We would like to congratulate Ethan Mapes on being awarded the 2017 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising Professional Advisor Award. The NACADA organization has over 1,200 member from across the United States and Canada. Region 8 represents Advisors from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon. Ethan’s dedication to undergraduate advising is truly exemplary and we are thrilled that he was selected for this distinguished award from among the strong pool of Professional Advisors in this region.
The ACAA is thrilled to launch its professional development scholarship application, sponsored by the Division for Undergraduate Studies. This scholarship program provides financial support to attend advising-related professional development opportunities, upholding a primary goal of the Association—promoting the highest quality of academic advising at University of Oregon.
The scholarship will cover the member registration fees and include a supplemental travel stipend. In order to provide multiple scholarships, full travel and hotel expenses may not be covered by the scholarship.
Scholarship Award Distribution
The committee has allocated $2000 annually to professional development and will be awarding up to $500 per scholarship. Applicants are asked to put together a brief cost estimate, as funding needs vary.
Upcoming Professional Development Events:
Here are a few examples of upcoming regional conferences. Applicants are welcome to apply to conferences outside of this list.
Event: The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA) Region 8 Conference Location: Portland, Oregon Dates: March 11-13, 2018 Estimated Travel Expenses: $140 (registration) + $65 (membership) + additional travel costs.
Event: OWHE (Oregon Women in Higher Education) Conference Location: Bend, Oregon Dates: January 25-26, 2018 Estimated Travel Expenses: $165 (registration) + additional travel costs.
The ACAA Professional Development Committee invites you to attend our fall session:
Working with Accessible Education Center (AEC) to Support Student Success
Wednesday, November 15th, 12-1 pm, Education 117
- Overview of AEC
- How and when to make referrals to AEC.
- Discussion of common disability experiences and related supports including accommodations available through AEC.
- Best practices and procedures for interacting with students with disabilities including what to ask and what not to ask.
- How to effectively consult with AEC regarding students who may be struggling.
- Understanding responsibilities and best practices for those that receive accommodation letters.
- Opportunity to engage in a question and answer session with AEC advisors.
The ACAA New Advisor Mentoring Committee invites you to attend our fall session:
Thursday, October 26, 12-1:30 pm, EMU 119 – Diamond Lake
Our theme for this year is Retention and Persistence. Each Lunch and Learn will be grounded in the annual theme. For this first session, we will be exploring and discussing Academic Standing: what it means when your student is on AW, P1, P2, P3 or DQ. Wondering what all those letter and numbers mean? Both new and experienced advisors are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come lend your voice to this important conversation. We have also scheduled time for social interaction so attendees can get to know each other better.
Presented by Tami Hill and Paige Jackson, Office of Academic Advising, and the ACAA (All Campus Advising Association) New Advisor Mentorship Committee
Food will not be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own.
ACAA New Advisor Mentorship Committee
Elizabeth Raisanen, Paige Jackson, Ry Smith, Jeff Ransford and Julia Morrill
The Division of Undergraduate Studies and the All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA) are happy to announce the winners of the 2017 University of Oregon Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards. Advisors from 28 departments across campus were represented and the committee was impressed by the variety of ways students are being advised, supported, mentored and encouraged at UO.
Please join us in celebrating the 2017 University of Oregon Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards winners:
Outstanding Professional Advisor: Ethan Mapes, Office of International Affairs
The award recipients will be celebrated during a reception and brunch on Thursday, June 1 from 8:30-10:00am in the Gerlinger Alumni Lounge. We hope you’ll attend and help us recognize the extraordinary work underway, all across campus, in the name of our students’ success. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by May 25. RSVP at https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dm8yKDYJsCfo9H7.
The ACAA Professional Development Committee invites you to attend our spring session:
SERVING DREAMERS, DACA STUDENTS, AND STUDENTS FROM MIXED-STATUS FAMILIES
Tuesday, May 2
12:00pm – 1:00pm
UO’s DREAMers Working Group will present an info session for campus advisors on the topic of supporting the success of undocumented students, including DACA, DREAMERS/tuition equity students, undocumented, and students of mixed status families.
The mission of the UO DREAMers Working Group is to foster the unique gifts and talents of Dreamer students and promote their sense of belonging and safety as they pursue their higher education goals.
