Undergraduate Advising Council to the Provost

Advisor Professional Development

Advisor Development eLearning Course & Certificate

The Advisor Development Course provides advisors the core knowledge needed to successfully advise students during their academic careers. All UNI undergraduate advisors can access the course in their eLearning site. This site may be used as a resource to reference particulare advising topis, or to complete the UNI Advisor certificate.

The course is the foundation of a the Advising Certificate, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.. Like the CETL's Teach UNI Faculty Teaching Certificate Program, advisors who complete the Advising Certificate requirements will receive recognition for their work. 

Faculty/Staff First-Year Student Forum

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.

New/Returning Faculty Academic Advisor In-Service

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.

Spring Academic Advising Workshops

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

UNI Advisor Handbook

The Advising Express Newsletter

The UNI Academic Advising Network

The Iowa Academic Advising Network (IowAAN)