Guiding Principles for Undergraduate Advising

In the spring of 2019, the KU undergraduate advising community identified nine guiding principles (listed below). Each principle is directly tied to one of the seven NACADA - The Global Community for Academic Advising, Core Values of Academic Advising

Advising is key to undergraduate student success and supports the teaching and learning mission of the University of Kansas. Our main goal within the advising community on KU's campuses is to make advising an integral part of students' learning experiences, through one-on-one, student-centered advising in a supportive and caring environment.  Undergraduate advisors believe advising is sensitive to the needs of a diverse, global student population and requires ongoing review to ensure relevant, quality practice. The Guiding Principles for Undergraduate Advising share the philosophy and vision of the advising system.

KU Advising Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles for Undergraduate Advising are also represented through the following graphic highlighting the Advisor/Student Experience:

The Advisor-Student Experience and NACADA Core Values

The Advising Community

The undergraduate academic advising community at KU includes professional and faculty advisors. There are two distinct groups that support the needs of the advising community:

KU Advising Network

The KU Advising Network (KUAN) is comprised of academic advisors and student service professionals from across the university. The KUAN fosters opportunities for professional growth, personal development, and community building. The KUAN also provides a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, resources, best practices, and information regarding academic advising within the campus community. 

Undergraduate Advising Executive Committee

The Undergraduate Advising Executive Committee (UAEC) is a university committee that addresses academic advising issues across the institution in order to best serve University of Kansas undergraduate students and to improve progression to degree. UAEC is intended to serve as a conduit of information about undergraduate student advising to university leadership while providing needed guidance on advising best practice implementation for all undergraduate academic units.

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