Category: ILACADA Events

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ILACADA Annual Conference 9/21 at UIS – Charlie Nutt is the keynote speaker!

OAD will be providing transportation to Springfield for the conference! It will be a great chance to attend this one day conference – we’ll leave very early from UIC and return in the evening of the same day. Closer to September, an RSVP will be opened. For questions and information on potential support for conference fees, please contact Joey at jvolpe@uic.edu.


ILACADA HAS NEWS FOR YOU –

The Annual ILACADA Conference will be held on September 21, 2018 at University of Illinois Springfield and Charlie Nutt, Executive Director of NACADA is the keynote speaker! The theme for this year’s conference is Lights, Camera, Action: Award Worthy Advising. Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Conference registration is also now available, visit the conference registration page.

ILACADA Call for Submissions: Outstanding Advising Awards

The Outstanding Advising Awards annually recognizes ILACADA members serving in primary advising roles and administrative roles who have demonstrated outstanding qualities in academic advising. Winners will receive complimentary registration to the Annual Conference, a one year membership to ILACADA, a check for $250 for professional development, and serve on the ILACADA awards committee for the following year.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2018. Notifications to recipients by August 1, 2018. Click here to apply. For questions specific to the awards, please contact Shelley Price-Williams, PhD at shewill@siue.edu.

Please see guidelines for each nomination category below:

  • Academic Advising, Primary Role: Individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students. Any individual serving as an academic advisor and employed by a regionally accredited post-secondary institution may be nominated.
  • Academic Advising Administrator: Individuals who may provide direct academic advising services but whose primary responsibility is as an administrator or director of an academic advising program. Any individual serving as an advising administrator and employed by a regionally accredited post-secondary institution may be nominated.
  • ILACADA Emerging Leaders/Graduate Student Award: ILACADA Emerging Leaders/Graduate Student Award recognizes graduate students who are our Emerging Leaders in the field of higher education with specific interests in academic advising. All recipients will be recognized at the Annual Conference. This scholarship provides graduate students pursuing a degree in a related field with an interest in academic advising an opportunity to attend the ILACADA annual conference. Students should be nominated through their institution. Candidates must be a current graduate student and ILACADA member. The individual selected will receive a complimentary one year ILACADA membership and conference registration at the student rate. By accepting the award the individual agrees to submit a statement consisting of 500 words or less on your experience at this year’s ILACADA conference and serve on the ILACADA scholarship awards committee for the following year.

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ILACADA Call for Proposals due THIS THURSDAY 3/15!

Dear Colleagues,

The call for proposals for ILACADA’s annual spring drive-in is now open! The theme for this year’s conference is, “May the 4th be with you: Acknowledge, Implement, Motivate: AIMing for self care to awaken your inner Jedi.” Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:
We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Include in your submission: Name, address, school, email, and phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.

For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Submission: Please submit your proposal online click here.

Session Formats:

  • Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.
  • Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Important Deadlines:

  • March 15, 2018 – Proposal submissions due
    Week of March 19, 2018 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
    NOW – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:
For questions regarding your proposal, please email Michele Aurand at MJ-Aurand@wiu.edu.

Sincerely,
Michele Aurand
ILACADA Spring Drive-In Committee Chair
Western Illinois University
309-298-2228


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Annual Conference and ILACADA Drive-In Calls for Proposals now open!

NACADA 2018 Annual Conference Call for Proposals – due February 22nd:

The 2018 NACADA Annual Conference Call for Proposals is open for submissions. This year’s conference will be held in the great city of Phoenix, Arizona on September 30-October 3, 2018. The theme is Life Stories: The Art of Academic Advising.   We encourage you to submit a proposal to present.

Proposals should be submitted by the February 22, 2018 deadline.

Overview

Join us for an opportunity to share scholarly research that clarifies best practices as well as strategies and programs that engage students in advising. NACADA welcomes advisors, peer mentors, faculty advisors, administrators and graduate students to share best practices, engage in scholarly research, and network with our regional, national and international colleagues. Connect with leading practitioners in the field of academic advising as we search for ways to empower our students and advance the field of academic advising.

View the complete Annual Conference Call for Proposal Brochure at:  https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Portals/0/Events/Annual%20Conference/2018/Documents/12269_Proposals.pdf.

We hope that you will submit a proposal to present at the 42nd NACADA Annual Conference!


2018 ILACADA Annual Spring Drive-In Call for Proposals – due March 15:

The call for proposals for ILACADA’s annual spring drive-in is now open! The theme for this year’s conference is, “May the 4th be with you: Acknowledge, Implement, Motivate: AIMing for self care to awaken your inner Jedi.” Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:
We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Include in your submission: Name, address, school, email, and phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.

