thank You,

Gina
Gina Anselmo
Director, Career Development and Major Exploration

Academic Advising Center
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S. Morgan Street
University Hall, 5th Floor, UH519
Chicago, IL. 60607
312.413.3267
312.413.8577 (fax)

www.las.uic.edu


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Banner 9 Upgrade Advice – Email #3

This is the third email in a series to prepare you for the Banner 9 upgrade. If you miss or delete an email, a PDF of all of the email communications are on the Office of Student Systems Services website (osss.uic.edu) on the Banner 9 tab.

What are we doing to help with this transition?

What are we doing to help with this transition?

  1. The OSSS website (osss.uic.edu) has been updated to include Banner 9 information. All of the documents have been updated for Banner 9.  There are documents for the various college and department processes.
  2. A reminder that training will be conducted for the following areas:
    1. Schedule Planners: Beginning in September there will be training for all of the schedule planners.  Sign up will start on September 21 through the OSSS website.
    2. SZACURU: College staff who make curriculum changes will have a training/overview session(s) after the October 14th go live.  Sign up will be late September through the OSSS website.
    3. Graduation Processing: College staff who process graduation applications for students will be offered training/overview sessions in November. An email to sign up through the OSSS website will be sent mid-late October.

What do you need to do this week to prepare for Banner 9?

  1. This week log into the Banner 9 playground that AITS has set up.  The URL is https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=558&pageId=941949
  2. You should begin now to use the query functions in Banner 9.   You need to learn the navigation functions when the query returns large number of records.    Some sample forms:
    1. Section Planners: SSASECT – Enter the term, next to the CRN click on the “… “.  Enter a term (220188), click on add another field, select subject and enter “CHEM”. Click on add another filed, select course and enter “122”. Click go
    2. Student Users:  Go to the SPAIDEN form.  Click on “…” next to the id field. Click on Person Search.  Enter the last name “Patel” and click Go.
    3. Navigating lists:  For items “a” and “b” only a set number of records will display. You can navigate to other records by using the arrow buttons or entering a record number in the box.  Try both of these methods to navigate through the records. You can change the number of records per page by clicking on the number in the box and selecting a new record number display.
  3. This week’s tips:  The keystroke to move to the next block has changed from Ctrl-Page Down to Alt-Page Down.  There is the ability to search for a page by description rather than needing to know the 7 character page name.  The Search function is the magnifying glass on the left hand side of the webpage.

     

OSSS will be sending email each week with advice to help you prepare for Banner 9.  You should spend at least an hour per week learning about Banner to prepare for the October 14 go live date.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thanks!

Mike Kamowski

Executive Director

Office of Student Systems Services

mikek@uic.edu


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Banner 9 Upgrade Advice – Email #2

This is the second email in a series to prepare you for the Banner 9 upgrade.  From the previous email, Banner 9 look and feel is different and there are some navigation and form changes.  If you miss or delete an email, a PDF of all of the email communications are on the Office of Student Systems Services website (osss.uic.edu) on the Banner 9 tab.

What are we doing to help with this transition?

  1. The OSSS website (osss.uic.edu) has been updated to include Banner 9 information. All of the documents have been updated for Banner 9.  There are documents for the various college and department processes.
  2. A reminder that training will be conducted for the following areas:
    1. Schedule Planners: Beginning in September there will be training for all of the schedule planners.  Sign up will start on September 21 through the OSSS website.
    2. SZACURU: College staff who make curriculum changes will have a training/overview session(s) after the October 14th go live.  Sign up will be late September through the OSSS website.
    3. Graduation Processing: College staff who process graduation applications for students will be offered training/overview sessions in November. An email to sign up through the OSSS website will be sent mid-late October.

What do you need to do this week to prepare for Banner 9?

  1. Last week you should have logged into the playground and practiced navigation.
  2. This week log into the Banner 9 playground that AITS has set up. The URL is https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=558&pageId=941949
  3. You should begin now to practice simple change or add functions. The playground has the same security as production.  Therefore chose a simple form that you have update permission.  Some sample forms:
    1. Section Planners: SSASECT – Change Maximum for a section.
    2. Advisors: SOAHOLD Add a Hold
    3. College Staff/Other Staff with View Access: View a Section, Hold or any other form
  4. Go to the OSSS website and find the document for the form that you want to work with this week. The documents are organized by area: Academic History, Admissions, Catalog Schedule, General Person, General Student and Registration.  Follow the instructions in the document on how to update or view a form.
  5. This week look at the additional functions on the right hand side of the page. Click on Tools in the upper right hand corner.  For instance, you might have to clear a record if you make a mistake.
  6. Reminder: AITS is doing a Banner Student overview session on September 27.  The sign-up link is on this page https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/182706.html .

