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Advisor Training and Development Team

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 Learning and Academic Success.

Training and professional development opportunities coordinated by the ATD team include:
  • 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 include:
  • 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
Key campus partners that support the delivery of training and professional development programming include:
  • 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 and Inclusion
  • College Advising Offices

Call for Program 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
Spring 2022 November 19
Summer 2022 April 2
Fall 2022 July 30
Spring 2023 November 18

SSA Communication Requests

The Advisor Training and Development team manages the UCF advising community listserv, including individuals in academic advising, student coaching, 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 Quarterly Digest
  • ATD Monthly Insider
  • Direct distribution to AEP listserv

SSA Communication Requests Form

Newsletter Distribution Calendar

Publication Month Content Deadline Distribution Date
Monthly Insider January January 10, 2022 January 14, 2022
Monthly Insider February February 2, 2022 February 7, 2022
SSA Quarterly March February 28, 2022 March 3, 2022
Monthly Insider March March 9, 2022 March 14, 2022
Monthly Insider April April 6, 2022 April 11, 2022
Monthly Insider May May 9, 2022 May 12, 2022
SSA Quarterly June May 30, 2022 June 8, 2022
Monthly Insider June June 17, 2022 June 22, 2022
Monthly Insider July July 15, 2022 July 18, 2022

Contact Us

Location: Trevor Colbourn Hall, suite 133
Email: advisortrain@ucf.edu