Disability Services 201: Identity and Inclusion Workshop

This is a friendly reminder that our November Workshop is Wednesday, November 14th at 3:30pm in Caldwell 133. At the event, we will be having a speaker from Student Life Disability Services (SLDS) available to answer your questions about SLDS services and discussing the following topics:

  • Disability as an aspect of diversity
  • Medical vs. social model of disability
  • Social identity/ableism
  • Portrayals of individuals with disabilities in the media
  • Discussion of bias and stereotypes
  • Accessibility tips and universal design principles
  • Etiquette tips

Please mark your calendars and let us know if you have any questions. For more information on upcoming events, please visit the ACADAOS website. Thanks, and hopefully we will see you next Wednesday!

ACADAOS Professional Development Committee

Brown Bag Lunch: Professional Organization Involvement

Thank you to those who attended the Brown Bag Lunch: Professional Organization Involvement today! We had a wonderful discussion and were able to share some helpful resources.

We would like to give a special thanks to Amy Treboni, Brittany Crall, Katie Bush-Glenn, and Amanda Crall who participated as panel members sharing their experiences, perspectives, and advice based on their involvement in a variety of organizations and committees.

For those of you unable to attend, here are some key takeaways:

  • Signing up for volunteer opportunities are a great way to start becoming involved in an organization. For instance, Rachel Tuttle suggests those who are interested in joining the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) start by volunteering at the conference first. Then, you can apply to be part of the conference planning committee or the executive board when applications go out in February/March. This conference is in Worthington, so travel is convenient!
  • If you are interested in presenting at a conference, volunteering to review educational session submissions is a way to learn more about what review committees are looking for and identifying characteristics of a strong proposal. You can then apply what you have learned to creating your own proposals.
  • One of the biggest advantages to participating on a campus committee or in an organization is the opportunity to network with your peers both on campus and at other institutions.

For more information on organizations you can get involved with, visit the ACADAOS website. If you are interested in getting more involved with ACADAOS, please contact Amanda Crall.

If you have suggestions for future professional development programs or topics, please email Stephanie Elliott or Nancy Coscia, Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs.

NACADA Region 5 Call for Proposals

Are you looking for a professional development opportunity that would give you some presentation, networking, and/or volunteer experience? If so, the 2019 NACADA Region 5 conference call for proposals and volunteers is open until October 15th for presentations and October 1st for volunteers.  This year’s conference is in Detroit, Michigan (which isn’t too far away), and the theme is “Advising Renaissance: Awakening the Drive and Passion within Students.”

 

Volunteer deadline extended to October 1, 2018
Volunteer Form
Proposals are eue October 15, 2018
Online Submission Portal

Our theme this year, Advising Renaissance: Awakening the Drive and Passion within Students, invites advisors to submit proposals focusing and exploring a variety of topics. Region 5 is proud to be the largest region in NACADA, and we expect to see excellent proposals from a diverse array of presenters, institutions, and on various topics. The goal of this conference supports the Region 5 mission by “promoting student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally.” Through the regional conference, our goal is continued opportunities for professional development, networking, and advancement of advising within our region and beyond. To review proposal submission instructions and submit a proposal, use the ONLINE SUBMISSION PORTAL!

In an effort to build connections within the work being done in Region V, all proposals will need to identify the one to two NACADA Core Competencies that will be addressed. We look forward to hearing about what you are working on and while there are many topics you could choose from, here are some topics our members are looking to learn about:

  • Advising to enrich the higher education experience (e.g. addressing failure and making meaning, career and graduate school advising, etc.)
  • Advising within the Complete College America framework (e.g. 15 to Finish, Momentum Pathways, etc.)
  • Personal development for advising practice (e.g. preparation, evaluation, sustainability, self-care, etc.)
  • Advising special populations including but not limited to first-year, at-risk, nontraditional, or online students
  • Engaging in assessment (of individual advisors or of advising programs)
  • Advising theory and/or student development theory
  • Innovative use of technology

There are many formats to choose from. Be sure to consider the advantages of them all:

  • Preconference workshops are highly participatory sessions that last from 2-5 hours. Due to the length of preconference workshops, presenters should plan to include some lecture as well as possible small and large group activities, and a question and answer period. Preconference workshops should be very hands-on and issue specific with material, activities, strategies, and techniques that the participants can effectively use in the individual stations.
  • Roundtable discussions are slightly more informal than other presentations. They are usually limited to short, general commentaries that will stimulate exchange between the audience and the moderators. Issues and ideas related to the field of advising will be broadly stated. Feedback and discourse is expected from those attending the session. It is a medium to introduce ideas, explore thoughts, and search for answers to problems.
  • Paper or topic presentations discuss current issues in advising. Some are based on research, some share best practices, and some are developmental, while others are theoretical. The format may be mostly lecture with a discussion following or a more informal discussion.
  • Panel discussions are designed to explain or involve various presenters from different institutions looking at the same topic from various angles. They do not include several presenters from one institution speaking on the same topic. If that if your presentation, it will not be considered a panel and should be proposed as a paper or topic presentation.
  • Poster sessions provide an informal opportunity to network and solicit feedback and ideas from all conference participants. The Poster Session is especially useful for new advisors who want to “get their feet wet” presenting at a conference or you have a new and innovative program to share with your colleagues. You will bring your completed poster to the conference and we will provide space to exhibit your poster.

