2nd Oregon Academic Advising Conference

Call for Proposals

June 23rd, 2017

2nd Oregon Academic Advising Conference

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Proposals Accepted until Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Proposal Submission Form



OAAA serves a constituency which includes academic advisors, academic counselors, counselors, faculty members, administrators, and others in academic and student affairs who are concerned with the intellectual, relational, developmental, and vocational needs of students. OAAA is a representative for and advocate of academic advisors and academic counselors in universities, colleges, community colleges, technical colleges and schools, public and private. It is a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas. OAAA works to promote the recognition of the profession of academic advising in the state of Oregon.

In keeping with OAAA’s mission of supporting the development and professional growth of academic advisors and academic counselors in higher education in Oregon, we are seeking proposals that address categories such as academic counseling, community college and transfer advising, working with under-represented student populations, and culturally sensitive advising. Proposals that speak to these topics specifically through the lens of Oregon’s institutions, student populations, and legislation are especially encouraged.

Concurrent sessions at this conference will run as 50 minute blocks (inclusive of Q&A). Proposals will be evaluated based upon:

  • Relevance- Content aligns with OAAA’s mission, OAAA constituents, timeliness of topics, and/or student populations in Oregon.
  • Outcomes – Stated outcomes are clear and provide participants with specific take-away items/concepts
  • Scope – The scope and level of the proposal topic is broad and appropriate for its audience; it can be translated to apply to different types of institutions or departments.
  • Format – Session delivery format embraces various elements and methods of engagement and learning styles

Proposals accepted now through February 22nd, 2017

Registration Information Coming Soon!!

Information:  https://oregonaaa.wordpress.com/


Proposal Selection Committee Chair: Dr. Jennifer Leach Jennifer.Leach@oregonstate.edu

Conference Chairs:  Tiffany.Fritz@oregonstate.edu or Jeff.Malone@oregonstate.edu

Department and Program Updates FA2016

Human Physiology Updates: November 29, 2016

Starting Summer 2017, HPHY will only offer the first four courses of the full Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) sequence, eliminating students’ ability to complete the year’s worth of academics in 12 weeks time.  The dates for summer term offerings are:

  • HPHY 321 – June 26 – Aug 4
  • HPHY 322 – June 26 – Aug 4
  • HPHY 323 – Aug 7 – Sept 15
  • HPHY 324 – Aug 7 – Sept 15

For more information, contact Jen Strong, Human Physiology Advisor, at jsstrong@uoregon.edu

DuckWeb Updates: Sept. 15, 2016

Students are now able to declare a BA or BS on DuckWeb.  Students can also change (add, update or remove) their Professional Objective on DuckWeb.  Professional Objectives can be found on the top of the Degree Guide.  Students can have three professional objectives.  They are used by some departments as a way to find a specific population of students for communication and outreach purposes.  Students can also change Ethnicity and Race on this form as well.

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:


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://blogs.uoregon.edu/acaa/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.