Fall 2015 Is Upon Us

August 20, 2015 – 8:39 am

The 2015-2016 UTAAA Executive Board held it’s first meeting on August 19 to lay the groundwork for the upcoming year.

The 2015-2016 UTAAA Membership Application is available on the home page of the UTAAA website.  Please make sure each member completes the form and submits it to Monica Johnson.

Dates for the UTAAA Luncheons, Conference Planning Committee and Executive Board Meetings will be posted to the calendar soon.  Please mark these on your calendar.

We have some fresh ideas for this new academic year, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

March Luncheon Recap

March 25, 2015 – 12:06 pm

Even though the original date for UTAAA’s March Luncheon had to be rescheduled because of weather, there was a great turnout last week. We appreciate everyone for adjusting your schedule.

We especially want to thank the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for the very informative presentation. There was so much information, they made their Power Point presentation available through our UTAAA Listserv.

Subscribe to the UTAAA Listserv for conference updates and monthly meeting information.

Nominations for the 2015-2016 UTAAA Executive Board

March 12, 2015 – 1:59 pm

Nominations for the 2015-2016 UTAAA Executive Board are underway!

If you or one of your peers would like to contribute to the continued enhancement of the advising network on campus, please submit a nomination. Descriptions of available positions and the nomination form can be found in the Officers tab of the UTAAA website.

The last day to submit a nomination is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17th. Elections will be held shortly afterward.

March Luncheon Rescheduled

March 12, 2015 – 1:45 pm

Many of you spent last Wednesday watching the sleet and snow move into the area, hoping the campus would close so you could avoid slick roads, stay home with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland. Because campus did close, we all missed out on the camaraderie of our advising peers and the valuable information from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Thankfully, the March luncheon has been rescheduled for March 19th at 12:30 p.m.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in the MAC as we enjoy good food and the presentation by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Academic Marvels: Unleashing Your Advising Super Powers

February 25, 2015 – 2:49 pm

The 18th Annual Advising Conference was a huge success!

Attendees from all over the state gathered to renew old bonds, make new acquaintances and welcome new advisors. Twelve unique sessions provided nuggets of wisdom that each person could use to supplement their existing repertoire of academic super powers with the ultimate goal of empowering the student. And during lunch, there were many smiles and a lot of laughter as people talked and relaxed amongst their peers.

This conference could not have been successful without the support of our MARVELOUS volunteers, those who served on the Conference Committee throughout the year and those who served on the day of the event.
To each of you who volunteered…THANK YOU!

18th Annual UTAAA Advising Conference (February 17, 2015)

February 16, 2015 – 12:27 pm

Our theme this year is “Academic Marvels: Unleashing Your Advising Super Powers”.

We’re excited about our presenters who represent the following institutions: Oklahoma City Community College, Tarrant County College, Texas Tech, Texas Christian University, Texas State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas and our own University of Texas at Arlington.

What advising super powers will be unleashed in you?

Enjoy the conference and let’s give all of our presenters and guests a big Maverick welcome!

Thank you!

December 19, 2014 – 10:50 am

As we come to the end of 2014, the members of the UTAAA Board want to thank each of you for attending the monthly UTAAA Luncheons. We recognize that during certain times of the year it can be a challenge to leave the office for a couple of hours. As advisors we feel a responsibility to make sure that every student is taken care of in a timely and efficient manner, and we don’t like the feeling of leaving something ‘undone’ or ‘pending’. But, it is in these times of gathering together for lunch that we are able to connect with our peers, welcome new members, learn something new or be reminded of something we have filed away in the folder of our memory storage labeled ‘Advisor Recall!’. It’s also a time to eat great food!

We want to especially thank all of our lunch sponors. Not only did you provide the great food that we all got to enjoy, but you took time out of your busy schedules to develop a presentation that shared the important message of your specific department. In turn, we are able to take that information and share it with our students. We couldn’t have a successful UTAAA Luncheon without you.

Thank you to the following departments: University College, College of Business, Continuing Education, TRIO, Upward Bound and Soyla Santos for our December presentation.

Don’t forget to register for the UTAAA Conference “Unleashing Your Advising Super Powers” before January 16, 2015.

Get some rest and have fun during the Christmas and New Year break so you can refuel for 2015.

UTAAA Participation in World Heart Day Cyclethon

September 16, 2014 – 4:10 pm

Tyler Garner mentioned the World Heart Day Cyclethon at our last UTAAA Luncheon. The goal is to have a member from each team pedaling from noon to midnight on September 29, 2014 to raise awarenes for the American Heart Association.

If you would like to be part of a UTAAA Team, please contact Tyler at tgarner@uta.edu for more information.

September Luncheon Recap

September 15, 2014 – 3:57 pm

How great it was to see so many people at our first UTAAA Luncheon of the new academic year on September 4th!  It was especially exciting to see so many new advisors.  On behalf of UTAAA, we welcome you and encourage you to meet your fellow advisors from departments all across campus and participate in our monthly luncheons and annual conference.  

Our first luncheon was kicked off by Dr. Kimberly van Noort, the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Director of University College, along with a host of great presenters.  It was packed with a lot of valuable information about various programs offered through the University College. Here’s a brief recap.

The McNair Scholars Program seeks to prepare qualified UTA undergraduates for the journey of a Ph.D.  An Open House will be held in October.

TRIO Student Support Services seeks to improve eligible students’ academic performance so they can successfully complete their undergraduate degree. 

The Fall 2014 Student Veterans Workshop Series helps meet the unique needs of our student veteran population. 

Do you have a student who could benefit from tutoring? Refer them to Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction.

The Start Strong Freshman Tutoring Program provides up to six hours of free tutoring in selected courses for all first-time and returning freshmen.  Students must register for and complete their first hour of tutoring by September 19, 2014.  Students should register in Ransom Hall, Suite 205.

The goal of University Studies is to help students finish a degree.  Other options on campus should be considered before recommending. An application is required.

UTAAA Announcements:

  • If you would like to be a part of the planning committee for the next UTAAA Conference in February, please attend our next Conference Planning Meeting on September 24th from 3pm-4pm.
  • Don’t forget to submit your UTAAA membership dues.  Everyone who submits their paid membership by September 30, 2014 will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.
  • Next Luncheon is October 2, 2014 in the MAC.


November Luncheon Recap

November 18, 2013 – 5:59 pm

Thanks for coming out to the MAC on November 7th. Our topic this month was “Recruitment and Outreach” presented by Michelle Bobadilla and Dara Newton from University Recruitment and Outreach Services & Community Engagement. Our presenters gave us some great information about the student population for both freshman, transfer and prospective students. We learned some interesting facts about the campus and all the efforts that go into reaching out to potential UT Arlington students.

New students can be referred to the Prospective Student Center:
Davis Hall, Room 123
701 S. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019

Need a tour? Book it through The Dan Dipert University Welcome Center:
600 S. Center St.
Arlington, TX 76019

Special UTAAA announcements:

  • 17th Annual Conference Registration is Now Available.
  • Call for Proposals was sent out and Submissions are Due December 9, 2013.
  • The next Conference Committee Meeting is Wednesday, November 20 from 3-4pm in 104 Preston Hall.
  • Next Luncheon is December 5, 2013 in the MAC.