Great song for pending graduates. I’ll take this over the Green Day song any day (Neil).
- New survey finds that Anxiety and Depression are the top reasons why students seek help at Counseling Centers. However, many come with multiple conditions.
- Men are less likely to seek help.
- Wait times are still high, especially with more students seeking help.
In Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa examine how the skills students learn (or do not learn) in college affect their life after graduation. In the follow-up to Academically Adrift, the authors aim to go beyond the learning that occurs during the first two years of college. To that extent, they investigate student learning through senior year, academic engagement, social skills, likelihood of being under- or unemployed, independence from parents (both financial and housing), relationship status, civic engagement and attitudes toward the future. Overall, the authors uncover some alarming deficiencies across a wide range of topics. Academic Advisors may be particularly dismayed by the findings in the chapters on student learning and post-college employment.
We have compiled a website for advisors to utilize. The website provides quick links to important UIUC websites, advising tools, and also professional organizations and UIUC training and volunteer opportunities.
IlliAAC Resource LiveBinder: http://go.illinois.edu/IlliAACResources
Binder access key: IlliAAC
Do you have information to be added? Please email Melissa Newell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center suggests colleges and universities can help increase student retention rates by focusing on students who fail to obtain degrees, but complete at least two years of schooling.
How Academic Issues Impact Financial Aid
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Student Services Arcade Building, Conference Room 143, located at 620 E. John Street
Presenters: Charles Mayfield – Associate Director, Office of Student Financial Aid
Clarice Merriman – Assistant Director, Office of Student Financial Aid
Seventy-four percent of students on this campus receive financial aid and meeting financial aid requirements is crucial for their academic success. Some well-intended academic decisions can have unintended consequences that result in students losing their aid eligibility. Helping students make well-informed decisions to accomplish their academic goals while they work to maintain their financial aid eligibility demands some thoughtful consideration. This session will provide information on how students are impacted by Satisfactory Academic Progress, changes in enrollment status (add/drop/withdrawal), studying abroad, enrollment in non-standard term courses, repeat coursework and dual degree programs.
For those that are interested, join fellow attendees at Legends for lunch afterwards!
What do you like best about being part of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising? Could it be the opportunity to talk with others about their passion for our profession? How about enjoying the diversity of our membership and exchanging information about experiences with students and colleagues? Whatever gives you the most joy, I can promise that you will be energized by participating in NACADA’s Emerging Leaders Program.
Whether you are a seasoned advisor or just starting out, this program could benefit you. During the past six years, colleagues have connected in a variety ways, enjoying the exploration of opportunities within NACADA as well as helping move our association and profession forward. If this sounds like something you are looking for right now in your professional life, won’t you please visit our website for more information? http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Emerging-Leaders-Program.aspx
I encourage you to peruse the different links on the page and find out what the Emerging Leaders Program is all about.
Applications are being accepted for both Mentors and Emerging Leaders. You will find great information on this site and may even know someone who has participated in the past who can answer specific questions. If not, please feel free to email me at Carol.Pollard@unt.edu. I will be happy to respond.
Emerging Leaders have accomplished a great deal since the program’s inception and are currently serving NACADA in a number of different leadership positions. Our fifth class of Emerging Leaders will celebrate completion of the program at this year’s Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, and we look forward to recognizing them for a job well done. On our website you’ll find the application, the expectations and requirements for the program, as well as some testimonials from Mentors and Emerging Leaders.
The applications deadline is March 15, 2013, so don’t delay!
Take care and I wish you all the best,
Chair, NACADA Emerging Leaders Program Advisory Board
University of North Texas
It is an honor for me to serve as IlliAAC Chair for the 2011 – 2012 academic year. IlliAAC members have been hard at work putting the strategic plan into action and through the tireless leadership of our Past Chair, Meg Edwards, our members have been able to make some great strides to make sure we are meeting the needs of the advising community and the students we serve.
This year as we continue to complete the goals set out in the strategic plan I hope we continue to strengthen our membership, offer quality professional development opportunities, and continue to reinforce our collective voice on campus.
I encourage you to get involved, whether that is by attending the annual conference, joining a committee, or attending our general meetings. IlliAAC is an exciting and dynamitic organization that I am very proud to be a member of.
IlliAAC Chair 2011-2012