The focus of this stage of training is to create a foundation of knowledge and skills that allows academic and career advisors and counselors to begin working with students. This New Advisor Orientation consists of multiple weeks of training wherein new advisors and counselors spend some mornings in training sessions with an advisor trainer and the afternoon in their departments shadowing, observing, and applying what they have learned. The training will include a conceptual overview of advising in general and at UVU, training in the use of Banner and other technological resources, information regarding basic policies, procedures, and resources, and development of relational advising skills. Throughout the process, the personal aspect will also be addressed through discussion of what it means to be an advisor and why it is valuable to be an advisor. In addition, the personal values that contribute to successful advising of students will be explored and discussed. The training begins on the first day of employment and the morning training sessions occur in a classroom/computer lab using lecture, discussion, and hands-on computer exercises.
Day 1 of Level 1 Advisor Training includes an introduction to academic advising and its role in the context of UVU and higher education.
Day 2 of Level 1 Advisor Training examines FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) guidelines and consists of an introduction to UVLink and Banner Online Services.
Day 3 of Level 1 Advisor Training incorporates an in-depth training on Banner Online Services with the clearing student process.
Day 4 of Level 1 Advisor Training provides an in-depth training on Wolverine Track.
Day 5 of Level 1 Advisor Training examines campus resources available to students and includes a walking tour of campus.
Day 6 of Level 1 Advisor Training continues the clearing student process and practice with Banner Online Services as advisors learn how to examine test scores and fill out advising forms available in UVLink. Advisors will also examine that process from each of the following perspectives: new student, continuing student, transfer student, and international student.
Day 7 of Level 1 Advisor Training discusses conflict and conflict resolution and also provides training on Academic Standards.
Day 8 of Level 1 Advisor Training introduces new advisors to various methods of record-keeping and also provides an in depth training from the graduation/transfer/veterans office.
Day 9 of Level 1 Advisor Training provides new advisors with Career Advising information and resources.
Day 10 of Level 1 Advisor Training concludes the 10 day New Advisor Training with a panel of experienced UVU advisors. Day 10 also provides a look into professional development opportunities.