New 2nd Block Class

Our department has been asked to open another TECH1010 online option for second block summer semester. Would you please let other advisors, that have students that might be interested in the class, know about it?

TECH 1010

Thank you!!
Carrie Peterson

Retirement Reception for Margaret Bellon

Margaret Bellon is retiring after many years of dedicated service to UVU.  She has been an amazing employee, colleague, friend and mentor!  She has helped literally thousands of students along their way to completing their educational goals.  Please join us at a reception on June 28th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in SC 213-A as we honor Margaret for her contribution to UVU and wish her well as she leaves to enjoy life at home and wherever else it may take her!

 

LEGL 1000 – PRLG 1000

Just as a reminder LEGL 1000 still exists!  The new prefix is PRLG 1000 starting Fall 2016.  The course title is the same, Introduction to American Law.  This course is great if a student has any interest in the law.  If you have any questions our program director is Terry Conaway and she can be reached by email at TConaway@uvu.edu or myself at Childssc@uvu.edu.

Thanks,

Scott Childs

Woodbury Business Advisor

Upcoming Advisement Trainings

Advisement Forum,

We want remind you all that there are several upcoming trainings the week and that you are welcome to participate in.

  • Advanced Outlook Training held today (June 14th) from 3:00-4:00 pm (facilitated by Clint Moser) – Using Outlook effectively can be time-saving, can help with organization, and can improve communication with students. This training will discuss how to effectively utilize Outlook. It will discuss effective scheduling strategies and skills for managing incoming and outgoing communication to increase effective outreach with students.
  • Giving Bad News Well on Thursday, June 16th from 3:00-4:00 pm (facilitated by Tom Liljegren) – Advisors  often have to give bad news and are involved in situations that involve conflict with students.  This training will teach effective techniques for how to turn these potentially negative situations into constructive advising moments with students, and, possibly, empowering situations for students to create personal change.  This training will also have some chance for advisors to practice the techniques that we discuss.
  • QPR: Suicide Prevention Training held Tuesday, June 21st from 2:00-4:00 pm (facilitated by J.C. Graham, Director of Crisis Services with the Student Health Center) – Suicide is an epidemic that unfortunately impacts all of us here at the college. It is a little known fact that in 2003 there were 8 UVSC students who completed suicide. One suicide is one too many. Suicide takes the lives of more than 30,000 Americans every year. Every eighteen minutes another life is lost to suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than all medical illnesses combined. There are an estimated eight to twenty-five attempted suicides for each suicide death. This 90 minutes training will change your life. QPR Suicide Prevention training is a research based suicide prevention model that has saved lives. Please attend the training that will give you tools that you can implement in your professional and personal lives. Suicide is the most preventable form of death. All advisors are strongly recommended to attend QPR training if they have not done so previously.
  • Developmental Advising in 5 Minutes held Wednesday, June 22nd from 10:00-11:00 am (facilitated by Tom Liljegren) – Developmental advising refers to the advisor helping the student to develop holistically to succeed academically within the context of their own personal situation, values, and abilities. While developmental advisement can be time consuming, even short interactions can be an opportunity to strengthen the advising relationship and help students developmentally. This training will discuss quick developmental advising techniques and feature demonstration and practice of these developmental advising skills.
  • Advisor Brown Bag Meeting featuring Admissions and Prospective Student Cervices held Friday, June 24th from 9:00-10:00 am – This is an informal monthly meeting that will allow advisors to talk to different departments/services across campus or to discuss best practices in advising.  This month we are excited to hear from and talk with the Admissions and Prospective Students Office.

You are all invited to sign up for any of these trainings, or any future trainings, online at the ACS System at http://webapp.uvu.edu/advisortraining/acs/.

We hope to see you there!

Tom

Upcoming Advisor Trainings

Advisement Forum,

We want remind you all that there are several upcoming trainings next week that you are welcome to participate in.

  • Advanced Outlook Training on Tuesday, June 14th from 3:00-4:00 pm (facilitated by Clint Moser) – Using Outlook effectively can be time-saving, can help with organization, and can improve communication with students. This training will discuss how to effectively utilize Outlook. It will discuss effective scheduling strategies and skills for managing incoming and outgoing communication to increase effective outreach with students.
  • Giving Bad News Well on Thursday, June 16th from 3:00-4:00 pm (facilitated by Tom Liljegren) – Advisors  often have to give bad news and are involved in situations that involve conflict with students.  This training will teach effective techniques for how to turn these potentially negative situations into constructive advising moments with students, and, possibly, empowering situations for students to create personal change.  This training will also have some chance for advisors to practice the techniques that we discuss.

