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Advising Syllabus

An advising syllabus is an optional resource to have for your College/program. It can outline your advising philosophy, student learning outcomes, policies and expectations for advising, expectations of students, expectations of Advisors and more. Here is an example of an advising syllabus.

Advising Timeline

It may be helpful to create an advising timeline for your college/program for new hires, as well as to have a schedule of how advising operates in your office.

The University College Exploratory Studies program has created an advising timeline that may be helpful to view.

State Advisors Google Group

The State Advisors Google Group is a great resource of information about face-to-face workshops, changes in programs, and new student success initiatives.  Departments on campus utilize the listserve to advertise classes and share updates to their curricula.

Advisor Training and Development

The Advisor Development Institute (ADI) offers faculty and staff the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to academic advising at NC State. This comprehensive professional development program offers undergraduate advisors, advising administrators, and others opportunities for discussing how advising contributes to student success.

One program available to primary role advisors, faculty advisors, and coordinators of advising is the Advisor Academy. This two-day intensive workshop offered three times a year focuses on the conceptual, relational, and informational aspects of advising at NC State. The sessions allow participants to learn about university policies and resources and their application to specific advising situations.

The ADI Certificate recognizes an individual’s commitment to the development of advising expertise. There are two options for completing the certificate.

ADI sessions are advertised through the State Advisors Google Group. For questions concerning the Advisor Development Institute programs, please contact Donna Burton (

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

NACADA represents the global community for academic advising. This professional organization is an excellent resource providing webinars, conferences, and other tools to enhance your advising skills.

We are part of the Mid-South Region 3, which includes Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. We hope that you will have the opportunity to submit a proposal or attend a Region 3 Conference in the future.

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