Category: Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research Lecture, The 2017 First Year Student Cohort, 10/25/17

SAVE THE DATE

The 2017 First Year Student Cohort
Wednesday, October 25, 2:30 p.m.
Daley Library, Room 1-470

This fall marked the largest first year class in UIC’s history. Beyond the size, what else do we know about the Class of 2021? Data will be presented on the admissions profile of the first year cohort along with results from the 2017 Entering Student Survey.

Presenters include:
Mark Manderino, Director, Student Affairs Planning & Assessment
Kevin Pinkston, Director of Enrollment Analytics


The OVPUA’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 [https://studentsuccess.uic.edu/], 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: Next TT Advisor Common Readings on 10/17 at 12 pm!

This is a friendly reminder to join us for our first upcoming advisor common reading discussion of the fall semester. We are looking forward to re-connecting with you and encourage you to bring a colleague or friend.

Topic: Undeclared Students
Article: “Advising Undeclared Students”
To retrieve the article, go to:

http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/Advising-Undeclared-Students.aspx

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 17th at 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: Daley Library room 1-470 (first floor)
Teaser Question: If you were undecided as an undergrad, when did you make “the decision”?

Synopsis

The article focuses on undecided students and advises that the best way to help them through choosing a major is to look at it as a process that belongs to them, and to avoid jumping into prescriptive advising.  The article also notes that students use multiple strategies in picking a major/career- self-knowledge, educational knowledge, occupational knowledge, and decision making knowledge.  It’s an advisor’s role to guide them through that process by using personal assessments and keeping the student’s anxiety at bay.

The Office for Advising Development will provide treats and drinks, but feel free to bring your lunch.

Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Diana Soriano, dsoria2@uic.edu and Alex Sainvilier at asainv1@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: Upcoming Events – TT Common Readings (10/17) and OAD Brown Bag (10/23)

Thanks to everyone who was able to come to the Fall 2017 Advising Summit. We’re gathering the materials from Friday’s Summit and will be posting them for you very soon, but we wanted to make sure that you save time in your calendar for our next events:

Tuesday Thursday (TT) Topics – Advisor Common Readings

TOPIC: Academic Achievement & Career Development
October 17, 2017
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. (Daley Library – LIB I-470)

For more information about the Advisor Common Reading, sign up for emails at http://go.uic.edu/TT_emails. Questions or comments? Email co-chair Alex Sainvillier, asainv1@uic.edu, or Diana Soriano, dsoria2@uic.edu.

The Common Readings Committee’s Mission Statement that guides their activities and discussions is:

The 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 includes monthly common reading discussions (“Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).


OAD October Brown Bag

October 23, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
2550 UH

The OAD Brown Bags and Coffee Talks Subcommittee is hard at work planning your fall brown bag and will be back to you very soon with more info, but PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! (We will have light snacks!)


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Fall 2017 Advising Summit on Friday 10/6 – new time and lunch! RSVP is available now!

We’ve made some changes to the time of Advising Summit for this Fall 2017. We hope you can join us for the  Summit, which is now being held on the Friday afternoon of Week 6. Following are the details so that you can plan to attend:

Friday, October 6th
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH and Check In
1:30 – 4:00 Advising Summit

*ROOM is 302 SCE

We have a number of items on our agenda and more info is forthcoming!

Also, don’t forget that we’re also doing a Fall Colors Networking Event directly following Advising Summit at a local establishment so that you can relax together and continue the discussions you’ve begun at Summit.

RSVP is available – please RSVP by the end of Wednesday, October 4th!


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


SHARE WITH STUDENTS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: L@S GANAS Open House on 8/31!

You are all invited to stop by the L@S GANAS Office Warming Party and Open House.

Thursday, August 31st
3 – 5 pm
Suite 2190 Student Services Building

Please come visit our new space, meet the L@s GANAS staff, and learn more about our program.

We will have snacks.

Please RSVP at our website: https://hsi.uic.edu/events/office-warming-party/ and share this information with anyone you think should be there.

 

Thank you!

