Faculty & Staff

Professional Development & Training

Link to the  Academic Advisor Training (for faculty/staff/peer advisors)

Faculty Advisor positions in the Academic Advising Center (AAC)

The Academic Advising Center is accepting applications for up to three (3) Faculty Advisor I positions to work in the AAC starting spring semester 2015 for more information or to apply for a Faculty Advisor I position go online to:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1i2Lhdv4x8aJZS407uYTBA3SLwvDTSEOq8Qc2gPl8p6g/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link.  For addtional information about the positions select the Faculty Advisor Rotation Plan

National Academic Advising Association Information

Advisor & Instructor Resources

Don't Cancel That Class

If you find that you need to cancel a class, don't!  Let our staff come to your classroom and give a presentation on student or university success skills instead. Contact our office if you have questions or to complete a Don't Cancel That Class! form. Two weeks notice is preferred with other requests considered on a case-by-case basis.Attendance will be taken during the session and sent to the instructor.

We can provide information on:

  • Making the Most of the Academic Advising Relationship
  • Selecting Majors
  • Developing an Educational Plan

Or we can provide a variety of topics from our Student Success Workshop series.Topics include:

  • Time Management
  • Note Taking
  • Test Taking
  • Learning Styles
  • Test Anxiety
  • Making Use of Texts

Learning Resources

Learning Resource information for students can be found on the the flyer Learning Resources Spring 2015.

Academic Advising Center also offers a free series of Student Success Workshops every fall and spring semesters.  Here is the curent schedule for the Student Success Workshops for Spring 2015.

Other Advising Tools


Academic Progress & Other Banner Reports

There are several ways to check on your advisee’s academic progress. You can check on each student individually, or you can ask your departmental assistant or dean’s office to run reports from the UAF student information database, BANNER, for all students in your major/program, college/school, or campus.

It’s very important that students keep their personal contact information updated each semester. The how-to video for Updating Address and Phone Number shows students how to update their contact information on UAOnline.

Other Reports concerning Academic Progress
If your departmental administrative assistant or dean’s office is not familiar with the following BANNER Student reports, contact the Academic Advising Center at uaf-advising@alaska.edu or 907-474-6396 for BANNER Student reports training and examples of phone and email scripts for contacting students.

SAR2NAR Admitted Student Report
SFR2LGR Freshman Progress Report
SFR2NRS Non-Returning Students Report
SGR2MJR Specific Major/Minor at Campus Report
SHR2DCL Dean’s and Chancellor’s List Report
SHR2PRB Probation Academically Disqualified Report
SHR9OMM Commencement Report


  • How to print out a BANNER transcript
  • How to read a BANNER transcript
  • Procedures for contacting students on the Freshman Progress Report
  • Using BANNER screen GJIREVO to create a Word or Excel file
  • How to access UAOnline Personal Contact Instructions
  • A phone and email script for contacting students - used by the Academic Advising Center
  • Using Google Talk
  • A copy of the Add/Drop Form
  • A list of Late Start Classes
  • A blank monthly planning calendar
  • A comprehensive definition of Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • A copy of the Academic Calendar

Forms, Links & Other Resources

Award-winning Faculty Advisors

Fiest-Schamel Outstanding Faculty Award

  • The Fiest-Schamel Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor award recognizes exemplary undergraduate level academic advising by a faculty member at UAF.  Each year, undergraduate students are invited to nominate a faculty advisor who exhibits the following criteria:
  • Helped advisee develop educational and career plans consistent with degree requirements while incorporating their interests, values abilities and goals
  • Increased advisee understanding of and excitement for university and technical/career education
  • Provided accurate and insightful information about educational options, the Core curriculum, university requirements, policies and procedures
  • Monitored and evaluated advisee academic and career progress
  • Appropriately referred advisees to university, campus, and/or community resources to meet their needs and aspirations
  • Supported, challenged and empowered advisees to be their best

List of Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients

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