Advisor Development eLearning Course & Advisor Certificate
The Advisor Development eLearning course provides advisors the core knowledge to successfully advise UNI students during their academic careers. This course is available to all undergraduate faculty and advisors through their eLearning site. Two options are available for advisor development:
Option 1: Advisor Development Course
This course is designed for new and seasoned UNI advisors to enhance academic advising skills, and as a resource on specific advising topics. The course guides participants in five areas of Core Knowledge:
- Advising at UNI
- Undergraduate Degree Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core
- Advisor Toolbox: Relational Skills, Making Referrals, and Forms
- Navigating the SIS
- Reading an Advisement Report
- In addition, there are electives:
- Transfer Students
- Requirements of Teach Education
- Career Development in Advising
- Working with Special Populations
- Advising for Academic Success
- Cultural Competency for Advisors
- Working with Parents & Guardians
If you are interested in additional advisor development, consider completing the
Advisor Development Certificate outlined below.
Option 2: Advisor Development Certificate
To satisfy the Advisor Certificate requirements, complete all five Core Knowledge areas in the Advisor Development Course and three electives, including the self- assessments.
Additional certificate requirements include:
One year of advising experience at UNI
Participation in the Fall New and Returning Advisor Workshop
Participation in the Spring Campus Advisor Workshop
Advisor observation (optional)
Similar to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s Teach UNI Faculty Teaching Certificate Program, advisors who complete the requirements of the Advising Certificate will receive recognition for their work.
For more information, contact Susan Hill in the CETL at 319-273-2553
If you do not see the course in your eLearning site, contact Jean Neibauer at email@example.com or 319-273-3406.
Learn more about first-year students and enhance your knowledge in these areas:
UNI Fall 2015 new freshman profile
Common and UNI specific first-year student academic and transitional issues
Fall 2015 MAPWORKS data
All faculty and staff who teach, provide academic advising, or interact with first-year students at UNI are invited to attend this event.
An annual new and returning advisor inservice is held in September. The inservice is facilitated by a faculty advisor and an advisor in the Office of Academic Advising. This workshop is an opportunity for faculty advisors to access the advising tools we have developed unique to UNI, and to network with current UNI advisors who can provide support throughout the year.
This event provides a venue to address information covering best practices, resources, and campus updates impacting academic advisors. It is a come and go event (no registration necessary) where advisors pick which sessions to attend.
Additional Resources for Advisor Development