All concurrent sessions will be approximately 50 minutes long. Although the program committee will make every effort to honor your requested format option, the committee may recommend an alternate format in order to accept as many proposals as possible. Presenters will be notified via e-mail.

To help you in building a strong conference proposal, check out NACADA’s article on avoiding plagiarism.

Submit your proposal TODAY!

We are also looking for individuals to volunteer on to read proposals. If you would be interested in helping please fill out the volunteer form by the extended date: October 1, 2018!

Join the ACADAOS Book Club

For those who are interested in joining the book club and participating in the first book reading, we will be holding online group discussions on the ACADAOS Goodreads account. The first book we will be reading is “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown. A new discussion question will be posted every Monday starting this week and running through to the in-person discussion on October 30th from 8:30am-10am at the Kuhn Honors & Scholars House, room 102.

Don’t worry if you haven’t started reading the book yet! You can jump in on the discussions at any point. Below are directions on how to join the ACADAOS Goodreads page and various ways to gain access to the book.

Join the ACADAOS Book Club Goodreads Page

  • What is Goodreads? Goodreads is a site where you can receive recommendations based on books you have read and topics you are interested in reading about, track books you have read and want to read, and participate in online conversations regarding books.
  • How do I join? If you already have a goodreads account, please join the group. You will be prompted to indicate an “@osu.edu” or “@buckeyemail.osu.edu” email address, which will then send you a confirmation email to that account. Then you can click the link, and you should have access. For those of you who do not have a goodreads account, you can go here: https://www.goodreads.com/ to create one.

Access to the Book

Participants are responsible for obtaining a copy of the book in order to participate. However, we have some suggestions for ways you can access the book:

  • The Ohio State Library and OhioLINK
  • The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML)
    • For those of you on the Columbus Campus, it is an option to have your CML books sent to Thompson Library to pick-up.
    • CML also offers Audiobook and eBook options.
  • Purchase the book: Amazon, Half Price Books, and Barnes & Nobles have affordable deals on the book if you would prefer to purchase a copy.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to some great discussions!

The ACADAOS Book Club Committee:

Hannah Bushman, Amanda Crall, Emily Guthrie, Kelsey Jarrett, Rachel Steele, Lindsay Tolchin, Rachel Tuttle

Join the ACADAOS Book Club

We are excited to announce the first book we will be reading for the ACADAOS Book Club: “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown. All members are invited and encouraged to participate!

For those who participate in the first book reading, we will be holding intermittent group discussions on the ACADAOS Advisor Professional Development Carmen discussion board throughout August, September, and October culminating in an in-person discussion on October 30th from 8:30am-10am at the Kuhn Honors & Scholars House, room 102. While we are working on getting the first online discussion up and running, we would encourage you to start reading the book. Below are some additional details:

Access to the Book

Participants are responsible for obtaining a copy of the book in order to participate. However, we have some suggestions for ways you can access the book:

  • The Ohio State Library and OhioLINK
  • The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML)
    • For those of you on the Columbus Campus, it is an option to have your CML books sent to Thompson Library to pick-up.
    • CML also offers Audiobook and eBook options.
  • Purchase the book: Amazon, Half Price Books, and Barnes & Nobles have affordable deals on the book if you would prefer to purchase a copy.

Join the ACADAOS Book Club Goodreads Page

  • What is Goodreads? Goodreads is a site where you can receive recommendations based on books you have read and topics you are interested in reading about, track books you have read and want to read, and participate in online conversations regarding books.
  • How do I join? If you already have a goodreads account, please join the group. You will be prompted to indicate an “@osu.edu” or “@buckeyemail.osu.edu” email address, which will then send you a confirmation email to that account. Then you can click the link, and you should have access. For those of you who do not have a goodreads account, you can go here: https://www.goodreads.com/ to create one.

We will send out more information regarding joining the online discussions in the coming weeks, but we wanted to give everyone a head start on reading the book before classes started. Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to some great discussions!

The ACADAOS Book Club Committee:

Hannah Bushman

Amanda Crall

Emily Guthrie

Kelsey Jarrett

Rachel Steele

Lindsay Tolchin

Rachel Tuttle