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”
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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: 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 ( or Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson (


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”).