New WSU Advisors

Welcome to the WSU advising community!

You are joining a network of close to 100 dynamic, caring, and dedicated professionals who value community, professional growth, and excellence in job performance and service to students.
As a new WSU Academic Advisor or Academic Services Officer, your initial training on the University, your advising role and duties, and your Department's (or School/College/Division/Office's) policies and procedures will be through your hiring unit. The ATA's goal is to supplement this training with year-round, timely and relevant offerings for all advisors in various formats. Please review this site, the training descriptions, calendar, certification requirements and Advisor Directory and contact Kate Bernas ( with any questions.
This page is intended to give you information on how to gain access to key advising technology, advisor training, and Advisor Training Academy (ATA) resources and communication channels. A New WSU Advisor Form is provided below for your submission.

Advising Works 

Wayne State advisors use the Advising Works (AW) platform to schedule and communicate with their students. AW also provides the academic records used in advising appointments and is a means storing advising notes and reports and other historical records. A fuller description of Advising Works is found on this site under Advisor Resources and it also supported by dedicated website. The ATA provides training for new advisors upon request by completing the AdvisingWorks Access Request Form or the New WSU Advisor Form. 


ATA Canvas site 

Training announcements and other communications are frequently sent through the ATA Canvas site. In addition, training documents and other resources are stored here for future reference. Complete the New WSU Advisor Form for access.

ATA Listserve 

The ATA listserve provides an additional means of sending emails and other information directly to the WSU advising community. This forum can also be used for cross-campus advisor discussions. Once added, any member of the group can post a question, comment or response to the group through Complete the New WSU Advisor Form to be added.

Advisor directory

The Advisor Directory is an advising community resource for advisors and can also be used by other staff and students. It can be easily found on the ATA homepage. The Directory provides a profile of each advisor's title, contact information, University and professional associations and areas of professional expertise. The directory also allows members to search among these criteria for networking and outreach purposes. To join the directory, please submit the Advisor Directory Survey and send a photo of your choice to Kate Bernas (

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