Announcements

  • REMINDER: Upcoming Webinar

    REMINDER of our Upcoming Webinar next Thursday, November 30th to explore the benefits and challenges of developing ethical and equitable community partnerships.
  • Call for Proposals

    CALL for PROPOSALS and REVIEWERS to CACUSS Sea Change 2018 in PEI - proposals due January 12th!


    Consider applying now!

  • Hi Everyone,
    The RAE CoP is hosting its second assessment webinar on November 15 - Surveys, surveys, surveys at 1pm

    Upcoming webinars
    Dec 6 - A panel discussion about decolonizing assessment
    January 17, 2018 – (many) Things About Assessment That Might Surprise You
    February 14, 2018 – Data Stories & Sharing Your Data
    March 21, 2018 – Senior Student Affairs Officers Panel on Assessment
    To register and/or see more details check out the link below!
  • REMINDER: Community Engagement Modules Webinar TODAY at 1pm

    Reminder of today's webinar at 1pm discussing Community Engagement Online Learning Modules!

    Webinar login instructions:
    1. In your browser, go to https://cacuss.adobeconnect.com/cel/
    2. When prompted, type your name and enter the room. *Note that on first login, you may have to download a plugin to access Adobe Connect.*
    3. If you are calling in on the telephone, dial 1-855-238-3698. When prompted, enter the PIN 64113#.
    4. If you are using the built-in audio, plug in your headset and ensure your audio is working (by clicking Meeting, then Audio Setup Wizard)
    5. Enjoy the webinar!
  • Community Engagement Learning Modules Webinar

    Hi All,

    In advance of tomorrow's webinar, please check out the Community Engagement Learning Modules at https://completestudent.ca/ - these are what our discussion will be guided around and where you can permanently access them.
  • Join our Webinar this Friday, 1pm

    Find our more about Free Interactive Online Learning Modules focusing on the Foundations of Community Engagement and how they can prepare your students for service experiences.
  • October us upon us!

    Dear Advising CoP members –

    We hope the start of the term has treated you well. 

    In advance of this year’s joint CACUSS and ARUCC conference in PEI, we would like to solicit your feedback on a possible pre-conference session to host for our CoP membership.  Found here is a short survey that should take you no longer than 7 minutes to fill out to help us get a better idea of what you’re interested in learning about in a possible pre-conference session.

    You can also take this announcement as a nudge to get thinking about what sessions you want to present on at the joint conference next year as we anticipate the call for proposals will open shortly!

    We also wanted to let you know that for those of you who have signed up on the google form to take a more active role in the CoP we will be reaching out to you soon to follow up. 

    Finally, thank you to all of you who have contributed to the discussions so far. We love to see the engagement between members and would encourage all of you if you have not yet commented or joined in on a discussion to consider doing so. We want this to be a place for you feel comfortable engaging with one another. For those of you who haven't had a chance to see it yet, @Paul Sileika has posted a blog looking at the CACUSS and NACADA competency frameworks that is worth a read and/or comment! 

    Have a great weekend!

    Best,

    Paige Doherty – St. Jerome’s University

    Shea Ellingham – Mount Royal University

    Darran Fernandez – University of British Columbia

     

    Advising CoP Co-Chairs​
  • Welcome to the Accessibility & Inclusion Community of Practice

    Fall is here – September was a blur. We are into our second month of University or College. Hopefully each of you has taken some time to breathe and enjoy the changing season and its’ colors.

    The Accessibility & Inclusion Community of Practice (formerly CADSSPE) is a community of like-minded professionals working in the area of disability and accessibility. Welcome to the new online Accessibility & Inclusion Community. This is a place for us to share, network, support, and engage with our colleagues from across the country.

    Over the next few weeks, we will get the discussion started with some questions – but this is space is for you to bounce ideas, provide feedback to the CoP Leadership team, and connect with each other.

    Who is your CoP Leadership Team?
    Anne Comfort (Co-Chair) - Mount Allison University
    Michelle Magnusson (Co-Chair) - Brandon University
    Gordon Dionne – Concordia University
    Teri Phillips – McGill University
    Lynda Kitzen – Lakehead University
    Carolyn Christie – University of Manitoba
    Maxine Kinakin – University of Saskatchewan
    Carrie Anton – Athabasca University
    Sarah Knitter – University of British Columbia
    Our email is access@cacuss.ca

    With Thanksgiving this weekend – What are you thankful for in your role, department, or institution? How do you show thanks with your students or colleagues?

