Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Advisor Development eLearning Course & Advisor Certificate Program

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The new Advisor Development eLearning course provides advisors the core knowledge to successfully advise UNI students during their academic careers. This course is available to all undergraduate faculty and advisors through their eLearning site.

Option 1: Advisor Development Course

This Course is designed for new and seasoned UNI advisors to enhance academic advising skills, and as a resource on specific advising topics. The course guides participants in five areas of core knowledge.

  • Advising at UNI

  • Advisor Toolbox: Relational Skills, Making Referrals, and Forms

  • Navigating the SIS

  • Reading an Advisement Report

  • Undergraduate Degree Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core

In addition, there are electives:

  • Transfer Students

  • Requirements of Teach Education

  • Career Development in Advising

  • Working with Special Populations

  • Advising for Academic Success

  • Diversity, Inclusivity & Microaggressions

  • Working with Parents & Guardians

  • Advising for Academic Success

  • Financial Aid

If you are interested in additional advisor development, consider completing the Advisor Development Certificate outlined below.

Option 2: Advisor Development Certificate

To satisfy the Advisor Development Certificate requirements, complete all five Core Knowledge areas in the Advisor Development Course and three electives, including the self-assessments.

Additional requirements include:

  • One year of advising experience at UNI

  • Participation in the Fall New and Returning Advisor Workshop

  • Participation in the Spring Campus Advisor Workshop

  • Advisor observation (optional)

Similar to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning's Teach UNI faculty Teaching Certificate Program, advisors who complete the requirements of the Advising Certificate will receive recognition for their work.


For more information, contact Susan Hill in the CETl at 319-273-2553

If you do not see the course in your eLearning site, contact David Marchesani at or 319-273-3406