2016 ILACADA Fall Drive-In

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ILACADA 2016 Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce Dr. Karen A. Myers of Saint Louis University as our Keynote speaker for the 2016 ILACADA conference!

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 We look forward to your attendance at the conference, and if you still need to register, please see the link below.  

  Registration for the 5th annual ILACADA conference is open! This year’s conference will be held on May 20, 2016 at the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University.

Click here to register online for the conference and view more information regarding conference fees and details.

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ILACADA 2016 Conference Registration is Open

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Registration is now open!  You can register and pay online or print a registration form and send a check.  Cost of conference for Professional members is $90 and for Graduate student members $50; prices include 1-year membership to ILACADA.  http://ilacada.org/conference

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ILACADA Outstanding Academic Advising Awards

The Outstanding Advising Awards annually recognizes ILACADA members serving in primary advising roles and administrative roles who have demonstrated outstanding qualities in academic advising. We also recognize graduate students who are our emerging leaders in the field of higher education with specific interests in academic advising. All recipients will be recognized at the Annual Conference.  Winners will receive complimentary registration to the Annual Conference, a one year membership to ILACADA, a check for $250 for professional development, and serve on the ILACADA awards committee for the following year. Please see guidelines for each nomination category: http://ilacada.org/ilacada-outstanding-academic-advising-awards. Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 1st!

 

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ILACADA Call for Proposals

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We have decide to extend the proposals’ due date for the ILACADA 5th annual conference. We’re looking for proposals centered around the conference theme of Fostering and Inspiring a Vision for Education. Submissions will now be open until March 18, 2016. Click here to complete your proposal now!

Conference registration will be available beginning March 14, 2016. More information will be coming soon!

Please share this message with the advising community at your institution.

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Happy Holidays

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Save the Date: ILACADA 2016

Save the Date 2016 Postcards

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Region 5 Updates and Deadlines

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!   I’m writing to give you a few updates regarding NACADA Region V as we near the end of the semester.

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Proposals for presenting at the Region V conference in Toronto are still open.  They will be accepted through December 11th.    The regional is a good venue for first time presenters as well as seasoned advisors to share their expertise.  If you have presented at the ILACADA Annual Conference or a drive in consider presenting one those for the regional.  Details are here http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Events/Region-Conferences/Region-5/proposals.aspx

In addition, the Region V 2016 grants and awards deadline as been extended December 11 for the following:

Region 5 Crossing Borders Grant
Region 5 Development Grant – Advisor Training and Professional Development
Region 5 Development Grant – Institutional Allied Advising Organizations
Region 5 Development Grant – State and Province Allied Organizations
Region 5 Great Lakes~Great Leaders Program – Emerging Leader
Region 5 Great Lakes~Great Leaders Program – Mentor
Service to Region 5 Award – 2016

http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-5/Apply-for-Awards.aspx

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the grants, awards, regional, etc.

Mark Vegter, M.S.
Assistant to the Chair, Department of English
Illinois Liason NACADA Region V

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2016 Michigan Student Success Conference

“Collaborating for Student Success”

2016 Michigan Student Success Conference

February 11 – February 12 2016

Troy, Michigan

Today’s higher education institutions can sometimes operate in silos with student affairs, academic affairs, and other divisions working separately on challenging issues that affect entire institutions. Additionally, public and private universities, community colleges, K-12 school districts, and other educational agencies don’t always combine forces to address the issues of education across the state.

For the 2016 Michigan Student Success Conference we invite proposals for presentations focusing on Collaborating for Student Success, in its many guises. This might include cross-institutional collaborations, collaborations with business and industry, and collaborations with public sector agencies and government entities. Presentations focusing on greater opportunities for students – whether through institutional synergies, or through town-and-gown collaborations – are strongly encouraged.

All proposals encapsulating the theme of Collaborating for Student Success will be considered.

Closing Date for proposals: November 20 2015

Proposals (an abstract of approximately 150 words) can be sent to:

proposals@studentsuccessconference.org.

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ADVISORS AS COACHES: BUILDING SKILLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

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By: ILACADA’s Chicago Area Advising Network

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WHERE: Cortelyou Commons – DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus. 2324 N Freemont St. Chicago, IL 60614 – View Map

This event is free, but please register in advance

Need to brush up on your coaching skills?  Want advice from seasoned staff professionals who regularly work with student issues involving major life changes? If so, please join us for this FREE drive-in!

We’ll have professionals from university and college counseling centers, Dean of Students, and seasoned advisors with expertise in this area to address your questions and provide you with strategies you can use to better serve your students.

9:00-10:00 – Check-in and networking

Light refreshments will be provided (coffe, tea, bagels with cream cheese and fruit platter)

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome ILACADA President Angie Almeda

10:15 – 10:45 Mental Health Trends (DePaul Dean of Student’s Office)

10:45 – 11:45 Small Group Discussions by Topic

11:45 – 1:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15 – 1:45 Basic Coaching Skills presentation by DePaul University Counseling Services (UCS)

1:45 – 2:30 Advising Demonstrations (role play with UCS)

Scenario #1: Academic probation – student self-discloses she is homeless

Scenario #2: Academic probation – student self-discloses he is working too much due to parent death/income change.

Coffee, tea, and cookies will be available in the afternoon

2:30 – 3:30 Small Group Discussions by Topic

3:30 – 4:00 Group Summations ~ A few tables will share their take-away points with the rest of the group.

4:00 Closing

Small Group Discussion Topics

  1. Motivating Students – Encourage students to overcome unexpected challenges during their college experience.
  2. Micro-aggressions – Identifying and addressing micro-aggressions in the office (for administrators/managers/directors)
  3. Coaching Students – How to coach students to define and meet their goals
  4. Learning Disabilities – How to help students with learning disabilities
  5. Emotionally-charged Students – How to cope, respond, and de-escalate angry and/or distraught students
  6. Advising Strategies – Sharing what works for you/your office (intrusive advising, appreciative advising, etc.) Advisors planning to participate in this topic should provide/bring links, pamphlets, etc. to showcase what they do and how they do it.

Hosted by the DePaul Academic Advising Network (DAAN)

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