UVU Summer Bridge for Incoming Freshmen

Colleagues,

I want to make you aware of the UVU Summer Bridge & First-Year Success program sponsored by GEAR UP, University College, Basic Composition, Development Math, Student Success and Leadership and Academic Affairs. Students come to campus before the Fall Semester starts and refresh their math and English skills and participate in a Student Leadership and Success workshop. Students may come in for their advising appointment and say they are participating in this program. Please if you have questions call any of the following individuals for more information.

Shauna Reher at 801-863-7348

Tiegan Hatch at 801-863-5528

Anni Garci at 801-863- 7437

As part of the program students will be assisted in registering for their math and English courses upon successful  placement following the program.

 

Upcoming Advisor Brown-bag Meeting

Advisement Forum,

We want to remind you all about our upcoming Advisor Brown-Bag meeting tomorrow from 9:00-10:00 am with the Admissions and Prospective Students Services offices. This is a great opportunity to join a great discussion and learn a little more about these areas. I hope to see you there.

Tom

Brown Bag June 24

Summer 2016 Late Graduation Application Deadline

The Graduation Application Deadline for Summer 2016 Semester has passed. You can now run the Alpha-Major List in Crystal Reports to see which of your students applied for graduation. We are still working on approving our list of non-late Summer 2016 applications.

Note: Students may still apply for Summer 2016 graduation through June 30, 2016 with a $25 late fee. View our web site for additional deadlines and information: www.uvu.edu/graduation/students/apply.html.

Sincerely,

UVU Graduation Office

graduation@uvu.edu

Grad App Final Deadline 2016

Upcoming Advising Trainings

Advisement Forum,

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

  • 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.
  • Motivational Interviewing in Academic Advising held Tuesday, June 28th from 12:30-4:30 pm (facilitated by Tom Liljegren) – 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. (Several additional seats were recently added to this training)
  • Electronic Portfolios for Advisors held Wednesday held Wednesday, June 29 from 3:00-4:00 pm (facilitated by Shalece Nuttall, Criminal Justice Advisor) – Electronic  portfolios (e-portfolio) are a great way to display your professional qualifications, accomplishments, and advising experience, and a visual tool to share with advising professionals and your students.  This session will cover why you should create/maintain an advising portfolio, benefits of e-portfolios, what to include, and starting the creation of your e-portfolio.
  • Inclusion Series: Working with Multicultural Students held Thursday, June 30th from 3:00-4:00 pm (facilitated by Barney Nye and other staff from the Multicultural Student Services office) – Multicultural awareness is an essential helping skill for working with students. This training will discuss the role that culture plays in each of our lives and in the lives of our students and how we can be more aware, responsive, and inclusive in working with students from diverse backgrounds. This is the part of the Inclusion Series of advisor trainings.

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

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