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

November/ December Social Events

Service Events-

Star House

Tuesday, December 4


Come help organize donations at Star House https://starhouse.ehe.osu.edu/ and meet others in ACADAOS! Please RSVP to Melissa Basford.18@osu.edu if you’d like to attend! We will meet right at Star House, which is less than a 10 minute drive from campus.


Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Program

Volunteers help clients of the Salvation Army with the Christmas Cheer Program. This event distributes gifts and food to families who are preparing for the holidays. Our shift will be from 4:45-7pm on Wednesday, December 19th at the Lausche Building at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. This was a very fun event last year, so we hope you can join us!

RSVP to Melissa Basford.18@osu.edu by December 12th.


We are taking your suggestions and planned a night of bowling on Friday, November 30th at 7pm at Columbus Square Bowling Palace! ACADAOS will cover two games and shoes for ACADOAS members. If you’d like to bring a guest, they are absolutely welcome and the cost will be $10 (please bring exact change cash to make it easier for group payment). Please RSVP with your group size to Basford.18@osu.edu.



September 2018 Advisor of the Month!

Check out all the amazing things our advising colleagues have done this month! Thank you for all of your hard work!

Max Gulick Max has had a lot on his plate this semester as the coordinator of the EXP 1100 survey class in addition to a full advising load. There have been a lot of changes this year, particularly incorporating the IPads into the survey class, and Max has stepped up and made this transition much smoother for the rest of the team at Newark, all the while remaining available to his students (and taking graduate classes!) I’ve really appreciated all of the detailed follow-up he has done in implementing new processes and formats for class materials. He has worked with us for a little over a year now and has made an excellent addition to our team!

Congratulations Max!

PhD/EdD – to be or not to be?

Thank you to those who attended the Brown Bag Lunch: Is the PhD/EdD for Me? yesterday!

And a special thank you to Todd, Jerry, Kate, Nikki, and Amy who participated as panel members sharing their personal stories in pursuit of their final degree.

We appreciated learning about their experiences and the words of wisdom to consider in starting a program.

If you have follow-up questions, you can contact the panel members via email.  We hope to see you at future professional development events!

If you have suggestions for future professional development programs, please email Stephanie Elliot 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!