Category: Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA is offering New Advisors Annual Conference Scholarship – applications due July 2nd!

NACADA’s New Advisors Annual Conference Scholarship is now available for application. You can apply at https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Programs/Awards/Scholarships/Annual-Conference-Scholarship1.aspx.

This scholarship category was created in response to popular demand. Scholarships will be presented to selected new advising professionals with three (3) or fewer years of experience in a position where advising comprises at least 50% of their job duties. This scholarship provides those selected with an opportunity to experience the 41st NACADA Annual Conference on Academic Advising in St. Louis, MO. It will waive the member registration fee to attend the annual conference. Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. The provision of this type of support upholds one of the primary goals of the Association, which is to offer comprehensive professional development opportunities.

The deadline for this scholarship opportunity is July 2, 2017. Application components can be reviewed at the scholarship link above.

Please direct any questions to Dawn Krause.

 

 

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research Lecture on Campus-Wide First Destination Survey NEXT Tuesday 5/2!

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Tuesday May 2, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
UH 401, 4th floor Conference Room

What do we know about Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates: A Campus-wide First Destination Survey

The need and demand for evidence of success upon graduation has never been higher. Because of this need, UIC administered a campus-wide First Destination Survey to the Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates. Graduates from eight undergraduate colleges were invited to participate in this initiative. The project is a joint partnership between Career Services, Student Affairs Assessment and the Office of Institutional Research. Come learn about this survey, findings, and insights, as well as participate in a discussion.

Thy Ngyuen, Director, Career Services
Tanya Rapajic, Associate Director, Career Services
Mark Manderino, Director, Student Affairs Assessment
Bill Hayward, Associate Vice Provost and Director, Institutional Research
Anna Pasillas-Santoyo, Associate Director, Office of Institutional Research

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The VPUA’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, 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: CCSW Networking Night on 4/27!

CCSW Networking Night

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Jaks Tap, Green Room at 901 West Jackson Boulevard (Jackson and Peoria)

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Y7tFtxLsQSM2

You may RSVP using this link: http://bit.ly/2nBAoZXCCSW

Please join us Thursday, April 27, for the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women networking night at Jaks Tap to meet, greet, and eat! We will provide plenty of appetizers and snacks. CCSW members and non-members are welcome. This event is open to staff, faculty, and students! We invite you to share ideas with the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women: What issues do YOU want us to address? Interested in joining a subcommittee? Looking to mingle with some lovely people? For more information, please contact Carolyn Feller, cfeller@uic.edu, 312-996-2873.


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: You’re invited to Lavender Graduation on 4/28!

Lavender Graduation

Friday, April 28, 2017

National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted Street

Ceremony: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Reception: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

The Keynote Speaker this year will be Owen Daniel-McCarter. Owen is a transgender attorney, educator, and advocate. He is the Executive Director of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance where he supports gender inclusivity in schools, LGBT affirming curriculum, bullying prevention, and restorative school discipline practices. He has a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies from the Univearebrsity of Vermont and, while he was a student there, helped co-found a national student-run conference on trans/gender identity and trans activism called the Translating Identity Conference. Owen then attended the City University of New York School of Law and has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2007. He is a founding collective member of the Transformative Justice Law Project, the former Legal Director of the TransLife Center, and was an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago.

 

Lavender Graduation is a unique convocation ceremony that honors the academic achievements of UIC’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) graduating class. The event is open to students from every college at UIC and our graduate pool grows larger each year. Lavender Graduation is one of the Gender and Sexuality Center’s hallmark programs. Students throughout the years have testified that the prospect of walking in “Lav Grad” motivates them through tough times with juggling classwork and other obligations. In addition to several other programs we offer, Lavender Graduation supports the attraction, retention and successful graduation of many LGBTQA students each year.

The graduate and guest registration links are now available! Please register yourself and your guests today, and pass the links on to others.

 

GRADUATES Register Here:

https://gscuic.wufoo.com/forms/uic-lavender-graduation-2017-graduate-registration/

GUESTS can RSVP Here:

https://gscuic.wufoo.com/forms/uic-lavender-graduation-2017-guest-registration/

When you have a moment, follow this link to a beautiful video from the 2014 event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0posJQEDBoM

Please also join our event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UICLavenderGraduation/

For registration and event related questions, contact S Simmons at Symone@uic.edu OR 312-413-8619.

Download the flyer!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Final TT Discussion- SOPHOMORE TRANSITION on 4/18!

Hello!

Please join us for our upcoming advisor common reading discussion!

