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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: First Tuesday/Thursday Topics Common Reading on Thursday, September 24th – mark your calendar!

Our Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Reading discussion is at the end of the month and is something we can all relate to… BUDGET CUTS! We hope you will join in our next discussion as we creatively think of new ways to do more with less.

Topic: Budget Cuts
Article: “Meeting student needs in tough economic times”
Go to: www.go.uic.edu/AdvisorsTT to retrieve the article.
Discussion Leader: Alex Sainvilier
Date/Time: Thursday, September 24 at 12-1 p.m.
Location: **University Hall (UH) room 850 – please note we are not in our usual space**

Starter Question: What are some low budget activities/resources/strategies you or your unit are implementing with students in these tough economic times?”

If your colleagues haven’t gotten around to it yet, please encourage them to get added by visiting: http://go.uic.edu/TT_Emails. As always we are graciously provided the treats and drinks by UARC but feel free to bring your lunch. Questions or comments? Email co-chair Jill Huynh (jhuynh@uic.edu) or Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson (vkt@uic.edu).

Sincerely,

The Common Reading Committee

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”).


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UARC Sponsored events – RSVP still available for next documentary viewing (9/15) and NACADA Webinar “Advising Needs of First Generation Students” on 9/16

The next documentary viewing session of “A Walk in My Shoes” to prepare for NACADA’s September 16th webinar “Advising Needs of First Generation Students” is being held on September 15th:

DOCUMENTARY VIEWING SESSION #2:
Tuesday, September 15th – 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: 1-470 LIB

To remind you, UARC and campus partners are pleased to be presenting a series of professional development events about advising first generation college students. These events are being presented in conjunction with NACADA’s planned series of web events beginning 9/16. NACADA will be hosting a webinar on September 16th “Advising Needs of First Generation Students: NACADA Leaders Share their Experiences.” The webinar is being offered in conjunction with a documentary film “A Walk in My Shoes: First-Generation College Students” produced by the College of Education at Kansas State University.

If you cannot view the documentary during a viewing session, please contact Joey Volpe and she can provide you with the DVD or you can watch the entire documentary on Vimeo.

NACADA WEBINAR “Advising Needs of First Generation Students: NACADA Leaders Share their Experiences”:
Wednesday, September 16th – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 636 SEO

Please RSVP at http://go.uic.edu/uarcfirstgenseriesrsvp.
There will also be events following the September 16th webinar. We will keep you posted as details become available!
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More information about the documentary provided on NACADA’s website:
“A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students” is a documentary for academic advisors working with first-generation college students. It was produced by the College of Education at Kansas State University. This powerful film delves deeply into the lives of five current students and three successful alumni who share intimate details of their lives. A few of the topics include family concerns, financial issues, language barriers, socialization, learning disabilities and navigating the college experience. – See a trailer for the documentary.
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For more information contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu).


REMINDER – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UARC Documentary Viewing #1 of “A Walk in My Shoes” is TOMORROW (9/3) at 3:30 p.m. in preparation for NACADA’s 9/16 webinar.

The first documentary viewing session of “A Walk in My Shoes” to prepare for NACADA’s September 16th webinar “Advising Needs of First Generation Students” is being held tomorrow:

DOCUMENTARY VIEWING SESSION #1:
Thursday, September 3rd – 3:30. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: 2750 UH

To remind you, UARC and campus partners are pleased to be presenting a series of professional development events about advising first generation college students. These events are being presented in conjunction with NACADA’s planned series of web events beginning 9/16. NACADA will be hosting a webinar on September 16th “Advising Needs of First Generation Students: NACADA Leaders Share their Experiences.” The webinar is being offered in conjunction with a documentary film “A Walk in My Shoes: First-Generation College Students” produced by the College of Education at Kansas State University.

UARC’s second viewing of the documentary will be offered the week of the webinar.

