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
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.
Voices of "Strangers from a Different Shore"--International Student Perspectives
Thursday, January 31st | 12-1 pm
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
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
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)
NACADA Region 8 (Northwest) Conference: Finding the Way to Student Success Across Cultures
March 17-20, 2012
APAC Common Book Roundtable II: Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
by Martha C. Nussbaum (2010)
APAC Winter Brownbag: Administering and Advising Self-Sustaining Degree Programs
Presented by Marie Potter of the iSchool
APAC Common Book Roundtable I: Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
by Martha C. Nussbaum (2010)
2011 APAC/AEP Advising Summer Summit
September 13, 2011
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
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
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
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.
We look forward to seeing you there! Registration is now open.
APAC ANNUAL SPRING BRUNCH
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP via: Catalyst.
Student Taxes Workshop
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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
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!
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.
NOTE: All door prizes were donated. No APAC funds were used.
Dream Safe Zone Training: Advising Undocumented Students
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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)
APAC Spring Brownbag: Building Community through Constructive Conflict
Presented by Susan Neff of the Office of the Ombudsman
APAC Winter Party
December 13, 2011 (3:30-5 pm)
APAC Autumn Brownbag: The Veterans Center
Presented by Tim Wold of Financial Aid
WHAT ABOUT THOSE FRESHMEN?
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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 email@example.com
NACADA Region 8 Conference