3:00 – 4:00 pm
Conference Room 514, IUB
Lucas Anderson from the Center for Teaching Excellence will be speaking about how you can create learning objectives. Learning objectives help answer the question, “What do we want students to learn through academic advising?”
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:00 am in Room 210 if the Illini Union. Please note that due to the inability to provide outside food or beverages we will not be supplying those for this meeting. There is a coffee shop on the first floor of the Union if you need to get your caffeine fix.
Agenda for February 19, 2013 IlliAAC General Meeting
Room 210, General Lounge, Illini Union
9:00 – 9:10 am – Welcome and Introductions
9:10 – 9:20 am – E-Board and Committee Announcements
- Past Chair – Jenni Kotowski
- Chair – Jen Heinold
- Incoming Chair – Kerri Green
- Secretary – Hollie Heinz
- Treasurer – Ann Finnegan
- Assessment – Barbara Anderson
- Technology – Todd Spinner
- Professional Development – Chasity Bree
- Membership – Carol Firkins and Amy O’Neill
9:20 – 10:00 am – Assessment
Natasha Jankowski, Project Manager for the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), will lead a presentation and discussion to address and dispel common myths and fears about assessment. The presentation will include a brief overview and introduction to assessment before addressing the topics of how much time assessment takes, why assessment is valuable, and what to do with results (even bad ones). The session will close with some time for questions.
10:00 – 10:45 am – What to do when your students are undecided
Students in any college can be unsure about their major and their future careers. Jen Heinold and Jenni Kotowski from DGS will preset some basic ideas on how to work with these students and what resources are available to help.
10:45 – 11:00 am – Other Announcements and Reminders
IlliAAC Advising Conference is on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. During this one-day event, academic staff from all over campus will come together to share ideas, grow professionally, and catch up with fellow colleagues as the semester comes to an end.
Irwin Academic Services Center, September 18th
General Meeting Topics
Updates from the College of Education – Joe Cross and Michael Parrish
Information on the RISE Program – Rory James
Panel on Student Adjustments to Campus – Participants TBA
I just wanted to take a minute to recognize the 2011 – 2012 IlliAAC annual award winners.
Most Promising New Professional:
Trent Shumway – Division of General Studies and the School of Social Work
Trent has been an academic advisor since June 2011 splitting his time between the Division of General Studies and the School of Social Work. This was a newly created role so when Trent started he has dealt with a lot of ambiguity – splitting his time between two departments can be a difficult task – two set of supervisors, two sets of students, two sets of expectations but Trent has dealt with this role with skills, professionalism and above all a commitment to his students. Trent is a caring advisor and his students greatly appreciate his honesty, commitment, and professionalism. He is also a great co-worker who is willing to volunteer for new responsibilities and help when extra work needs to be done.
Todd Spinner – School of Chemical Sciences
Todd has been an Academic Advisor in the School of Chemical Sciences since August 2010. In that time, he has been very well received by his students and has taken on a number of projects beyond his basic advising duties. Todd’s availability to his students is incomparable, as testified by one of his advisees on an evaluation of his experience, He helped me with no hesitations and directed me to the right person to speak with in detail even though I broke his lunch break. Todd’s students also regularly mention on evaluations how personable, friendly, and knowledgeable he is.
Outstanding New Initiative:
Kristy Gorden – School of Chemical Sciences
The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) was looking for ways to connect with prospective and new undergraduate students. The office petitioned and obtained funding directly through the School of Chemical Sciences and collaborated with the Department of Chemistry’s Instructional Technology office to create a five-minute promotional video about SCS. The video does a great job showcasing the University of Illinois and the School of Chemical Sciences and will be an important addition to the promotional materials aimed at prospective students as well as a tool for new students who want to learn more about SCS. Kristy was the primary liaison with the Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering departments as well as with Instructional Technology. She created the storyboard and found appropriate music for the background. She also arranged meetings with the key players to find students and faculty members who could be showcased in the video. To view the video, please visit: http://careers.scs.illinois.edu/advising/SCSvideo.html
Outstanding Established Program:
Mi Pueblo (Campus Spanish Conversation Tables) – Beth Chasco – Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Department
Mi Pueblo was developed as a useful tool for anyone seeking to practice oral Spanish. One goal in establishing this program was to meet the need of numerous individuals requesting oral Spanish practice or conversation tables. The group leaders pick a time and place and then put it on the calendar. Currently, we have 8 groups meeting weekly (3 advanced 3 Intermediate and 2 Novice). For more information, please visit the website at: http://uiucmipueblo.webs.com/
Congratulations to all of our nominates and winners.
2011 – 2012 IlliAAC Chair