Fall 2016 Inaugural ACAA Advising Forum

The ACAA Executive Committee invites you to participate in the inaugural Advising Forum. 

November 28th, from 12-1pm, Education 276

In order to foster advising communication and collaboration across campus, the ACAA will hold one Advising Forum each term. In this meeting, the following will happen:

  • Brief presentation on relevant advising initiatives. This term, Doneka Scott, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success will speak on her role at the UO.
  • Time for relevant, cross-campus advising updates.
  • Time for expressing concerns and sharing successes regarding policies/procedures that impact the advising community.
  • Vote on updates to the bylaws and changes to the mission of ACAA.

Feel free to bring your lunch. We look forward to seeing you there!
The ACAA Executive Committee

(Miranda Atkinson, Gretchen Hill-Marino, Jamie Hoag Barnett, Jennie Leander, Megan Weiler)

Fall 2016 Lunch & Learn

What: Lunch-and-Learn: Strategies and Resources for New Advisors
Presented by the ACAA (All Campus Advising Association) New Advisor Mentorship Committee

Who: All advisors (faculty and professional) at the University of Oregon

When: Friday, November 4 from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: Chiles 125B

Why: We want to create a space for information sharing between advisors with the aim of enhancing advising practices on UO’s campus by providing information, resources, and support that will benefit new and returning advisors alike.

Similar events at peer institutions have proven to be a valuable resource for advising communities, so bring your lunch, questions, and experiences and join us on November 4th!

Space is limited. RSVP is encouraged (but not required) at the link provided below:

https://oregon.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b9kyUfcU3D5i6UJ

Fall 2016 Professional Development

Please join us for the first ACAA Professional Development Workshop of the 2016-2017 school year: Advising Student Athletes at the University of Oregon
Tuesday, October 18th at 12:00 noon
Straub 257
Representatives from the Services for Student Athletes (SSA) support staff will provide an overview of information related to advising student athletes. The SSA provides academic support (academic advising, tutoring, mentoring) services to approximately 500 student athletes representing many majors across campus. Campus academic advisors will learn about the services provided to student athletes, gain knowledge in areas of NCAA compliance, resources and support, questions to ask students to increase effectiveness of advising.

Annual Summer Potluck – Save the Date

Come join your advising colleagues across campus on Thursday, September 15 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, location: Many Nations Longhouse,  for the fifth annual summer potluck.  Enjoy good food, great people, and get excited for the start of a new year!

Please bring a dish and/or beverage of your choice to share, with a list of ingredients for those among us with food allergies.

Note: No alcoholic beverages please.   Also, we will likely not have access to a stove or oven.

If you’re not a member, sign up now! 

Feel free to extend this invitation to your fellow colleagues in advising roles at the UO.  All faculty members, officers of administration, counselors, and advisors with advising responsibilities (GTFs, etc.) are welcome.

Please direct questions to an ACAA Executive Committee member:
Gretchen Hill-Marino | ghill3@uoregon.edu
Jennie Leander| jleander@uoregon.edu
Jamie Hoag Barnett | barnett@uoregon.edu
Miranda Atkinson | mirandaa@uoregon.edu
Megan Coble | mcoble@uoregon.edu

Summer Professional Development Event

Retention and time to degree:  A look at key factors and advising strategies

Thursday, July 7, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Lokey Education 117

This fall President Schill announced the ambitious goal of increasing UO’s 4-year graduation rates by 10% by the year 2020.  Advising will no doubt play a key role in this effort.  Please join Kimberly Johnson and Grant Schoonover on July 7th from 11 am to noon at Education 117. Using UO data they’ll review factors important to retention and time to degree, and discuss advising strategies to promote student persistence and timely graduation.

Note about presenters: Kimberly Johnson, Director Academic Advising, and Grant Schoonover, Director PathwayOregon, co-chaired the University Retention and Completion Committee (URCC) this academic year.  Undergraduate and Retention Completion Committee (URCC) was convened by the Lisa Freinkel, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and charged with clarifying factors important to retention and timely graduation, and recommending strategies to promote timely degree.

