We Value the Advising Community

Student success is the heart of what we, in the advising community, do. And, CU Boulder believes the professional staff within the advising community to be a vital component in a student's experience, a valuable resource for students, and play a key element to a student's success.

Student service professionals require a set of professional skills, knowledge, and behaviors in order to effectively support CU Boulder students. In order to assist these professionals from across all academic units, the Program Director for Advisor Training & Development in the Office of Undergraduate Education, in collaboration with campus partners, CU Boulder colleges, schools, and programs, and the Council for the Advancement of Learning and Education (CALE), offer continued opportunities for skill-building, training, and professional and personal development.

These opportunities include workshops, certificates, training sessions, webinars, immersive learning experiences, and onboarding programs. They are built upon the foundation provided from professional development models specifically aimed at professionals in advising communities and the National Academic Advising Assocation (NACADA). Such models propose exposure to, at minimum, three foundational knowledge categories: Conceptual (concepts and context needed), informational (knowledge and information required), relational (skills needed to convey concepts and information). To support these competencies, training and professional development opportunities are available in several formats. Topics consistently evolve and are developed from input provided by colleagues on campus.

Also, check out our resources for working with students remotely.