Learn more about these students’ experiences and how we can best support them as advisors by attending this professional development opportunity!
Please feel free to forward questions regarding this event to Dr. Jane Irungu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome back, Advisors!
I hope you enjoyed a restful spring break and have a wonderful start of the term!
As you know, last fall we launched several initiatives to support UO’s student success goals, of which many of the initiatives were in consultation and collaboration with campus advisors. One such initiative was to develop an “Advising Syllabus” and an “Academic Advising Preparatory Worksheet” for use with all students who are in their first year at the University of Oregon. This term, the Office of Academic Advising, as well as advisors in Business, Education Studies, and General Social Science departments will be piloting the syllabus and worksheet.
Both documents are designed to help students better understand how campus advisors can help them advance their goals, as well as to help connect students to the multitude of available campus opportunities and resources. We also hope these documents can support advisors by outlining expectations for students and by encouraging students to more effectively utilize advising sessions by preparing in advance.
These documents will be available in hardcopy in the piloting units’ offices, and the documents will also be linked and accessible on the student menu of DuckWeb. Since you will likely encounter students who have been advised in the units piloting the syllabus, we wanted to ensure you were aware of this plan and its intent. For your reference, the (downloadable) University of Oregon Advising Syllabus Spring includes the pilot syllabus and worksheet.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the pilot, please don’t hesitate to contact Dana Glasscock (email@example.com), who is assisting with the pilot implementation and assessment.
All the best,
Doneka R. Scott, PharmD, MA
Associate Vice Provost for Student Success
The ACAA Executive Committee invites you to participate in the second (we’re on a roll) Advising Forum.
Wednesday, March 15th, 12-1pm, Chiles 125B
In order to foster advising communication and collaboration across campus, the ACAA will hold one Advising Forum each term. Last term, this meeting was well attended and we all benefited by learning about relevant updates. You can see a brief summary of those updates on the ACAA website: http://acaa.uoregon.edu/category/advising-updates/
In this upcoming meeting, the following will happen:
- Brief presentation on relevant advising initiatives.
- 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. The bylaws are attached to this email.
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)
International Student Career Night is tonight, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm
At International Student Career Night you will get important networking experience with real professionals and hear from international alumni! Start planning your search for a summer internship, post-program work, or other professional pursuits at this event!
Registration is required and spots are limited: http://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cvbGMLhhxtPzIUd
Dress code is business casual: Please see here for examples.
Please be prepared to network with professionals, learn from a panel of alumni and professionals, and come hungry as we will be providing food and refreshments.
We are excited to see you at the second annual International National Student Career Night!
Bart Kassel, ISCA Manager & Career Adviser
Career Center, Division of Student Life
University of Oregon
1408 University Street/220 Hendricks Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1200
Study Abroad or Interning Abroad – Summer, Fall, or Academic Year 2017-2018 Scholarship Opportunities
I wanted to make sure you are aware of the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. It is a great scholarship that is awarded to over 2,300 students each year who are studying abroad and are currently receiving the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid. The Gilman scholarship is up to $5,000 (or up to $8,000 for those studying a critical need language while abroad.
The application deadline is: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by 9:59 PM Pacific Time (11:59 PM Central Time).
ELIGIBILITY: • Undergraduate students
- U.S. citizens only
- Planning to study abroad in summer 2017, fall 2017, or academic year 2017-2018
- Receiving a Pell Grant or provide proof of receiving a Pell Grant during the term of study abroad/internship abroad
More information about eligibility and the application process can be found on the Gilman website at: www.iie.org/GILMAN
We have an upcoming Gilman workshop covering application tips on:
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
There is also an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST: Meet Gilman Alumni
In addition, our scholarships advisor Chin Yi Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I are available to meet with students to review essays, answer questions, and discuss the application process. Putting together a competitive application for Gilman takes a few rounds of revisions, and our team of advisors can help students with this process. Students can call the Office of International Affairs at 541-346-3207 to set up an advising appointment, or email me at any time with questions.
Study Abroad Programs Assistant
Study Abroad Scholarships Assistant
Global Education Oregon
333 Oregon Hall
5209 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5209