A formal training program is provided by the Newnan Academic Advising Center and LSA Student Academic Affairs for new LSA department advisors. Training is provided both online and in-person. Regular training sessions for new advisors are scheduled throughout the year. Professional development workshops for new and veteran advisors are offered once per term in fall and winter. We also sponsor the campus-wide the Terence McDonald Academic Advising Academy and the Academic Advising Conference, held annually in May.
We regularly offer sessions that provide an overview of advising in LSA, FERPA and how it relates to advising practice, and the basics of navigating the Student Advising File. Please note that attendance at one of these sessions (or review of a recorded previous session on our Canvas page) is mandatory for those seeking initial access to the Student Advising File.
Information about upcoming training dates may be found here.
Things slow down in the auditing office in the summer, which means we have time to visit your office for one-on-one tutorials or to join you or the appropriate people in your office at a staff meeting. Our goal would be to help your advisors and staff (new or continuing) learn how to best use the various resources and tools that are now available, many of which are required to communicate with our office. These resources include:
We'll review simple ‘best practices’ for these tools, and how to make changes if/when you notice any inconsistencies in the information presented. We'll also talk about timing, and why it's so important to us that the information communicated through these resources needs to be complete, consistent and accurate for the work that we do with official audits, graduation, and athletic attestations.
We'd be happy to present a general overview of all of the above, or tailor the session to your needs. If the people in your department who would benefit most from this are gone for the summer, then we can set something up. Just let us know how we can be most helpful. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss the best option for your department.