Course Syllabus


Undergraduate academic advisor training

2020-2021

 

Sarah Hoffman

Sarah Hoffman

Sarah Hoffman, Ph.D.

Assistant Provost for Student Success

303-871-4301

sarah.hoffman@du.edu

Tonnett Luedtke

Tonnett Luedtke

Tonnett Luedtke, M.A.

Executive Director of Academic Advising

303-871-2455

tonnett.luedtke@du.edu

http://portfolio.du.edu/tluedtke

Kateri McRae

Kateri McRae

Kateri McRae, Ph.D.

Faculty Director of Faculty Advising, Associate Professor of Psychology

303-871-3632

kateri.mcrae@du.edu

Course Description and Outcomes

The Undergraduate Academic Advising Training is an introduction to academic advising at the University of Denver. This course provides a baseline of information and skills to prepare faculty and staff advisors to be a caring, knowledgeable resource for students.

At the end of this course, advisors will be able to:

  • Identify the most important academic advising resources 
  • Identify the most important support services
  • Consider ways to effectively manage advising responsibilities
  • Understand trends in recent retention and graduation rates
  • Consider how to make their advising practice more inclusive 
  • Begin to discuss their own approach to and philosophy of advising

Module Topics

Modules Topic Covered
Module 1 The DU Advising Model: Roles & Responsibilities
Module 2 Enhancing Student Success through Advising
Module 3 Seeking Balance as a Faculty Advisor
Module 4 Curriculum Basics
Module 5 Academic Policies 
Module 6 Advising Technology
Module 7 Advising First-Year Students
Module 8 Academic & Support Resources
Module 9 Advising Best Practices

faculty advisor compensation

At this time, we are able to pay faculty advisors: $150 for the completion of this training (including discussions and quizzes) and attending a follow-up workshop in September/October.