Veronica I. Arreola

Director
Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science UIC Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program
1200 W. Harrison Street, Suite 2190 SSB (MC 359)

Phone: 312-355-3160
www: HSI.UIC.EDU<https://hsi.uic.edu/>

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Third Annual Advisors’ BBQ moved to Thursday August 31st (Week 1)! Join us!

Are you ready for our Third Annual Advisors’ BBQ? We had so much fun the past two years we’re doing it again! Due to some conflicting events, we’ve moved our date to the Thursday of Week 1 because what better way to say we’ve survived than to barbecue together!

Join us as our advisors show off their cooking skills and let us know if you want to show off yours!

Date:  Thursday, August 31st

Location: Ph.D. Pub (South Campus)

When:  5:00 p.m. (or a bit earlier if you are ready to come earlier)

RSVP:  http://go.uic.edu/oadbbqrsvp

We’ll be celebrating the kick off of the new 2017 – 2018 year and ending our summer together! It will be a great way to kick off our new year!

Email Joey if you want to help plan the event!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SAVE THE DATES – OAD’s Fall 2017 Events including Advising Summit (10/6), OAD Networking Event (10/6); TT Common Readings and NACADA Webinars!

We are looking forward to a great year with a number of events! The full Fall 2017 calendar is coming soon and will be updated regularly. We’re securing dates for brown bags/coffee talks and other activities are being organized and added.

Here’s a preview of what we’re planning so please SAVE THE DATES:

Advisors’ End of Summer/New Year Kick-Off BBQThursday, August 24th at 5:00 p.m. at Ph.D. Pub

TT Advisor Common ReadingsTuesday, September 19th on Faculty Relationships

ILACADA Drive-In Conference (OAD Transportation Provided) – Friday, September 22nd (Northern Illinois University) – we’re leaving early in the morning and providing transportation!

Advising Summit **NEW TIME** – Friday, October 6th – LUNCH (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and then Summit (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) – we’re following Summit up with a networking event so you can continue conversations!

Fall Colors Networking EventFriday, October 6th – we’ll be at a local establishment after Advising Summit so you can continue your conversations and network. More details soon!

TT Advisor Common Readings – Tuesday, October 17th on Undeclared Students

TT Advisor Common Readings Thursday, November 16th on Testing Culture

NACADA Webinar – Monday, December 18th on “Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model” – (Viewing Recording)

For more information contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu) and watch for the 2017 – 2018 Events for Advisors coming the first week of August!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Goes to the Movies in Millennium Park for “Hidden Figures” on August 15th – RSVP available!

Did you miss Trivia and Game Night? You missed a lot of fun. And the OAD team won the trivia contest…so you should join us next time!

If you missed it, there’s still time to connect with your fellow advisors and spend some quality time! Our next event will be a visit to Millennium Park for the award winning movie Hidden Figures. Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, August 15th
Location: Millennium Park
Time: 5:00 p.m. if leaving UIC with us; 6:30 if you’re meeting us at Millennium Park

RSVP to let us know you’re planning on coming!

We’ll leave UIC around 5:00 p.m. and head over to get seats on the lawn – and enjoy watching the film with some great snacks and refreshments! We hope you can join us!


About the Film: The three-time Oscar Award-nominated film about the incredible, untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains in the historic launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The film is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Air and Water Show, happening August 19 and 20.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/NETWORKING EVENT: SAVE THE DATE for OAD’s Third Annual BBQ on Thursday 8/24!

Are you ready for our Third Annual Advisors’ BBQ? We had so much fun the past two years we’re doing it again!

Join us as our advisors show off their cooking skills and let us know if you want to show off yours!

Date:  Thursday, August 24th

Location: Ph.D. Pub (South Campus)

When:  5:00 p.m. (or a bit earlier if you are ready to come earlier)

We’ll be celebrating the kick off of the new 2017 – 2018 year and ending our summer together! It will be a great way to kick off our new year!

Watch for the RSVP over the next few weeks and email Joey if you want to help plan the event!