Panel Discussion: Is the PhD/EdD for Me?

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

Panel Discussion:  Is the PhD/EdD for Me?

Wed., Sept. 26

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Derby Hall 1116

Please register to attend:  Is the PhD EdD for Me     (Registration is not required, but helpful for planning purposes.)

For other professional development opportunities, please go to ACADAOSProfDevAU18

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August 2018 Advisor of the Month!

Hello all! 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!

Susan Van Pelt Susan has recently started working with student-athletes (again) after Shannon Phlegar’s departure from Ohio State. Susan is so easy to work with and so friendly towards students and staff. She is quick to respond and always so helpful! I look forward to working more closely with Susan over the coming year(s).
Hillary Carter Both Hillary and Jim in Exploration have been a great asset to our students and our staff in SASSO. Our environment is very fast paced and communication is crucial for us all being on the same page. Just this past week, I was working with Hillary on a situation where a student was completely changing his major and entire class schedule on the second day of classes. Hillary reacted quickly to assist a student that was visibly overwhelmed with the first week of class. Her responsiveness and willingness to help immediately made an impact on the student to calm his nerves and make him feel confident again. He is already in a better spot because of Hillary’s eagerness to help on quick notice!!!
Jim Lingo & Hillary Carter Jim & Hillary were a HUGE help for our student-athlete population this summer. This summer, we had over 100 first year student-athletes begin courses. Because of this, they did not attend a regularly scheduled orientation session. Not all students were in EXP, but a large group were. Jim & Hillary were so helpful in making time throughout the spring semester to schedule the students for summer term and throughout the summer for appointments for these students to complete their fall class schedules. Thank you!!
Stephanie Rinehart Stephanie has transitioned into her new role as an advising coordinator seamlessly. She has been extremely helpful to Engineering advising departments during all orientations this summer, including international orientations. Not only is she adjusting well within the her new role, but she is also becoming a great friend! We are glad to have you, Stephanie!
Alison Baker Alison has a new role this year as the sole International Student Advisor in our unit. We usually have around 15-20 new international students, but this year we had over 50! Alison worked tirelessly last week during drop-ins to see these students and make changes to their schedules, often without a break. Despite this break-neck pace, she remained patient and kind with each student and made sure there was a clear understanding of each issue

On top of that, she covered one of my appointments this week when I had a student emergency. Thanks for all that you do, Alison!

Jocelyn Nevel Jocelyn Nevel has done a great job preparing for and navigating the first weeks of classes. She has a part-time position in Geography, but has put forth full-time effort!

She has helped with new initiatives for our campus change students and new transfer students, while working through her first summer and autumn start with our schedule challenging Air Transportation majors. She also volunteered to help Economics with their large international orientation days.

Peter Spreitzer Peter is always an excellent advisor, but this fall he has also helped launch a second location for EXP appointments and begun to develop stronger relationships between our office and BuckeyeLink. He is kind, thoughtful and strategic and the students and our office are lucky to have him.
Heather Saling I want to recognize Heather Saling, as she has really stepped up to the plate taking on many new (to her) initiatives this Autumn. She has put a lot of energy into working with the Pharmacy House LC, creating a welcoming and educational environment for all participants. I am so pleased with her effort to deliver excellent content to our PHR 1100 students, and the way she passionately approaches all of her student appointments – she is a real rock star!!! Thank you for your hard work, Heather!
Lisa Jerele Lisa was a tremendous help to our office during International Orientations. She took the initiative to identify, problem-solve and preschedule each and every international student that came through our office. Due to Lisa’s efforts a typically busy and stressful time of year ran smoothly for our team. Thank you Lisa!

And the winners of the ACADAOS raffle are…. Alison Baker & Jocelyn Nevel!

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 “” or “” 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: 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

Summer Happy Hour- Augst 9th

Join ACADAOS for one last summer gathering with a happy hour!

When: Thursday, August 9th, 5pm
Where: Rusty Bucket, 1635 West Lane Ave, Upper Arlington
Who: ACADAOS Members
What: Fun with friends over food and drink (appetizers covered by ACADAOS, drinks covered by you!)
Happy Hour specials are available until 6!

Please RSVP here by 12pm on Wednesday, August 8th.

Autumn 2018 Professional Development Opportunities

Registration for events is appreciated for preparation of materials and confirmation of location seating.

August – October
Book Club: “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown
Online Discussion Group
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 20

Autumn 2018 (ongoing)
Cohort Workgroup: Collaborative Note-Taking
Location TBD
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 20

Thurs., Sept. 20 | 2:00-4:00 PM
Workshop: Creating an Intentional Professional Development Plan
Enarson 318
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 10
Please register to attend:  Professional Development Plan Workshop

Wed., Sept. 26 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Lunch: Is the PhD/EdD for Me?
Derby 1116
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 5
Please register to attend:  Is the PhD EdD for Me

Wed., Oct. 17 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Workshop: Resume Review and Development
Enarson 312
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 10
Please register to attend:  Resume Review and Development

Thurs., Oct.  25 | 1:00-2:00 PM
Brown Bag Lunch: Professional Organization Involvement
Denney 238
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 5
Please register to attend:  Professional Organization Involvement

Tues., Oct. 30 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Book Club: “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” In-person Discussion
Kuhn H&S House 102

November – January | (format TBD)
Book Club: “GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 20

Wed., Nov. 14 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Workshop: Disability Services 201: Identity and Inclusion
Caldwell 133
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 10
Please register to attend:  Disability Services 201

Tues., Nov. 27 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Brown Bag Lunch: Professional Development Plan Check-In
Derby 1186
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 5
Please register to attend:  Professional Development Plan Check-in

Mon., Dec. 10 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Lunch: Advising Wellness Break
Derby 030
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 5
Please register to attend:  Advising Wellness Break

Tues., Dec. 18 | 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Workshop: Conference Proposal Brainstorm & Development
Enarson 312
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 10
Please register to attend:  Conference Proposal Brainstorm