For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Submission: Please submit your proposal online – click here.

Session Formats:

  • Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.
  • Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Important Deadlines:
• March 15, 2018 – Proposal submissions due
• Week of March 19, 2018 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
• NOW – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:
For questions regarding your proposal, please email Michele Aurand at MJ-Aurand@wiu.edu.

Sincerely,
Michele Aurand
ILACADA Spring Drive-In Committee Chair
Western Illinois University
309-298-2228

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ILACADA Annual Conference on 9/22 – OAD is sponsoring transportation. Reserve your space!

OAD will be providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference on September 22nd at Northern Illinois University (NIU). We have two of our advisors presenting, it’s only one day, and it’s close to UIC so you should think about coming!

If you would like to reserve a space for transportation, please complete the RSVP form. If you are interested in attending, but would need funding to attend, please contact Joey Volpe at jvolpe@uic.edu.


REMINDER/INVITATION TO ATTEND ILACADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE:

This is a reminder that you are personally invited to attend the 2017 ILACADA Annual Conference at Northern Illinois University (NIU).  NIU is hosting the 2017 ILACADA Annual Conference on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 8:00 am – 4:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center!  There will also be a networking social on Thursday, September 21st from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for conference participants.  This year’s theme is Advising: The Root of Student Success. This is a great opportunity for you to engage in an exciting professional development experience close to home!
Session titles include: Advise Despite Distractions (ADD); Strategies for a Successful 2to 4 Year Transition Program; Managing Large Scale Change with Minimal Casualties; Addressing the Unique Needs of College Student Military Veterans; How Frameworks of Campus Ecology Can Inform your Advising Space; Undocumented Students’ Academic Success: Challenges and Opportunities; Strong Roots, Strong Branches: Nurturing Generational Diversity in the Advising Unit; and Supporting Youth from Foster Care in College.

Conference Registration is open!  The fee is $90 for faculty/professionals and $50 for graduate students.  The Conference Registration fee includes the full conference, networking social and an ILACADA membership through September 30, 2018.  To register for the conference, go to: http://ilacada.org/conference. The priority registration date is Friday, September 8, 2017.
We need volunteers!  The Conference Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to make this conference a success! Volunteering is a great way to network and meet new colleagues. We are looking for conference participants to serve as volunteers to assist with the following: check-in, program session moderators, conference evaluations, luncheon hosts and greeters. Volunteers will be assigned two-hour shifts based on their availability and are needed during the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017       3:00 pm -7:00 pm
  • Friday, September 22, 2017             7:30 am – 5:00 pm 

If you are interested in volunteering or have additional questions, please e-mail Danae Miesbauer at dmiesbauer@niu.edu and provide your availability.

For questions regarding the conference, please contact Michelle Pickett at mpickett@niu.edu or LaBrian Carrington at lcarrington1@niu.edu.  I look forward to seeing you!

Michelle Pickett
Co-chair, Conference Planning Committee


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD hosting Open Office Hours to develop ILACADA Conference Call for Proposals next Tuesday (July 18) and Wed (July 19). Proposals due on July 21st!

Presenting at conferences is a great opportunity to contribute to the learning in our advising community!

Are you not sure what to propose? Do you want a second pair of eyes on a proposal? Want to brainstorm on the best approach?

This coming week OAD is hosting two times for OAD Open Office Hours for advisors to come by and work through ideas for conference proposals.

Join us to discuss your proposal:

Tuesday, July 18th between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm

or

Wednesday, July 19th between 10:00 am and 11:30 am

Proposals are due on Friday, July 21st and we want you to consider presenting about the great work we do at UIC!

OAD will be providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference on Friday, September 22nd – please let Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) know if you’re interested in going with the OAD group! A formal RSVP will be sent along later in the summer. See the call for proposals below…


The deadline for the Call for Proposals has been extended to Friday, July 21st.  Also, conference registration is now open!  To submit your session proposal of register for the conference, go to http://ilacada.org/.  The theme for this year’s conference is, Advising: The Root of Student Success.  Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:

We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Session proposals will be accepted electronically.  Click here to submit your 2017 ILACADA Conference session proposal.  Session proposal should include the name(s) of presenter(s), institution, e-mail, phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.  For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please click here to view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Session Formats:

Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.

Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic each from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Other Important Information:

  • Proposal submissions deadline extended to July 21, 2017!
  • Week of August 21, 2017 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • Conference registration is now open!

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal, please e-mail Mazen Nagi at mazen@niu.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – ILACADA Fall 2017 Drive-In Conference – Proposals due next Friday June 30th!