Date/Time: April 18, 2017 at 12:00-12:50 p.m.
Topic: Sophomore Transition
Article: “The Sophomore Transition: Considerations for Effective Academic Advising ”

Go to: http://go.uic.edu/AdvisorsTT to retrieve the article.

Discussion Leader: Kevin Price
Location: Daley Library room 1-470 (located on the first floor in the northwest corner of the library)
Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Diana Soriano, dsoria2@uic.edu, and Jill Huynh, jhuynh@uic.edu.
Sincerely,
The Advisor Common Reading Committee


Do your colleagues want to receive our advisor common reading emails? Encourage them to get added to the list: http://go.uic.edu/TT_Emails.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Advisor Common Reading Committee aims to cultivate a collaborative and student-centered forum for the exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices while fostering a sense of community among UIC advisors. This advisor-to-advisor opportunity for continued education and networking is facilitated through our monthly common reading discussions (“Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – OAD Coffee Talk on April 12th “Optimizing Impact II: More Student Research Opportunities

Were you able to join us for our Advisor Week session “Optimizing Impact: Advising students toward Undergraduate Research at UIC and new opportunities with Las Ganas” with Dr. Sara Hall and Veronica Arreola? If so, we’ve got a follow up event for you! If you missed it, we’ve got another event regarding student opportunities in research for you!

Join us as we feature discussion with some of our programs that offer research opportunities for our students including Bridges to Baccalaureate, Health Professions Navigator Program, and PAP STEM.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
ACE Classroom #4 – Student Services Building

RSVP: OAD Coffee Talk April 4th RSVP


UPDATE – ROOM CHANGE for TODAY’s (4/6) OAD Brown Bag NACADA Webinar viewing – now in BURNHAM HALL ROOM 121 in the Honors College!

ROOM change to 121 Burnham Hall (BH) in the Honors College for today’s event!

OAD Brown Bags Event – viewing of the NACADA Webinar – “Nudging Students to Success:  The Integration of Academic Advising and Motivational Psychology”

Presenters from past highly-rated NACADA conferences come together to address this question: How do academic advisors effectively motivate students to take advantage of student success offices and academic planning tools?

Presenters will discuss the micro and macro factors that contribute to this issue, and will argue that academic advisors play an essential role in the solution. Utilizing techniques found in Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s “Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” advisors are able to nudge students into making good decisions by altering predictable behavior through incentives such as intentional acts of persuasion and guidance to produce outcomes while maintaining a student’s agency.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
121 Burnham Hall (BH) in the Honors College

RSVP still open: NACADA Webinar April 6th Brown Bag RSVP


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!


YOUR RESPONSE REQUESTED: The Student Research Forum (SRF) needs more advisors to be judges and volunteers next Monday, April 3rd!

It’s that time of year again! The Student Research Forum needs your help!

If you can volunteer to help with logistics in the morning or act as a judge in the afternoon, we need you! It doesn’t take too much time and can have a great impact on the students participating. It’s also a fantastic chance to see your students in action!

If you can volunteer or judge, please contact Jacquie Berger (jacquieb@uic.edu) ASAP! Info for the event is below:

Student Research Forum
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Two upcoming OAD Brown Bags/Coffee Talks: April 6th NACADA Webinar and April 12th Coffee Talk

The OAD Brown Bags/Coffee Talks Subcommittee invite you to join us for two Brown Bag/Coffee Talk events over the next few weeks:

NACADA Webinar – “Nudging Students to Success:  The Integration of Academic Advising and Motivational Psychology”

Presenters from past highly-rated NACADA conferences come together to address this question: How do academic advisors effectively motivate students to take advantage of student success offices and academic planning tools?

Presenters will discuss the micro and macro factors that contribute to this issue, and will argue that academic advisors play an essential role in the solution. Utilizing techniques found in Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s “Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” advisors are able to nudge students into making good decisions by altering predictable behavior through incentives such as intentional acts of persuasion and guidance to produce outcomes while maintaining a student’s agency.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
2750 UH

RSVP: NACADA Webinar April 6th Brown Bag RSVP


OAD Coffee Talk – Optimizing Impact II: More UIC Student Research Opportunities

Were you able to join us for our Advisor Week session “Optimizing Impact: Advising students toward Undergraduate Research at UIC and new opportunities with Las Ganas” with Dr. Sara Hall and Veronica Arreola? If so, we’ve got a follow up event for you! If you missed it, we’ve got another event regarding student opportunities in research for you!

Join us as we feature discussion with some of our programs that offer research opportunities for our students including Bridges to Baccalaureate, Health Professions Navigator Program, and PAP STEM.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
ACE Classroom #4 – Student Services Building

RSVP: OAD Coffee Talk April 4th RSVP