DOCUMENTARY VIEWING SESSION #2:
Tuesday, September 15th – 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: 1-470 LIB

NACADA WEBINAR “Advising Needs of First Generation Students: NACADA Leaders Share their Experiences”:
Wednesday, September 16th – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 636 SEO

Please RSVP at http://go.uic.edu/uarcfirstgenseriesrsvp.
There will also be events following the September 16th webinar. We will keep you posted as details become available!
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More information about the documentary provided on NACADA’s website:
“A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students” is a documentary for academic advisors working with first-generation college students. It was produced by the College of Education at Kansas State University. This powerful film delves deeply into the lives of five current students and three successful alumni who share intimate details of their lives. A few of the topics include family concerns, financial issues, language barriers, socialization, learning disabilities and navigating the college experience. – See a trailer for the documentary.
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For more information contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu).


UARC Announcement: REMINDER – NETWORKING EVENT: UARC visits Millenium Park tomorrow (9/1) for Summer Film Series “The Breakfast Club”!

Need a break during the second week of classes? Join other advisors after work for a great classic movie – John Hughes’s “The Breakfast Club”! Filmed at New Trier High School, this classic film has been around for 30 years. Can you believe it?

We will have some blankets set out for you on the northwest side of the lawn (the side near the Bean). It’s going to be hot, so we’ll bring some bottles of water and very light munchies!

Head out after work from campus, but if you’ve got to stop at home, join us at the park! Either way, bring your park gear, whatever food and beverages you prefer, and your knowledge of the 80’s..Join us if you can! You can let us know until noon tomorrow! RSVP now…


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UARC Sponsored events – DVD Viewings and NACADA Webinar “Advising Needs of First Generation Students” on 9/16

UARC and campus partners are pleased to be presenting a series of professional development events about advising first generation college students. These events are being presented in conjunction with NACADA’s planned series of web events beginning 9/16. More information will be provided very soon, but following is a preview to some of the events:

NACADA will be hosting a webinar on September 16th “Advising Needs of First Generation Students: NACADA Leaders Share their Experiences.” The webinar is being offered in conjunction with a film “A Walk in My Shoes: First-Generation College Students” produced by the College of Education at Kansas State University.

UARC is sponsoring two viewings of the documentary before the webinar:

DOCUMENTARY VIEWING SESSION #1:
Thursday, September 3rd – 3:30. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: TBD

DOCUMENTARY VIEWING SESSION #2:
Tuesday, September 15th – 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: TBD
Also, don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE for the NACADA webinar, which will be hosted by UARC:
September, 16, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Location: TBD

There will also be events following the September 16th webinar. We will keep you posted as details become available!

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More information about the documentary provided on NACADA’s website:

“A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students” is a documentary for academic advisors working with first-generation college students. It was produced by the College of Education at Kansas State University. This powerful film delves deeply into the lives of five current students and three successful alumni who share intimate details of their lives. A few of the topics include family concerns, financial issues, language barriers, socialization, learning disabilities and navigating the college experience.  – See a trailer for the documentary.
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For more information contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu).


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Save the Dates for 2015-2016 Tuesday/Thursday Topics

Please mark your calendar for our 2015-2016 advisor common reading discussions (aka “Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).

Date: Thursday, September 24
Topic: Budget Cuts

Date:Tuesday, October 20
Topic: Faculty and Staff Advising

Date: Thursday, November 19
Topic: Assessment

Date: Thursday, January 28
Topic: Office Design

Date: Tuesday, February 23
Topic: Advising after Rejection

Date: Thursday, March 24
Topic: Pressures in Advising

Date: Tuesday, April 26
Topic: Group Advising

All discussions will be held from 12:05-12:50 p.m.

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 Jill Huynh, jhuynh@uic.edu, or Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson vkt@uic.edu.

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”).


NETWORKING EVENT – SAVE THE DATE 9/1/15 – UARC visits Millenium Park for Summer Film Series “The Breakfast Club”!

Need a break during the second week of classes? Join other advisors after work for some munchies and drinks and a great classic movie – John Hughes’s “The Breakfast Club”! Filmed at New Trier High School, this classic film has been around for 30 years. Can you believe it?