OAD will be providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference on Friday, September 22nd – please let Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) know if you’re interested in going with the OAD group! A formal RSVP will be sent along later in the summer. You should consider submitting a conference session proposal. See the call for proposals below…


The Call for Proposals for the 2017 ILACADA Annual Conference is now open!  The theme for this year’s conference is, Advising: The Root of Student Success.  Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Our keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Dr. Teresa Garate, President and CEO of Anixter Center in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Garate is a recognized authority and advocate in the fields of disabilities, education, human services and public health and has an extensive background in government, nonprofit and private sectors.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:

We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Session proposals will be accepted electronically.  Click here to submit your 2017 ILACADA Conference session proposal.  Session proposal should include the name(s) of presenter(s), institution, e-mail, phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.  For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please click here to view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Session Formats:

Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.

Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic each from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Important Deadlines:

  • June 30, 2017 – Proposal submissions due
  • Week of August 7, 2017 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • June 2017 – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal, please e-mail Mazen Nagi at mazen@niu.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD is providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference! Conference proposals due 6/30!

OAD will be providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference on Friday, September 22nd – please let Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) know if you’re interested in going with the OAD group! A formal RSVP will be sent along later in the summer. You should consider submitting a conference session proposal. See the call for proposals below…


The Call for Proposals for the 2017 ILACADA Annual Conference is now open!  The theme for this year’s conference is, Advising: The Root of Student Success.  Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Our keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Dr. Teresa Garate, President and CEO of Anixter Center in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Garate is a recognized authority and advocate in the fields of disabilities, education, human services and public health and has an extensive background in government, nonprofit and private sectors.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:

We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Session proposals will be accepted electronically.  Click here to submit your 2017 ILACADA Conference session proposal.  Session proposal should include the name(s) of presenter(s), institution, e-mail, phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.  For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please click here to view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Session Formats:

Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.

Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic each from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Important Deadlines:

  • June 30, 2017 – Proposal submissions due
  • Week of August 7, 2017 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • June 2017 – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal, please e-mail Mazen Nagi at mazen@niu.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD providing transportation to the ILACADA Drive-In Conference on 9/23 – RSVP open!

OAD will be providing transportation for any presenters and attendees from UIC for this conference, which is FREE for ILACADA members and $25 for non-members.

See more below for more details:

The theme for this year’s conference is, Hitting a Homerun: Helping Students Meet Their Educational Goals.

The conference is one day and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sessions will be presentation, interactive discussions, panels, etc.

OAD’s group that are attending will be leaving UIC at 5:30 a.m. on the day of the conference to make it to Springfield by 8:30 and we will return to UIC by 8:30 p.m. Please RSVP to reserve your space!

Applications for financial support for the $25 conference fee are available.

Please contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu) for questions about financial support and logistics for the transportation OAD is providing to the Fall Drive-In Conference.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ILACADA Fall Drive-In Conference “Hitting a Home Run” Call for Proposals – due August 15th

UARC will be providing transportation for any presenters and attendees from UIC for this conference, which is FREE for ILACADA members and $25 for non-members.

See more below for the call for proposals:

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The call for proposals for ILACADA’s annual fall drive-in is now open! The theme for this year’s conference is, Hitting a Homerun: Helping Students Meet Their Educational Goals. Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:

We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Include in your submission: Name, address, school, e-mail, phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.

For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please click here to view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Session Formats:

Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.

Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic each from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Important Deadlines:

  • August 15, 2016 – Proposal submissions due
  • Week of September 1, 2016 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • NOW, July 2016 – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal or to submit your proposal, please email all required information to Melissa Franzen at melissa.franzen@llcc.edu.
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Please contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu) for questions about logistics for the transportation UARC is providing to the Fall Drive-In Conference.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UARC will coordinate and fund group transportation to the ILACADA 2016 Conference on May 20th at Illinois State University.

**Please let Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) know if you are interested in attending ILACADA – UARC can help organize and fund transportation for a group! We would leave early in the morning on the day of the conference and get you back that evening.

The 2016 ILACADA Conference is one month away on May 20th and will be held at the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University. This year’s conference theme is Celebrating FIVE Years of Progress: Fostering and Inspiring a Vision for Education.

The conference gives you a chance to connect with more than 300 advising colleagues from across the state of Illinois to share innovative ideas to support student success and continue to develop your own advising practice.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Karen Myers from St. Louis University. Dr. Myers is an Associate Professor and Director of the Higher Education Administration graduate program at St. Louis University. She is also the Director of The Ability Institute, home of the award-winning international disability education project, Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit and the Ability Ally Initiative. You can view Dr. Myers’ full bio here.

The conference registration including ILACADA membership is $90.00.

You can register online at the ILACADA Conference web page.