University Academic Advising

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Academic advising plays a critical role in efforts to ensure student success at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. University Academic Advising provides strategic leadership and central coordination of advising campus-wide, in partnership with college- and unit-level leaders. This includes centralized resources for advisors and advising units.

Advisor Training and Professional Development

University Academic Advising provides ongoing training and professional development for academic advisors across campus to promote a culture of continuous professional learning. This helps ensure that advisors can provide all students with accurate and timely support throughout their academic careers. Opportunities from University Academic Advising encourage development across all dimensions of the NACADA Core Competencies, the international standards for professional academic advising. Guidance on utilizing the competencies in onboarding, training, and ongoing professional development is also available to support advisors and units across campus. The current calendar of professional development events from University Academic Advising appears below. Click on any dates in red to view upcoming events.

Benefits for Advisors

Resources provided by University Academic Advising include: onboarding curriculum for new advisors via Canvas, monthly workshops for advisors in their first year, New Student Enrollment training, professional development seminars for seasoned advisors, and a variety of system and topical trainings as needed and identified by advising leaders. University Academic Advising is available as a resource to all advising units and can provide specialized training and development opportunities for advisors and teams. By using resources and participating in opportunities provided by University Academic Advising, advisors can strengthen their professional expertise in service of student success and personal career development. 

Online Resources for Training and Professional Development

All advisors and student success professionals at UNL have access to on-demand professional development resources via the “Advisor Training and Professional Development” Canvas page. This includes materials for assessing and using the NACADA Core Competencies, recordings of past trainings, and professional development modules for both new and seasoned advisors. To ensure the page appears as a tile on your Canvas course dashboard, please email CJ Venable to be added:


If you have questions about training and professional development for academic advisors, please contact CJ Venable, Training and Professional Development Specialist for University Academic Advising at