Advising Resources for Advisors & Faculty Advisors

Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between the student and the advisor. The University of Louisville provides many resources to facilitate this relationship. Academic advising at the University of Louisville aspires to be a dynamic, nationally-recognized system that sets standards of excellence focused on student learning, technological innovation, and a collaborative commitment to student success in a diverse and changing society.

*The Advisor Reference Center has been moved from SharePoint, and is now located in Blackboard. When advisors log into Blackboard, they will find "Basic Advisor Resources (BAR) under "My Organizations." Once in the BAR, advisors can find the "Advising Tech Guides" tab in order to receive step-by-step turorials on how to use many PeopleSoft and GradesFirst functions.

UAP's SharePoint site

Documentation and training, processes, committees, announcements and other information for professional advisors and faculty advisors.

Academic Advisement (Degree Audit) Tutorials

How to use the academic advisement system in PeopleSoft.

See also: Advisement tutorials for students

GradesFirst

The University's advising appointment and note-keeping system. For tutorials on how to use GradesFirst, please log into Blackboard and under "My Organization" click on "Basic Advisor Resources (BAR)." Once in the BAR, advisors can find the "Advising Tech Guides" tab in order to receive step-by-step turorials on how to use many GradesFirst functions.

Basic Advisor Resources (BAR)

All new professional undergraduate advisors must complete the Basic Advisor Resource Blackboard modules within two weeks of start date. When advisors log into Blackboard, they will find "Basic Advisor Resources (BAR) under "My Organizations." In order to have the office of Undergraduate Advising Practice submit a request for the Professional Advisor Role in PeopleSoft and receive PeopleSoft training, new advisors must read the FERPA and note-taking information and pass the FERPA quiz with a minimum of 12/13 to pass. All other BAR quizzes must be completed before advisors receive their GradesFirst access and training. Advisors will continue to have access to the information in the BAR modules for reference.

Master Advisor Certification (MAC)

All professional undergraduate advisors must complete the Master Advisor Certification program within 18 months of their start date. When advisors log into Blackboard, they will find the Master Advisor Certification modules under "My Organizations." The MAC allows advisors to be eligible for the Provost's Awards for Exemplary Advising. All advisors who receive MAC certification are required to attend at least 4 professional development events each year in order to be recertified. More information about this process can be found within the MAC Blackboard modules.

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

NACADA is the national professional association for academic advisors

List of Academic Advisors from each Unit

Use the link above to view a listing of academic advisors from each unit.

GPA Calculator

Use the GPA calculator to determine your advisees' projected semester GPA, projected cumulative GPA, and identify the grades your advisee needs to achieve in future semesters to reach his or her target GPA.

Flight Plan Advising Syllabus

Use the link above to view an online version of the Flight Plan Advising Syllabus.

Registration Information

Important information about registration, such as dates, times, and requirements.