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Michelle & Anne
  • sexual violence investigator competencies

    Hello,
    I hope everyone is having a great start to the year, but I’m sure you are busy already!  I wanted to send a quick email to see if there would be interest in getting a group together to develop a set of competencies that may be used as a guidelines for those investigating incidents of sexual violence.  I know we are all struggling to sort out all the complex aspects and this is one that I have been thinking about lately.    I also think that a set of competencies may help to develop a roster of individuals who may be able to be used when the decision is to go external.  I’m happy to get the conversation start if the sense is there is some interest.  Feel free to share with others who may be of interest or a more appropriate contact.

    Again, hope all is going well,

    Best,

    Lindsay

    Lindsay Winger, M.Ed.
    Assistant Dean, Support Services & Community Engagement
    Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

    Rm. 301B Gordon Hall, 74 Union St.
    Queens University, Kingston Ontario K7L 3N6
    p. 613.533.6000 ext. 77590
    e. Lindsay.Winger@queensu.ca
  • Welcome to the Research, Assessment & Evaluation Community Discussion!

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the RAE CoP online discussion. This is a space to share ideas, research, and questions about all things data related! We look forward to engaging with you in conversation and learning together.

    We have lots of exciting opportunities to share and learn about assessment coming up in 2017-2018. We'll be hosting a series of webinars, and another Assessment Institute in the spring of 2018, so stay tuned in this space for more details.

    Your RAE CoP Co-Chair's Jeff Burrow, and Lesley D'Souza
  • Welcome to the Advising CoP!

    This is an exciting new way for CACUSS CoP members to connect and reach out across the country.

    One of the topics we briefly discussed at the CACUSS conference this year was collaboration and finding out about advising practices across the country.  Why not post a question to the discussion board and find out what your colleagues are doing or if they have suggestions to help you solve your latest challenges?  
    We are looking for members who want to get involved

    At the CoP meeting at the 2017 CAUCSS Conference many great ideas were shared for what you would like to see from the CoP this year, thank you to all the members who helped to brainstorm and share. We are excited for the CoP this year, but can't do the work alone. We would like to invite you to sign up for one of three working groups. Working groups will be expected to meet/chat/conference call twice per term, and produce something tangible to share with or engage the larger membership. This could be in the Blog, as a webinar, or a program to participate in.

    Below you will see the overarching themes we created and suggested projects for each of the groups, but you are certainly welcome to add to this list.

    Advising Theory to Practice - writing for Communique, or hosting a webinar 
    Advising Professional Development/Training - showcasing best practices, connecting to CACUSS competencies, converting a conference presentation into a blog post, webinar or Communique article
    Communications and Member Engagement - contributing to a quarterly newsletter, curating blog posts, generating ideas for engagement. 

    If you are interested in joining a working group, or even writing a blog please sign up by August 25th (https://goo.gl/forms/JpmfjVYDwpeBfPFd2)

    Thanks for stopping by the Advising CoP and we look forward to your participation!


    Paige Doherty
    Shea Ellingham
    Darran Fernandez

    Advising CoP Co-chairs
  • Get in touch with your LECOP Council!

    Co-Chairs
    Shari Walsh, Humber College
    Erin Biddlecombe, Simon Fraser University

    Regional Representatives
    BC: Sam Berbeck, Simon Fraser University 
    Alberta: vacant
    Saskatchewan: Victoria Johnson, University of Regina
    Manitoba: Jade Kirstein, University of Manitoba
    Ontario: Saba Rafiq, York University
    Quebec: Joan Butterworth, McGill University
    Nova Scotia: vacant
    New Brunswick: vacant
    PEI: vacant 
    Yukon: vacant
    Northwest Territories: vacant
    Nunavut: vacant

    Leadership Links Coordinators
    Amanda Sartori, York University
    Sarah Memme, University of Toronto

    CCSL Advisors
    Shannon Thibodeau, University of Guelph
    Adam Kuhn, University of Toronto

    Newsletter Coordinator
    Liana Acri, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Welcome to the Student Peer Support Programs CoP

    Welcome Student Peer Support Programs Community of Practice Members!

    We want to start by introducing ourselves, as the Co-Chairs of this CoP.

    Erin Clifford is the Lead Coordinator, Mentorship and Peer Programs at the University of Toronto.  As a mom of a four-year-old and a six year old she feels like she is either constantly running or colouring.  In her spare time she has taken up running  to feel like she is actually accomplishing something, but still doesn't understand the fascination with adult colouring.

