Announcements

  • Eventbrite Link for all CoP Meetings

    To make things simpler, we created an Eventbrite for all our monthly CoP meetings this year. 

    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cacuss-svpr-cop-monthly-share-tickets-170360940158

    You can sign up for individual meetings at any time!
  • Looking for CAS Representative

    Hello
    I am looking for an experienced student affairs generalist who has an interest in and/or experience using the CAS Standards. They are about to embark on a review of the General Standards and are seeking input from outside the U.S.  Please send me a quick email cacuss-ed@cacuss.ca if you are interested.
  • Greetings from your co-chairs!

    Happy new academic year, network members!

    I have a few announcements to kick off the term.

     First, I want to thank Victoria Orr who has stepped down as co-chair. Thank you so much Victoria for helping to keep this community afloat and for your ongoing support of students with family responsibilities.

    Second, I want to introduce you to Andrea Pape who is joining us as co-chair. Andrea is the New Student Advisor at the University of Guelph. She is also currently pursuing her doctoral studies in Higher Education at the University of Toronto.  Andrea and I are both completing our doctorates and have focused our research on this important but underserved student population. We are looking forward to sharing our findings with you including interesting articles and helpful resources.

    Third, Andrea and I are eager to connect with you and we have set Wednesday, October 20th 11am EST as our first network virtual meet up. We are keen to find out how you are accommodating students with family responsibilities as we return to campus and/or continue with remote delivery of courses and programs.

    Here is the Zoom link to join the session

    https://umanitoba.zoom.us/j/62252446087?pwd=R051S2pGWUhPejJ2VnFFRjVSMDlIQT09

    Meeting ID: 622 5244 6087
    Passcode: 748119

     

    Take care,

    Brandy Usick, B.A.(Hons), M.Ed.

    Co-chair, Students with Family Responsibilities

    Ed.D. Candidate, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

    Executive Director, Student Engagement and Success, University of Manitoba                               

     

     

  • CACUSS is hiring--BIPOC Mentoring Coordinator

     

    Please share with your colleagues! We are hiring a part-time/contract Mentoring Coordinator

    Summary

    CACUSS is planning to launch a Mentoring Program to support and increase representation of Black, Indigenous, and other racialized/people of colour student affairs professionals. Through the input of members of our Professional Development Committee, we have developed an outline of the program and the BIPOC Mentoring Program Coordinator will create and implement the infrastructure to launch a successful program. This will include developing timelines, applications/platforms, training/resources, and marketing and communication plans. The Coordinator will also work to identify the infrastructure and resources required to continue the success of the program beyond launch.

    This is a part-time contract-based position for approximately 6 months with a possibility of extension.

    Qualifications

    Skills/Competencies

    • Ability to take independent initiative, set goals, a project plan, and meet deadlines.
    • Excellent written communication skills.
    • Computer and word processing skills.
    • Direct experience with the development and execution of mentoring or similar programming (such as peer support, leadership, or volunteer programs).
    • Experience with promotion and marketing through social media and other channels an asset.

    Other

    • Ability to work independently and take significant initiative.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple demands.
    • Knowledge of the post-secondary industry, specifically Student Affairs and Services in Canada.
    • Strong understanding of issues related to equity and including; lived experience preferred.
    • Project management skills.

    Requirements/Duties

    • Attend regular meetings with the Executive Director (in person or via telephone)
    • Map out project plan with timelines, details, and deliverables.
    • Develop and launch Mentoring Program including identifying structure, requirements, outreach/promotion techniques, timelines, staff
    • Consult with the EDI Community of Practice and relevant committees where required.
    • Requirements of the position will evolve as the successful candidate develops a project plan.

    Position Details

    The position is a temporary contract beginning Fall 2021 and running through project completion (approximately Winter 2022), with a possibility of additional hours beyond the initial contract.

    Hours of Work/Working Environment

    • Candidate will set their own hours in accordance with project milestones, agreed project plan, regular reporting etc. Number of hours per week worked is negotiable and will be based on agreed upon timelines for project completion and would range between 5-10 hours per week (TBC).
    • Candidate will meet regularly with the Executive Director to report on project.

    Position Requirements

    • Successful candidates will have to provide their own workspace and equipment (computer, telephone, internet).

    Remuneration

    CACUSS has allocated approximately $5000 towards this project. Compensation is negotiable on an hourly or project completion basis. Each phase is allocated a portion of the funds.

    Application details

    Position posted—August 30, 2021

    Applications due—Monday, September 20, 2021 @4pmPT

    Questions about the position may be directed to Jennifer Hamilton, Executive Director, 416.899.7650

    Letters of interest and resume are due to cacuss-ed@cacuss.ca by Monday, September 20 at 4:00 PM, PST. Please submit interest/cover letter and resume in ONE MS word document attachment entitled firstname_lastname.doc (.docx). Letters in the body of email, .pdf documents, and multiple attachments will not be accepted.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted in late September.

    CACUSS is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous people, women, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and persons with disabilities. Applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • CACUSS Is Hiring--BIPOC Mentoring Coordinator (PT-contract)

    Please share with folks you think would be interested. We are hiring for a part-time contract role to develop and launch our new Mentoring Program.

