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					Clarification of UW-Superior Advisement Model
Approved on 3-25-10 by the Undergraduate Academic Advisement Committee

       Faculty members have the primary responsibility for providing academic advising to students.
        All faculty members will be assigned declared and/or non-declared advisees each semester.
        First-year faculty members are excused from this responsibility. Faculty members are expected
        to complete required training for academic advisors.
       Departments may authorize their teaching academic staff to provide academic advising
        provided they successfully complete required training for academic advisors.
       Professional (non-teaching academic staff) advisors may be hired for the purpose of providing
        advising services for both declared and non-declared students.
       Non-teaching academic staff whose primary responsibilities for which they were hired fall
        outside of academic advising may advise within a major when they
             o are recommended by an academic department to provide advisement services to the
                 department’s students; and
             o have successfully completed required training for academic advisors.
       Non-teaching academic staff whose primary responsibilities for which they were hired fall
        outside of academic advising will not advise non-declared students unless appointed by the
        Center for Academic Advisement.
       The Center for Academic Advisement is responsible for providing ongoing equipping and
        development for all advisors.
       Assessment and continuous improvement review of advising and advisement services will be
        part of the annual evaluation process, conducted by either the department or the Center for
        Academic Advisement.

(NOTE: The fourth and fifth bullet points represent a change in policy. The rest of this document is
simply a clarification of existing policy.)

				
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