ACADAOS Election 2021

The annual election process for ACADAOS is upon us.  In addition to officer positions, committee chair positions are a part of the election process. ACADAOS welcomes and encourages nominations from advisors across all campuses with any length of experience in advising!

Officer position duties are listed on page three of the ACADAOS constitution. You may also review the committee mission statements.

You can sign up to run for an elected position or recommend an advising colleague! To submit a nomination, please click on the link below. You will be asked to submit a rationale for your nomination. If you’re signing up to run for a position, this will be your campaign statement; if you’re recommending someone else for the role, please include a brief statement about why you’re making the recommendation, and we’ll reach out to that advisor for their acceptance and an official campaign statement!

Link:  https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0dk3eKJtSkMereC

Deadline for nominations: April 2, 2021

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Membership & Recruitment Committee Chair, Mohamad Saab.15@osu.edu.

COVID-19 Advisor Stories

Given that advisors are, by their very nature, social people. Even those of us who tend toward introversion appreciate connections with our students and our colleagues. We understand the importance of the isolation brought on by the COVID-19 quarantine, but we need to maintain contact with other humans.

This event is unprecedented. There hasn’t been a physical separation of individuals on this scale for almost a hundred years. What is going on around us, to our jobs and to our students, hasn’t ever happened, and will hopefully never happen again. And we have the technology to make it work well – and the knowledge to know that technology won’t fix every problem.

Our students are sometimes hysterical, and sometimes inspirational. We do our jobs because we want to help them be as successful as they can be, even when the world around them looks very different from how they expected it to be.

So let’s share some stories. Perhaps you’re struggling with the work/life balance, because it was easier to work from a location completely separated from the rest of your life, and now your children are climbing on your lap and trying to join your staff meetings. Perhaps you have a student whose story is worth sharing – either because others need to know some of the pitfalls, or because it is just an outstanding example of their personal fortitude. Perhaps you’re learning all of the good things that technology can bring, and all of the ways that it is truly better to communicate in person.

During the Plague in Italy, a group of individuals who were stuck together chose to tell each other stories. Their world was very small because of the limitations of their space, but these stories helped expand it through the images they were able to bring in from their prior experiences. Our own worlds are small right now – lets expand them by sharing our own tales with others. That way, we can both entertain each other, and remind ourselves that there is a world ready for us to rejoin it, once we can all do so safely.

Therefore, I propose that we, the members of ACADAOS, start our own COVID-19 virus tales blog. You can provide your story in whatever form you want (written, video, drawing), but please share. You can post as a comment attached to this message, or send me an email, and I will happily post it for you.

My hope is that we can continue to build community, even when we are separated, and have a little fun doing it.

If you have any questions, let me know! My email is spanos.4@osu.edu, and I’m also available virtually for conversation. 

Joanna

2019 End-of-Year Banquet!

Academic advising is critical to student success on campus and, every year, ACADAOS celebrates the amazing work that advisors do on a daily basis by hosting the End-of-Year Banquet! Congratulations to the following advisors, who were nominated for this year’s banquet awards, and a special congratulations to our award recipients!

Outstanding Advisor Award Nominees

Lyndsey Anderson

Hannah Bushman (award recipient)

Lindsey Lee

Melissa Salmon

Joanna Spanos (award recipient)

Alex Thomas

Audrey Van Ostran

Outstanding Advising Administrator Award Nominees

Brian Endres (award recipient)

 

Thank you to ALL advisors for the important work that you do every day on behalf of our students and our campus community!

Check out some photos from our banquet below. Photo credit to Lindsay McGory for these great shots!

 

ACADOS Fall Kick-Off Event

 

Please join ACADAOS members, new and current, for our Kick-Off event next month! We will provide soda and ice cream so that you can make your own float or sundae! The Soda Float Kick-Off will take place on Thursday, September 6th in Denny Hall, Room 311, 3:00PM – 4:30PM. Advisors will have the opportunity to complete the ACADAOS membership application or renew an existing membership at the event. See the attached invite for more details. Please RSVP no later than Friday, August 30th by clicking this link: https://goo.gl/forms/6DebISCE9Kc4atgC3. We hope to see you there!

 

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Zayd Abukar Authors “Academic Advisors: the Secret Key to College Success”

A belated congratulations to Zayd Abukar, Academic Advisor & Staff Assistant in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, for publishing an article in the Columbus African American News Journal on the role academic advisors play in college student success!

Link to the full article: https://www.caanj.com/single-post/2017/05/24/Academic-Advisors-the-Secret-Key-to-College-Success