APAC

The Association of Professional Advisers and Counselors (APAC)

Past Events

2013 Advising Summer Summit

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sponsored by the Association of Professional Advisers and Counselors and the Advisers Education Program, the theme of this year's conference is iAdvise: Windows to New Technologies in Advising and Student Services. The advent of internet-based communication has radically altered the way higher education professionals interact with students. The first wave of email and websites have now evolved into social media like Facebook, Twitter and others. Despite an abundance of ways to communicate with our students, they sometimes seem harder to reach than ever before. This conference aims to explore best practices and outcomes utilizing new technologies, as well as the implications of embracing new technology in the face of a rapidly changing online landscape. View the full agenda and associated presentation documents.

2013 Spring Brunch and Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, April 23rd | 9:30-11:30 am
Bill & Melinda Gates Commons | Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering
RSVP Coming Soon!

On behalf of APAC, please join us for the annual Spring Brunch & Awards Ceremony!We will raise our glasses to this year's winner(s) of the Adviser of the Year Award, along with appreciating the many committed and dedicated advisers and counselors who work at the UW. The brunch is free for APAC members and just $5 for non-members.

Winter Brownbag

Voices of "Strangers from a Different Shore"--International Student Perspectives

Thursday, January 31st | 12-1 pm
MGH 171
Bring a lunch and join us. Space is limited so please RSVP through catalyst at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/lpanga/187110

International students are in the spotlight in many American institutions of higher education. The university and local communities are noticing and discussing this growing demographic. In his book, "Strangers from a Different Shore", Ronald Takaki describes the immigration history of Asian Americans. He describes the outsider status that many immigrants and their descendants still feel today in the United States. The outsider experience is an important consideration when working with international students. We are concerned with the unique set of challenges that international students, in general, face, however our primary focus for this discussion relates to English language learners. This discussion will be an opportunity for advisers to help each other to better understand our students, and share best practices about how we can help our international students experience an inclusive shore.

APAC Autumn Brownbag: Work-Life Balance

Featuring Stephanie Swanson of Electrical Engineering, Sam Scherer of Aquatic and Fishery Science, and Stephanie Gardner of LSAMP/OMAD
October 16, 2012 (12-1 pm)
MGH 171E

Are you wondering how advisors find time to pursue personal hobbies or outside interests? Are you interested in connecting with other advisors who are balancing work with childcare and family responsibilities? Or are you considering pursuing an advanced degree while continuing to work full-time? Fall quarter's APAC Brown Bag will feature three advisors who will share with us their successes and challenges with balancing professional, personal, and/or family interests with their already busy day job. Bring your lunch and your questions!

2012 APAC/AEP Advising Summer Summit

September 11, 2012
Physics Astronomy Building, UWS

Our theme for this year is "Expanding Boundaries." Topics for breakout sessions include international students, interdisciplinary programs/advising, peer mentoring programs, advisers abroad, working with GLBTQ students . . . and more!

APAC Common Book Roundtable III: Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

by Martha C. Nussbaum (2010)
May 24, 2012 (12:00-1:00 pm)
MGH 258
Whole text local application (UW, etc)
Bring your lunch if you like, or enjoy some tea and snacks on the APAC board. Also if you have a hot water heater/electric kettle that you would be willing to bring, please let us know. The Seattle Branch of the University Bookstore will have the common book in stock!

NACADA Region 8 (Northwest) Conference: Finding the Way to Student Success Across Cultures

March 17-20, 2012
Portland, OR | Portland Hilton Executive Hotel
If you’re on twitter, track us through the #NACADAR8 hashtag! Click here to see a list of conference sessions and Click here for registration information.

APAC Common Book Roundtable II: Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

by Martha C. Nussbaum (2010)
March 7, 2012 (12:00-1:00 pm)
MGH 258
Chapter 4 - End
Bring your lunch if you like, or enjoy some tea and snacks on the APAC board. Also if you have a hot water heater/electric kettle that you would be willing to bring, please let us know. The Seattle Branch of the University Bookstore will have the common book in stock!

APAC Winter Brownbag: Administering and Advising Self-Sustaining Degree Programs

Presented by Marie Potter of the iSchool
February 8, 2012 (12:30-1:30 pm)
MGH 420
With over a hundred self-sustaining degree programs at the University of Washington, advisors are finding themselves navigating different approaches to resources and advising. How can advisors resourcefully administer and innovatively advise students in self-sustaining programs? What logistics, tips, and guidance should be considered? This session starts with a brief overview of how the Information School’s Master of Library and Information Science program operates and guides self-sustaining students. Afterwards, participants are asked to engage in a roundtable discussion on how to creatively manage programs and advise students who traverse the plains of a self-sustaining program.

APAC Common Book Roundtable I: Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

by Martha C. Nussbaum (2010)
November 30, 2011 (12:00-1:00 pm)
MGH 211 E
Introduction - Chapter 3
Bring your lunch if you like, or enjoy some tea and snacks on the APAC board. Also
if you have a hot water heater/electric kettle that you would be willing to bring, please let us know. The Seattle Branch of the University Bookstore will have the common book in stock!

