Autumn Quarter, Week 3, September 23-27
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Job Opportunity- Posted on behalf of Dr. Chuck Pistorio, chairperson, Counselor Education
Important- Advising Updates for the 2013-2014 school year:
New and returning students, please be aware of these advising assignments and updates for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
Program Planning and Advising Sessions for New Students
Attendance at at least one of these session is required for all new students but they are also open to returning students who have advising questions or need to make adjustments to their program plans. No RSVP is required. All sessions occur during the 5th week of the quarter prior to course registration (see below for time and locations for the academic year). In order to have an assigned faculty advisor, students must attend one program planning session. Prior to attending, all students should become familiar with the Counseling Student Handbook and should bring a draft of their program plan using this guide.
Questions regarding these sessions or advising for new students should be directed as follows:
Community Counseling Students to Dr. Philip Gnilka (firstname.lastname@example.org)
School Counseling Students to Dr. Darrick Tovar-Murray (email@example.com)
College Student Development Students to Dr. Rich Whitney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*ALL SESSIONS ARE 4:00-5:00PM
Tuesday, October 8: Student Center 324
Thursday, October 10: Student Center 325
Tuesday, February 4: Student Center 324
Thursday, February 6: Student Center, 324
Tuesday, April 29: Student Center, 325
Thursday, May 1: Student Center, 325
Advising for Returning Students
Returning Students (who have taken at least 2 quarters of classes) who need advising should continue to fill out the advising request located in the Student Handbook. You will then be referred to an advisor. Issues you can contact your advisor about include (and are not limited to): thinking about writing a thesis, issues/ideas about looking for an internship site, future career issues/discussions, doctoral study, licensure, approval of an elective for your program of study, resume/letters of interest for various internship sites or jobs. Returning students only need to complete the advising/registration request when there are specific course registration issues (e.g., inability to register for a course, reviewing of your program of study). For CSD, Dr. Rich Whitney is the advisor for returning students and new students (email@example.com).
The advising request form is at the following address:
Advising for Interns
Dr. Erin Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org) will serve in the role of Professional Practice advisor for all Community and School students who are in their internship phase. Dr. Whitney (email@example.com) will continue to be the Professional Practice advisor for all CSD students. Students who are in the professional practice-phase should communicate directly with Drs. Mason or Whitney for issues regarding their internship.
Please mark your calendars for an exciting opportunity: On Wednesday, October 30th, 5:30 – 8:00pm the secondary education program/ DTE will host a screening of a new education documentary with the filmmaker, Jyllian Gunther:
In the film, The New Public (http://www.thenewpublicmovie.com) filmmaker Jyllian Gunther followed a brand new experimental Brooklyn public high school in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City through its first four years to see how its unorthodox – and highly creative – approach to educating would impact students, and to tell the story of their first graduating class. What she ended up with was a documentary that, through the prism of one school, tells the story of countless urban schools in underserved communities around the country. The film’s honest and informative look at the day-to-day challenges of creating successes in urban schools has resonated deeply with educators. (Columbia Teachers College felt so strongly about the film and its realistic look at public education, they're now creating a curriculum so the film can be used as a training tool for pre-service teachers).
Please join us (and consider bringing your classes!) for the film screening (approx. 90 minutes) followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and area educators about the issues the film raises.
A preview of the film is available to any faculty interested in viewing it. Location and further details of the event will follow.
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Adult Education, Community Programming & Outreach (AECPO)
3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero, IL 60804
Job Summary: Counsel and advise Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education and
Advanced ESL students about their academic program; assist them in
completing an Individual Education and Career Plan; and support them in the
various transitions they encounter as they progress through the program.
Required Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with coursework or related experience in
academic advising, counseling and/or social work. Familiarity with
the needs of undereducated and disadvantaged adults.
Desirable Qualifications: A master’s degree (candidate) with experience working with disadvantaged adults; public speaking or teaching experience.
Specific Job Duties
Specific Job Duties
· Present a student orientation workshop to ABE/ASE students.
· Administer and interpret placement tests and diagnostic assessments to students.
· Introduce students to software programs that meet their educational needs.
· Assist students with the completion of an Individual Education and Career Plan based on their assessment results and personal goals.
· Help students select appropriate educational activities to meet the necessary time requirements for completion of the Preparation course.
· Follow-up with assigned students to ensure completion of the Preparation course and the first term of leveled classes.
· Counsel students as needed to assist them in overcoming barriers in their lives.
· Monitor student progress and assign lessons on educational software programs as part of a student’s Preparation coursework.
· Make placement recommendations based on placement test results, diagnostic assessments, and student performance in the educational activities selected for the Preparation course.
· Work with students as they transition from one step of the program to another, especially when they are at the ASE level.
· Present workshops on various topics as requested.
· Attend required meetings and training sessions.
· Submit student attendance records and other paperwork as required.
· Complete professional development activities as required by ICCB/AEFL.
Schedule: 19 hours per week, for no more than 48 weeks during the year.
Please Contact: Anna Nakashima, Assistant Dean, Morton College AECPO
708-656-8000, ext. 2368
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Registration OPEN for ISAC FAFSA training! Recommended for School Counseling students: Please click below for information and registration
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Special Presentations at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health
Mindfulness for Children & Adolescents:
Learning to Breathe
WEDNESDAY | Sept. 25, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6 CEUS PROVIDED - ONLY $50!