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Advisement & Registration Resources

This is a link to the Students in Transition Office webpage of resources for Professional and Faculty Advisors for A&R

Advisor's Role

  • Invite advisees to meet with you each semester
  • Help students clarify their educational values and goals
  • Engage student's in discussion about plans for courses and degree completion
  • Guide students toward internships, UROP, and opportunities for engagement in the campus community (clubs, organizations, volunteering, etc.) and discuss the connection to their educational and life goals
  • Know campus resources that support academic and personal success
  • Follow the FERPA law regarding educational records
  • Help students reflect upon and make meaning of their college experiences
  • Be familiar with the use of UMD advising tools (APAS Reports, Graduation Planner, Adviser Connect)
  • Challenge students to think critically, reflectively, and creatively
  • Help students determine credible sources of information when choosing criteria and making decisions

National Academic Advising Association

Concepts of Advising