The Advisor Training Curriculum below is offered in an online, asynchronous format 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 to inquire about completing the modules below.

Advisor training modules

  1. Overview of WSU and Advising  
    • 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
    • The Appointment 
    • Advising as Teaching
    • Appointment logistics, notes, follow-up 
  3. Essential Policies and Procedures
    • Student Populations
      • Veteran
      • Athletes
      • International
    • SAP
    • FERPA
  4. A WSU Degree Discussing General Education and a Liberal Arts Education
    • Competencies
    • Group Requirements
  5. Multicultural Competency 
  6. The Art of Referring
    • Counseling and Psychological Services
    • Student Disability Services
    • Academic Success Center

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