    BIPOC Mentoring Program Coordinator

     

    Summary

     CACUSS is planning to launch a Mentoring Program to support and increase representation of Black, Indigenous, and other racialized/people of colour student affairs professionals. Through the input of members of our Professional Development Committee, we have developed an outline of the program and the BIPOC Mentoring Program Coordinator will create and implement the infrastructure to launch a successful program. This will include developing timelines, applications/platforms, training/resources, and marketing and communication plans. The Coordinator will also work to identify the infrastructure and resources required to continue the success of the program beyond launch.

     This is a part-time contract-based position for approximately 6 months with a possibility of extension.

     Qualifications

     Skills/Competencies

    • Ability to take independent initiative, set goals, a project plan, and meet deadlines.
    • Excellent written communication skills.
    • Computer and word processing skills.
    • Direct experience with the development and execution of mentoring or similar programming (such as peer support, leadership, or volunteer programs).
    • Experience with promotion and marketing through social media and other channels an asset.

     Other

    • Ability to work independently and take significant initiative.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple demands.
    • Knowledge of the post-secondary industry, specifically Student Affairs and Services in Canada.
    • Strong understanding of issues related to equity and including; lived experience preferred.
    • Project management skills.

     Requirements/Duties

    • Attend regular meetings with the Executive Director (in person or via telephone)
    • Map out project plan with timelines, details, and deliverables.
    • Develop and launch Mentoring Program including identifying structure, requirements, outreach/promotion techniques, timelines, staff
    • Consult with the EDI Community of Practice and relevant committees where required.
    • Requirements of the position will evolve as the successful candidate develops a project plan.

    Position Details

    The position is a temporary contract beginning Fall 2021 and running through project completion (approximately Winter 2022), with a possibility of additional hours beyond the initial contract.

    Hours of Work/Working Environment

    • Candidate will set their own hours in accordance with project milestones, agreed project plan, regular reporting etc. Number of hours per week worked is negotiable and will be based on agreed upon timelines for project completion and would range between 5-10 hours per week (TBC).
    • Candidate will meet regularly with the Executive Director to report on project.

    Position Requirements

    • Successful candidates will have to provide their own workspace and equipment (computer, telephone, internet).

    Remuneration

    CACUSS has allocated approximately $5000 towards this project. Compensation is negotiable on an hourly or project completion basis. Each phase is allocated a portion of the funds.

    Application details

    Position posted—August 30, 2021

    Applications due—Monday, September 20, 2021 @4pmPT

    Questions about the position may be directed to Jennifer Hamilton, Executive Director, 416.899.7650

    Letters of interest and resume are due to cacuss-ed@cacuss.ca by Monday, September 20 at 4:00 PM, PST. Please submit interest/cover letter and resume in ONE MS word document attachment entitled firstname_lastname.doc (.docx). Letters in the body of email, .pdf documents, and multiple attachments will not be accepted.

     

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted in late September.

     

    CACUSS is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous people, women, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and persons with disabilities. Applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • August 25th CoP Meeting

    Happy August!

    What a beautiful summer we are having in Ontario, and I hope all across the country as well!

    Please join Dion and I and the Humber Student Support and Intervention Team on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25th at from 2:30-3:30pm EST for our monthly CoP meeting. The topic this month is: Utilizing Community Partnerships In Case Management

    Here is the link to register, you do not need to be a CACUSS member to join:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkfumqrTIuE9RLbdtX5NBvJ7m_BPo0mhBF 

    We will record the session for anyone who can not attend and send out in an email the following week. We look forward to “seeing” you all before the hustle and bustle of fall term begins!

    Andrea & Dion
  • Save the Dates: Monthly SVPR CoP Meetings

    1-2pm (Eastern)
    Last Tuesday of every month
    Starting in September

    After a bit of a hiatus, Sarah and I are excited to organize a series of monthly virtual CoP gatherings in the upcoming academic year. We're still working on the line-up, but we'd like to invite you to save the following dates:

    • September 28
    • October 26
    • November 30
    • January 24
    • February 22
    • March 29
    • April 26

    Here's an example of some topics we're working on (based on feedback gathered during our CoP meeting during the conference):

    • Communication strategies for sexual violence prevention campaigns
    • How to relay a negative outcome to a complainant
    • Engaging students in sexual violence prevention programming
    • Engaging men and male-identifying people
    • Working with people who have caused harm
    • How to deliver sexual violence programming with inter-cultural competency
    • 2SLGBTQIA+ specific issues and programming

    Please contact us if you have suggestions for any of these sessions.

    Warm wishes for a safe and healthy start of the 2021-2022 academic year!

    Sarah Crawford and Belinda Karsen
    SVPR CoP Co-Chairs

    CoP email: svpr@cacuss.ca
    Sarah Crawford: crawfos1@algonquincollege.com
    Belinda Karsen: belinda_karsen@sfu.ca
  • Volunteers Needed! Time Sensitive August 12/13

    CACUSS is supporting the Collaborations for Change Conference taking place this week August 12 (Thurs) and August 13 (Fri). 
    We are still seeking volunteers to be presentation MODERATORS. As a volunteer you can sit in on the sessions you volunteer for without registering for the conference. If you are interested please email me at cacuss-ed@cacuss.ca ASAP so I know that you signed up and I can ensure you get the moderator instructions.

