Modules

The Advisor Training Curriculum below is offered in a hybrid format with three modules being held in-person (virtually or in-person) and three modules, along with the prerequisite requirements, being completed through a self-paced Canvas course.  All six modules are meant to be experienced by new advisors and will lead to Level 1 certification. Experienced advisors would qualify for Level 1 certification with modules 4, 5, and 6. The training calendar provides an overview of the full ATA schedule. Please email ab9599@wayne.edu to inquire about completing the modules below.

Advisor training modules

  1. Overview of WSU and Advising - Offered online
    • Organizational charts
    • The WSU model – Discussion of the decentralized model. Examples of School/College differences (credits for degree, residency rules, probation, etc.)
    • Description of main collaborative offices: Student Service Center, Transfer Credit, Degree Works, DOSO, ASC, etc.
    • WSU acronyms, terms and emails
  2. Overview of Advising Roles, Tasks, and Functions - TBA
    • The Appointment 
    • Advising as Teaching
    • Logistics – notes, follow-up emails, etc.
  3. Essential Policies and Procedures - TBA
    • Student Populations
      • Veteran
      • Athletes
      • International
    • SAP
    • FERPA
  4. A WSU Degree – Discussing General Education and a Liberal Arts Education - Offered online
    • Competencies
    • Group Requirements
  5. Multicultural Competency  - Offered online
  6. The Art of Referring - TBA
    • Counseling and Psychological Services
    • Student Disability Services
    • Academic Success Center

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