The January Advisement Forum has been changed from January 21 to January 28. Since you were already registered for the Forum on January 21, I automatically registered you for the January 28 Forum when I changed it in the ACS System. If you do not plan to attend the Forum on January 28, you can go in and drop your name from the list.
Office of University Advising
The deadline for Engaged Learning Week presentations (posters and oral presentations) has been extended until February 29. We are looking for more student participation. Engaged Learning Week is March 28 to April 1.
Advisors, please encourage students (and faculty/staff) to submit a presentation. To submit, visit: www.uvu.edu/engagedlearningweek and click on “Register to Present.” If you are working on engaged projects, that would also be of interest. Group projects are also encouraged.
As this is a 75th Anniversary event, we want it to be the best ELW we’ve had yet. This is yet another great chance to show off all of the great engaged learning students are already doing.
Thank you for your help and participation. Please contact me with any questions.
Assistant Director, Professional Education
UVU Professional & Continuing Education
The Academic Advisor of the Year nomination form is now available! Recognize the contributions of academic advisors on your campus by nominating one of your colleagues for the Utah Academic Advisor of the Year award. The winner will receive $250 and a complimentary registration to next year’s annual UAA Conference. See the UAA website for eligibility requirements and nomination procedures. Nomination deadline: March 4, 2016
Other important deadlines
Conference proposal submission: February 5, 2016 (THIS FRIDAY!)
Scholarship application: March 4, 2016
Early bird registration: April 1, 2016
May 18-19, 2016
Davis Conference Center
The UAA conference will be here before you know it! We hope you are getting excited to “Power Up” with your colleagues across the state!
We finished posting graduation deficiencies on February 1, 2016.
The attached e-mail text was sent to the remaining Fall 2015 graduation applicants indicating they are now required to complete a new graduation application and pay the related fee (if applicable) in order to graduate.
UVU Graduation Office
Denied_STUDENT EMAIL Text
We want to remind you of the advisement trainings available coming up this week.
- “Group Advising” by Tom Liljegren – Tuesday, Feb. 2nd from 3:00-4:00 pm: Group advising is being increasingly used by many advisors as a method to meet with many students in a shared situation. This training will discuss different strategies for doing group advising, when it can be effective, and how you can turn student’s relationships with each other in the group into a strength.
- “Mental Health Series: Students on the Autism Spectrum” by Teresa Cardon and Laurie Bowen of the Autism Center at UVU – Wednesday, Feb. 3rd from 10:00-11:00 am: Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disorder which can affect all areas of a person’s life. And, with as many as 1 in every 68 children being diagnosed with autism, it is likely that we will be advising increasingly more students on the autism spectrum. This training will be an introduction to what autism is and what it may look like in college students. Also, we will discuss how we can most effectively work with students on the autism spectrum.
- “Advanced Advising Dashboard Training” by Clint Moser – Thursday, Feb. 4th from 3:00-4:00 pm: The Advisor Dashboard can be a tool to help advisors to better prepare for appointments and access student information easily. Additionally, the dashboard reporting features can let you know how students have responded to their advising experience and give you a lot of information about why and when students are visiting you. This training with explain the various functions of the Advising Dashboard and talk about how to make the most of the dashboard information.
- “Mental Health Series: Introduction and Working with students with Depression/Anxiety” by Carolyn Johnson and Tom Liljegren – Friday, Feb. 5th from 10:00-11:30 am: Research suggests that more than a quarter of college students have a diagnosable mental illness. Mental illness can have a large effect on a student’s success both in and out of the classroom and can put them at-risk for many different negative outcomes. This training will introduce how advisors can help be sensitive to student’s mental health challenges and focus specifically on how advisors can work with students who struggle with depression and anxiety.
Space permitting (some sessions have only a few spaces remaining), you are all welcome to sign up for any of these trainings online at http://webapp.uvu.edu/advisortraining/acs/training/. We hope to see you there.
We want to remind you all that we have several trainings coming up this week that you are all invited to attend (space permitting).
- “Serving the One and Inspiring the Many” (Wednesday, January 27th from 3:00-4:00 pm) by Wade Oliver — While the nature of the work of academic advisors is inherently pro-social, meaning that it is for the benefit of other people. The impact advisors might have on the success of students can be greatly enhanced by how they approach the prosocial nature of it. Through the application of research regarding prosocial behavior, both generally and in terms of employment settings, this workshop will discuss in a fun and informative way the potentially powerful impact that advisors and other higher education professionals can have in the success of students.
- “Mental Health Series: Introduction and Working with Students with Depression and Anxiety” (Thursday January 28th from 11:00-12:30) by Carolyn Johnson, Counselors from Accessibility Services, and Tom Liljegren) — Research suggests that more than a quarter of college students have a diagnosable mental illness. Mental illness can have a large effect on a student’s success both in and out of the classroom and can put them at-risk for many different negative outcomes. This training will introduce how advisors can help be sensitive to student’s mental health challenges and focus specifically on how advisors can work with students who struggle with depression and anxiety.
Additionally, due to a time conflict we have had to reschedule the had to reschedule the scheduled “iAdvising” Training that was scheduled for 10:00 am tomorrow morning. We have pushed the training back about one month—it will now be held on Thursday, March 3rd from 10:00 to 11:00 am in LC 306.
Additionally a full schedule of Spring Trainings has been attached for your information.
Have a good Monday,
Spring 2016 Training Schedule
I wanted to make you aware of our Career & Internship Week coming up Jan 25-29. Attached is a flyer, with full details of the week, that can be emailed to students, announced to students, put up in your office, hung in classrooms, etc. The week features an opportunity to hear first-hand from employers about the recruiting process in our Employers Tell All on Monday, free pizza in the Science Atrium on Tuesday, the premier event with the Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday (90 companies in attendance) from 10:00-3:00 and 4:00-6:30, the CareerPassport Lecture series on Thursday with “The Green Smoothie Girl,” and FREE LinkedIn Photos on Friday with a LinkedIn presentation by a local recruiter.
Please let students know about these opportunities, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. I would encourage any of you that would like to visit with companies at the Career Fair to feel free to do so. I’m sure they would love to talk to you.
Career Development Center
LC 409 | 801-863-6364 |www.uvu.edu/cdc
Please see the email below and attachment regarding IDST.
… spread the word to the advising community about Evan Widders’s workshops on March 23rd. He has a ton of useful information about the key role advisors can play in encouraging students to pursue IDST emphases and minors, and the ways that IDST programs can help students identify/build efficient paths to graduation.
John Charles Goshert
Professor of English
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies
Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Contours notice (admin)
LuAnn Smith just let me know that Summer and Fall have been opened in Banner today. Thanks everyone for your patience during the process it takes to get these ready to open, and for working so diligently for students.
The January Advisement Forum will be held Thursday, January 28 at 9:00 am in Centre Stage. The office of Academic Affairs Completion will be sponsoring the Forum, and the breakfast buffet will open at 8:45. (See the invitation below.)
Please sign up for the Forum so that we can get an accurate count for breakfast: https://webapp.uvu.edu/advisortraining/acs/training/16/session/489/