Academic Affairs

Academic & Career Advising Task Force

Advisor Preparation, Training, and Development

In 2003, the UW System Academic and Career Advising Task Force identified advisor training and development as one of three areas of opportunity for improvement across the UW System.  As a result, a subcommittee was formed and has worked for more than a year to bring together resources from across the profession to create a "Train the Trainer" toolbox.  The framework the group created is appropriate for both professional and faculty advisors. Our goals are:

  1. an overview of the components of a strong advisor training and development program;
  2. the creation of a webpage that will host the materials and provide suggestions and best practices; and,
  3. provide resources and materials that are easily adaptable.