    Here is the list to the sessions (marked in yellow) that still need moderators/volunteers. This is much like being a speaker/presenter assistant at CACUSS conference. Please include your name, email, and institution in the spreadsheet

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JK70EGQmiY469QJFEo_9_KAZ7D-KR62xrr7rLvY8bPA/edit#gid=0

    I have also included the link for the conference website.
  • Resources-CONCUSSIONS

    Hi all
    The nice folks at the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada reached out to share information about a HELP LINE for folks recovering with Concussions 
    can be accessed at https://www.concussionfoundation.ca/helpline. It is a service where Canadians suffering from concussions, PCS, or suspected CTE (or their loved ones) can submit an inquiry with us and we will work to provide them with individualized guidance, resources, and support based on what is available in their area. 
    Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in Canadian athletes, military and other at-risk groups. 

    I have also attached a one pager in the Shared FIles section.
  • Do you want to Book Club!

    WHO WANTS TO BOOK CLUB?!

    Do you like books?
    Do you like buddies?
    Do you like talking about books with your buddies?

    There are two virtual book club opportunities for this fall. I hope you will think about these opportunities and join one or both!
     
    1.  Keep Calm and Conduct On - Pages Edition:

    Join host Lara Hof to discuss the 2nd Edition of Student Conduct Practice (https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/browse/book/9781642671056/Student-Conduct-Practice)

    If you are interested in being a part of this book club, which plans to virtually meet monthly throughout the academic year, beginning in October, please email
    Lara directly at: hofandassociates@gmail.com
     
    2. Sexual Citizens Book Club -

    Join host Victoria Yang, Gender-Based & Sexual Violence Response Coordinator, Student Support & Case Management Western University to talk about the book "Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus" (
    https://wwnorton.com/books/sexual-citizens).

    The authors have written an extensive book on sexual assault on college campuses in the U.S., and they pose interesting solutions in the way of redesigning campus spaces and reevaluating power structures.
    Victoria and her colleagues are particularly excited about delving into this book with others because of the opportunities for discussion and collaboration. Each of us brings a unique set of experiences to the table, which we hope will contribute to rich discussion.
    If you are interested in being a part of this virtual book club, which plans to meet monthly throughout the academic year beginning the first week of October, please email Victoria directly at: vyang4@uwo.ca

    A side-by-side view of the covers of the Student Conduct Practice book and the Sexual Citizens book.
  • Equity-Centered Assessment Landscape Survey

    Please consider this request and/or pass it on to those in your institutions and organizations who conduct assessment. 

    One of the emergent topics in assessment is its intersection with equity. This intersection goes by various names including socially-just assessment, culturally responsive assessment, equity-minded assessment, equity-centered assessment, and others.

     

    To improve our collective work in this area, it is helpful to document what this intersection of equity and assessment looks like across colleges and universities. To that end, a coalition of a number of organizations have come together to support the administration of the Equity-Centered Assessment Landscape Survey.

     

    We encourage every higher education professional doing any level of assessment to complete the survey as we want representation from a broad set of individuals. The goal is to understand what individuals are doing in regard to equity in assessment, not what institutions are necessarily doing so please complete the survey thinking of your practice, not your institution’s. There are no right or wrong answers, so please be honest in your responses. The survey can be accessed by visiting: https://baseline.campuslabs.com/a/equitycenteredassessmentlandscape

     

    Data collection will end on July 31. Results will be shared through various channels in the fall. Please take a few minutes to share your input regarding equity and assessment.

     

    Thank you,

    Ciji Heiser, Western Michigan University
    Gavin Henning, New England College
    Anne Lundquist, Anthology
    Annemieke Rice, Anthology

  • CACUSS needs you (AND someone you know!)

    CACUSS needs you (AND someone you know!)

     As an organization CACUSS has been built on the involvement and contributions of members like you. Many of our initiatives and accomplishments have been shaped and built by members guiding projects through committees and Communities of Practice.

    We are seeking individuals to participate in our organization in a variety of ways and we would appreciate you considering involvement AND sharing this opportunity with others in your departments/professional communities! Please let us know if you have questions.

    Community of Practice Co-chair Roles

    CoP co-chairs lead conversations and help share knowledge among peer groups that share similar interests, functional responsibilities, and roles. Co-chair roles are volunteer positions which are 1-2 years in duration.

    The following Communities are seeking co-chairs:

    NASSA (Aboriginal Student Services Assembly), 2 positions

    Academic Learning,1 position

    Advising, 1 position

    Community-Engaged Learning, 2 positions

    Leadership Educators (LeCoP), 2 positions plus design/leadership team roles

    Research, Assessment, Evaluation, 1position

    Student Conduct, 1 position

    Graduate Student Network, 1 position

    Graduate & Second Entry Students, 1-2 positions

     Please contact Jennifer Hamilton cacuss-ed@cacuss.ca to learn more about these roles. We are hoping to have all positions filled by July 15.

     Committees and Working Groups

    Committees typically meet every 6-8 weeks. Committees will identify 2-4 projects/tasks and committee members give input and contribute to the progress of these tasks/projects. The following Committees and Working Groups are seeking participants/members:

     Finance Committee, (2 members)

    Awards & Recognition, (2-3 members)

    Membership/Member Engagement, (3-4 members)

    Resource Development & Communications, (3-4 members)

    Annual Conference Review/Program Committee (3-4 members)

     Send an email with your interest to cacuss-ed@cacuss.ca

     Thanks very much for all those who already submitted applications to be involved with CoPs and Committees! We will be in touch shortly!

