Category: Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD’s 4th Annual Advisors’ Fall Kickoff BBQ (7/21) and Fall 2018 Advising Summit (10/5) – SAVE THE DATES

We know you’re still in summer mode (hopefully), but the OAD Steering Committee wants to ensure that you are saving the dates for some of our already planned fall events:

Advisors’ 4th Annual End of Summer/Fall Kickoff BBQ at Ph.D. Pub
Tuesday, August 21st at 5:00 p.m. (or earlier)
*We’ll be gearing up for the academic year, but we also need to continue to take advantage of the warm weather and great summer barbecue for our fourth annual gathering! Grill and chill with us…really we’ll do the grillin’ and you do the chillin’!

Fall 2018 Advising Summit and After-Summit Networking Event
Friday, October 5th – Lunch starts at 12:30, Summit begins at 1:30 p.m.
*As in past years, we’re holding our Fall Summit on the Friday of Week 6, and because we enjoyed the opportunity for networking so much, we’re going to provide lunch, learn together for the afternoon, and those who can make it can join us at a local establishment to relax and continue our discussions.

Watch for the dates for our Fall 2018 OAD brown bags and for TT Advisor Common Readings, they’re coming soon!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD’s next summer event – “Music of the Summer with OAD at Millennium Park – Aimee Mann” on July 30th – RSVP Available

For those of you who haven’t had the chance to share some summer fun with us, you need to join us for our next OAD summer outing to Millennium Park – we provide beverages and snacks and you can kick back and enjoy the music and the beautiful views of Chicago! Put the following in your calendars:

Music of the Summer with OAD at Millennium Park – Aimee Mann
Monday, July 30th
We’ll leave UIC at 5:00 pm but if you’re meeting at Millennium Park, see us anytime after 6…

RSVP at http://go.uic.edu/oadsummereventrsvp by Friday, July 27th

It’s summer fun and summer sun…don’t miss it!

 

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Summer Game Night and Trivia on 7/12 – RSVP available!

Did you save the date in your calendar for this Thursday, July 12th where we’ll yet again engage in fun and frivolity as we try to win ourselves prizes playing trivia.

We know that trivia at our local establishments sometimes starts a bit late for folks, so we’ll again enjoy time right after work playing board games (just ask the advisors who played last time to tell you about it) and if you want to stay for trivia you can.

OAD Summer Game Night and Trivia
Thursday, July 12th
Wise Owl Drinkery and Cookhouse
5:15 p.m. – when we’re done p.m.!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 11th – we hope you can come!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Summer Game Night and Trivia on 7/12 – SAVE THE DATE!

We’re taking a bit of a break this week from our summer events because you’re likely taking a bit of a break too!

But you NEED to save the date in your calendar for Thursday, July 12th where we’ll yet again engage in fun and frivolity as we try to win ourselves from prizes playing trivia.

We know that trivia at our local establishments sometimes starts a bit late for folks, so we’ll again enjoy time right after work playing board games (just ask the advisors who played last time to tell you about it) and if you want to stay for trivia you can.

SAVE THE DATE – JULY 12TH – We’ll leave campus at 5:00 p.m. and festivities end when we win trivia!

RSVP OUT SOON!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – OAD Goes to the Movies in Millennium Park for GROUNDHOG DAY – next Tuesday, June 26th – RSVP NOW!!

Well, it’s summer and rather than sun, fun, and events under the stars, it looks like this past week has largely brought us summer rain instead!

As you know, we moved our event “OAD Goes to the Movies at Millennium Park” to NEXT Tuesday, June 26th for the movie Groundhog Day. 

You should join us!

We’ll leave around 5:00 p.m. from UH and make our way down to Millennium Park to enjoy the classic and hilarious Groundhog Day under the sun (hopefully) then the stars…we are counting on the weather cooperating or it’s, well, Groundhog Day.

The RSVP is available – please RSVP by Monday, June 25th! It just gives us a sense of how many snacks to provide.

