For Academic Advisors

For Academic Advisors

New Faculty Orientation Academic Advising Information -- click HERE

New /Intensive Academic Advisor Training: Two Sessions, October 15 or October 16, 11:30 am, Faculty Development Center -- register at the Faculty Development Center site.

Advanced Scheduling Refresher Training available HERE October 7-30. All Academic Advisors and all who have any supporting role in Academic Advising need to complete this training and the embedded certification. (This training will be short and as to-the-point as possible.) (PPT with voice-over, 11:30, HERE; OR PPT Show HERE and Transcript HERE

Registration 101 (ppt) click HERE -- how to help students to register for classes, view their schedules, use advanced search features, and more

Transfer Advising (ppt) click HERE -- Transfer students are sent to Advisors as soon as they are admitted -- how to help Transfer Students use as much prior credit as possible

Advising Checklist click HERE

How to Read a RACR -- click HERE (updated 8/2015)

  • All undergraduate Academic Advisors use RACR (Racer Academic Completion Report) to track student progress to degree and to advise effectively.
  • The training takes under 10 minutes. Assistance with RACR:

Mapworks: Currently Mapworks is not functioning properly. All universities using Mapworks are afflicted, and Mapworks is working with the Murray State University Retention Office to resolve the problem. Information and training will be available once Mapworks is fully functional again.  

Academic Advising Checklist -- Undergraduate -- click HERE (updated 8/2015)

  • Checklist provides information on preparing for and completing undergraduate Academic Advising.
  • Assistance with Academic Advising: contact your Department Chair or Program Coordinator or Dr. Barbara Cobb, Coordinator of Academic Advising