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Office of Academic Advising

Faculty / Staff Advisors

University of Northern Iowa Academic Advising Mission Statement

Academic Advising is a critical component of the teaching and learning environment at UNI.  Advising is a personalized educational experience, empowering students to explore, articulate and achieve their academic, career and life goals.

Organizational Structure of Academic Advising at

UNI's undergraduate advising is a centralized and decentralized advising model.  This provides for individualized delivery of advising to meet the unique demands of disciplines/majors and special populations.  The majority of undergraduate academic advising is provided through decentralized units housed in academic departments and colleges.  Centralized units on campus include the Office of Academic Advising, the UNIBusiness Advising Office, and the College of Education (COE) Professional Advisors. Annually, there are approximately 490 faculty and staff advisors at UNI - of these over 93% are faculty advisors.

Resources for Faculty and Staff Advisors

  • Academic Advising Handbook for Faculty and Staff - Provides information for faculty/staff academic advisors on the topics of
    • Advising at UNI
    • Advising for Specific Populations
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    • First-Year Students
    • Fundamentals of Advising
    • Kudos and Recognition
    • Professional Development
    • Course Registration
  • 2015-16 Directory of Referral Resources - Online directory published by the Office of Academic Advising providing resources of curricular and career information at UNI.
  • MWOne UNIque Academic Advising Award - MidWestOne Bank has made money available to fund one $1,000 UNIque Academic Advising Award for a faculty member at the University of Northern Iowa. Application criteria and materials are available at the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost Resources page.