Category: Professional Development

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: ARABAMCC hosts “Resources, Rights and Resistance” on 3/14 – 3 to 5 p.m.

The Arab American Cultural Center (ARABAMCC) is hosting an event THIS WEEK:

Resources, Rights and Resistance: The Muslim ban and the culture of racism and surveillance.
March 14, 3-5pm
Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
Please download the flyer here.
This event is organized by UIC’s new Arab American Cultural Center.

Please visit our website for more information and to join our e-mail list here.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ADVISOR WEEK – Schedule and RSVP available!

We’re getting closer to ADVISOR WEEK! Quick Reference Schedule and RSVP available!

We have some updates for you about our upcoming Fifth Annual UIC Advisor Week. Watch for full descriptions of events very soon, but a quick schedule of events is now available! You can RSVP for events at http://go.uic.edu/advisorweekRSVP!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We’ll kick off Advisor Week of with an interactive session “Optimizing Impact: Advising students toward Undergraduate Research at UIC and new opportunities with Las Ganas” with Dr. Sara Hall from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Veronica Arreola discussing undergraduate research and the new opportunities provided by the Las Ganas program through HSI STEM.

We have an expanded version of Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Readings with two offerings on different topics – one on March 21st and one on March 23rd! Lunch included!

We’ll be doing a full-day four session Advisor Conference with lunch provided on Wednesday, March 22nd featuring presentations from our own campus members. Our morning will be spent on the theme “Contextualizing Campus Climate: Support for Undocumented and Arab American Students.” Our afternoon will be spent on the theme of “Navigating Complexity.”

The week continues with Ashley Stone (AAAN) leading a panel discussing the “Challenge and Support Model” on Thursday, March 23rd.

And we cap off the week with a new and exciting event being hosted by our west side partners “East Meets West: Do you know the West Side?” Transportation to the west side and lunch provided!!!

NETWORKING AND “TAKE A BREAK”

We’re planning a range of fun events for our community to enjoy!

Kick off Advisor Week with us on Tuesday, March 21st with “Take a Break: Paint, paint, paint…” We’ll be painting again so you can prepare yourself to exercise your creative side!

Continue enjoying our time together and kick up your heels with us on Wednesday, March 22nd after work by joining us for “Saucy Salsa Night” where we’ll enjoy food and beverages at Moe’s Cantina. It will be a great way to kick back after Advisor Conference!

Summer Session is giving advisors a preview to summer by sponsoring our ADVISOR NETWORKING EVENTS –  “Let’s Play Ball – Tailgate and UIC Baseball,” which is being held on Friday, March 24th starting at 3:00 p.m. at Granderson Stadium. Tailgate and watch the game as a way to cap off our fabulous week!

Descriptions of all the events will be online very soon!!!!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – ADVISOR WEEK is coming – March 20th – 24th! We need your opinion!

It’s that time again – we’re nearing ADVISOR WEEK!

Save the dates for our Fifth Annual UIC Advisor Week. There are going to be a number of professional development events while also taking a break with your fellow advisors…here’s a preview:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We have an expanded version of Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Readings with two offerings on different topics – one on March 21st and one on March 23rd! Lunch included!

We’ll be doing a full day four session Advisor Conference with lunch provided on Wednesday, March 22nd featuring presentations from our own campus members.

We’ll have three workshop/discussions on a range of topics including being an HSI, advising students about undergraduate research, and much, much more! We’re planning to continue the discussions and information begun at Advising Summit.

NETWORKING AND “TAKE A BREAK”

We’re planning a range of fun events for our community to enjoy!

Kick off Advisor Week with us on Tuesday, March 21st after work by joining us for “Saucy Salsa Night” where we’ll enjoy some pizza and beverages at Lou Malnati’s on Randolph before twisting and turning our way across the street for salsa lessons at Alhambra.

“Take a Break: Paint, paint, paint…” is continuing again this year. We’ll be painting again and we’ll let you know the exact date as soon as we can so you can prepare yourself to exercise your creative side!

Summer Session is giving advisors a preview to summer by sponsoring “Let’s Play Ball – Tailgate and UIC Baseball,” which is being held on Friday, March 24th starting at 3:00 p.m. at Granderson Stadium. Tailgate and watch the game as a way to cap off our fabulous week!

And there’s more…a full schedule is coming soon but save the dates!


Now that you know a bit about some of the events we’re planning, we need your opinion about a new idea:

For Advisor Week this year, we wanted to try something different and look at a fun way to explore the city. The committee is exploring an Urban Adventure Quest (http://www.urbanadventurequest.com/how-it-works/default.aspx). This scavenger hunt/quiz/walking tour of downtown would allow teams of 3-5 people to compete against each other. Because we would need to purchase quests per team, we would need to know how many people would be interested in participating. Please let us know your interest at through the link below:

http://go.uic.edu/UrbanAdventureQuestSurvey

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Spring 2017 Advising Summit presentations available for download!

Our Spring 2017 Advising Summit featured a presentation from the Office of Institutional Research, a presentation and panel on Summer College, a discussion about UIC Finish in Four, and an introduction of resources for UIC undocumented and international students.

Following are links to the agenda, presentation slides from our presenters, information from announcements, and selected documents distributed at the summit. All of these are also available online on the Advising Summit page on advising.uic.edu:

If you attended, your feedback is always helpful. Please visit http://go.uic.edu/advisingsummitfeedback to provide feedback on this spring’s Summit.

Thank you to all of our presenters and panelists for partnering with us for this spring’s Summit.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research, Transition Coaching at UIC Lecture, 3/13/17

Monday, March 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daley Library, Room 1-470

“Transition Coaching at UIC: Research and Practice”

In an ongoing effort to strengthen student support, the Office of First Year Initiatives established the Transition Coaching Coordination program followed by the Transition Coaching High School Partnership program. The panel will discuss why the programs started, what involved parties are learning during the experience, and how the programs are utilizing the information acquired.

