History of the Academic Advising Center

The UAF Academic Advising Center officially opened in the fall of 1988 to serve General studies students (also known as undeclared, exploratory, or undecided), pre-major students (also known as Baccalaureate Intended who are underprepared for baccalaureate-level coursework), students in transition between majors, and students interested in medical/health, law, and other professional and graduate schools.  Staff and specially-trained faculty academic advisors work in the Academic Advising Center to advise these students as well as Non-Degree students who ask for assistance.  Furthermore, the Academic Advising Center serves as a resource to the academic advising community in the following ways:

  • Serves as a general academic information and referral center.
  • Conducts Academic Advisor Success Workshops for beginning to advanced academic advisors each semester.
  • Jointly sponsors with Rural Student Services the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) webinars on academic advising.
  • Holds Academic Advising Update each semester with information on new academic programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Conducts BANNER Reports Training each semester.
  • Sponsors the Annual Feist/Schamel Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor Award.
  • Teaches HMSV F340 Peer Advisor Training and HMSV F342 Peer Advising Practicum courses.
  • Holds the annual Major Mania major information fair each spring with corresponding Major Explorer guides.
  • Conducts Student Success Workshops for students in Study Skills 101 and University Skills 201.
  • Administers the Credit for Prior Learning program.

The Academic Advising Center is located in 510 Gruening.  Check out our website at www.uaf.edu/advising, call 907-474-6396 or 1-888-823-8780, or email us at uaf.advising@alaska.edu if you have specific questions.

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