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.

ACADAOS Executive Committee Highlights – May 1, 2015 Meeting

Hi everyone! Welcome to the end of the 2014-2015 school year! You did it and we made it. Yeah!! This meeting was our last before the transition meeting scheduled for late June or early July – be on the lookout for further information.

We had a visitor via “Carmen Connect” to share information with us regarding the Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP) offered out of John Glenn College – here are the main ideas from our discussion with Katy Hogan:
• WAIP is open to any (major), junior/senior undergrads (standing based on earned credits)
• Need to be interested in public policy/public affairs – opportunities are in a variety of areas
• Apply; get interviewed and secure an internship in Washington, D.C.
• There is no program fee, housing and utilities are roughly $4000 (student’s responsibility), scholarships are available
• Contact Katy Hogan (hogan.124) or Chris Adams (adams.615) with questions

The ACADAOS Banquet was a SMASHING success — thank you to all who planned, executed, and helped with set-up and clean-up. A special congratulations to our award winners! Our tentative banquet date for next year is April 28, 2016 — SAVE the DATE!!

Thank-An-Advisor and Advisor Appreciation were two fantastic weeks this year. We had the chance to engage, celebrate our hard work, and get recognized for our efforts. You will have the opportunity to send feedback on these events – please make sure to do that!

The lunch meet-ups went well with 2 working parent lunches and 1 new/young professionals lunch — don’t want for an email, feel free to send one out to the group. If you’re eating lunch alone, it’s pretty much guaranteed there are other advisors eating alone as well, who would love to catch up with you and others.

Emails have been sent to nominate officers for the ACADAOS Executive Board (President, President-Elect, and Secretary). This is a GREAT way to get involved and connect with other advisors all over Ohio State and beyond. The nomination deadline is this Friday, May 8th!

Make sure to complete your Professional Development activities on Carmen – points will be awarded and prizes will be given out at the 2015 ACADAOS Kick-Off Event. Thank you to all of you who participated this year…you still have time through this summer to complete activities.

We will have 1-2 more social events in the near future – a happy hour and Clippers Game are possibilities…we would LOVE to see you there!

Good luck with Graduation and Orientation.

ACADAOS Executive Committee Highlights – March 2015 Meeting

Hopefully, you find these updates helpful, useful, and maybe even enjoyable.  Here we go…

Derrick Tillman Kelly, Special Assistant to the Director for the “Center for Higher Education Enterprise” (CHEE) visited this meeting to share information about the goals and projects currently happening.  CHEE’s main goal is to facilitate student success.  The four facets of this goal are access, affordability, engagement, and excellence.  CHEE is invested in a few projects at this time, one of those being the work of the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), which includes Ohio State and 10 other public research institutions.  This project relates closely to advising – who we are, what we do, and how we can help students.  This group shares information regarding successful practices that support student success, how to scale these practices, and how to graduate greater numbers of students across the country.

ACADAOS is hoping to host an outreach activity or workshop with our friends from Student Financial Aid.  This event would be engaging and allow us to learn more about financial aid terms specific to a variety of student situations.  A goal of this “event” would be to gain a greater understanding about the financial aid options for students.

A survey is in the works, regarding our Professional Development program.  Please be on the lookout and let your supervisors know, as we might be asking them for feedback.

ACADAOS Officer Elections are coming up – start thinking about how you can engage with the advising community at Ohio State, while taking on a leadership role.

Thank an Advisor Week (April 6-10, 2015) is happening the week before Advisor Appreciation Week.  There will be tables around campus for students to write thank you notes, a “Letter to Editor” of the Lantern describing what advisors do/how we help students, and other initiatives in place to thank advisors for all of the hard work and dedication to the profession, to students, and to others.

Advisor Appreciation Week (April 13-17, 2015) is right around the corner—there will be a Stadium and Orton Bell Tower Tour (please sign up), breakfasts, lunches, music, dogs, athletic events…engage with fellow advisors – there is something for everyone!

The ACADAOS End of the year advising Banquet is happening.  Please be sure to RSVP ASAP!  We will recognize years of service (new this year), Outstanding Advisor, Friends of ACADAOS and…DOOR PRIZES.  Don’t miss out!

There will be a General Body Meeting in May – We will either host Financial Aid or University Career Services Committee (UCSC) for this meeting.  If you have a preference, suggestions, thoughts, ideas…feel free to contact any of us on the executive board.

Social events have been AWESOME this year – from Happy Hours to Hockey Games, we have had good participation, but would love to see more of you.  There will be one more social event in May, prior to Orientation…stay tuned for details!