Great Advisors Talk about Great Advising

Berkeley is a place where greatness is nurtured and celebrated – including great advising. Read collective reflections on what great advisors do, know, value and produce and how you too can continue to develop your own special brand of awesomeness.

Fall 2016 Advancing Practice Sessions

Special Fall Theme: Handling Change, Disruption, Setback and the Unexpected with Grace, Poise and Dignity


Meet Berkeley advisors from all corners of the campus.


Catch up on the latest news in the Berkeley advising community


Offering a variety of workshops on specific topics, the program aims to expand core knowledge and skills, stimulate new thinking and approaches to advising, introduce new methods and tools, improve collaboration, and help advisors refine their advising values and philosophy.

Student Questions?

This site is designed primarily as a resource for Berkeley advisors. Students seeking general advising information might want to visit College of Letters & Science Advising, or consult the Berkeley Academic Guide.

Got 5 Minutes for Professional Development?

Introducing Take 5: 5 minutes, 5 insights, (in 5 career development areas) for 52 weeks; because workplace learning should be accessible, continuous, relevant and fun. 

Advising Council Releases First Progress Report

Excellence in Advising Recipients Announced

On behalf of Vice Chancellor Koshland and the Advising Council we are pleased to announce our Excellence in Advising award recipients for 2015. 

Upcoming Events

Oct 31 | 24 University Hall **NEW DATE**
9:00-9:30  Coping with Change/Tips for Handling Personal Distress
9:30-11:00 Tick Tock - Advising's Role in Accelerating Time to Degree (Core Competency Area: (Informational)
Elizabeth Wilcox

Nov 15 | 310 Banatao Rm, Sutardja Dai Hall
9:00-9:30 Hope Building
9:30-11:00 The Myth of Pure Form Practice: The Advising Toolbox as Continuum (Core Competency Area: Conceptual)
Richard Freishtat and Elizabeth Wilcox


Introducing the Advancing Practice Library

What happens to all the awesome information provided at our in-person Advancing Practice workshops? It now transfers to the Advancing Practice Library. Core information from key workshops in each of our five knowledge areas will now be available in a continually refreshed reference library. 


Special Event Recap

Positive Thinking for Cranks, Pessimists and Change Weary Advisors: A Conversation with Jeremy Adam Smith of the Greater Good Science Center

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Evaluate Your Own Greatness

Learn about yourself and your advising practice.