ILACADA 2014 Conference
Heard it Through the Grapevine: Collaborating in an Ever-Changing Environment
Thursday, May 22, 2014
SIU Student Center, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
$100.00 ($75.00 registration fee/$25.00 membership fee)
(Includes conference fee, materials, lunch, and membership)
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Online Registration is open!
It’s time to block your calendar and request approval to attend the 2014 ILACADA Conference – Heard it Through the Grapevine. Registration will open Wednesday, February 3, 2014. The Call for Proposals is available now.
We are planning a Wednesday, May 21st evening social at Rustle Hill Winery with a live band for those who plan to arrive early and network.
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Joslin, Associate Director for Content Development of the National Academic Advising Association
Conference schedule, online proposal submission, registration, lodging, etc…
ILACADA’s 2014 Conference, “Heard It Through The Grapevine: Collaboration in an Ever-Changing Environment” is scheduled for May 22, 2014 in Carbondale, IL on the campus of Southern Illinois University in the SIU Student Center. Call for proposals begins December 6, 2013, with proposals due March 21, 2014.
More information and online submission form…
Please join us in congratulating the following people who have been elected to the ILACADA Leadership Team as a result of this spring’s election.
Executive Board positions serving two year terms to begin on August 1st, 2013:
- President – Shawn Schultz, Eastern Illinois University (two years as president followed by one year as past president)
- Secretary – Eliza Callahan, University of Illinois-Chicago
- Treasurer – Jeff Chiapello, University of St. Francis
- At-Large Member representative – Megan Gerken, Northern Illinois University
- Standing Committee Chair positions serving one year terms to being on August 1st, 2013:
- Programming Committee – Teri Farr, Eastern Illinois University
- Communications Committee – Kim Little, Southern Illinois University
- Constitution Committee – Brad Elwood, Daley College
- Membership Committee – Anjie Almeda, Illinois State University
- Elections Committee – Anjie Almeda, Illinois State University
Next year, the ILACADA membership will select a Vice President/President-Elect, and a second At-Large representative.
Thank you to everyone who voted in this year’s election. We had a pretty good voter turnout for our first ever election!
Happy July Fourth!
You voted at the ILACADA Annual conference held on May 30th on the campus of Illinois State University and the winner of Illinois Best of State is “There is an US in Syllabus…Creating and Incorporating a Syllabus for Academic Advising.” This session was presented by Kimberly Golk, Debby Blatzer, Lissette Alvarado and Sumeet Singh all from Moraine Valley Community College. All will receive their 2014 Region V conference registration fee paid for by ILACADA and an automatic presentation acceptance at next year’s regional conference in Madison, WI.
Please join us in congratulating this year’s winner! Thanks again to all of our wonderful presenters at the 2013 Annual Conference “Setting Your Advising GPS.” Everyone did a fantastic job and we appreciate your support and participation. We look forward to seeing you all during the year at various professional development activities and of course next year when Southern Illinois University – Carbondale is our host site for our 2014 annual conference. We hope you can join us!
Best wishes for a safe and relaxing summer!
This is an exciting time for ILACADA. It’s time for our first election for Executive Officers and Standing Committee Chairs. This is an excellent opportunity for you to become further involved with your state advising organization. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for one of the 9 available positions this year.
Details, dates and the nomination form.
See you at Illinois State University on May 30th for the ILACADA Conference!
A couple pictures from today’s webinar: Advising Transfer Students: Strategies for Today’s Realities and Tomorrow’s Challenges Webinar
Sarah Watson from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, won the “Best of ILACADA” for her presentation: Peeling Back the Layers: Asking the Right Questions
Counseling professionals often refer to comorbidity – the presence of one diagnosis where there is another. More often than not, fading academic progress is a symptom of a larger problem. Advisors are charged, with asking the right questions to reveal the underlying source of poor academic performance.This session will offer practical strategies for working with students who present with academic difficulty. The presenter will introduce various counseling theories and their applications to advising. Tools and methods for developing rapport, broaching non-academic or sensitive topics, setting goals, and making referrals will be discussed.