Panel participants include:

  • Tom Moss is the Associate Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Affairs at UIC. Moss assists in the coordination of a number of student success initiatives, including transition coaching.
  • Elizabeth Houlihan serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of First-Year Initiatives (OFYI), which houses the coordination and high school partner transition coaching programs, as well as Summer College.
  • Bonnie Solomon is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and works on transition coaching research.
  • Melissa Connelly is the Vice President of Program at OneGoal, a non-profit organization that helps low-income high school students attend and complete college.

In addition, a UIC student will participate in the panel to discuss personal experiences with transition coaching.

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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, 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: Join UIC Athletics at the Port Center Open House on April 5th!

Spread the word:

Port Center Open House 2017

April 5th, 2017

Physical Education Building (PEB), Port Academic Center B60

11AM – 2PM

  • Come meet the staff
  • Get a tour of the facility
  • Talk with some of our student-athletes
  • Receive a UIC souvenir pin

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you here!

RSVP to Lexi Brown at abrown57@uic.edu

Download the flyer and share it!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 2017 NACADA Annual Conference Call for Proposals due 2/23!

The 2017 NACADA Annual Conference Call for Proposals is open for submissions.  This year’s Annual Conference is scheduled to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, October 11-14, 2017 at America’s Center.  Planning is underway for another great conference in an exciting city!

This year’s conference theme is “Meet Me in St. Louis: The Gateway to Student Success“.  Proposals will be accepted until February 23, 2017.   Presenting is a terrific way to help advance the field of academic advising.  Join in an opportunity to share ideas and practices, learn from other professionals working on similar issues, establish relationships with colleagues, and gain international exposure for your ideas.

Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers – we want to hear from you, whether you are a novice or experienced presenter.  Further the body of knowledge in your area of expertise and gain international exposure for your institution.  We encourage you to submit a proposal to present at this year’s conference while there is still time!

NACADA:  The Global Community for Academic Advising
Kansas State University
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 225
Manhattan, KS  66502
T:  785/532-5717
F:  785/532-7732
E:  nacada@ksu.edu
W: www.nacada.ksu.edu


SIT and SFS Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Presentation on Thursday, 2/16!

On Thursday, Feb. 16th 12:30-1:30pm in Burnham Hall 121 there will be a presentation on Field-Based Research Opportunities Abroad presented by the School for International Training (SIT) and the School for Field Studies (SFS).

Both academic partners offer semester and summer study abroad programs that focus on critical global issues such as natural resource management, global health, and human rights. Students engage in hands-on learning, work with local communities, and conduct field-based research projects utilizing natural and social science research methods. Please join our info session where SIT and SFS representatives will share program details, research examples, and special scholarship information exclusively for UIC students.

The session welcomes students, advisors, and faculty. A link to the flier for the event is in the Events section of the SAO website <http:studyabroad.uic.edu>


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region 5 Conference (3/15 – 3/17) – early bird registration ends 2/14!

Greetings Region 5!

Can you believe we are just a little over a month away from the 2017 Region 5 Conference!  Our committee is busy with last minute details but we wanted to give you and update and provide you with some reminders as you make your travel plans to join us in Rosemont at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center March 15-17!

The hotel is located in the MB Financial Park at Rosemont which is a 200,000 square foot entertainment and dining complex with upscale dining, live music, comedy, bowling and more! This area is located near O’Hare International Airport and is a 20 minute drive from the Chicago loop.  The area is a quick walk from the CTA Blue Line Rosemont Station.  For more information about the area visit, dining and entertainment options, and for more information go here: http://www.rosemont.com/places-to-go/guidebook/ .

Registration early bird deadline for both the conference and the hotel is February 14th!

o Registration Information

o Hotel Information When making your room reservation, be sure you indicate NACADA hotel block to qualify for the 5.00 overnight parking rate.

  • If you are planning to attend a preconference session, you can do that on your registration form.  If you have already registered for the conference, contact the NACADA Executive Office at 785-532-5717 for assistance with adding it on to your existing registration.
  • Conference sessions are all set!  For the lineup, access the schedule online.
  • Are you interested in serving as a volunteer?  The success of our conference depends upon the volunteers that help make it run smoothly.  To volunteer, go here: http://go.illinois.edu/region5volunteer for more information about volunteering
    please contact Jenni Kotowski at 217-244-4324 or jkotowk@illinois.edu
  • Expect to see some NACADA leaders while you are at the conference!  The NACADA President, Dana Zahorik, Former Region 5 Chair and NACADA Board member, Brody Broshears, NACADA Board Member Shannon Burton, and Jennifer Joslin from the NACADA Executive Office are all planning to attend!
  • We still have a few slots open for Mentors if you are interested in participating in the Region 5 Conference Mentoring Program!  If interested, contact Miichela Buccini at Michela.Buccini@uc.edu

The 2017 Region 5 Planning Committee hopes to see you in Rosemont!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Next Tuesday/Thursday Topics on “Advising and Effective Notes” this Thursday 2/16!

Hello!

Please join us for our upcoming advisor common reading discussion!

Topic: Advising and Effective Notes

Article: “”No One Ever Told Me”: How Advisors Can Maximize Service and Minimize Risk through Effective Documentation”
Go to: go.uic.edu/AdvisorsTT  To retrieve the article.
Discussion Leader: Diana Soriano

Date/Time: Thursday, February 16 at 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: Daley Library room 1-470 (first floor)

Teaser Question: What are your tips for effective note taking?

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 Jill Huynh, jhuynh@uic.edu.

Sincerely,

The Advisor Common Reading Committee