2011 APAC/AEP Advising Summer Summit

September 13, 2011
Fisheries Building

Our theme for this year is "Seasons of Change: Creativity, Collaboration and Community." The UW Community is going through a lot of shifts from changing leadership to changing student needs stemming from the economic climate. Through all this change our community has been positive and creative in addressing these changing needs head-on through collaboration! The agenda is available as a print-friendly version that includes presentation abstracts.

APAC Brown Bag Event

May 11th, 12:00pm
Computer Science & Engineering, room 691 EDW - The Untold Story

On May 11th, at noon in the CSE 691, come and join us for an APAC Brown Bag presentation! EDW - the Untold Story, presented by Crystal Eney, will provide information on how to effectively use the information in the Enterprise Data Warehouse system. Come and learn how to make better use of campus resources!

APAC Spring Brunch 2011

May 24th, 9:30am - 11:00am
Program on the Environment Commons (ACC)

Come and join your UW colleagues as we celebrate our co-workers, our work, and our accomplishments throughout the year, as well as recognize those whom we appreciate, and those whom we feel deserve Adviser of the Year! Let us know if you can attend by submitting this catalyst form! When you register, you can share appreciations of fellow advisers!

You can also click on this link if you think of someone else to appreciate after you have RSVP'd to the Brunch! It is a whole other link of appreciation!

APAC Summer Summit

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
10:00am - 12:00pm
Program on the Environment Commons
Academic Computing Center 012 (Wallace Hall)
Corner of Brooklyn and Pacific

The APAC Summer Summit is September 15, 2010 at the Fisheries Building! The agenda is available below or as a print-friendly version that includes presentation abstracts.

  • 8:30–9:00 Coffee/Treats/Renew your APAC Membership!
  • 9:00–9:15 Welcome/Announcements/First Raffle
  • 9:15–9:45 Keynote Speaker: Susan Terry
  • 9:50–10:40 Session One
    • Using Alumni as Mentors/Facilitators to Encourage Diversity - Gail Greenwood
    • Blogs and Tweets: social media for today's students - Scott Bush
    • Fostering Student Success Through Adviser and Librarian Collaboration - Dowell Eugenio and Amanda Hornby
    • Financial Aid 101: The current landscape of financial aid here at UW - James Flowers
  • 10:40–11:00 Break
  • 11:00–11:50 Session Two
    • Why Family and Cultural Values Matter in the Major/Career Selection Process - Tim McCoy, June Hairston, Kay Balston
    • Health and Wellness Outreach and Intervention on Campus - Shannon Bailie
    • Online Learning Programs and Advising - Danielle Allsop and Connie Montgomery
    • OMA/D & Gateway Advising Co-location - Patsy Wosepka and Alejandro Espania
  • 12:00–12:15 Closing/Second Raffle

We look forward to seeing you there! Registration is now open.

APAC ANNUAL SPRING BRUNCH

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
10:00am - 12:00pm
Program on the Environment Commons
Academic Computing Center 012 (Wallace Hall)
Corner of Brooklyn and Pacific

Please join us for our annual Spring Brunch where we will raise our glasses to this year's winner(s) of the Adviser of the Year Award, along with recognizing the many committed and dedicated advisers and counselors who work at the UW. The event is free for all UW advisers and counselors. Food and drinks will be provided.

Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) workshop

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
12:00-1:00pm
MGH 258
Kim Durand, Rob Post, Ashlee Anderson, Anthony Gabriel, Kiaira Ladd, and Ink Aleaga

Please join the advising team from Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) to learn more about advising student athletes. This event will be a panel discussion about a variety of topics, and it will be the first of several events focused on collaboration between SAAS advising and advisers from across campus. Questions? Email Joe Kobayashi at jkob@uw.edu. Please RSVP via: Catalyst.

Student Taxes Workshop

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
12:00-1:00pm
MGH 191A - Gateway Center Conference Room
Lichang Wong & Kyra Worrell, Student Fiscal Services

While it's true that Advisers and departments are not expected to be tax experts or give tax advice; there is value in knowing how to point your students in the right direction. This workshop is led by Student Fiscal Services' student tax expert and gives an overview of student taxes, including the 1098T form, the AmericanOpportunity credit (new), the Hope and Life Time Learning tax credits and scholarships issues relating to taxes (including international student and tax treaty issues).

WINTER PARTY & HAIKU SLAM

Thursday, December 17, 2009
4:00-6:00pm
CSE 691 (Gates Commons)
FREE for APAC members. $5 for non-members.
Join or renew your membership at the party and get in for FREE.

Come and celebrate the end of fall quarter and the beginning of winter with your fellow advisers and counselors. There will be Ezell's fried chicken, refreshing libations, tasty treats, haiku readings, door prizes and more!

Everyone will receive one ticket for the door prize drawings. If you write a haiku and read it (or have someone else read it), you will receive a second ticket for the door prize drawings!

