FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Summer College Advising Information Packet now available!

We’re getting closer to Summer College!

There is a downloadable Summer College Advising Information packet now available in the UIC Advising Guidelines section of our website. Documents included in the downloadable packet are:

Summer College Programs Student Handout

Summer Enrichment Workshops Advising Information

2017 PEP College Advisors’ Handbook

Summer Enrichment Writing and ENGL 159 Co-Requisite Chart

ALEKS Math Placement Information

Summer College Chemistry FAQ’s for Student Orientation Leaders

Don’t forget:
You can visit the new Summer College website, which has been re-designed and updated. It’s easy to remember – summercollege.uic.edu.

You can also download a new Summer College flyer with information on all of our Summer College programs!

Registration for Summer College happens through the my.UIC portal so incoming students can log in and register there.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD Summer Networking Events Survey will be sent this week!

Are you ready for some OAD Summer Networking fun? I know the OAD Steering Committee is ready to bring you exciting events! Help the OAD Networking and Community Building Committee plan summer events!

Because Chicago is filled with millions of great things to do, we want to know where we should focus our efforts. Some events may involve discounts on tickets, while others may just require coordination.

A survey is being sent to your email with the subject – “Help us plan advisor summer events!” So let us know what most piques your interest, and we’ll try to plan something that best fits everyone’s busy schedules while still giving us a chance to enjoy Chicago in the summer!

 


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: UIC Summer Dance is here!

Join us this summer for an Ice Cream Social and Summer Dance! Show up to our free program. Bring your lunch, listen to great music, and wear your dancing shoes outside in the UIC LC Quad. In the first 45 minutes, you will learn a new dance. In the next 45 minutes, the dance floor will be open for more seasoned dancers.

This program is free and open to the public from Noon to 1:30pm at UIC Lecture Center Plaza (UIC LC Quad).

Thursday, May 18 — Salsa*
Thursday, June 1 — Bachata
Thursday, June 15 — Argentine Tango*
Thursday, June 29 — Kizomba
Thursday, July 13 — Zouk
Thursday, July 27 — Steppin’

*Starts at 11:30am with an Ice Cream Social.

For the latest updates, visit go.uic.edu/summerdanceUIC.

Check out last year’s video HERE.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA is offering New Advisors Annual Conference Scholarship – applications due July 2nd!

NACADA’s New Advisors Annual Conference Scholarship is now available for application. You can apply at https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Programs/Awards/Scholarships/Annual-Conference-Scholarship1.aspx.

This scholarship category was created in response to popular demand. Scholarships will be presented to selected new advising professionals with three (3) or fewer years of experience in a position where advising comprises at least 50% of their job duties. This scholarship provides those selected with an opportunity to experience the 41st NACADA Annual Conference on Academic Advising in St. Louis, MO. It will waive the member registration fee to attend the annual conference. Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. The provision of this type of support upholds one of the primary goals of the Association, which is to offer comprehensive professional development opportunities.

The deadline for this scholarship opportunity is July 2, 2017. Application components can be reviewed at the scholarship link above.

Please direct any questions to Dawn Krause.

 

 

 


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer College registration is open and there’s a new Summer College website!

Summer is here and so is Summer College!

Registration
The Summer College registration system is now open so please encourage your new first-year students who are eligible to register for one or more Summer College programs!

Registration for Summer College happens through the my.UIC portal so incoming students can log in and register there. Invitations to eligible students will begin next Wednesday, May 10th as well.

New Website and Flyer
For more information, you can visit the new Summer College website, which has been re-designed and updated. It’s easy to remember – summercollege.uic.edu!

You can also download a new Summer College flyer with information on all of our Summer College programs and this coming week we will be providing a downloadable Advisors’ Summer College packet so watch for that!

Here’s a preview of the Introduction to Summer College that we’ve provided in the Orientation Student Life Guide!


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: 4 week – GLAS/GWS 263: Asian American Gender and Sexual Diversity/Arab American Feminism (GenEd course) is still open!

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR STUDENTS:

Dear students,

Please take a look at this information about an upcoming summer course. It will be a transformative experience to be sure!

GLAS/GWS 263: Asian American Gender and Sexual Diversity/Arab American Feminism (GenEd course)

Instructor: Prof. Nadine Naber

CRN: 21750

Summer 2017 Session 1: May 15-June 9, 1:00-3:55 pm, 2LH 103

This course explores what Arab and Arab American feminisms can teach us about some of the most urgent issues of our times – from racism, colonialism, and war to immigration and refugees, social movements and revolutions, and the politics of family and community.


