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Off on the Road to NACADA

27 Sep

Liz, Catherine, and Jared will be out of the office on Oct. 4th & 5th, because we’ll be in Nashville, TN, sharing our wisdom at the national conference of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

You might remember that we went off last year to present “Intelligent Internetting: or How I Learned to Stop Excessive Emailing and Love the Blog” at the regional conference in Annapolis, MD.

REGIONALS

WE TOTALLY WON REGIONALS

Turns out that the audience liked it so much, they voted us “Best in Region.”  Not unlike typical dog shows, that means we got invited back for an encore presentation at the national convention.  Or as any GLEE fan would put it:  OMG WE WON REGIONALS YOU GUYS OMG!

We’re happy to talk about our online appointment scheduler, IMs with advisors, snazzy NewsFlash!online formssocial media communities, an active (and often entertaining) blog, and more.  We’re especially happy to share our working philosophy of not spamming students with a constant barrage of emails.

At these conferences, we’re always reminded how lucky we are to get to work with such great students.  #HonorsProblems are the best kind, and a big part of the reason our jobs are so much fun is the fantastic student body we get to work with.

NACADA’s Best in the Region Pick: The UHP!

24 Apr

Catherine, Liz, and Jared recently presented Intelligent Internetting or: How I Learned to Stop Emailing Excessively and Love the Blog at the NACADA regional conference.

Turns out, they liked it so much that they’ve asked for an encore presentation at the NACADA national conference in October!  We were voted “Best in the Region” for our presentation — which emphasizes the importance of using internet communications to assist in program development and academic advising, and provides tips, tricks, and proven techniques.

We’re happy to talk about our online appointment scheduler, IMs with advisors, snazzy NewsFlash!, online forms, social media communities, an active (and often entertaining) blog, and more.  We’re especially happy to share our working philosophy of not spamming students with a constant barrage of emails.

We put a lot of thought and hard work  into making things as fun and easy for UHPers as possible; we know our students are well aware of the work our staff do, but it’s nice to have this great opportunity to share our work with academic programs from all over the US.

We also appreciate the opportunity to make GLEE jokes about winning regionals and going on to nationals.

The UHP is About to Confer

20 Mar

The UHP’s own Liz, Catherine, and Jared are off on the road this week to the NACADA regional conference.  What’s that you say? Why, it’s a fabulous get together and general hullabaloo for us administrative academic folk to share ideas and promote the general betterment of academic advising!

Catherine and Liz are presenting Small, Medium, Big: Mixing Individual and Group Advising.

Catherine, Liz, and Jared are presenting Intelligent Internetting or: How I Learned to Stop Excessively Emailing and Love the Blog.  We hope to spread the good word of “STOP CLOGGING EVERYONE’S INBOXES WITH CONSTANT EMAILS.”  It’s an important message.  If you want to watch it online click on http://ustream.tv/channel/NACADA-Region-2-Conference-2012 on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 3:45pm.

This also means that we’ll be out of the office from Wednesday afternoon through Friday.  Don’t miss us too much!