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Academic Advising

2016-17 Advisor Workshop Schedule

The Advisor Developmental Workshops allow faculty and staff advisors the chance to share advising techniques, discuss challenging situations, learn about university resources/services, improve advising techniques, and receive updates on new policies and university requirements.

New Student Orientation Advisor Information Sessions
All faculty and staff who will be advising at the 2017 New Student Orientation sessions are asked to participate in one of the Orientation Advisor Information Sessions, as it is essential to have current information needed for successful advising. The information sessions will provide advisors with an overview of topics pertaining to academic advising, some of which will include:

  1. an update of fall first-year experience learning communities,
  2. an overview of developmental courses,
  3. information regarding the Accuplacer Placement Test and Math/English placement guidelines,
  4. distance advising procedures, and
  5. additional information to assist with advising at New Student Orientation.

All Orientation Advisor Information Sessions will be held in the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library on the following dates/times:

  • Monday, April 24, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 27, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Advisor workshop: Starfish Early Alert
The Academic Advising Council has partnered with the Starfish Team and will be holding training for all advisors on Thursday, February 2 from 12:30 - 1:30pm and again on Friday, February 3 from 2:00 - 3:00pm. Both sessions will be held in Old Main, Rm 405. The session will focus on the following topics: the benefits of using Starfish Early Alert, the process of following up with your advisee when a flag has been raised, and changes in the process of closing the loop. The session will also highlight your ability to filter advisees by academic standing, athletic participation, registration for the upcoming semester, and more. Please join us to learn how Starfish Early Alert can be a valuable tool when working with your advisees!

Advisor workshop: Financial Aid
The Academic Advising Council, in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office, will be holding training for all advisors on topics related to financial aid. The sessions will be held on Monday, November 28 from 1:00 – 2:00pm and Thursday, December 1 from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Both sessions will be held in the Westlie Room, Student Center, and the information covered in each session will be the same. Come learn more about Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), how dropping classes or withdrawing from classes may impact the financial aid of your advisees, and other information you will want to know as an academic advisor!

Advisor workshop: Learn how to use the academic planner feature in Campus Connection
The Academic Advising Council, in collaboration with the Registrar’s Office, will conduct training for all advisors on how to use the academic planner in Campus Connection. The sessions will be Nov. 1 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Nov. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. Both sessions will cover the same information and will be in Old Main 405. The academic planner feature in Campus Connection is beneficial for students, advisors and departments! This feature allows students and advisors to work together in sequencing courses towards degree completion. Departments which encourage their advisees to use the planner may find it is a helpful tool when making decisions regarding course offerings for upcoming terms as reports can be run to indicate projected course enrollment for specific terms.