Call for Proposals - Advising Conference Preparation

Writing an Effective Abstract

Tips for Planning your Breakout Session

NASPA Program Submission Guidelines 
A guide to writing an effective NASPA proposal. The tutorial includes the following: Choosing a Program Title, Writing the Program Abstract, The Program Description, and Effective Learning Outcomes.

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Call for Proposals Tutorial
A tutorial and guide to writing an effective NACADA proposal. The tutorial includes guidelines for writing an effective presentation proposal and guidelines for writing the title and abstract.

Professional Development

Advisor Reading Group 
Advisor Reading Group, a professional opportunity for staff and faculty advisors to come together over lunch to discuss the latest literature on academic advising and student success. Past articles explored the themes of student retention and major exploration.

Maryland College Personnel Association 
The Maryland College Personnel Association actively seeks to promote the ideology and philosophy of individuals committed to student development in higher education.

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 
The national professional organization for academic advisors. NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students.

Technology Resources

Office of the Registrar Training Resources 
The Office of the Registrar has a Training Resources site with the goal providing support to faculty and staff in working with academic records, course and classroom scheduling, and data reporting. Training resources available on this site include how-to videos and user guides for campus-wide programs. You are encouraged to continuously check this site for additional training resources, as they become available.

Advise on the Web 
Helpful information to use ADVISE on the Web, an application that allows academic advisors to access academic information for students via the web.

ELMS, often referred to as Canvas, is a great way for faculty and staff to create an online community for a class or group of students to share thoughts, announcements, resources, and track grades. Information and training materials can be found on the ELMS website or Division of Information Technology’s Design website. Find out when free trainings will take place by checking the calendar.

Student Information System 
Questions regarding SIS training resources can be directed to

Student Success Office Advisor Resources 
The Student Success Office provides important information and resources to support daily interactions with undergraduates.

Transfer Credit Services 
Transfer Credit Services provides a Transfer Credit Database  to see how coursework will transfer to the University of Maryland from other institutions. If a course needs to be evaluated, follow this process

u.achieve helps students and advisors evaluate academic progress towards degree completion. If you’re new to the system, use this u.achieve Basic Users Guide for Advisors to begin. There are also helpful training videos available. 

Campus Resources

Beyond the Classroom
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Counseling Center
Counseling Center's Academic Resources 
Counseling Center's Services for Special Populations
Education Abroad
The First Year Book
Gemstone Honors Program
The Individual Studies Program
LGBT Equity Center
The Maryland Language and Science Center
Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA)
National Scholarships Office
The Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct 
The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education 
Pre-Law Advising
The Office of Student Conduct
The Office of Student Financial Aid
Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office
Transfer 2 Terp
Transfer Credit Services
Tutoring & Academic Success Resources
University Career Center & The President's Promise
University Health Center
University Libraries
University Recreation & Wellness
Veteran Student Life
The Writing Center

Advisor Perks

University Human Resources:
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