Training & Development | New Advisors


New Advisors


Welcome to the University of Minnesota!

As a new advisor at the University of Minnesota, you may be confronted with a significant amount of information to absorb. The colleges and service units are eager to get new staff trained and ready to help students. 

To accomplish that task, the various units have training plans to help advisors engage effectively as well as quickly. Plans focus both the general tools and work of the campus as well as information specific to the policies, protocols, and procedures of the individual offices. Getting to know the campus facilities along with the technical tools available to support advisors are included in most of the training plans. 

A campus-wide advisor training initiative is also available to cover information and key processes common to the full campus.  

Information about the campus events is available on the Training and Events Calendar under the Training and Development tab. 


Below is an example of a typical training plan to bring academic advisors on board.  Supervisors should review, and consider what is necessary or most appropriate for the new advisor joining the staff.

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New Advising Training