ACADAOS Executive Committee Highlights – March 2015 Meeting

Hopefully, you find these updates helpful, useful, and maybe even enjoyable.  Here we go…

Derrick Tillman Kelly, Special Assistant to the Director for the “Center for Higher Education Enterprise” (CHEE) visited this meeting to share information about the goals and projects currently happening.  CHEE’s main goal is to facilitate student success.  The four facets of this goal are access, affordability, engagement, and excellence.  CHEE is invested in a few projects at this time, one of those being the work of the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), which includes Ohio State and 10 other public research institutions.  This project relates closely to advising – who we are, what we do, and how we can help students.  This group shares information regarding successful practices that support student success, how to scale these practices, and how to graduate greater numbers of students across the country.

ACADAOS is hoping to host an outreach activity or workshop with our friends from Student Financial Aid.  This event would be engaging and allow us to learn more about financial aid terms specific to a variety of student situations.  A goal of this “event” would be to gain a greater understanding about the financial aid options for students.

A survey is in the works, regarding our Professional Development program.  Please be on the lookout and let your supervisors know, as we might be asking them for feedback.

ACADAOS Officer Elections are coming up – start thinking about how you can engage with the advising community at Ohio State, while taking on a leadership role.

Thank an Advisor Week (April 6-10, 2015) is happening the week before Advisor Appreciation Week.  There will be tables around campus for students to write thank you notes, a “Letter to Editor” of the Lantern describing what advisors do/how we help students, and other initiatives in place to thank advisors for all of the hard work and dedication to the profession, to students, and to others.

Advisor Appreciation Week (April 13-17, 2015) is right around the corner—there will be a Stadium and Orton Bell Tower Tour (please sign up), breakfasts, lunches, music, dogs, athletic events…engage with fellow advisors – there is something for everyone!

The ACADAOS End of the year advising Banquet is happening.  Please be sure to RSVP ASAP!  We will recognize years of service (new this year), Outstanding Advisor, Friends of ACADAOS and…DOOR PRIZES.  Don’t miss out!

There will be a General Body Meeting in May – We will either host Financial Aid or University Career Services Committee (UCSC) for this meeting.  If you have a preference, suggestions, thoughts, ideas…feel free to contact any of us on the executive board.

Social events have been AWESOME this year – from Happy Hours to Hockey Games, we have had good participation, but would love to see more of you.  There will be one more social event in May, prior to Orientation…stay tuned for details!