The UC Davis Academic Advisor Certificate is designed to fit the needs of advisors with varying amounts of experience and knowledge.
This certificate establishes a baseline of knowledge that includes an introduction to critical campus resources and technology, as well as content that covers fundamental advising concepts. Courses reflect conceptual, informational, and relational student advising competency areas, derived from NACADA’s Advisor Training Competencies. While Academic Advising Enrichment urges all advisors to complete this foundational coursework, it is particularly important for advisors who are new to the profession or new to UC Davis. While the certificate is not required, the Developing Deeper Advising Relationships series is a mandatory training workshop for ALL college and departmental undergraduate student advisors. To achieve certification, you must complete four core courses, as well as one elective course within a recommended two-year timeframe.
- Nuts & Bolts: Resources for Advisors: A full introduction to a variety of campus offices useful in advising. Waiver available for qualified staff.
- Developing Deeper Advising Relationships: A four-part series focused on communication, social justice, and awareness of self and others.
- Working with Distressed and Distressing Students: A course that discusses resources and tools to help you in an encounter with students who leads you to be concerned, fearful, or even angry due to the student's outward behavior.
- Utilizing Advising Technology: Addresses essential operational advising technological tools, how they interact, and how to utilize them effectively.
- One elective:
- Advising for Global Impact: Helping Your Students Become Globally Engaged
- AP/SD Boot Camp
- International Student Advising - Undergraduate Students
- Foster Youth Ally Training
- Foundations for Understanding International Students & Scholars
- Foundations of Career Advising: Principles and Practices
- Student Success Coaching
- UndocuAdvocate Program for Educators
Office of Academic Advising, Undergraduate Education
Contact: Nicole Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org