Advisors Academy

UNC Greensboro is committed to the professional development of advisors across campus. The role of faculty advisors and professional advisors is critical to the success of our students. The Advisors’ Academy is designed to provide a variety of onboarding, professional development opportunities, and tools to support the members of our advising community.

For questions or suggestions about the Advisors’ Academy, please email Dana Saunders, Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Success, at

COMING SOON! These online modules will introduce newly hired employees with advising responsibilities to the technology, resources, and policies advisors need to know in order to best support their students. Modules will be accessible via Canvas, UNCG’s learning management platform, and will be accessible at any time for a refresher as needed.

The Students First Office, UNCG’s one-stop-shop for advising support, maintains helpful advising resources to assist advisors and students at various stages of the advising and course registration process.

The University Registrar’s Office (URO) publishes a number of resources each academic year that are essential for all academic advisors:

Below are quick links to the university policies most commonly referenced by academic advisors when working with students.

These dialogues focus on topics relevant to advisors at UNCG. Facilitators from across campus share resources, tips, and information to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our work. The Coffee & Conversation series takes place September-May, from 8:30-10:00 am on their scheduled dates.

Check back soon for the complete Fall 2022 schedule and information on how to register for upcoming events.

The University offers other training opportunities through the Office of Human Resources and the Dean of Students Office. Specific training opportunities through the Office of Human Resources can be found here. The Dean of Students Office offers training such as:

NEW! Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR): This 45 minute self-paced module training is designed to equip you with the ability to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors, help you develop strategies to intervene, and learn where to refer someone in crisis. This training is currently available thanks to a generous grant. Help UNCG reach our institutional goal of 2000 QPR trained Spartans!

Ask, Listen, Refer: This 20 minute, online suicide prevention tool is designed to train non-clinical personnel (faculty, staff, and students) on suicide risk detection, intervention, and referral. The tutorial offers suggested dialogues and focuses on these three critical steps; Ask, Listen, Refer.

UNCG Cares: This training, presented by the Dean of Students Office, teaches faculty and staff how to recognize and support students in distress. Participants will learn about how to recognize signs of distress, strategies for outreach to students, and how to make effective referrals to campus resources.

SafeZone: Facilitated by the Office of Intercultural Engagement, SafeZone training introduces participants to the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community and encourages active allyship in identifying ways to support the UNCG LGBTQ+ community on-campus.