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FAQs for Faculty, Departments, and Colleges/Schools

  1. How are new professional hires working?
    1. Many colleges will be hiring additional staff, with approximately 20 new FTE advisors coming on board in the next months.  Each college will have an advising hub, managed by an Advising Manager.
    2. Faculty advisors who are being nominated by their departments and/or colleges will go through a certain level training.
    3. Professional advisors will be primarily focused on first-years and first-semester transfers, though in some colleges, they will handle academic advising from first-year through completion.
  2. Will your advisees go away if you been historically assigned them?
    1. No, not if you’re nominated by your department and/or college to be a faculty academic advisor. 
    2. There is a small taskforce currently working on incentives and job description recommendations for faculty advisors.
    3. All faculty should continue to mentor and build relationships with their students, helping to guide them to their internship, study abroad, undergraduate research, conference, and service opportunities and making recommendations on elective coursework.
  3. Do we have plans to better utilize technology in the advising process?
    1. There is a small taskforce currently working on RFP for new student success tool and examining how to better utilize existing tools
  4. Once we’re enrolled in the training modules, do we always have access?
    1. Yes, training access will be rolled over each semester.
    2. The training is currently housed in WyoLearn
    3. You can sign up for notifications (new modules, etc.) in WyoLearn.
  5. What will the timeline be for the faculty to complete the trainings?
    1. Nominated faculty academic advisors are grandfathered from training through next December 2018
    2. Faculty can start training in the Fall of 2018.
    3. There may be college-specific guidelines for training in your college, so check with your Advising Manager, department and Dean.
    4. Material will be integrated into new faculty orientation materials
  6. Does graduate advising stay as it is?
    1. Yes.  All graduate student advising will remain as it is.

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