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Office of Academic Advising

First-Year Students

Advice from Alyssa
Academic advising is an important component of you educational experience and can be personalized experience during your first-year at UNI.  But you must be active in connecting and engage with your academic advisor.  Your UNI academic advisor can assist you in having a personalized educational experience by empowering you to explore, articulate and achieve your academic, career and life goals.  What happens if I don’t know who is my academic advisor?

Fall New Student Calendar  /  Spring New Student Calendar – Highlighting important dates and for each semesters.

Useful Resources for Your Academic Success:

Academic Advising from the Office of Academic Advising

If your academic advisor is in the Office of Academic Advising, you are encouraged to actively participate in the services, programs and opportunities that are planned for you.  

Meeting with your advisor on a regular basis is a specific and important part of building an academic plan.

By working with your academic advisor in the Office of Academic Advising during your first year at UNI, you will:

  • Discover your strengths
  • Based on your strengths, understand where you are heading in life, school, career and why (your purpose)
  • Combine your strengths and purpose to create an action plan to guide you through to graduation.

Appreciative Advising Themes for Your First Year:

Advising Matters

Your Academic Advisor from the Office of Academic Advising

Each advisor in the Office of Academic Advising has a syllabus and resources to provide you with guidance in your educational journey:

Biology (Anthony Smothers)  -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major

Communication Studies (David Marchesani)  -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major

Communicative Disorders (Angie Tudor) -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major

Criminology (Kim Schirm)  -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major

Deciding (Angie Tudor) -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major

Deciding (Kim Schirm) -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major

Geography (Kim Schirm) - Syllabus / Resources & Materials for Major

History (Kim Schirm) -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major

Political Science (Kim Schirm) -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major

Pre-Nursing / Allied Health (Jean Neibauer) -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major

Psychology (Anthony Smothers)  -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major

Social Science Teaching (Kim Schirm) -  Syllabus  / Resources & Materials for Major