Monday, November 18

Through December 15 - Exhibit of the full volume set of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John's Bible
Tredway Library

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit Grants for Blended Learning and Community Connections course development to Margaret Farrar

Tuesday, November 19

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Lorraine Stamberger, '14
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Reception to Honor Carla Tracy, Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
4:00 PM - Brief remarks
Snacks and beverages will be served
Gävle Room 404, Center for Student Life

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentor Circle "What Does it Mean to be a Lutheran College?"
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 1), Center for Student Life

Wednesday, November 20

4:00 PM - Norm Moline's Last Lecture - "Reflections on a Journey and a Celebration of OUR Profession on a College Faculty"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
John Deere Lecture Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: OddBar Quartet and Friends
Featuring Brent Sandy (trumpet), Rich Medd (trombone), Jim Dreier (percussion), and Steve Grismore (guitar). Guest performers are Randall Hall (saxophone) and Joe Ott (saxophone)
Enemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Thursday, November 21

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Meeting
Olin  Auditorium

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Phi Betta Kappa Scholar Dr. Birgitta Whaley speaks at weekly talk in computer science and mathematics
Olin 202

4:30 - 6:30 PM - Open House to view The Saint John's Bible Exhibit
Tredway Library

5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to the St. John's Bible, presented by Tim Ternes, Director and Curator of the St. John's Bible

6:30 PM - Light Refreshments
Larson Hall, 2nd floor, Bergendoff Building

7:30 PM - Quantum Biology-Old Roots and New Shoots, presented by Visiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Dr. Birgitta Whaley
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Friday, November 22

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Partnering for Illinois' Economic Future, presented by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.
RSVP required
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Vocational Reflection" presented by Laura Mahn
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana performs "Hansel and Gretel"
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff and students, and $8 for children age 12 and under.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Augustana Dance Company Show
Tickets are $8 for the general public, $6 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff ans students
Centennial Hall

Saturday, November 23

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Peace-Building: Innovative Strategies, Nuts and Bolts
Hanson Hall of Sciences

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Dance Marathon
Pepsico Recreation Center Courts

6:00 PM - Quad Cities Low Brass Day Recital
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

7:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana performs "Hansel and Gretel"
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff and students, and $8 for children age 12 and under.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, November 24

7:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana performs "Hansel and Gretel"
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff and students, and $8 for children age 12 and under.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Art Beat
Live music broadcast by the students of WAUG, as a complement to the museum's current exhibition: From Anthropology through Zoology: The Fine Art of the Liberal Arts!
Augustana College Art Museum

Volume 12, Issue 11 - November 18, 2013

Advising

Welcome to Winter Term! I hope you were able to enjoy a slower pace last week and perhaps find some time for relaxation.

This term, I'll be sharing bite-sized advisor development information in the newsletter.

According to the National Academic Advisors Association (NACADA), there are three components of academic advising: conceptual framework (what role does advising play at the institution and what theories and approaches do advisors use in working with students); informational (institutional policies, requirements for majors, general education, etc); and relational (communication skills to effectively work with advisees).

This week's focus is the relational component. Attached is a checklist for listening, interviewing, and referral skills from The New Advisor Guidebook. There are a few skills in the interviewing section that made me stop and reflect about my own advising.

Do you ask students for their reason for the advising meeting? What if they answer-it's required? How do you dig deeper? I can't remember where I read about the five whys, but if you respond to student comments with "Why do you think that is?" or something similar, before you hit five whys, you will most likely be at a level of deep reflection for students. WHY is it that something we do in class all of the time seems so foreign in an advising meeting?

Take a look at the checklist and see what other thoughts it sparks.

Have a wonderful week,

Kristin

 

 
ADVISOR CHECKLIST FOR LISTENING, INTERVIEWING, AND REFERRAL SKILLS
 

 

Folsom, Pat, ed. The New Advisor Guidebook. Lawrence: Allen Press, Inc., 2007. Print.