2016 Outstanding Advisor Award winners

BothThe UO All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA) held its third annual awards ceremony on May 25 to recognize and celebrate excellence in undergraduate advising and the positive impact exceptional advising and mentoring has on the undergraduate student experience at the University of Oregon. This year’s honorees included Outstanding Faculty Advisor award recipient Dr. Alisa Freedman, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Film in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures; and Outstanding Professional Advisor award recipient Miranda Atkinson, Assistant Director of Student Services and a career and academic advisor in the School of Journalism and Communication. See the following link to read more about this year’s recipients and the award program: http://acaa.uoregon.edu/awards/2016-excellence-in-advising-award-winners/

Spring 2016 End of Year Business Meeting and Professional Development

ACAA Business Meeting

June 1 at 11:00 am  Pacific 30

Agenda to include an introduction of the new committee members and more.

 

ACAA Professional Development Opportunity: Queer Ally Coalition – Highlights for UO Academic Advisors.

June 1 at 12:00 noon   Lawrence 230 (a short walk from the business meeting)

Join the ACAA and the LGBT Education and Support Services Program in an overview of campus’s Queer Ally Coalition. Learn more about sexual orientation and gender identity to increase the effectiveness of your  academic advising.

Advising Awards Announcement

The Division of Undergraduate Studies and the All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA) are happy to announce the winners of the 2016 University of Oregon Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards.  The awards committee received close to 200 nominations and 51 applications for review.  Applicants came from thirty different departments and clearly demonstrated the high quality, caring and creative undergraduate advising and mentoring happening at the University of Oregon. Please join us in celebrating the 2016 University of Oregon Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards winners:

Outstanding Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alisa Freedman, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences

Outstanding Professional Advisor: Miranda Atkinson, Undergraduate Advising, School of Journalism & Communication

The award recipients will be celebrated during a reception and brunch on Wednesday, May 25th, from 8:30-10:00am in the Gerlinger Alumni Lounge. We hope you’ll attend and help us recognize the incredible advising and mentoring being done all across campus every day!  If you plan to attend, please RSVP by May 17th RSVP to awards reception.

Spring 2016 Professional Development Meeting

LATE BREAKING ADVISING NEWS:

ACAA Professional Development Opportunity: Supporting Pathway Oregon Students
Tuesday, April 26 at 12:00 noon
Straub 254

Join the ACAA and the Pathway Oregon Program: https://pathwayoregon.uoregon.edu/. Pathway Oregon is University of Oregon’s promise of full tuition and fees, and comprehensive support for Oregonians who are first-time freshmen, up to 2 years out of high school, and who are Pell Grant eligible. Academic Advisors will learn how to best support Pathway students as well as students who are accessing TRiO and Student Support Services.

ALSO COMING UP:

ACAA Business Meeting
June 1 at 11:00 am
Pacific 30

Agenda to include an introduction of the new committee members (nomination email to follow in the next few days) and more.

ACAA Professional Development Opportunity: Queer Ally Coalition – Highlights for UO Academic Advisors.
June 1 at 12:00 noon
Lawrence 230 (a short walk from the business meeting)

Join the ACAA and the LGBT Education and Support Services Program in an overview of campus’s Queer Ally Coalition. Learn more about sexual orientation and gender identity to increase the effectiveness of your  academic advising.

We hope to see you there!!

Winter 2016 Professional Development (End of Term)

Presentation on the UO Collegiate Recovery Center:

Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00 noon

HEDCO 146

Representatives from the UO Collegiate Recovery Center (CRC) will give an overview of this relatively new campus program and will discuss the important role it plays for students in recovery.  In addition, two CRC members will share their own stories and how the CRC has helped them.  Presenters will then be open to answer questions and participate in discussion.