Degree Works & Degree Planner
Degree Works is a web-based, degree audit review program that monitors student progress by syncing with Banner. Advisors explain Degree Works to students while helping them plan their courses each semester.
Navigate is a web-based tool from the Education Advisory Board (EAB) that allows advisors to document outreach, view support history, and review data to make informed decisions on student success. Coordinated and informed approaches to supporting students reflect the 2030 Strategic Plan for being a Students First campus while using tools to Connect & Celebrate with advisees.
UNC uses a mid-term progress report to identify students who may be struggling in their classes to direct them to advisors and faculty who can give them timely help and direction. Around the 5th week of classes, the AVP for Student Academic Success will send a Request for Feedback.
The Request for Feedback is sent to instructors by email with a hyperlink to a list of students preselected by students’ respective college advising/success centers. Instructors can limit their feedback to students on the list that are having difficulty and to specify the reason for concern (e.g., excessive absences. failed tests, etc.).
The Advising Hub provides information for students, advisors, and support people. You can review policy, access shortcuts to the catalog, and find answers to common advising and student success questions. The primary site is student-facing, so you can feel confident sending the link to your advisees.
Advisors are encouraged to refresh their knowledge in the four NACADA competency areas by completing the annual training through Canvas. Content and activities relate to the Relational, Conceptual, Informational, and Technological competencies needed for effective advising practice.
CETL Remote Advising
Advisors should also utilize the Center for Teaching and Learning's professional development opportunities to grow their practice and awareness of academics at UNC.
Human Resources offers professional development through LinkedIn Learning and the Learning Stream. Visit the workshop calendar for high-level opportunities from HR.
Professional Advisor Shared Statement of Practice:
UNC professional advisors and coaches provide holistic, inclusive support helping students navigate the institution to meet their academic and personal goals by building meaningful relationships and enacting intentional advising practices. Our advising practices prioritize equity and inclusion to serve as a welcoming and brave space of support to all UNC students. Advisors attend at least two events focused on IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism) EACH semester to align with UNC’s Community Principles.