 

We’ll head out after work from campus, but if you’ve got to stop at home, join us at the park! We’ll make sure you have the details. We hope you can join us for this inaugural Millenium Park outing before we lose our summer evenings to boots and coats. More details to follow very soon!

 

In the meantime, please direct questions to Joey Volpe at jvolpe@uic.edu.


SAVE THE DATE(S): STUDY ABROAD Workshop for Advisors sponsored by SAO and UARC – two dates available! August 10th and 12th 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

SAVE THE DATE(S): Study Abroad Workshop for College Advisors: from curriculum integration to best practice

The Study Abroad Office will offer a summer workshop focusing on pedagogy, curriculum integration, and best practice in the field of international education. Intended outcomes for advisors include examples of the academic, personal, and career benefits of studying abroad, practical updates on SAO administrative protocols, and a study abroad advising toolbox for every type of learner to further UIC’s Student Success Initiative.

To accommodate advisors’ schedules, the workshop will be held twice:
Monday, August 10th: 9:00 am -10:30am
Location: TBA – East Campus

Tuesday, August 12th: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: TBA – East Campus

Light breakfast will be served.

**UARC is pleased to be sponsoring the workshops in partnership with the Study Abroad Office.**


UARC sponsored training “Know Your IX: Essentials for Advisors – Sexual Misconduct, Title IX, and CLERY Training for Advisors” from Rebecca Gordon of OAE on June 17th.

UARC sponsored training “Know Your IX: Essentials for Advisors – Sexual Misconduct, Title IX, and CLERY Training for Advisors” from Rebecca Gordon of OAE on June 17th

Did you miss the sessions in April? If so, you have another chance to learn about Title IX on June 17th.

The Undergraduate Advising Resource Center is pleased to sponsor a training from Rebecca Gordon from the Office of Access and Equity related to advisors’ role in UIC’s compliance with Title IX:

Did you know over 90 schools are being investigated for violations in their response to sexual violence? This workshop will cover Title IX compliance and your central role in assisting survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence.  You will learn what rights students have and interventions that can be taken to facilitate their academic success. This workshop will be interactive, use scenarios and skill building techniques to prepare you for providing critical information and a supportive response.

June 17, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

205 Grant Hall (GH)

 Please RSVP at http://go.uic.edu/knowyourixrsvp by June 12th. We have limited seats available.

Please contact either Rebecca Gordon (rebeccag@uic.edu) or Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu) with questions.


UARC sponsored event on May 26th: Campus Advocacy Network Workshop for Advisors

UARC sponsored event on May 26th – Campus Advocacy Network Workshop for Advisors

CAN will be providing information on their resources and services – once on the east campus and once on the west campus!

Now that you may have been trained at one of our UARC sponsored “Know Your IX” trainings for advisors or you may have attended one of the campus events held during this April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the UARC is pleased to sponsor a special workshop with the Campus Advocacy Network to learn about the resources and services they provide. Rachel Caidor and Dan Cairo from the Campus Advocacy Network will spend 1.5 hours with advisors working through topics including what an advocate is, confidentiality and the role of an advocate, how advocate services work, how to refer students to CAN for services, what advisors should expect when doing a referral, CAN’s efforts to make UIC a safer community, etc.

 

The workshops will be held on May 26th – one on the east campus and one on the west campus.

 

WEST CAMPUS SESSION

10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

LOCATION: AHSB (Room 710)

 

EAST CAMPUS SESSION

2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

LOCATION: 2750 UH

 

Please RSVP at http://go.uic.edu/uarccanworkshoprsvp by May 20th.

 

If you have questions, please contact Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu) who is coordinating the event on behalf of UARC.

 

 

**Please note that if you were unable to attend a session of “Know Your IX: Essentials for Advisors” with Rebecca Gordon, we are organizing a third session that will be held on the east campus during the month of June. If you are interested in attending, please contact Joey (jvolpe@uic.edu) via email.