Category: OAD Daily News

OAD Daily News: Fall 2016 Advising Summit is TODAY, Thursday, September 29th at 9:30 a.m.!

The Fall 2016 Advising Summit is today, Thursday, September 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in SCE 302. Check in starts at 9:00 and there will be full breakfast served. See you there!

OAD Daily News: On education…

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

OAD Daily News: Welcome to Academic Year 2016 – 2017!

It’s the first day of school and we’re all excited to be here! Welcome new students and welcome back to our continuing students! Students, now is the time to execute your plans and make great habits for this academic year –

  • Find the best study spots for you;
  • Make a schedule for yourself for this week and then review it at the end of the week to make adjustments;
  • Learn your professor and TA’s names and make sure to read all of your syllabi;
  • Ask for help when you need it – there’s no stupid questions!

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

UARC Daily News: It’s summer and it means we get to meet our new students!

Meeting our new students is a time for excitement and joy! Building the foundation of your advisor-student relationship is one key to success. We recently came across a quotation that speaks volumes –

“I want to inspire people. I want people to look at me and say, ‘Because of you, I didn’t give up.'”

Our advising community lives this truth everyday. As we begin orientation season, let’s continue our journey in this profession and continue to inspire our students.

UARC Daily News: We honor and give thanks this Memorial Day…

We hope that you enjoy this long weekend, advisors! On this Memorial Day weekend, which we know as the unofficial start of summer, we honor those who died while serving in our armed forces. On behalf of UARC Steering Committee, we give our heartfelt thanks to those members of our UIC community who died while in service to our country. We give thanks to those in our community who have loved ones that we are honoring this Memorial Day.

UARC Daily News: Congratulations graduates! We’re so proud to be your advisors!

It’s both the best time of year and the worst time of year – we’re so proud of the work that our students have completed and happy to see them graduating, but it means we have to say goodbye.

Commencements began with Lavender Graduation last Friday (4/29/16) with this week’s commencements kick off with the Honors College Convocation (5/4/16).

See this week’s UIC News Commencement Issue for more information and wonderful, inspiring articles at this special time of year! It’s one of our favorite issues!

UARC Daily News: It’s that time of the semester where students are looking to finish strong!

Finishing strong is a key piece of the puzzle this time of year as we enter the final third of the semester. It means that we’ve got a busy April coming with awards events, honors society inductions, more studying, more studying, more studying. Often our students make that final push in this last part of the term. How do we as advisors help our students if they need help? Here’s a nice listing of UIC resources in our Current Student section of our new homepage.

UARC Daily News: What will you do with your summer? Now that’s a question we know how to help students answer!

The UIC Summer Session Office is pleased to announce a new rate structure for UIC Summer Session tuition and fees. Effective summer 2016, the undergraduate summer tuition and fees will be charged on a per credit hour basis instead of a range tuition basis.

Summer Session provides an excellent opportunity for students to make progress to graduation or to enroll in a single course. New online courses have been added in 2016 to provide even greater access to UIC courses.

In addition, the Summer Session office is working more closely this year with advisors and faculty to ensure that student course selections align with academic goals. Together these changes will provide UIC and visiting undergraduates with more cost effective opportunities to catch up or get ahead in their studies during the summer months.

Please note: Graduate and Professional Program tuition and fees will continue to be assessed under the range tuition structure in summer. Online programs will continue to be assessed under separate per credit hour rates.

Detailed information about 2016 summer undergraduate tuition and fees

UARC Daily News: It’s snowing outside, but our knowledge about advising is heating up!

Well, fellow Flames, it’s snowing and mighty windy outside today, but we’re getting ready to heat up our advising knowledge with tomorrow’s Spring 2016 Advising Summit.

Please join us as we discuss some very hot topics – Summer Session and Career Services. We want to maximize how we advise for summer and we’ve been thinking alot about career advising and its intersection with academic advising.

We’re excited to be meeting tomorrow and hopefully we’ll see you at the Summit. Details can be found in our Advising Summit postings!

UARC Daily News: When life gives you lemons…

The Tuesday Topics Common Reading Group is hosting a discussion next week about how to coach students to their next step once they have been denied from their intended pre-professional programs. Join them for a lively discussion of the article they’ve chosen. Following are the details:

Did these questions get you going?… Read the short article and join the next Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor-to-Advisor Common Reading Discussion.

Topic: Advising after Rejection
Article: “Assisting College Students with Career Planning After Denial of Admission to Their Pre-Professional Programs”

Go to:  to retrieve the article
Discussion Facilitator: Stephanie Sattler
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 23 at 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: Daley Library Room 1-470
More food for thought: What preventative strategies may reduce the negative impacts of rejection and progress a student towards acceptance of alternative options?