Are you interested in:
Receiving Personal Guidance * Developing New Strategies * Establishing Goals
to enhance your experience at UNI, boost your satisfaction, and reach your full potential?
If your goal is to have a successful, productive and engaging experience in college and at UNI, consider working with an Academic Mentor!
If you are interested in learning more about how Academic Mentoring can help you or if you are ready to change your academic experience at UNI, contact Academic Advising (319-273-3406 / 102 Gilchrist Hall / mentoringAA@uni.edu) to set up an informal meeting or complete the requested information form below.
If you are faculty/staff member, please use this link to make a referral of a student to an Academic Mentor.
Academic Mentors in the Academic Advising Office work to help students reach their full potential. Mentoring sessions are designed to be a personalized experience where students can discuss their individual need, whether they involve grades, transitioning to UNI, career or personal goals, or overall university success.
Academic Mentoring is voluntary program open to any UNI student who is interested in meeting one-on-one with a Mentor on a regular basis throughout the semester. Learn more about Academic Mentoring at the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Your Academic Mentor will...
- assist in organizing and planning
provide encouragement and support
identify areas of strength and improvement
be respectful and non-judgmental
help find resources on campus
create strategies to achieve academic and personal goals
empower students to take ownership
Your Academic Mentor will not...
- take care of your responsibilities for you
- talk to professors on your behalf
- serve as an area specific tutor
- make decisions for you
Academic Mentoring sessions could focus on...
- Goal setting
- Time management
- Major and career exploration
- Academic tips
- Learning styles
If you are interested in learning more about how Academic Mentoring can help you or if you are ready to change your academic experience at UNI, contact Academic Advising (319-273-3406 / 102 Gilchrist Hall / mentoringAA@uni.edu) to set up an informal meeting or complete the requested information below and a member of the Academic Mentoring team will communicate back to you to answer questions and provide additional information!