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.

Winter 2016 Professional Development

Happy New Year!!!  Winter term is well under way and we have our first professional development meeting coming up!

Training on Schedule Builder:

Wednesday, January 20, 12:001:00pm

Mckenzie 442 (SSIL computer lab)

Led by Brian Lowery, Associate University Registrar

Join us for an interactive training on Schedule Builder. Advisors will be given a step-by-step demonstration of how to help students build schedules using this web-based interactive tool designed to optimize course offerings and selections for each term. The training will be in a computer lab, so you’ll be able to walk through the various steps. We will also briefly cover the new degree guide. Feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues.

Please RSVP here so we have an idea of the number of attendees to expect: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9TP4tk9FQxcxbcV

2nd Professional Development & Business Meeting – FA15

You’re invited to the second ACAA Professional Development session and the first ACAA Business meeting of the year!

Come join representatives from the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling & Testing Center, and Division of Student Life to learn more about what we as advisors can do to prevent campus shootings.

Wednesday, December 2, 12:00-12:50pm

This session will be followed by an ACAA business meeting from 1:00-1:50 pm.

Esslinger 112

In response to the recent UCC tragedy, many of us may have already attended the active shooter training that Office of Emergency Management and Continuity is providing to UO faculty and staff.  While this training has touched on prevention, its main objective has been to teach survival strategies for such a situation if one were to occur.  This ACAA professional development event will focus solely on the prevention piece to explore what advisors can do to recognize students of concern and be clear on correct protocol and support service options, as well as have a conversation about what we can do to provide a more inclusive and supportive environment for students in order to prevent these types of tragedies.  Panel participants from the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling & Testing Center, Division of Student Life, and a possible guest from LCC will provide information about their own services and strategies as well as take questions from the group.  It is possible that the conversation may touch on other topics of concern to which our campus community is currently responding, such as racial profiling in the wake of events at Mizzou and even the escalating global refugee crisis.