ILACADA is partnering with u.select and iTransfer to provide professional development workshops for advisors who use these online tools.
Moraine Valley Community College will be our host location for the November 7th workshop. Space is limited! We have space for 30-35 advisors in the 10-12 session and room for 15 advisors in the 1-3 session.University of Illinois-Chicago will be the host site for the December 11 session. Space is also limited and we will have two sessions from 10-12 and 1-3. Register online, it’s free! ILACADA will be offering various webinars during the spring semester at several locations. We will get the information to you later this semester.
This two hour advisor workshop provides instruction in a computer lab setting on the use of u.select and iTransfer/IAI as advising tools to assist students in successful transfer. “Success” is defined as transferring and graduating.
The u.select portion focuses on the features/functions of u.select specifically designed for Advisors and will provide updates on recent changes. Our goal is that participants will develop a working knowledge of u.select as an Advisor resource, and that even the most experienced u.select user will learn something new.
iTransfer.org – the web presence for the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) – also serves as the portal for transfer related information for students and Advisors. This training session will review the site and IAI briefly and will provide information for advisors to effectively utilize iTransfer in working with their students.
Time will be allotted for hands-on practice by participants and for a question/answer session.
We are delighted to announce the 2013 Illinois Academic Advising Association (ILACADA) Conference –Setting Your Advising GPS – is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Illinois State University. iTransfer and u.select are uniting with ILACADA to provide a multitude of sessions promoting student services and our profession as well as serving to enhance partnerships among academic advisors and higher education partners throughout Illinois.
The 2013 Conference planning committee members are Krista Jackson (iTransfer), Thedford Jackson (Highland Community College), Teri Farr (Illinois State University), Shawn Schultz (Eastern Illinois University), Anjie Almeda (Illinois State University), Kim Little (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), plus the 2013 Conference Chairs, Jennifer Frobish (Illinois State University), Sarah Scheffert (Heartland Community College), and Sherry Winkle (Bradley University).
Sarah Watson from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, won the “Best of ILACADA” for her presentation: Peeling Back the Layers: Asking the Right Questions
Counseling professionals often refer to comorbidity – the presence of one diagnosis where there is another. More often than not, fading academic progress is a symptom of a larger problem. Advisors are charged, with asking the right questions to reveal the underlying source of poor academic performance.This session will offer practical strategies for working with students who present with academic difficulty. The presenter will introduce various counseling theories and their applications to advising. Tools and methods for developing rapport, broaching non-academic or sensitive topics, setting goals, and making referrals will be discussed.
A few of the presentations from the 2012 conference have been posted and are available to download. We will add more as we get them.
The June 2012 edition of Academic Advising Today: Voices of the Global Community is now available online. NACADA member Ann Wheeler (Landmark College) opens this edition with From Inaction to Action: Recognizing the Language of Procrastination. President Jennifer Joslin considers Being Thankful, and Executive Director Charlie Nutt shares NACADA Continues to Grow and Impact Higher Education Globally.
The theme of both Jennifer and Charlie’s articles are connecting at regional, state meetings! This is also available as a PDF.
Educators committed to student success are continuously looking for ways to improve the college experience. What can we do to better engage students’ curiosity and interest in learning? How can we make choices for academic programs and student services that increase students’ chances for success? What factors matter most in planning for the success of new students?
This regional one-day drive-in conference provides a forum for academic and student affair professionals to share ideas, resources, and engaging pedagogy to enhance their instruction of first-year students.
For more information, visit http://www.myfc.org
Thank you to everyone for a successful conference! We’ll see you next year!