Faculty & Staff Resources

Mandatory Placement

UAF’s mandatory course placement policy requires students to have ALEKS, ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, or ASSET test scores or have the course prerequisite before registering for English, reading (Developmental Studies), Math/Statistics, Core Natural Sciences, General Education Requirements (GERs), and Developmental English and Mathematics courses.  Once you have met with your academic advisor and signed your completed registration form, you will be able to schedule these courses IF you have the required placement test scores on file at UAF.  You will not be able to schedule these courses on UAOnline  if you do not have the required test score or course prerequisite.  These requirements are needed in order to be successful in the course.

Students have a much greater probability of successfully completing general education courses (certificate/associate) or (bachelors) when scoring above the required test cut off score.  Placement tests assess your current abilities in math, reading, and writing and correlate those abilities to the corresponding math, reading, and writing levels in UAF’s developmental and general education course curriculum. 


Placement Tables:


Other Supporting Materials:

National Academic Advising Association Information

Student Success and Learning Resources

The Academic Advising Center has offered different various Student Success Workshops in the past, that cover a variety of skills useful to a student's personal and academic success. Check with the department for materials that may be available.

There are also Learning Resources (PDF) available for student success.

If you have questions, please contact our office at 907-474-6396 or email uaf-advising@alaska.edu.

Academic Progress and Other Banner Reports

There are several ways to check on the academic progress of your students. You can check on each student individually, or you can ask your departmental assistant or dean’s office to run reports from the UAF student information database, BANNER or Nanook Navigator, for all students in your major/program, college/school, or campus.

A good resource for Banner report information can be found  http://bannersi.uaa.alaska.edu/UGIntro.htm.  The site lists reports and population selections and describes set by step instructions on how to run the reports.


Other Reports Concerning Academic Progress

If your departmental administrative assistant or dean’s office is not familiar with the following BANNER Student reports, contact the Academic Advising Center at uaf-advising@alaska.edu or 907-474-6396 for BANNER Student reports training and examples of phone and email scripts for contacting students.


Common Banner Reports

  • SAR2NAR Admitted Student Report
  • SFR2LGR Freshman Progress Report
  • SFR2NRS Non-Returning Students Report
  • SGR2MJR  Specific Major/Minor at Campus Report
  • SHR2DCL Dean’s and Chancellor’s List Report
  • SHR2PRB Probation Academically Disqualified Report
  • SHR9OMM Commencement Report

Fiest-Schamel Outstanding Faculty Award

The Fiest-Schamel Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor Award recognizes exemplary undergraduate level academic advising by a faculty member at UAF.  Each year, undergraduate students are invited to nominate a faculty advisor who exhibits the following criteria:

  • Helped advisee develop educational and career plans consistent with degree requirements while incorporating their interests, values abilities and goals
  • Increased advisee understanding of and excitement for university and technical/career education
  • Provided accurate and insightful information about educational options, the Core curriculum, university requirements, policies and procedures
  • Monitored and evaluated advisee academic and career progress
  • Appropriately referred advisees to university, campus, and/or community resources to meet their needs and aspirations
  • Supported, challenged and empowered advisees to be their best

List of Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients (PDF)