  • Free anti-Asian Racism Workshop

    A free anti-Asian racism workshop/webinar coming up on June 15th 1:00 - 2:30 pm (PDT).  This event is sponsored by the University of Victoria and it is open to everyone.    
    Here's the link the the Eventrbrite page:
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/157665332253
  • What are your ideas for 2021-2022 CoP events?

    Hi all,

    Thanks to those who joined us at our CoP gathering at CACUSS yesterday. It was so good to connect and share our challenges and sources of energy!

    As the CoP Co-Chairs, Sarah Crawford and I would like to invite you to share your ideas for our 2021-2022 events in this Google jamboard. We're aiming to hold a CoP virtual gathering or event each month. Please add your ideas and/or indicate your agreement with the sticky notes that were added during our session yesterday. We'd like to start planning this summer, so please share your ideas by June 18.

    You're also always invited to post any ideas in this forum or to contact us directly:
    Sarah Crawford: crawfos1@algonquincollege.com
    Belinda Karsen: belinda_karsen@sfu.ca

    Thanks in advance for your ideas!
  • Reminder: CACUSS Conference Advising Networking and Social Session

    Good Morning Everyone,

    This is just a reminder that on Thursday June 3rd from 4:45pm-5:45pm EST the Advising Community of Practice will be hosting a Networking and Social Connection. We are sad we will not get to "see" everyone this year at the conference so do hope that you are able to join, if even for only a few minutes, to pop in and say hello to colleagues from across the country.

    You do not need to be registered for the CACUSS conference to be able to attend the social happening tomorrow, June 3rd. Please invite any and all colleagues in the Advising world (or perhaps those even considering getting into Advising). The Zoom link can be found below.

    CACUSS Room6 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/99236134543?pwd=akE5QWl0Wm5TbUJ6V0VydGtBa0t1QT09

    Meeting ID: 992 3613 4543
    Passcode: 114192
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    Passcode: 114192
    Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acKPJpDXKu

  • Student Conduct/Student Case Managers CoP Social - Thursday June 3rd 4:45pm EST

    Good Morning,

     

    Below is the zoom login for Thursday June 3rd Student Conduct & Student Case Managers CoP Social, which is being held during CACUSS Annual Conference!

     

    ANYONE can attend, whether you are registered to attend the conference or not. We are so thrilled to be joining forces with our conduct colleagues to debrief about the year, share some peaks and valleys as well as look the year ahead for more opportunities to collaborate our two CoP’s.

     

    Please join us if you can!

     

    Thursday June 3rd 4:45-5:45pm EST

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/98569034296?pwd=TFJCUE4ybWdQS0RGZUR5QmV0cmo0QT09

    Meeting ID: 985 6903 4296
    Passcode: 281751

     

    Andrea & Dion

  • CACUSS network event

    Our network/social is taking place Thursday, June 3, 4:45-5:45PM ET
    Please feel free to pop in, even if for just a few minutes to say hello and quickly connect with colleagues across the country who are interested in supporting students with family responsibilities.

    If you are looking for dates and times of other CoP/Network meet-ups, check out this link https://pheedloop.com/cacuss2021/site/CommunitiesNetworks/

    Hope to see you there!
    Brandy Usick
    Co-Chair

    Zoom link

    https://zoom.us/j/92794520598?pwd=VTRsemJXbE0rZVBGbm9mL3JabjVsZz09

    Meeting ID: 927 9452 0598

    Passcode: 222589
  • Anti-Asian Racism Dialogue.

    https://www.saanichnews.com/news/vancouver-island-mother-and-daughter-ask-what-does-anti-asian-racism-look-like/

    Thanh is one of the facilitators of our Anti-Racism Response Training that we have hosted in May and again in July. She wanted me to share this upcoming workshop that I think seems very compelling and I hope some of you who may not be attending our conference may want to attend on June 3!
  • CACUSS Conference Student Conduct CoP Networking Event

    Hello Everyone - 

    I hope you will join Thursday, June 3 | 4:45PM - 5:45PM ET for a Student Conduct CoP TGIT! Please connect with us virtually to network, catch up, and talk about our challenges and victories throughout this unprecedentedly roller-coastery energy zapping year.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 985 6903 4296
    Passcode: 281751
  • Mentorship Roundtable

    Please share!

    MENTORSHIP ROUNDTABLE

    Thursday, June 17th at 3:00pm EST

    Do you support a mentorship program at a post-secondary institution? Come join us to learn about exciting initiatives happening in the field and for some lively group discussion on mentor training and best practices.

    Who will be there?

    • Tracy Luca-Huger: Director, Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives at MENTOR Canada
    • Facilitated by: Courtney Warren and Emily Fraser (Mentorship Staff at Mount Royal University)

    Sign-Up Here: Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqdOGprjkoGtfyDXeGeUjgWX2s81mbNc5I 

     

    To join the mailing list about future Mentorship topics, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/fcNPSSNnbLt8Aowk8 

  • You are invited! Group Call Tuesday 11 May

    You are invited!

