News and Resources for Berkeley's Advising Community
Advisors play a key role in the student experience at UC Berkeley. This website is intended as a resource for the campus advising community and offers news, tools and information about advising at UC Berkeley and about the Advising Council.
Community Spotlight on Creativity: College of Engineering
Disco Daily Double and New Student Orientation
Think orientation has to be dull? Think it’s not possible to get an auditorium full of future engineers on their feet disco dancing? Think again. Advisors at the College of Engineering created an innovative way to engage students in understanding policy, requirements and resources through a jeopardy-like disco themed game show. This is advising innovation at its best.
Advancing Practice Nationally Recognized
In its first year, UC Berkeley’s advisor training and professional development program, Advancing Practice, has made its mark on the national stage. Under the direction of Elizabeth Wilcox and and the curriculum design team, Maire Lanigan, Amber Dillon and Donna Vivar, the program has received the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Advising Program from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
Community Spotlight on Innovation: College of Environmental Design
Supporting the Whole Student
Thanks to a commitment to the whole student experience, Susan Hagstrom and Patty Mead at CED and Fabrizio Mejia and Julian Ledesma at CE3 teamed up to successfully request an innovation grant to support a new materials store at the College of Environmental Design, making it easier for students to access a wide range of design materials needed for daily work. The store provides materials at reasonable costs; eliminates transportation issues for students; provides green, sustainable, and quality materials; and helps subsidize undergraduate fee waivers.
What Does An Advisor Not Do?
We all know what advisors do. Or do we? They help students explore interests, navigate options and opportunities, connect with resources, plan, make decisions, and meet their unique goals. Right!? In the following excerpt, Bob Jacobsen helps define the advisors role by examining not only what advisors do but what they don’t.
STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS REPLACEMENT UPDATE: HOW SIS WILL CHANGE ADVISING
September 29 | 9:00-10:30 am | 370 Dwinelle Hall
SPECIAL EVENT- COMPLEX SELVES: UNDERSTANDING INDEPENDENT AND INTERDEPENDENT IDENTITIES
October 13 | 9:00-10:30 am | 370 Dwinelle Hall
REALIZING THE PROMISE OF BERKELEY: THE FIRST GENERATION LOW INCOME STUDENT EXPERIENCE
October 27 | 9:00-10:30 am | 370 Dwinelle Hall