We hope to see you there!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: BANNER 9 is arriving in October 2018 – AITS has provided online overview tools.

The countdown is on! Banner 9 goes live 4 months from today on October 14, 2018.

How can you get ready for Banner 9?

  1. Watch the 20 Minute Navigational Video.

https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=558&pageId=941936

This will help to familiarize you with the new look of Banner 9 and describe the navigational differences from Banner 8.

  1. Play in the playground!

https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=558&pageId=941949

We’ve created a playground environment so that you can see for yourself what Banner 9 looks like. This is a test environment so feel free to make changes & do anything you do in your daily work.

  1. Refer to Help Documents.https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=558&pageId=941936
    A Navigational Overview document, Keyboard Shortcuts document as well as FAQs are available for your reference.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Goes to the Movies – KINKY BOOTS – at Millennium Park on Tuesday, June 19th! RSVP OPEN

It’s summer and it’s the time for sun, fun, and events under the stars!

Join us as “OAD Goes to the Movies”! Kinky Boots is showing at Millennium Park on Tuesday, June 19th  and you should come with us!

We’ll leave around 5:00 p.m. from UH and make our way down to Millennium Park to enjoy the popular Kinky Boots under the sun then the stars…

The RSVP is available – please RSVP by the end of Monday, June 18th! We hope to see you there!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: SAVE THE DATES – The War that Made Today: An Interdisciplinary Commemoration of the End of World War I (11/1/18 – 11/11/18)

SAVE THE DATES

The War that Made Today:
An Interdisciplinary Commemoration of the End of World War I

Eleven days of programming on November 1 – 11, 2018, spearheaded by the Honors College, will explore the global and local impact of World War I and its role in shaping the contemporary world.

Programming will start November 1 in the Institute for the Humanities with three Interdisciplinary Conversations (11am – 3:45pm):  “WWI, Nationalism and the New Global World Order,” “Art at War: The International Avant-Garde and World War I,” and “Healing the Walking Wounded: Shell-Shocked WWI Soldiers through a Contemporary Cultural Lens.”

On November 2 at 3pm, poet Tom Sleigh will give a poetry reading and discuss writing about the trauma of war, while looking back at the WWI poets.

A program on west campus on November 7 at 2pm will explore “the Nurses of World War I: A Chicago Story.”

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will host a roundtable discussion about The International Women’s Peace Movement, then and now, on November 8.

A finale performance of music, theatre and prose will be held at the UIC Theatre on November 9 at 6pm.

In addition, New Media artists will exhibit works responding to the war, and the Student Veterans Association will curate their own exhibition.

Complete details will be announced later.  Watch your calendars!


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: SAVE THE DATES – OAD Summer Networking Events….they’re here! (6/19, 7/12, 7/30, and 8/21)

Summer’s here and it’s time for OAD Summer Events…the Steering Committee wants to see you out and about!

Find your sunglasses and sandals, save the dates in your calendar and join us:

“OAD Goes to the Movies – Kinky Boots – at Millennium Park” on Tuesday, June 19th – we’ll leave around 5:00 p.m. from UH and make our way down to Millennium Park to enjoy the popular Kinky Boots under the sun then the stars…

Summer Game Night and Trivia” on Thursday, July 12th – join us at a local establishment for our annual summer game night and trivia contest. It’s fun, festive, and a great way to celebrate a summer night!

“Music of the Summer with OAD at Millennium Park – Aimee Mann” on Monday, July 30th – we’ll do our next outing to Millennium Park for renowned singer Aimee Mann. There will be beverages, munchies, and great music and conversation…

“Advisors 4th Annual End of Summer/Fall Kickoff BBQ at Ph.D. Pub” on Tuesday, August 21st – we’ll be gearing up for the academic year, but we also need to take advantage of our warm weather and great summer barbecue for our fourth annual bbq! Grill and chill with us…really, we’ll do the grillin’ and you do the chillin’!

Save the dates in your calendar! RSVP’s will be out soon! If you have questions, email Joey at jvolpe@uic.edu.