New Advisor Training

Overview of Sessions

1. Module One: Introduction and Overview

  • Overview of Academic Advising
  • NACADA Core Values
  • CAS Standards and Guidelines
  • Academic Advising Legal/Ethical Issues

2. Module Two: Models of Advising

  • Academic Advisement at Shippensburg University
  • Prescriptive vs Developmental Advising
  • Advising as Teaching
  • Advisor / Student Responsibilities

3. Module Three: The Advising Process

  • Advising Goals and Objectives
  • Stages of Student Development
  • The Advising Sessions
  • Making Referrals
  • Helpful Web Resources
  • Case Studies

4. Module Four: Advising Issues

  • General Education Requirements
  • Placement Testing
  • Advising Special Populations
  • Advising Concerning Major Selection

5. Module Five: University Policies and Procedures

  • Placement in developmental courses
  • Academic progress
  • Transferring credit
  • Withdrawal from a class
  • Financial Aid

6. Module Six: Wrap Up

  • Self-Assessment
  • Advisor Training Evaluation