New Advisor Training Curriculum
In collaboration with the college advising offices and campus partners, the Advisor Training and Development team develops and implements comprehensive new advisor training for the UCF academic advising community.
The New Advisor Training Curriculum is a three-phase training curriculum to be completed within one year of an employee’s start date. This requirement applies to all UCF employees in the Advising Job Family, Advisor Sub-family with a start date of January 2022 or later.
Check out the New Advisor Training Curriculum handout for an outline of the three phases and the recommended timeline to complete each phase. Each phase includes a collection of required courses and additional optional training and professional development recommendations Completion of courses in an earlier phase is NOT required to complete courses in a later phase. Several courses count towards the completion of the SSA Certificate.
The New Advisor Training Curriculum is intended for Advisor positions in the Advising Job Family, Advisor sub-family (Advisor I/II/III/IV + Advising Leadership). AAT 101, AAT 102, and AAT 111 are restricted to employees in these positions.
New Advisor Training Curriculum: Phase 1
New advisors are required to complete Phase 1 of the New Advisor Training Curriculum within 30-60 days of starting their advising position. The majority of the training courses are available asynchronously online and can be completed at your own pace. Check out the New Advisor Training Curriculum: Phase 1 handout for the course sequencing and descriptions for all twelve required courses.
Completion of Phase 1 automatically satisfies the Level 1: Bronze of the SSA Certificate, Advisor Track.
Academic Advisor Courses
Six of the twelve Phase 1 courses are managed by the ATD team. Descriptions of these courses, course format, and prerequisites for these courses are outlined below. Registration for these courses is completed through Employee Self-Service unless otherwise noted.
AAT 101: Introduction to Academic Advising
Introduction to the field of academic advising including the history, theory, values, and ethics that guide our profession. This course also outlines the UCF advising structure, introduces advising technologies commonly used, and reviews UCF terminology.
Format: Asynchronous Webcoruses@UCF. Prerequisites: None.
AAT 102: Academic Advising Essentials
Overview of academic policies and procedures, undergraduate degree requirements, student forms and processes, and registration policies and procedures. This course also provides additional guidance on the use of advising technologies and outlines financial aid information applicable to advisors.
Format: Asynchronous Webcoruses@UCF. Prerequisites: AAT 101.
AAT 111: New Advisor Orientation
The New Advisor Orientation provides comprehensive training to expand on many of the topics introduced in AAT 101 and AAT 102. Topics include academic record changes, appeals, excess hours, registration, graduation initiatives, and financial aid. The following advising technologies will be covered: myKnight Audit, Pegasus Path, and myScheduleBuilder. The training also includes a strength-based assessment and activity.
Format: Synchronous Virtual and/or In-person. Prerequisites: ACS 001, AAT 101, & AAT 102.
AAT 112: Student Well-being
This training focuses on how to support student well-being, make appropriate campus referrals and if required, submit reporting, for students who are in crisis or in need of additional support. This training is facilitated by Student Care Services, Office of Institutional Equity (Let’s Be Clear/Title IX), and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Format: Synchronous Virtual or In-person. Prerequisites: PER 227.
MKS 101: myKnight STAR Advisor Training
This training introduces the myKnight STAR platform (EAB Navigate) functionality critical for professional and department/faculty academic advisor roles.
Format: Asynchronous Webcourses@UCF. Prerequisites: SR 100.
MKS 102: myKnight STAR Advisor Consultation
This is a 1-on-1 consultation meeting to demonstrate advisor use of myKnight STAR. Topics include: Calendar Sync and Availability, Appointment Reports vs. Notes, and other key advisor functions. Once the myKnight STAR webcourse is complete, email myKnightSTAR@ucf.edu to schedule.
Format: Synchronous Virtual. Prerequisites: SR 100 & MKS 101.