    Erica McKeddie is one of two Student Engagement Coordinators at Douglas College whose portfolio focuses on student leadership and peer programs.  Like Erin, Erica is also the mom to two littles (5 and 7) and spends most of her "spare" time either driving someone to practice of some kind or doing laundry.  Erica also works as a wedding planner so she is always happy to talk about etiquette, fancy outfits and cake.

    However this is your forum!  We hope that you will ask the questions you want to ask, make the connections you want to make and engage in the CoP the way you would like to.

    Our CoP goals for this year are to:

    1. Engage our members through the CoP site and build the library of resources.

    2.  Embark on an inventory/census project to determine who are members are and how they are involved in Student Peer Support Programming as a way to enable all member to make connections and learn from each other.

    3. Increase the number of concurrent sessions from the Student Peer Support Programming CoP at the CACUSS Conference in 2018.

    Thank you to those of you who attended the CoP meeting in Ottawa, if you weren't able to attend but want to be involved please participate in the conversation and help us get this community engagement platform hopping.

    We know this is a very hectic time of year and this might not be anywhere near the top of your priority list – that's okay – if you can/would like to engage right now we'd love for you to help get us started.  If you don't have the capacity – we'll be in touch in October when we hope you'll have had a chance to catch your breath a bit.

  • Library Resources

    Feel free to add any resources to the library that might be helpful for your colleagues.

    Please provide a short description of the document, where it was created and tag the document by topic.  The moderators of the group may change them from time to time for consistency.

    When you are using the information from the library please credit the institution that provided the resource.
  • Welcome to the new "Student Peer Support Programs CoP" Forum

    Welcome Student Peer Support Programs Community of Practice Members!

    We want to start by introducing ourselves, as the Co-Chairs of this CoP.

    Erin Clifford is the Lead Coordinator, Mentorship and Peer Programs at the University of Toronto.  As a mom of a four-year-old and a six year old she feels like she is either constantly running or colouring.  In her spare time she has taken up running  to feel like she is actually accomplishing something, but still doesn't understand the fascination with adult colouring.

    Erica McKeddie is one of two Student Engagement Coordinators at Douglas College whose portfolio focuses on student leadership and peer programs.  Like Erin, Erica is also the mom to two littles (5 and 7) and spends most of her "spare" time either driving someone to practice of some kind or doing laundry.  Erica also works as a wedding planner so she is always happy to talk about etiquette, fancy outfits and cake.

    However this is your forum!  We hope that you will ask the questions you want to ask, make the connections you want to make and engage in the CoP the way you would like to.

    Our CoP goals for this year are to:

    1. Engage our members through the CoP site and build the library of resources.

    2.  Embark on an inventory/census project to determine who are members are and how they are involved in Student Peer Support Programming as a way to enable all member to make connections and learn from each other.

    3. Increase the number of concurrent sessions from the Student Peer Support Programming CoP at the CACUSS Conference in 2018.

    Thank you to those of you who attended the CoP meeting in Ottawa, if you weren't able to attend but want to be involved please participate in the conversation and help us get this community engagement platform hopping.

    We know this is a very hectic time of year and this might not be anywhere near the top of your priority list – that's okay – if you can/would like to engage right now we'd love for you to help get us started.  If you don't have the capacity – we'll be in touch in October when we hope you'll have had a chance to catch your breath a bit.


    Erin and Erica
  • Welcome to the New CACUSS Community Website and “Open Forum” group!

    Welcome CACUSS Members to your New Community Website and the "Open Forum" group!

    We are exited about this new CACUSS Community Engagement Platform that will you provide you with more interaction, engagement, resources, and value for your membership!

    This CACUSS "Open Forum" community group allows you to take part in a variety of discussions, ask questions, and share knowledge and resources. 

    In two weeks on Tuesday August 14th all CACUSS Community of Practices (CoPs) will be opening their own individual groups for members to interact and share resources related to their CoPs.

    To join an online CoP group on the new CACUSS Community website simply check off all the CoPs that you would like to be a part of on your cacuss.ca profile: http://community.cacuss.ca/communities/join-a-community. *Please note that Associate Members can only subscribe to one Community of Practice/Network.
  • WELCOME TO THE NEW CACUSS COMMUNITY WEBSITE!

    Engage with colleagues, share best practices, access resources, and more!  Make sure your member PROFILE is up to date and choose your Communities of Practice and Networks of interest to get access to your online CoP groups when they open on Tuesday August 15th!

    Not a Member? Join Today!