Additionally, I’ve attached a full schedule of our Summer trainings. You are all invited to sign up for any of these trainings online at the ACS System at http://webapp.uvu.edu/advisortraining/acs/.

We hope to see you there! Have a good weekend,

Tom

Summer 2016 Training Schedule

Pathway Scholarship update

For Advisors concerning the UVU Pathways Initiative and Wolverine Pathways Scholarship:

The new UVU Pathways web site is live now.  http://www.uvu.edu/pathways/

Wolverine Pathways Scholarship Update for Advisors

  • UVU Administration has set new parameters for the Wolverine Pathways Scholarship.
  • Students that are eligible (see new eligibility requirements) will automatically receive funding.
  • They do not need to apply, so we won’t be using the application that was distributed earlier.
  • See the attached sheet for “new” eligibility parameters.
  • Only those students that are enrolled in and complete in the following certificate and AAS degrees are eligible for the scholarship.
  • If students ask you about the scholarship, you can refer them to the web site to see the eligibility requirements.  If the student fits into the eligibility requirements and are enrolled in one of the CTE certificate or AAS degrees they will automatically receive funding.
  • If students have handed in an application or were promised funding due to previous instructions let Kim Chiu know immediately.  We will have to work with these students on an individual basis.

For further information contact Kim Chiu in CTE (chiuki@uvu.edu, ext. 8563.

Kim Chiu

Interim Director

Career & Technical Education

801-863-8563

chiuki@uvu.edu

Wolverine Pathway Scholarship v3

UVU Advisement Conference Reminder

Advisement Forum,

I would like to extend another invitation to all of you to register and attend our UVU Advisement Conference coming up a week from today (Friday, June 3rd) at the Wasatch Campus. It should be a great conference and all of you are invited to attend. Check-in and breakfast will begin at 8:00 with the conference commencing at 9:00.

You can register for the conference online at http://webapp.uvu.edu/advisortraining/acs/.

Also, once you are registered, please e-mail Kim Sparks a photo that you can share for a slide show. You can e-mail Kim at ksparks@uvu.edu.

I look forward to you all in Heber!  If you have any questions, please let me know.
Tom

2016 UVU Advisement Logo

Summer Advisement Training Schedule

Advisement Forum,

At our Advisement Forum meeting today we released our Summer Advisement Training Schedule. In particular, we want to make you aware of two new features to our training schedule:

  • Inclusions Series of Trainings: This Summer our inclusion series will feature trainings about working with multicultural students (facilitated by Multicultural Student Services), working with International Students (facilitated by International Student Services), working with 1st Generation Students (facilitated by Trio Student Support Services), a Safe Zone Training (facilitated by Lisa Williamson from Academic Standards), and Debriefing and Discussion after these trainings. These trainings are a great chance to gain greater expertise about working with students with different cultures, identities, and backgrounds. You are welcome to sign up for the whole series or any of the trainings individually.
  • Motivational Interviewing in Advising: This training will be a more intensive, 4 hour training that will be limited to 16 participants. Motivational interviewing is an interactional approach designed to elicit an individual’s intrinsic motivation to change their own behavior. It has been effectively applied in addiction treatment and many other settings and its techniques can apply well to working with college students as well. This workshop will introduce the core ideas of motivational interviewing and practice applying techniques to elicit students’ own motivation to make positive behavioral change to increase their academic success.

We hope that you will take a look at our full slate of training opportunities in the Attachment. Everyone is welcome and invited to sign up for trainings online at http://webapp.uvu.edu/advisortraining/acs/.

If you have any questions or comments about the training schedule, please let me know.

Thanks!

Tom

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Tom Liljegren, M.S., Ed.S.

Advisement Training Coordinator

Office of University Advising

Utah Valley University

(801) 863-7184

LC 403H

Summer 2016 Training Schedule

 

Spring 2016 Graduation

We will finish the 1st round of awarding/posting degrees on May 27, 2016.

The attached e-mail was sent to the remaining Spring 2016 graduation applicants indicating that if Spring 2016 graduation requirements are still missing in Wolverine Track at this time, the student is in danger of having their graduation denied. We also noted that all requirements must show as complete in Wolverine Track by May 31, 2016. This includes (but may not be limited to) missing/incomplete grades, grade changes, surveys, exceptions/substitutions, challenge/experiential credit, and transfer credit from other institutions.

Sincerely,
UVU Graduation Office
graduation@uvu.edu

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