Adviser Resources on the Web

The following Web pages are informative resources for college advisers:

  • UWSP Academic Affairs: Academic Advising is an essential part of teaching and learning at UWSP.​​​ Research shows that quality advising is the key to student retention and student success.
    At UW-Stevens Point, we recognize the importance of academic advising in several respects. For example, the Teaching, Scholarship, Service document issued by the Provost and Chancellor acknowledges the important role of advising, as does the University Handbook Advising Policy(Chapter 5, Section 3).
    Here you will find a variety of links to pages that provide various advising resources for faculty, staff, and students.

  • UWSP Academic and Career Advising Resources: The Career Advising Services webpage includes information on internships, on-campus interviews, graduate schools, employment vacancies, and a lot more.

  • Academic Advising Resources on the Internet: This is rated as one of the top sites on the Internet as it has the most comprehensive collection of information for advisers. This site includes information on: academic and career counseling; innovative uses of the Internet; financial aid information; study abroad; study skills and learning assistance; special populations; advising guides and manuals; business, law, and health professions; graduate school information; higher education and technology; jobs in higher education; mailing lists and discussion groups; testing services and test preparation.

  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA): This is the National Academic Advising Association's home page. NACADA members include professional advisers/counselors, faculty, administrators, and students whose responsibilities include academic advising. The NACADA page offers advising resources and professional development opportunities.

  • The National Clearinghouse for Academic Advising: This page provides a list of publications on: Advising Special Student Populations; Award Winning NACADA Programs; Community College Advising; Ethical Issues; Evaluation and Assessment; Freshman Advising Issues; and Retention Issues.

  • The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal: a free electronic publication about academic advising in higher education. The goal of this journal (available only on the Web) is to provide a mechanism for the rapid dissemination of new ideas about advising and for ongoing discourse about advising issues. Toward this goal, articles in the journal are published continuously in a current issue in progress.

  • Wisconsin Academic Advising Association: WACADA provides opportunities for networking and professional development, encourages members to participate in professional development activities, supports and promotes professional standards of academic advising, fosters recognition of academic advising as a profession; and, as an affiliate of the National Academic Advising Association, supports NACADA goals and programs. 
  • UW HELP: This UW System website has information about all UWS schools.  Most helpful for UWSP students and advisors are the Careers tab and the Majors tab (for those looking for majors not offered at UWSP and distance learning options).