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:
- Peer Academic Advisors in Residence (PAIR) – Peers in your residence hall who can help you find information, make connections, and navigate the university.
- Student Disability Services – This office will work with you to ensure that you have access to appropriate accommodations and access to university activities, programs and services.
- Academic Learning Center (ITTC 007, 319-273-6023) – Home to free services for your academic success including Math & Science Services, Writing Center, and Reading & Learning Center.
- Tutoring Services at UNI
- New Student Handbook - Freshman / Transfers
- Office of the Registrar (115 Gilchrist Hall, 319-273-2241) - The Registrar's Office is a general clearinghouse for all administrative matters related to your academic life at
- Directory of Referral Resources - A guide for students to individual contacts and resources throughout campus.
- Student Handbook – From the Dean of Students Office outlining your expectations for student conduct and other policies affecting your rights and responsibilities.
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:
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
Communication Studies (Jennifer Fitzgerald) - Syllabus
Communication Science & Disorders (Angie Tudor) - Syllabus
Criminology (Heather Asmus) - Syllabus
Deciding (Heather Asmus) - Syllabus
Deciding (Lacy Knipper) - Syllabus
Deciding (Jennifer Fitzgerald) - Syllabus
Geography (Heather Asmus) - Syllabus
History (Heather Asmus) - Syllabus
Political Science (Heather Asmus) - Syllabus
Pre-Nursing / Allied Health (Rachel Ruane) - Syllabus
Psychology (Lacy Knipper) - Syllabus
Social Work (Heather Asmus) - Syllabus
Technology (Anthony Smothers) - Syllabus