    Group Zoom Call Next Tuesday, 11 May, 10-11am Pacific. / 12-1pm CST / 1-2pm EDT / 2-3pm ADT
    ** We will talk about Return to Campus in the Fall. I will also be sharing some of how we are setting up prayer spaces as we transition to a full return to campus. (I'll show you some of our sketches).
    + there will be an opportunity to chat about anything else top of mind too.
    Here's the link: https://sfu.zoom.us/j/8427473507?pwd=ZlpZa3NEZ3BzMlBQRE1CWTNTRXVmUT09
  • Spring/Summer CoP Meeting Dates

    Hello!
    The votes are in and it appears that our current Wednesday at 2:30pm EST time works best for the majority of our group to continue on with our monthly check-in meetings. 
    Please save the date for the upcoming sessions and record the Zoom link for May's meeting.

    Please reach out to Dion or I if you would like to facilitate an upcoming session. For those of you who indicated interest in an upcoming topic, Dion will be in touch with you about arranging these details soon.

    Wednesday May 26th 2:30-3:30pm EST
    Year End Reporting for Case Managers
    Facilitator: Allison Dietz - Student Care Coordinator (WLU, Waterloo)
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsfuuorDIiGNeaGZb4Ex9oBbQrP8x2N4PL 

    Wednesday June 23rd 2:30-3:30pm EST *POSTPONED*
    Withdrawals/Compassionate Leave Process
    Facilitator: TBD

    Wednesday July 28th 2:30-3:30pm EST
    Advocacy for International Students
    Facilitator: TBD

    Wednesday August 25th 2:30-3:30pm EST
    Community Referral Table
    Facilitator: TBD

    Thanks for your constant support and engagement in these sessions!
    Andrea & Dion
  • Advising Underprepared Students - How prepared are we really?

    Hello Everyone,

    Please see the details below about our last advising discussion session happening until the fall. We hope you/colleagues can join.

    Details:
    May 13, 2021

    1pm EDT (Find Your Time Zone)
    Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd-2spjopHtQCaQBoqgFFmi2A1_Y7SqH6  to receive your zoom link

    Session Description:
    This session will  examine the issue of “under prepared students” through an interrogation of the subjectivity of what “preparedness” actually means.  We will explore how intricately tied student preparation is to motivation, as well as the importance of their willingness to engage in a journey of self-discovery. Through further discussion on intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, we will encourage advisors to educate students on the value of investing time in their own career journeys, and how this will result in increased academic and career satisfaction. When students are open to opportunities, and willing to actively engage, this will result in a better understanding of the non-cognitive benefits of education, and how their learning translates beyond academia; advisors have an active and important role to play in this process.

  • Final Reminder: Community of Practice Co-Chair Applications DUE APRIL 30th

    Hello Everyone,

    We wanted to share an updated deadline for the Community of Practices Co-Chair applications. Please see below:

    We are seeking members to engage in involvement opportunities with YOUR association! Committee applications and applications for Community of Practice/Network co-chair roles will be accepted until April 30. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cacuss.ca/about-us/involvement-opportunities.html

    Additionally, we wanted you, as members of the Advising Community of Practice, to be aware that we have TWO OPENINGS for the co-chair spots this year. If you have any questions on what it is like to be a co-chair, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! Additionally, you can view a recording of the "Becoming a Co-Chair" live discussion panel posted under the Advising CoP Library.

    Have a wonderful evening,
    Your Co-Chairs -  Brady and Sarah
  • Upcoming CoP Meeting Dates - We Need Your Vote!

    Hello and Happy Friday!

     

    I have created a doodle poll to reflect possible spring and summer CoP meetings. If possible, please be consist in your voting….for example, choose Tuesdays at 1pm, Wednesdays at 2:30pm or Thursdays at 11:30am.

     

    Please note: All times are listed in Eastern-Standard Time (Ontario).

     

    Here is the link: https://doodle.com/poll/vbaehzsbxx75gggz?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

     

    If you could please vote by Friday April 30th, then I can get those dates locked into the CACUSS calendar for zoom privileges.

    Many thanks!

    Andrea

  • RAE Meeting Monday

    Due to a technical issue we weren't able to have this week's meeting. Instead it will be next week, May 3, at 2pm ET.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85104758449?pwd=Z3lCbGVQeUxnZGJDUVRUck1WeFdjUT09

    Meeting ID: 851 0475 8449

    Passcode: 577670
  • Advising Underprepared Students: How Prepared are We, Really?

    Hello Everyone,

    Please see the details below about our last advising discussion session happening until the fall. We hope you/colleagues can join.

    Details:
    May 13, 2021

    1pm EDT (Find Your Time Zone)
    Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd-2spjopHtQCaQBoqgFFmi2A1_Y7SqH6  to receive your zoom link

    Session Description:
    This session will  examine the issue of “under prepared students” through an interrogation of the subjectivity of what “preparedness” actually means.  We will explore how intricately tied student preparation is to motivation, as well as the importance of their willingness to engage in a journey of self-discovery. Through further discussion on intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, we will encourage advisors to educate students on the value of investing time in their own career journeys, and how this will result in increased academic and career satisfaction. When students are open to opportunities, and willing to actively engage, this will result in a better understanding of the non-cognitive benefits of education, and how their learning translates beyond academia; advisors have an active and important role to play in this process.

  • CoP Social, June 9, 4:45-5:45 Eastern

    Hi everyone! Jillian and I are hosting a Community of Practice virtual SOCIAL on Wednesday, June 9  |  4:45PM - 5:45PM ET

    Please see this website for information about the social, including details and links to join. Hope to see you there!

