Forms and Handouts for Faculty and Staff
After an initial training period, advisors continue to receive training and have frequent opportunities to check in and learn from the advising community. Training is provided through:
Advisors come together monthly to engage in professional development topics and trainings. Meetings are open to advisors and success coaches across colleges, schools, and student service departments. Examples of past trainings include:
At the request of a particular college, school, or department, members of the Advising Systems team may engage advisors in professional development topics and trainings. Examples of past trainings include:
Often, Advising Systems is asked to present to the advising community as a whole, or a particular college, school, or department, on advising tools and new processes. Examples of past trainings include:
MSU Denver strives to align its advising pillars with those of the global community for academic advising, NACADA.
NACADA is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students.
NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications.
The four “Pillar” documents of academic advising are:
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. (2017). Retrieved from: https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Pillars.aspx
MSU Denver’s thriving professional development community creates a wealth of campus opportunities for professional and faculty advisors alike. From theories that advisors must understand, and knowledge advisors must gain, to skills that enable them to convey their important message – the advising community at MSU Denver provides every opportunity to learn.
Advisors are encouraged to attend a variety of campus events, workshops, conferences and symposiums offered free or at low cost on the Auraria Campus. Past, and recurring events, include but are not limited to:
Advisors may look to pursue professional development off campus, through course/certificate/degree completion or conference attendance, etc. Reasons to join an organization or take part in a course include:
While a list would never be comprehensive, the organizations, publications, and opportunities below could be great jumping off points:
New members of the advising community at MSU Denver have access to a wealth of training opportunities and materials developed within Advising Systems. These opportunities and materials are available to professional staff advisors, faculty advisors, program coordinators, and more.
Onboarding advisors across an institution as large as MSU Denver takes skill and coordination. That’s why MSU Denver has chosen to adopt a series of online training modules aimed at educating advisors on the basics, and exposing them to new ideas, concepts, and connections on campus. New advisors access the online training modules through the Advising Handbook linked from the Faculty and Staff Hub. The framework laid by the online training modules is then built upon by in-person training, shadowing, and opportunities to meet with departments across campus for an in-depth look at the student experience.
The Advising Coordinator for Training and Development works in partnership with the advising lead in each academic program area (or student support area, in some cases) to detail the level of engagement a new advisor needs to have with the online material as well as departmental visits.
Supervisors: If you are anticipating a new advising member within your area (or they’ve already started), please connect with the Advising Coordinator for Training and Development to map out potential training opportunities.
New Advisors: If you are a new advisor (professional advisor or faculty advisor) on campus and have not been connected with the Advising Coordinator for Training and Development through your supervisor, please reach out to get started.
Advising Coordinator for Training and Development
MSU Denver utilizes a number of advising technology tools, both advisor facing and student facing. Read on for additional information about each tool as well as how to secure access, receive training, and report issues.
Note: Advising Systems is not responsible for providing access to any of the advising facing tools listed below. For access that requires a Banner component, be sure to submit an IT ticket. For access that requires Banner AND a secondary form, please ensure the form is submitted to the correct office. If an issue does arise with one of the tools, please submit an IT ticket – doing so ensures the information is routed correctly and addressed in a timely manner.
Advisor Facing Technology
Student Facing Technology
Viewable and printable training materials to use and share with colleagues
Student Success Collaborative