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About Haiku

Haiku is a poetic form and a type of poetry from the Japanese culture. Haiku combines form, content, and language in a meaningful, yet compact form. The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables.

Tips on haiku:
- volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/harrisms/haiku.htm
- www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Haiku-Poem
- www.haikuworld.org/begin/mdwelch.tentips.html

NOTE: All door prizes were donated. No APAC funds were used.

Dream Safe Zone Training: Advising Undocumented Students

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
12:00-1:00pm
MGH 258
(Program on the Environment's
Conference Room)
Coordinated by Sean Ferris, Student Activities Office

In 2003, Washington State's Legislature passed HB-1079, which allows undocumented students, who meet certain criteria, to pay in-state tuition at all the public higher education institutions in the state. This bill has made higher education more accessible to undocumented students; however, these students still face many challenges. This training, through a panel of UW fculty, staff and students will share experiences of undocumented students; some of the challenges these students face in achieving their academic, professional and personal goals; and how you can support these students on our campus.

APAC Spring Brunch and Awards Ceremony

May 2, 2012 (9:30-11:00)
Wallace Hall 012 - Program on the Environment Commons: click here for a map!
On behalf of APAC, please join us for the annual Spring Brunch!We will raise our glasses to this year's winner(s) of the Adviser of the Year Award, along with appreciating the many committed and dedicated advisers and counselors who work at the UW. The brunch is free for APAC members and just $5 for non-members. Please RSVP.

APAC Spring Brownbag: Building Community through Constructive Conflict

Presented by Susan Neff of the Office of the Ombudsman
April 17, 2012 (12-1 pm)
MGH 258
Advisers are often the first point of contact for students experiencing conflict with a University system or with another University member, such as a professor. This interactive session explores the conflict situation as an opportunity for learning, and provides a model for constructive conflict conversations.

APAC Winter Party

December 13, 2011 (3:30-5 pm)
Simpson Center for the Humanities (2nd Floor CMU)
FREE for APAC Members; $5 for Non-Members
Join us for the traditional Ezell's chicken and good cheer for all UW Advisers & Counselors!
RSVP today! Just Click Here!

APAC Autumn Brownbag: The Veterans Center

Presented by Tim Wold of Financial Aid
November 9, 2011 (12-1 pm)
MGH 258
Bring your lunch and join us! This presentation will provide an overview of the Veterans Center. Learn about Veterans Benefits, Course Approvals, Credit Evals, and how we can all work together to provide an environment that promotes Veteran success at the UW. If you missed it, check out the presentation here.

WHAT ABOUT THOSE FRESHMEN?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
12:00-1:30pm
MGH 258
Tim McCoy, Jason Patterson & Kay Balston

Join us in looking at the challenges that freshmen encounter as they explore majors during their first year in college. We'll discuss the decision-making faced by many freshmen as they deal with managing their academic careers; how they present these concerns to advisers; and the various ways we can assist them. We encourage you to come share your own strategies for engaging new students and getting them off to a good start. Questions? Contact Kay Balston at kbalston@u.washington.edu

NACADA Region 8 Conference
Wrap-up Session

Friday, Feb 5, 2010
Noon-1:00pm
CSE 203

Seattle was lucky to host the NACADA Region 8 conference this year with 300+ attendees and excellent UW representation. If you attended the conference, come continue the conversation! If you couldn't it last week, come hear what you missed! Presenters are encouraged to come share the major points of their presentations. Questions? Contact Raven Avery at ravena@cs.washington.edu.

Student Life mini-conference "Serving Students Together"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
8:00am-12:00 pm
HUB East Ballroom

All staff in Student Life, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs; and APAC members are invited to attend. Free. Questions? Contact Jennifer Kiest at jkiest@uw.edu.

APAC's Farewell HUB Bowl-O-Rama

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
3:00-5:00pm
HUB Games Area, Bowling Lanes
FREE for APAC members (includes shoes)
$5 for non-members (become a member at the alley and get in free)

Please join us for an end-of-the-quarter bowl at the HUB! Come knock down some pins, have some tasty snacks and lament with your fellow advisers that we will have no HUB for the next two years. If you have a bowling shirt, please wear it. There will be door prizes.

CASTLE Workshop

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
12:00-1:00pm
MGH 191A
(Gateway Center Conference Room)

Come learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences Teaching and Learning Engagement (CASTLE) project with Jenee Myers Twitchell. The CASTLE website acts as a space for advisers, faculty, staff, and students to publicize their work related to educational outreach, K-12 programming, community and school engagement, K-12 teacher preparation and support, education-related research, and all other projects and programs related to education and our community. Also, this project creates a space for the sharing of ideas, research and programming tools between departments and individuals. This project is part of the Teachers for a New Era initiative, through a grant from the Carnegie Foundation. Come see how you can contribute!

APAC Summer Summit

Join your fellow advisers and counselors at the APAC Summer Summit on Wednesday, September 9, 8:30AM-3:30PM at the Fisheries Building by Portage Bay. View the agenda for more information. To save your spot, please register by Friday, September 4th.