  • DEADLINE EXTENSION - Applications for Communities of Practice Co-Chair Positions due April 30th

    Hello Everyone,

    We wanted to share an updated deadline for the Community of Practices Co-Chair applications. Please see below:

    We are seeking members to engage in involvement opportunities with YOUR association! Committee applications and applications for Community of Practice/Network co-chair roles will be accepted until April 30. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cacuss.ca/about-us/involvement-opportunities.html

    Additionally, we wanted you, as members of the Advising Community of Practice, to be aware that we have TWO OPENINGS for the co-chair spots this year. If you have any questions on what it is like to be a co-chair, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! Additionally, you can view a recording of the "Becoming a Co-Chair" live discussion panel posted under the Advising CoP Library.

    Have a wonderful week,
    Your Co-Chairs -  Brady and Sarah
  • April 14th Case Managers Round Table

    Hello!!

     

    I hope you all enjoyed a restful long weekend! We are nearing the end of term and recognize how busy we all are, so Dion and I decided to have our upcoming round table chat as a means to share some PD opportunities and gather some feedback from the group as a year-in-review of sorts.

     

    If you are able to join us next Wednesday April 14th from 2:30-3:30pm EST – please connect via zoom at the link below:

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/96696992706
    Meeting ID: 966 9699 2706

     

    Topics of discussion will include:

    1. CACUSS Annual Conference
    • case managers stream of presentations
    • who is attending?

     

    1. Case Managers Social/Networking Session at the Annual Conference
    • date and time

     

    1. NaBITA Case Management Summit
    • Possible opportunities to submit a proposal
    • Group rate to attend?

     

    1. Spring/summer CoP engagement opportunities

     

    1. Peaks/Valleys of the 2020-2021 academic year

     

    We will record the session for those who can not attend, but we hope to see as many of you there as possible.

    Thank you!!
    Andrea & Dion

  • Call Tomorrow – Tuesday, April 6

    Hi, folks,

    Tomorrow is our community roundtable call – Tuesday, at 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST.

    You can join here:Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

    See you then!

    Cory



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    Cory Coletta, M.Ed.
    Manager, Student Life
    Seneca College

    cory.coletta@senecacollege.ca
    416-491-5050 ext. 33019
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  • Reminder - Call for Applications: Advising Community of Practice Co-Chairs

    Call for Applications: Advising Community of Practice Co-Chairs

    Applications are due April 15. 

    Applications are currently being accepted for the Advising CoP Co-Chair position. If you have any questions please feel free to connect with the current Co-Chairs Brady Zapalski and Sarah Kinch. 

    You can also check out the panel discussion on becoming a CoP Co-Chair here: https://youtu.be/3zuB3HMGZ6g
    Both Sarah and Brady were involved in this discussion so you can get a sense of what the role is like from our experiences as your Advising CoP Co-Chairs. 

    If you are interested in applying to a Co-Chair position, here are your next steps:

    1. Get more information about the Community or Network by reaching out to current Co-Chairs or the CACUSS Board or Staff listed below - if you have questions.
    2. Complete your application by April15th and send it by e-mail to membership@cacuss.ca (if you need another format or need help submitting your application, contact membership@cacuss.ca)
    3. While you are waiting for your application to be reviewed between, head to https://www.cacuss.ca/membership/index.html. In order to be a Co-Chair for a Community of Practice of Network, you must be a CACUSS member prior to the beginning of your term.
    4. You will hear from the current Co-Chairs regarding the outcome of your application in May.

    If you have questions about the CACUSS Networks or Communities of Practice, you can contact any of the people listed below:

    • Brady and Sarah, the current Co-Chairs of the Advising Community of Practice: advising@cacuss.ca 
    • Secretariat: membership@cacuss.ca
    • Jennifer Hamilton: cacuss-ed@cacuss.ca 

    CoP Co-chair Application

  • March 17th Round Table - 2:30pm EST

    Hello!

     

    Friendly reminder to please join Dion and I at our monthly CACUSS Case Managers Round table, at 2:30pm EST this WED MARCH 17th!

     

    Our guest facilitator this month is Stephanie Dinsmore RSW MSW BSW, Counsellor at Wilfrid Laurier University. Stephanie will be reviewing the Human Rights Code, best practices, and collaborative methods and models for case managers and wellness teams to work together when providing supports to students.

     

    We will record the session for anyone who can not attend, so please reach out to Dion or I later this week for the recording.

    Please see zoom login details below:

     

    https://zoom.us/j/95792340409?pwd=V1ppL09aMlQwRTRvdklrYkIyVmF2UT09

     

  • Learn more about Being a CoP Co-Chair

    Thanks to the great panelists who shared their experiences being a co-chair with a CACUSS CoP or Network. Interested in learning more? Here is the video from that panel discussion last Friday
    https://youtu.be/3zuB3HMGZ6g
  • Becoming a CoP co-chair

    Have you thought about becoming involved with CACUSS? We have many opportunities for you!
    One you should learn more about is Becoming a co-chair of one of our many Communities and Networks!
    To learn more join us this Friday at 1:00ET/10PT Sign up today to get access to the live session and/or the recording!
  • Guide to support trans and non-binary inclusion in the workplace.

