Please note that the date and location for the second "Advising for Student Success" workshop have changed. The workshop will now take place on Wednesday, April 12 in the Ferguson Center room 3107 from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Additionally, the final workshop on May 3 will be from 11 AM to 2 PM (in the Ferguson Center ballroom).
Save the dates! Project Rising Tide's "Advising for Student Success" workshops will be held on the following dates:
Save the Date: February 21, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Bryant Conference Center - Birmingham Central Room
Dr. Saundra Y. McGuire of Louisiana State University
Saundra Yancy McGuire has taught chemistry and worked in the area of learning and teaching support for over forty years. In 2017, she was recognized for excellence in mentoring with a Presidential Award presented in an Oval Office ceremony. A former assistant vice chancellor and professor of chemistry at Louisianan State University, she is now director emerita of the Louisiana State University’s Center for Academic Success. She has presented her widely acclaimed faculty development workshops at over 200 institutions in five countries.
The Offices for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs are pleased to host Dr. Vincent Tinto to The University of Alabama
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
North Lawn Building
6:15 - 7:15 PM
A reception with light refreshments will be held immediately following Dr. Tinto's presentation.
We cordially invite you to come share in the discussion about student retention and academic success and learn more!
Vincent Tinto is a distinguished University Professor at Syracuse University and the former Chair of the Higher Education Program. He has consulted widely with federal and state agencies, independent research firms, foundations, and two and four-year institutions of higher education on a broad range of higher educational issues which concern student success; particularly those of low-income, underserved and diverse backgrounds. His book, Leaving College, lays out a theory and policy perspective on student success. Tinto's Model of Institutional Departure states that to persist, students need integration into formal and informal academic and social systems. More information to follow.
Registration has opened for the Learning in Action spring 2017 pedagogy workshop, Designing Courses for Significant Learning.
Over the course of one afternoon and one day, participants will have the opportunity to:
Designing Courses for Significant Learning will be held at the Bryant Conference Center Thursday, Jan. 19, from 3–5 p.m. and Friday, Jan 20, from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
This workshop is normally $395, but through Learning in Action, it is offered for free. Registration is required, however, and space is limited to the first 30 applicants. For more information, contact Heather Pleasants in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Wednesday, December 7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.. for the Kickoff Workshop of "Advising for Student Success." The workshop will take place in the Ferguson Center Ballroom.
Block off your calendar for November 10-11 and sign up today for The University of Alabama Faculty Institute! Held at the Bryant Conference Center, the Faculty Institute is a convenient professional development opportunity right here on campus.
This year, we are featuring Stephen L. Chew, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Samford University. His presentation examines common misconceptions among both students and teachers that undermine student learning. Dr. Chew will discuss and demonstrate some key cognitive principles that must be addressed for any pedagogy to be effective.
Date: November 10-11, 2016
Location: Bryant Conference Center, Rast Room
Fee: Free to UA Faculty!
To register, call 205-348-3000, send registration form via campus mail, or visit facultyinstitute.ua.edu.
UA-AAA in partnership with The Office for Academic Affairs has provided advising training available to all faculty. This can be used as first-time preparation for new faculty or simply a refresher for those who have previously advised. We reviewed DegreeWorks, MyBama, Course Lookup, Drop/Add, Schedule Builder, as well as general UA academic and registration policies. The first training sessions offered took place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 and Wednesday October 12, 2016. This training had professional advisors on hand for any college-specific questions as well as a representative from the Office of the University Registrar for DegreeWorks questions.
If you were unable to attend either training, resources are available at the links below.
Click here for the Faculty Adviser Training Document which explains everything from FERPA to Degree Works and MyBama to general UA academic and registration policies.
Click here for the PowerPoint slideshow that presented the training, as well as providing important contact information and links to key websites to visit.
Click here for Advising Q&As specific to UA.
University of Alabama Academic Advisors Association (UA-AAA) promotes quality academic advising at The University of Alabama. UA-AAA is dedicated to the professional growth, development and support of academic advising and advisors at the Capstone. UA-AAA serves faculty members, administrators, counselors, academic advisors, graduate students, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal and vocational needs of students. UA-AAA is the representative for and advocate of academic advising and academic advisors of The University of Alabama. The organization is an allied member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and supports the goals and programs of NACADA.
UA-AAA is an active participant in Project Rising Tide and strives to provide leadership and support to this campus-wide initiative.