Brown Bag Lunch: Professional Development Plan Check-in

The Professional Development Committee is sponsoring a Brown Bag Lunch Event as follows:

Professional Development Plan Check-in

Tues., Nov. 27

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Derby Hall 1186

Please register to attend:  Professional Development Plan Check-in

(Registration is not required, but helpful for planning purposes.)


For other professional development opportunities, please go to ACADAOSProfDevAU18

Please feel free to share this with others who might be interested.

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 and meet others in ACADAOS! Please RSVP to Melissa 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 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



October 2018 Advisor of the Month

Please check out some of the awesome things our advising colleagues are doing this month. Thank you to each of you for all of your hard work!

Niki Jaburek Niki has been working really hard to improve our peer mentor program. She has been meeting weekly with our mentors and coming up with new ways to improve advising in our office and the survey course. She has also been doing a very good job of mastering our complex curriculum. We are very appreciative of Niki’s hard work.
Matt Moore-Waitkus & Mouris Danial These two gentlemen absolutely slayed the first two weeks of spring registration!! They alone are responsible for over 250 15-minute advising appointments. Fisher College is so happy to have these amazing colleagues!
Meg Downing Meg handled so many questions about adding and dropping classes during the 10th week and helped me out a lot by covering some of my walk-in hours so I could attend another meeting. She’s also been super helpful and understanding this month and has been going the extra mile to make sure I stay grounded and it has been MUCH appreciated!
Deni Allman Deni is always fabulous, but she really stepped up this past month! She covered multiple survey classes due to advisor absence (including teaching FOUR IN A ROW one day). In addition, she saw a very high number of students during scheduling walk-ins. And she did it all with a smile on her face.
Laura Whitaker Laura is ALWAYS a team player and volunteers to help others in the office on a regular basis. I was out during the 10th week of this semester and Laura assisted several of my students (some of which were challenging situations) on top of her already super busy schedule with no complaints. She also graciously covered my transfer survey course and stayed at work much later in the day to be there for it. These are just a few small examples of Laura’s generosity and kindness. No matter how busy her own schedule is, she always makes time to help her colleagues. I can’t thank her enough for her help while I was out during such a busy week. She is the best!

And the winners of the ACADAOS raffle are…. Niki Jaburek & Laura Whitaker!

A cultural potluck on 11/20/18

Join the ACADAOS Equity & Inclusion committee for our inaugural event:


A cultural potluck on 11/20/18


This potluck is a celebration of cultural diversity and all are welcome!


We are encouraging any who wish to share a dish to bring one with cultural or personal significance along with the recipe to share.  In an effort to promote dialog and understanding about how something even as simple as the food we eat impacts our world view, we would love it if everyone would be willing to spend a little time sharing stories about how their traditional fare (What makes it unique? How is it served/eaten? When is it prepared?  Etc)


We will also use some time to let you know a little about the Equity and Inclusion Committee’s plans for events and trainings for the Spring semester.


Please plan to join us:


What is the Equity and Inclusion Committee? 

This committee is new this year!  Its focus is on helping advisors develop an understanding of the variety of cultures and experiences that both separate and unite us.  We also want to help you enhance your skills and a level of comfort for facilitating productive discussions around difference in an effort to create a more open university community.  We recognize that at some point everyone has struggled with feeling understood and accepted somewhere that we expected to fit in; your participation in Equity and Inclusion trainings and events demonstrates your commitment not only to welcoming diverse students and staff to the university, but also to helping create a sense that everyone belongs here.