    I participated in a session today on Trans-Inclusion in the workplace which was really fantastic and they shared two resources that I thought I would share here...of interest to those hiring or supporting career journeys of trans- and non-binary folx in your institutions. 

    I thought they were both excellent resources and hope you find them useful. 

    https://www.gendereconomy.org/transitioning-employers/

    https://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/SGDO/Your%20Journey%20-%20A%20Career%20Guide%20for%20Trans%20and%20Nonbinary%20Students.pdf
  • Being a CoP Co-Chair

    Hi All, 

    We'd like to invite you to a panel discussion to learn more about being a CoP Co-Chair. The Advising CoP is currently recruiting for the co-chair positions as our terms are coming to an end. 

    In this session, you will get a better sense of the role and how easy it really is. Personally, I love meeting others who have a passion for advising and want to help connect advisors to relevant resources and materials that will support them in their everyday. I am a community builder which is what drew me into this role. Please register for the session to learn why others enjoy being a co-chair as well as what they are doing in their CoP to get ideas of where we could potentially take the Advising CoP. 

    We look forward to seeing you on Feb. 26 @ 1PM EST, 10am PST. Please register for this session here:  https://www.cacuss.ca/upcoming-events.html/event-info/details/id/148.

    Panel and Q&A with CoP Co-Chairs, Feb. 26 @ 1pm ET

    Please share this session information with your peers and colleagues who might be interested in this sort of opportunity for Advising and other CoP's. This session is for all vacant CoP Co-Chair positions.
  • Network roundtable discussion - Wednesday, Feb 3, 1pm EST

    Hi Network members!
    Family responsibilities have been never been more in the spotlight with Covid 19, given the increased caregiving demands while working and studying from home. 

    Join members of the network on Wednesday, February 3 at 1pm EST for a round table discussion about what’s happening on your respective campuses. What are the challenges and opportunities in supporting students with family responsibilities?

    As co-chairs, we are also looking ahead to the virtual CACUSS conference. We want to hear from those who may be submitting a proposal. What you would like to see planned for a meeting of our members during the conference?   

    We look forward to connecting, 
    Brandy Usick and Victoria Orr, co-chairs

    Meeting details 

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8272976584?pwd=MlJzdTZuTzBwVTdJTkgzNVBib1dMUT09

    Meeting ID: 827 297 6584

    Passcode: family

  • Call for Reviewers--2021 Conference

    We are seeking members from communities of practice & networks to serve as peer reviewers for submissions for CACUSS 2021: Now More Than Ever.

     Reviewers will receive their assigned proposals by Thursday, January 28, 2021 and are expected to complete all assigned reviews between January 28 – February 8, 2021. We anticipate that each reviewer will be responsible for 5 - 10 anonymous proposals. The anticipated time commitment is 3 - 5 hours.

     If you would like to volunteer, please complete the form HERE by Monday, January 18, 2021.

  • Winter Term Round Table Chats

    Please join us for our monthly chats this term! Pass on to any interested colleagues who may want to join. *Zoom links will be shared here closer to the date of each meeting.

    Date: Friday February 19th, 2:30-4pm EST
    Guest Host: Makenzie Schiemann, M.S. - Vice President for Case Management Initiatives , TNG; Executive Director, NABITA
    Topic: Common Trends in the Case Management World

    Date: Wednesday March 17th, 2:30-4pm EST
    Guest Hosts: Stephanie Dinsmore, RSW, BSW, MSW and Dr. Tayyab Rashid (Co-chairs of Campus Mental Health CoP)
    Topic: Ways in which wellness teams and case management teams (clinical and non-clinical) work together to support students

    Date:
    Wednesday April 14th, 2:30-4pm EST
    Guest Hosts:
    TBD
    Topic:
    TBD


    If you have any suggestions for upcoming discussion topics or guest hosts, please let Dion or I know by emailing use or posting here.
    adalimonte@wlu.ca
    dion.fawcett@sheridancollege.ca 

    We look forward to "seeing" you soon!
  • FREE CICMH Webinar

    Hi Folks!
    For those of you that attended our CoP round table chat yesterday, our guest host Chris Pankewich from the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, presented on burnout recovery tips and strategies for case managers and the students we support.

    He has provided the following link to an upcoming free webinar by CICMH. Please check it out as their webinars are always useful, solution-focused and they provide practical takeaways.

    Friday, January 22nd @ 1:00 pm: https://campusmentalhealth.ca/webinars/hindsight-is-2020-a-year-in-review/

    Additionally, I will be posting some slides from Chris' presentation for those who were unable to attend and helpful links to resources shared by attendees on resiliency, burnout recovery and time management.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Andrea
  • Academic Advising & Retention Web Event

    On January 27, the Canadian Advising Community (CACUSS and NACADA) will welcome the advisors from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University to speak on Academic Advising and Retention: The narrative of how our school is using academic advising to create and maintain continuous retention processes.
    • Register by clicking on this link https://forms.gle/U7rhCCkDMtd8yViT8 
      • Once submitted you will receive confirmation of your registration and the Zoom link the following Friday. 