POSITION AVAILABLE: Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

– Internal Search –

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs (VPUA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is accepting applications for an Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs position. This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional position.

Duties:

The position provides high-level managerial support to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs. Using discretion, initiative, and independent judgment, the Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs manages office activities; schedules and prioritizes work and available resources; responds to requests and inquiries from students, faculty, and administrators; performs and manages projects related to the VPUA office. This position acts as liaison between the Vice Provost and reporting unit directors, coordinating projects delegated to direct reports.

Other duties include:

  • Manage workflow and responsibilities of the direct reports to the Vice Provost and coordinate activity reports of all VPUA reporting units.
  • Define problems, take initiative, conduct independent research, formulate solutions, and make recommendations to the Vice Provost regarding affairs of the office.
  • As a member of the VPUA Management Team, participate in weekly strategy meetings.
  • Compile data and research information on issues related to student success from a variety of sources on and off campus; provide analysis and reports. Oversee and conduct special projects related to undergraduate affairs, including research and data gathering from internal partners as well as peer institutions and reporting of findings.
  • Independently manage student success related projects as directed.
  • Prepare detailed briefing materials, presentations, and written remarks for the Vice Provost in preparation for meetings, events, and speaking engagements; provide relevant facts, data, background information for meetings, reports, inquires, agendas, and presentations.
  • Liaison with other administrative units of the university regarding the affairs of the office, including Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Office of Institutional Research, Colleges, and others.
  • Receive and manage confidential and sensitive information and requests related to the office.
  • Respond to, or escalate, as needed, inquiries from students, faculty, administrative staff, and general public, maintaining discretion and confidentiality in all communications.
  • Review and prioritize incoming documents requiring Vice Provost approval.
  • Draft and edit memoranda, campus announcements, agreements, policies, meeting agendas and other correspondence involving sensitive and confidential content.
  • Use discretion and independent judgment in management of the Vice Provost’s calendar, including scheduling and coordinating meetings, appointments, and travel.
  • Manage, organize, and arrange VPUA sponsored events including managing logistics, purchasing, staffing needs, etc.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, education, or related field is required. A Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of three years increasingly responsible experience in higher education administration.

Knowledge of university and higher education systems and processes. Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office suite products. Strong project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills, including the ability to work independently and as a member of the team, attend to multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines. Ability to understand data analysis for decision making in various projects. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with a broad range of senior level administrators complex ideas clearly and persuasively, verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion, and strong attention to detail.

For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references by May 23, 2017 at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=78941.  Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at gjimenez@uic.edu or 312-413-8516.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer College registration goes live next Wednesday, May 10th!

It’s summer at UIC and that means that we’re gearing up for our incoming class! Summer College’s registration opens next Monday, May 15th!

Registration for Summer College happens through the my.UIC portal so incoming students can log in and register there. Invitations to eligible students will begin next Wednesday, May 10th as well.

You can download a new Summer College flyer with information on all of our Summer College programs and next week we will be providing a downloadable Advisors’ Summer College packet so watch for that!

Here’s a preview of the Introduction to Summer College that we’ve provided in the Orientation Student Life Guide!


FOR YOUR INFORMATION: New version of the my.uic.edu portal is now available for continuing students!

There is a new version of my.uic.edu that is now live. Please keep in mind that the new portal is currently for continuing students only.

The portal (my.uic.edu) has been redesigned with input from Students.  The changes and new features in the portal are:

  • There is only one tab level reducing the number of clicks to access various systems;
  • Single Sign On for both Enterprise Applications (Registration, Grades, etc.) or Bluestem/Shibboleth Applications (email, Blacboard, etc.);
  • The most commonly used features are now on the Welcome tab (landing page);
  • Mobile friendly;
  • You can add any portlet to your ” Favorites”;
  • There are fewer tabs.  The “Welcome” tab has the most commonly used functions.  The “Student” tab has all of the student functions.  The “Student Services” tab lists services on one tab. The “Help” tab lists the support contacts.

The link is located on the my.uic.edu website.  You can see a screenshot of the new portal on my.uic.edu.

Both the previous version of the my.uic.edu portal and the new portal will be available until late September 2017 to eliminate any confusion and give everyone a chance to look at the new version.

We will keep you posted on further development of the portal including faculty/staff development!


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Finals Study Break at the Arab American Cultural Center on 5/2 and 5/3!

Please share with your students:

NEXT WEEK: Finals Study Break!

Come to the Arab American Cultural Center for some comfort food and relaxation!

WHEN: Tuesday May 2 and Wednesday May 3
WHERE: 111 Stevenson Hall
TIME: 12pm-5pm