OSSS will be sending email each week with advice to help you prepare for Banner 9.  You should spend at least an hour per week learning about Banner to prepare for the October 14 go live date.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thanks!

Mike Kamowski

Executive Director

Office of Student Systems Services

mikek@uic.edu


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Student Success Innovation Fund – Fall 2018 Call for Proposals

The Fall 2018 Student Success Innovation Fund is now open for submission from the UIC community. Please see the call below.

You can review the funded projects from last spring’s call at the Funded Projects web page. Three of the selected projects were proposed by members of the advising community:

  • Commuter Engagement and Resource Connection – Spencer Long (Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement) and Kristina Garcia (Commuter Student Advocacy and Student Engagement)
  • Strengths Trends – Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson (College of Applied Health Sciences)
  • TRIO Career Development Learning Opportunity – Melissa Franzen (Office of Career Services) and Marisol Mastrangelo (TRIO)

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 solicitation for proposals for the Student Success Innovation Fund.  This program aims to support projects that closely align with UIC’s goal of assuring the timely graduation of all UIC undergraduate students.

The solicitation is open to all campus units.  Funds may be used to pilot new programing or enhance existing programing.  Proposed projects should target activities and approaches that have high potential for increasing student success as measured by first-to-second-year retention and/or graduation rates and/or parity among racial and ethnic groups in terms of academic achievement.

For more information on the solicitation and instructions for proposal submission, along with the list of funded projects in the Spring 2018 competition, please visit the Student Success Innovation Fund website.

Please feel free to share widely this information with those who may be interested. The deadline for proposal submission is October 15, 2018.  For questions, please email vpuaaprfp@uic.edu.

Sincerely,

Nikos Varelas
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Banner 9 Upgrade – info and advice for users to prepare for October 14th go live.

As you are probably aware Banner 9 is being implemented on October 14, because vendor support for Oracle forms (current Banner 8 infrastructure) will be discontinued this coming December. The Office of Student Systems Services (OSSS) in conjunction with other offices within Academic and Enrollment Services are preparing for this upgrade.

You will be receiving a series of emails over the next couple of weeks about preparing for this upgrade.  Banner 9 look and feel is different and there are some navigation and form changes.

What are we doing to help with this transition?

  1. The OSSS website (osss.uic.edu) has been updated to include Banner 9 information. There are documents for the various college and department processes. The documentation will be completed by September 14.
  2. Training will be conducted for the following areas:
    1. Schedule Planners: Beginning in September there will be training for all of the schedule planners.  Sign up will start on September 14 through the OSSS website.
    2. SZACURU: College staff who make curriculum changes will have a training/overview session(s) after the October 14th go live.  Sign up will be late September through the OSSS website.
    3. Graduation Processing: College staff who process graduation applications for students will be offered training/overview sessions in November. An email to sign up through the OSSS website will be sent mid-late October.

What do you need to do this week to prepare for Banner 9?

  1. Start by reviewing the information on the OSSS website. Especially look at the navigation components. View the AITS Navigational Video. The URL is – https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=558&pageId=941936 .
  2. AITS is doing a Banner Student overview session on September 27. The sign-up link is on this page https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/182706.html .
  3. Log into the Banner 9 playground that AITS has set up. The URL is https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=558&pageId=941949
  4. You should begin now to practice the navigation functions. Enter in the page that you normally access.  Enter in the required information and always click on Go.  In the left hand sidebar there are various icons.  Click on the icons to see how to navigate through Banner. Navigate to another page that you normally access by using the sidebar.

OSSS will be sending email each week with advice to help you prepare for Banner 9.  You should spend at least an hour per week learning about Banner to prepare for the October 14 go live date.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thanks!

Mike Kamowski
Executive Director
Office of Student Systems Services
mikek@uic.edu


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: LAS Fall 2018 Sophomore Success

The LAS Academic Advising Center is excited to inform all campus advisors of our Fall 2018 Sophomore Success advising. In an effort to help our students connect more quickly with their academic departments, or to provide support if they are truly undecided, all LAS sophomores (specifically, students who were new first-year students in Fall 2017) will be required to participate in one of the following in order to register for the Spring 2019 term:

– Departmental Group Advising
– Departmental Individual Advising appointment
– Major Exploration offerings
– General Individual Advising appointment (if pursuing a “Teaching of” degree or interested in an intercollege transfer out of LAS)

Additional important notes:
– The Sophomore Success group advising and major exploration offerings schedule is available in the LAS advising portal (student.las.uic.edu) of students for whom it’s required, and takes place during Weeks 4-12. Seats are limited, so students should choose quickly, and reschedule if they’re not able to attend the session for which they have RSVPed.
– Holds will not be lifted until students have completed one of the above options.
– Sophomores who are registered for Fall 2018 have already been notified of the Sophomore Success initiative via email from LASadvising@uic.edu.

