Upcoming Spring 2018 Events

ACAA and Division of Undergraduate Studies 2018 Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards

May 31, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
Brunch provided

Advising Mini-Conference, hosted by Office of Academic Advising, UGS

June 6, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  three consecutive sessions
Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
Light refreshments provided by Office of Academic Advising in UGS

Session schedule: 

  • Session 1: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Reframing Mindsets to Improve Student Success, presented by Celena Simpson and Grant Schoonover (Pathway Oregon)
  • Session 2: 2:15 p.m. -3:15 p.m. – Small But Powerful: Using Mobile Devices to Supercharge Your Advising Documentation System, Andrew Wahlstrom (Lundquist College of Business)
  • Session 3: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – The Checklist Approach to Better Advising, Arturo Zavala (College of Design)

Winter 2018 Professional Development

The ACAA Professional Development Committee invites you to attend our winter session:

What do you say to a student complaining that they are struggling in a course because they are having difficulty understanding their instructor? What does research tell us? How do experts say we should proceed? This term’s Professional Development workshop will focus on strategies for advising students dealing with, or complaining about, such language barriers.

What: ACAA Professional Development Workshop-Winter 2018
When: Wednesday, Feb. 21st from Noon-1:00 pm
Where: 166 Lawrence Hall

Melissa Baese-Berk, Associate Professor Department of Linguistics
Robert Elliott, Associate Director Northwest Indian Language Institute
Trish Pashby, Senior Instructor II American English Institute

Workshop Focus:

International TAs – or IGEs at the UO – have been a fixture of US universities since the 1970s. There are many advantages IGEs and international faculty bring to higher education, but too often undergraduate students blame their lack of learning on the pronunciation or language abilities of their international instructors. This workshop is designed to equip advisors with knowledge that may help when working with undergraduates complaining about international GEs or faculty .

Topics include:
1) what procedures the UO currently has in place for testing and assisting IGEs,
2) what the research says about “accent” and intercultural communication and
3) what UO undergraduates can do toward finding success in courses taught by IGEs.

ACAA Professional Development Committee
Jagdeep Bala, Bear Goodman, Dietrich Moore, Aparna Sundar

Congratulations to Ethan Mapes – Recipient of NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising Award

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.

2017 Advisor Awards Announcement

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 Faculty Advisor: Hayden Harker, Department of Mathematics

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.


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://blogs.uoregon.edu/acaa/awards/2016-excellence-in-advising-award-winners/

2014 Excellence in Advising Award Winners

J. Josh Snodgrass and Kimberly Rambo-Reinitz were recognized with the inaugural University of Oregon Excellence in Advising Awards during a May 27th awards reception. Dr. Snodgrass, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, received the Oustanding Faculty Advisor Award, and Ms. Rambo-Reinitz, assistant director of academic advising in the Lundquist College of Business, received the Oustanding Professional Advisor Award. See the following link to read more about this year’s recipients and the award program: http://acaa.uoregon.edu/awards/2014-excellence-in-advising-award-winners/

ACAA winter term professional development opportunities

Upcoming ACAA winter term events

  • Professional Development Session: Wednesday, February 5th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, EMU Fir Room

Join the UO All-Campus Advising Association on Wednesday, February 5th at 12:00 pm in the EMU Fir Room to hear from Daniel Pascoe-Aguilar, the Director of the Career Center. Daniel will share the Career Center’s newly revised approach to career development for UO students and alumni, overviewing the center’s resources for major/career decision making and internship/job preparation, as well as how students can get the most from their services.

  • Professional Development Session and Business Meeting: Week 10, Location and time TBD

Miranda Atkinson, the Assistant Director of Student Services in the School of Journalism, will be presenting her NACADA Best of Region presentation on Motivational Interviewing. This session will help attendees understand the theory behind Motivational Interviewing, learn and practice key Motivational Interviewing skills, and determine appropriate applications in academic advising.

ACAA events are open to all members of the UO community with an interest in advising.

Upcoming ACAA Events in December

The UO All-Campus Advising Association is pleased to announce the following events in December

Professional Development Session and Business Meeting: December 3, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join the UO All-Campus Advising Association on Tuesday, December 3 at 11:00 am in the Knight Library Collaboration Center (Room 122) to hear from the Service-Learning Program Director, Deanna Chappell Belcher.  The Service-Learning Program engages the university and the broader community in partnerships to create educational programs for students, promote leadership through service, foster and promote inclusive environments, and advance social justice and civic engagement.  This session will provide an overview of the program, projects that students have been involved with, class options, and what advisors should know to help students get connected.

This session will also be followed by an ACAA business meeting from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. 

Winter Social: December 5, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

The All-Campus Advising Association would like to invite you to the first ACAA Winter Social. It will take place on Thursday, December 5 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Many Nations Longhouse. Bring a dessert to share, and come celebrate the end of fall term with food, conversation, and good cheer!

We hope to see you there!

Seats Available in fall term Music Arts & Letters Courses

Questions regarding the following information should be directed to Alli Bach, undergraduate academic advisor in the School of Music and Dance at  ugradmus@uoregon.edu.

Several seats are still available in the following Arts & Letters group-satisfying courses offered by the School of Music and Dance:

MUS 125 – Understanding Music (AL)

MW 1200-1320

CRN 15294

MUS 264 – Rock History 1950-1970 (AL, AC)

MW 1000-1150

CRN 15346

MUJ 350 – History of Jazz 1900-1950 (AL, AC)

MW 1400-1550

CRN 14840