Spring business meeting and professional development session

We hope you can join us on Wednesday, June 3 from 11am-1pm in Knight Library room 122. The ACAA business meeting will occur from 11am-noon. Here you will have an opportunity to learn more about Association’s structure and meet past, present and current ACAA leadership. Following the business meeting will be the ACAA professional development session from noon-1pm. In this session, we will learn about the integration of Study Abroad Programs and AHA International joining to form a new unit called Global Education Oregon. Presenters will discuss study abroad opportunities and the role of advising in the planning process for study abroad

ACAA Accepting nominations for committee positions

ACAA is currently accepting nominations for committee positions.  As a leader in the advising community, we encourage you to nominate yourself and/or your amazing colleagues for an open committee position. Brief descriptions of committee duties and time commitments are below. To nominate, please email Rachel Allen (rallen@uoregon.edu) with the name of the person you would like to nominate by Thursday, April 30.

All nominated members will be notified and given the opportunity to withdraw their names before the voting process begins. After nominations are collected, the formal voting process will occur through an online survey of the membership. Selected committee members will serve for one term (two years) starting this summer.

Open Committee Positions:

Executive Committee (3 open positions): The Executive Committee serves as the ACAA leadership team. They are responsible for strategic planning and advancement of the Association. Additionally, the Executive Committee maintains communication between standing committees and relays information to the membership. Executive Committee members create additional programming opportunities, attend two professional development sessions per term, and organize one business meeting per term. Time commitment is approximately 12 hours per term.

Professional Development Committee (3 open positions): The Professional Development Committee organizes two professional development opportunities for ACAA members each term. They are responsible for contacting potential speakers, making room reservations, and sending out announcements to the listserv. Time commitment is approximately 7 hours per term.

Awards Committee (2 open positions): The Awards Committee coordinates the Excellence in Advising Awards that recognize one outstanding faculty and one outstanding professional advisor each year. This involves coordinating the nomination and application process, promoting the awards program and winners, organizing and serving on the awards review committee, and planning the awards reception. In the fall and summer, the time commitment is minimal, and in the winter and spring, it is more substantial. The work is evenly divided among the committee members to accommodate scheduling conflicts and other responsibilities.

New Advisor Mentoring Committee (2 open positions): The New Advisor Mentoring Committee develops programming to mentor and support new UO advisors. They are responsible for mentorship pairing, recruitment, and hosting gatherings for mentorship matches. Time commitment is approximately 5 hours per term.

Technology Committee (1 open position): This is a newly formed committee. The Technology committee will be responsible for content and layout of the ACAA website (acaa.uoregon.edu). Time commitment is approximately 5 hours per term.

For questions, please feel free to contact Rachel Allen (rallen@uoregon.edu)

ACAA Spring Professional Development Opportunities

The All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA) is offering three professional development opportunities this spring. Mark your calendars! 
Professional Development 1: Financial Aid Session 
Thurs, April 16, 12:00-1:00pm, Lillis 185
Withdrawing from courses, whether it be a single course or complete withdrawal, could possibly have a large impact on a student’s current and future financial aid. This presentation will explore the possible financial aid consequences students may face should they choose to withdraw from a single course or the entire term.  We will also discuss Satisfactory Academic Progress along with general financial aid deadlines for applying and turning in required documentation and the impact of not meeting these deadlines.  

Presenters will be Staci Miles, Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Reed McCue, Financial Aid Counselor.
Additional Professional Development Opportunity 
Mindset Interventions Session w/ guest from Stanford – College Transition Collaborative
Thurs, April 30/ Fri, May 1
Details coming soon!
ACAA Business Meeting
Wednesday, June 3, 11:00-11:50, TBA
Details coming soon.
Professional Development 2: Presenting Global Education Oregon
Wednesday, June 3, 12:00-12:50pm, TBA
Within the Office of International Affairs, two units (Study Abroad Programs and AHA International) are joining to form a new unit called Global Education Oregon. This integration will allow for greater service and international opportunities for both UO students, and students from other schools across the U.S. Come learn about what study abroad opportunities are available to UO students, and the role of academic advising in the planning process for study abroad.

UO Excellence in Advising Awards

The Division of Undergraduate Studies and the All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA) invite nominations for the annual University of Oregon Excellence in Advising Awards. One outstanding faculty advisor and one outstanding professional advisor will each receive a $2,000 award, generously provided by The Division of Undergraduate Studies. The recipients who best exhibit the qualities associated with excellent advising will be recognized at an awards brunch on Thursday, May 28.Faculty, students, staff, and officers of administration are welcome to nominate faculty and professional advisors who exemplify excellence in advising and meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Outstanding Professional Advisor: Any professional whose job dictates that the majority of his/her responsibilities are in advising.
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor: Any appointed tenure track, non-tenure track, or adjunct faculty member who mentors or advises undergraduate students in addition to significant teaching and research responsibilities.

The definition of excellence in advising can be viewed here:http://acaa.uoregon.edu/awards/definition-of-excellence-in-advising/

Nomination Process: Please nominate advisors by completing the nomination form on the ACAA website: http://acaa.uoregon.edu/awards/

Nominations are due Friday, March 13.

Nominees will be notified by e-mail and given the opportunity to submit an application for the Excellence in Advising Award. The application will include the following:

  • A brief statement addressing how the nominee exemplifies excellence in advising
  • At least one letter of recommendation

A review committee comprised of faculty members, professional advisors, and university administrators will select the recipients. Please forward this e-mail to colleagues who may be interested in applying or submitting a nomination(s).

Last year, Dr. Josh Snodgrass, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award. Kim Rambo-Reinitz, Assistant Director for Academic Advising in the Lundquist College of Business, received the Outstanding Professional Advisor award.

Please contact advisingawards@uoregon.edu with questions

Save the Date: Winter 2015 Professional Development

Tuesday, March 10


Location: 236 Jaqua

11:00am-Noon: Business Meeting

Please join us for important updates from campus departments and majors. This is an opportunity for your program/department/college to inform the larger advising community of significant changes to your program. To get on the meeting agenda please email rallen@uoregon.edu. We hope to see you all there in order to learn more about relevant changes to campus policies, programs and procedures.

Noon-1pm: Professional Development

Renae DeSautel, Sexual Violence Response and Support Services Coordinator, will lead a professional development training session regarding how to fulfill our legal duty to report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault. She will also discuss how to refer students to appropriate resources.

Please feel free to bring your lunch.