Academic Advisor Training

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The following trainings may be useful for you:

Advanced Scheduling Training, Spring 2014

PPT as pdf; covers (and is indexed by)

• Academic Advising Website

• The Five Points of Academic Advising

• The Basics: Academic Advising for Advanced Scheduling

• Advisor Holds

• Quick Links-Connecting to Resources

• Declaring an Area or Major/Minor

• Degree Works-RACR Audits

• Degree Works Notes Feature

• Course Substitution in University Studies

• Course Exception Form

• Minors

• Helping Advisees Choose Classes/Register

• Honors Program


New Advisor Training, Fall 2013 (NOTE: content ok, but layouts annoying – will be revised Fall 2014)

PPT as pdf; covers Advanced Scheduling Advising, University Studies, Degree Programs – Areas/Majors/Minors, Changing Areas/Majors/Minors, DegreeWorks and RACR (Degree Audit), Transfers, Course Substitutions, Finding Services for Students, Advising Philosophy

Transfer O Training, Summer 2014

PPT as pdf; covers both Summer and regular Transfer Advising

Registration 101 for Academic Advisors, 2014

PPT as pdf; covers how to register for classes using myGate; contains screenshots from the students’ Academics tab (many faculty and staff members do not have an Academics tab)

Hot Topics (all at this link):

Referrals through MAPWorks: Understanding the Communication Process,

Transfers: Finding Courses that Transfer In

International Students: Advising Sheets and RACRS, Placement Testing


RACR – Racer Academic Completion Report – Support Site provides information on the RACR and training/support.