Are you passionate about advising? Academic advising is recognized as a key factor in retaining students and maintaining their progress to graduation. SPSU faculty now have the opportunity to enhance their advising skills by pursuing the designation of "SPSU Master Advisor." A Master Advisor must be a full-time faculty member (or professional advisor*) at SPSU.
The Master Advisor title honors faculty who:
Master Advisor candidates will pursue professional development in the area of advising, will conduct a self-assessment related to advising, and will develop a portfolio highlighting their expertise and commitment to effective advising. All faculty receiving the Master Advisor designation will also receive a one-time payment of $1,000 as Extra Compensation.
The Master Advisor designation recognizes achievement and dedication in the area of student advising. The Master Advisor designation does not require additional responsibilities; however, Master Advisors will be resources to other faculty who seek to pursue excellence in advising. The Master Advisor designation will be given to individuals who successfully complete the requirements outlined below.
* With their manager's approval, the professional advisors of each school are able to participate in the Master Advisor program to enrich their knowledge of advising topics. For the Professional Advisors, the focus topics should reflect a concentration pertinent to enriching an advising aspect within their specific school and should be discussed beforehand with their manager. The Professional Advisor is not eligible for the extra compensation but should attend the Master Advisor ceremony to receive "Master Advisor" designation.
The Master Advisor Program requires a three-year commitment with the following activities to be completed each year. All activities must be completed by July 15 of each year.
Please complete the Master Advisor Enrollment form (found below) and return it to the Teaching Fellow for Advising by the deadline listed. The form can also be submitted at one of the "Introduction to the Master Advisor Program" Workshops.
|Master Advisor Track|
|Master Advisor Enrollment||Due October 1|
|Self-Assessment for Advising||Due December 1|
All forms are to be returned to the Teaching Fellow for Advising:
Dr. Jennifer Louten
Department of Biology and Chemistry (Mailstop E-183)