    The session will cover: 

    • Academic advising functions with retention potential

    • How to plan out your retention processes for the year (critical path)

    • How to map out your retention processes for new and experienced staff

    • Creating a retention community of practice for your departments

      Jan 27 at 10am PST, 11am MST, 12pm CST, 1pm EST, 2pm AST, 2:30pm NST
  • Thank You - Virtual Advising

    On behalf of your CACUSS and NACADA Canadian Advising Communities, thank you for joining more than 200 of your fellow Canadian Advisors during the Nov 25 Virtual Advising presentation - it was so energizing to take time to connect, share and learn and we can't wait to do it again!
    Takeaways from the event:
    Keep the discussion going! We created a place specifically for Canadian Advisors to chat about and share resources on Virtual Advising. Join the discussion on the Canadian Advising Community Facebook page by clicking the following link:  https://fb.me/e/hYylMGJs8 and click "Discussion"
    • If you don't have a Facebook account, you can access the PowerPoint here
    • Keep the discussion going in the Advising CoP as well. We will share the presentation files there as well.   
    Let us know your thoughts on the Virtual Advising event by completing this anonymous surveyhttps://forms.gle/YiQCthCXac3NWgcR8  
     
    January 27 we will welcome Ryerson University to speak on Academic Advising and RetentionThe narrative of how our school is using academic advising to create and maintain continuous retention processes.
    Join Us on January 27, 2021 for a discussion on Academic Advising and Retention
    Our apologies again for anyone who had trouble accessing the event - the best way to learn is to make mistakes so we are happy to say we have figured out the capacity issues and it will not be a concern going forward (phew).
    Thank you on behalf of your Canadian Advising Community planners,
    Shea Ellingham (NACADA)
    Sarah Kinch (CACUSS)
    Allison Scully (NACADA)
    Brady Zapalski (CACUSS)
  • Please register: Virtual Advising - Reading Between the Lines

    Registration Info Graphic

    Wed, Nov 25 at 1pm EST |
     1 hour
    Virtual Advising: Reading Between the Lines
    • Register to receive link to access event:  http://tinyurl.com/CdnAdvisingCommunity
       
      tinyurl.com
      Brought to you by your Canadian Advising Communities of CACUSS & NACADA
    • Audience: Advisors and administrators
    • To foster strong discussion on the topic, we recommend watching as a department by sharing your screen and audio using your preferred video conference app. Then you can discuss and reflect on key learning points after the session. Of course everyone is welcome to join on their own, but space is limited so it will be first come first served day of.
    • The session will be hosted on zoom
    • You do not need to be a NACADA or CACUSS member to join the event

    Once you are registered for the event, you will receive an email on the Friday following your registration with the event link. This email will be sent from Allison Scully so keep your eyes on your inboxes (junk mail included) before the event. Thanks and see you online November 25th!
  • November Case Managers Round Table

    Please join us for our monthly chat! Pass on to any interested colleagues who may want to join.

    We have a guest host, Cecilia, from The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) to chat with us about building relationships with on and/or off campus partners to support student success!

    Topic: Student Case Managers Roundtable -

    Building Relationships with On and Off Campus Partners 
    Time:
    Nov 18, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/94005216143?pwd=MG1pQ2F3dUlKS0orNWVTVlk4SmZaUT09
     
    Meeting ID: 940 0521 6143
    Passcode: 624605

    Hope to see you there!
  • SVPR CoP Fall Check-In--Nov 9

    You're invited to a CoP Check-In on Monday, November 9 from 11am-12pm (PST).

    Our goal for this virtual gathering is to re-connect as a COP, celebrate our successes, and identify and workshop some of the ongoing challenges with virtual SVPR programming. To facilitate meaningful engagement, most of the session will be dedicated to break-out sessions on the following topics:
    • Support & Response
    • Student Education & Outreach
    • Faculty & Staff Education & Outreach
    • Peer-Facilitated Programming: Volunteer Training & Engagement

    Please complete this Google form to sign up for the session and to indicate your preferred break-out session. We'll send the Zoom link on Friday, November 6.
  • CICMH Bright Futures - Embracing Campus Wellness Virtual Conference

    Passing along a really useful (and inexpensive - $50) PD opportunity!

    Offered through the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) - their annual conference has gone virtual on November 3rd. ​

    Please check out the schedule of events and keynote speaker. I am registered to attend and look forward to "seeing" some of you their!
  • Upcoming Case Managers Meeting - Oct. 21st

    Please join us next week for our monthly chat! Pass on to any interested colleagues who may want to join.
    We have guest hosts from the Internationalization in Student Affairs CoP Group to share some knowledge with us!!

    Topic: Student Case Managers Roundtable -
    How COVID is affecting international students who are attending Canadian institutions, and the themes of support that are being providing to students
    Time: Oct 21, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/92494504648?pwd=RytFb1lmeDYvbzVub2hNTDFoTWU2Zz09

    Meeting ID: 924 9450 4648
    Passcode: 956869

  • New Publication - Competency Model for Student Conduct Administration

    Earlier this week CACUSS announced the release of a new publication called Competency Model for Student Conduct Administrators: A Complementary Document to the CACUSS Student Affairs + Services Competency Model.  Authored by several of our very talented colleagues, this will be an important resource for everyone working in the field of Student Conduct and sexual violence investigations and/or adjudications. The publication is free for CACUSS members and can be purchased for $9.95 for non-members.  

    Stay tuned for a webinar taking place later this fall featuring some of the authors discussing the development of this resource and how it can best be utilized by student conduct administrators.