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The mission of the Advisor Training and Development team is to develop and implement comprehensive training and professional development for the UCF academic advising community. This includes collaboration with college advising units and campus partners to facilitate programming that is accurate, timely, and high-quality. The ATD team also manages the myKnight STAR (EAB-Navigate) project and associated training.

The Advisor Training and Development team resides within the Student Success and Advising unit in the Division of Student Success and Well-Being.

Team Overview

Signature Programs and Services

  • New Advisor Training Curriculum (required for all new Advisor positions)
  • Student Success and Advising Certificate (optional but highly encouraged)
  • myKnight STAR Training (required for access to myKnight STAR platform by advisors, faculty, and other relevant campus roles)
  • Additional professional development opportunities, such as webinars, book clubs, and monthly programming on critical and emerging topics in academic advising and higher education

Additional Responsibilities or Collaborations

  • Management of the Student Success and Advising website, including the creation of student-facing guides and resources
  • Distribution of two newsletters, the Student Success and Advising Quarterly Digest and the Advisor Training and Development Monthly Insider
  • Support of the UCF Academic Advising Awards program
  • Support of the monthly Advisor Enhancement Program (AEP) meetings

Campus Partners

  • Registrar’s Office
  • Student Financial Assistance
  • Student Care Services
  • Office of Institutional Equity
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center
  • Pre-Health Pre-Law Advising
  • Office of Diversity Education and Training
  • College Advising Offices
  • Advising Leadership Council

Upcoming Events

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The SSA Programming Menu provides a snapshot of SSA Certificate Courses, webinars, and other hot topic programming scheduled for the current academic semester. Check the Advisor Training and Development events calendar for program additions or cancellations for programs facilitated or sponsored by the Advisor Training and Development team.

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View the events calendar for ATD-sponsored program options. A programming menu for Spring 2024 will not be published.

SSA Programming Menu

Call for proposals

The Advisor Training and Development Team invites members of the UCF community to submit program proposals to be considered for inclusion in the ATD Programming Menu. Our goal is to allow the advising community and campus partners an opportunity to share knowledge and best practices while also developing and enhancing presentation skills.

Programs may be considered for a standalone opportunity, part of the SSA Professional Development or SSA Celebrates Advising and Coaching weeks, or part of a monthly Advisor Enhancement Program meeting. Submit a program by the deadlines below for priority consideration for inclusion in the respective semester programming menu.

Program proposals are considered on a rolling basis. Submit now!

Proposal Guidelines and Form

Proposal Priority Deadlines

Semester Priority Date
Fall 2023 August 4
Spring 2024 November 17
Summer 2024 April 5

SSA Communication Requests

The Advisor Training and Development team manages the UCF advising community listserv, including individuals in academic advising, student coaching, and student resource specialist positions, as well as other campus partners.

Communications requests may be submitted to the ATD team for distribution through the following channels:

  • SSA Digest
  • ATD Monthly Insider
  • Direct distribution to AEP listserv

SSA Communication Requests Form

The distribution of the SSA Digest and ATD Monthly Insider are currently paused. Submit an email to for consideration for Direct distribution to the AEP listserv.

Newsletter Distribution Calendar

Publication Month Content Deadline Distribution Date
SSA Digest August August 21, 2023 August 28, 2023
Monthly Insider September September 8, 2023 September 13, 2023
Monthly Insider October September 27, 2023 October 2, 2023
Monthly Insider November November 3, 2023 November 9, 2023
Monthly Insider December November 27, 2023 December 1, 2023

Contact Us

Location: Trevor Colbourn Hall, suite 133