Please contact Katy Schmidt (katyk@uic.edu) if you have any questions. Thank you, in advance, for your support of this effort!


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Fall 2018 Placement Testing deadlines for students to complete testing!

The Fall 2018 deadlines for completing a placement test to be able register for a class by the add/drop deadline date (September 7, 2018) are:

  1. Chemistry, Physics, French, German, Italian, Latin, Math, Polish, and Russian – 3:00 PM Wednesday September 5, 2018
  1. Arabic, Chinese, Computer Science, English, Korean, Japanese, Modern Greek, and Spanish – 3:00 PM Sunday September 2, 2018

Students can take placement tests until Sunday September 9 at 3:00 pm.  Graders have until the end of the day Wednesday September 12, 2018 to finishing grading.  The entire system will go down for the annual upgrade on Thursday September 13, 2018. The system will be back on-line on October 31, 2018.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Weeks of Welcome (WOW) – events until 9/30!

We’re emailing to let you know about a staff engagement opportunity available the first week of classes. As some of you know, Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a campus-wide series of events designed to welcome both new first-year, transfer and graduate students to UIC, as well as to welcome back returning students.  The calendar of events spans the first few weeks from August 22-September 30th.  During these weeks, we want our UIC students to have a sense of belonging and connection to UIC.  It is also a great way to show UIC school spirit and learn about Flames Friday!

Leading up to the first day of classes and through the first week we have WOW Welcome Tables throughout different locations on campus. The tables serve as information booths for students to stop by and ask for directions or just to chat about programs offered during Weeks of Welcome.  If you’re available please sign up HERE for at least a one-hour timeslot. The tables will have WOW handbills and campus maps to help direct students. Once you sign-up you will receive a confirmation email with more details.

Please feel free to share many of our Weeks of Welcome posts directly from our social media.  Both UICLife, UICCSI, and SAB will be promoting various events.  There are a number of events from your colleges, units, and Student Affairs on the Weeks of Welcome website.  Email us with any questions and share with your colleagues.

Thank you for helping get the word out to our UIC students, faculty, staff, and alumni!

Joy & Sladjana

Joy Vergara, M. Ed, Executive Director
Sladjana Grbic, Assistant Director
Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
sgrbic2@uic.edu | 312-413-5076
750 S. Halsted Street, Ste 340
Chicago, IL 60607


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Housing First-Year Student Welcome Dinner on 8/27 – YOU’RE INVITED! RSVP

Join over 1,000 new first-year students as they celebrate their first day on campus!

Housing invites you to join resident students at the First-Year Student Welcome Dinner in the Forum on Wednesday 8/22 at 6pm. After they finish moving in, students will enjoy a casual dinner with faculty, staff, and other new students, and guests like Coach McClain and the Pep Band! Join a table and catch the excitement! Attire is casual, but space is limited, so contact Nick Ardinger at ardinger@uic.edu ASAP if interested.


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: CSI Updates and Involvement Fairs Application is open!

UIC Involvement Fairs
Involvement Fair Applications for Departments & Colleges are now open!

Each year, the Center for Student Involvement hosts an annual “kick off” event for the students, faculty and staff of UIC, to celebrate not only the beginning of the school year, but also to introduce the campus to the many involvement opportunities in the surrounding the UIC community and the city. The Involvement Fair will expose students to the diverse engagement opportunities available at UIC. Over 200 student organizations, university departments, and neighboring businesses will be on hand to greet and welcome students to campus. Involvement Fairs are a part of the Weeks of Welcome!
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and Thursday, September 6, 2018
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lecture Center Quad

Apply on UIC Connection: https://uic.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/200265

Submission of an application does not guarantee a spot at the Involvement Fair; space is limited and granted on a first come-first serve basis. Confirmations will be sent out August 17. If you have specific questions, please feel free to connect with CSI!

NEW Website!
With the help of SA Web Team, CSI has new website and converted to the red platform!  You have no idea how excited we are.  You will see updated information for Student Organizations, Programs & Events, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and UIC Impact. Go to http://involvement.uic.edu (please clear your history/browser data). Let us know what you think.

UIC Connection
We have successfully migrated our data in UIC Connection into our new platform.  The link to UIC Connection is still the same at http://connect.uic.edu (please clear your history/browser data). The list of registered student organizations for 2018-2019 is active in UIC Connection.