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Advising Update

The Advising Update is a monthly newsletter from the Office of Undergraduate Education's (OUE) designed to share updates and promote awareness of initiatives that inform advising practice.

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Academic Advising Network (AAN)

The University of Minnesota's Academic Advising Network includes and serves professional advisers, faculty members, administrators and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal and educational needs of students. It provides a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas and information regarding academic advising within the University community

Advisor Training

OUE provides leadership and support for a campus undergraduate advisor training curriculum to aid advisors in their role of supporting students. The training leverages common resources and practices for advisors while respecting the uniqueness of the undergraduate colleges and programs.

Training Calendar

Advising Steering Committee

The Advising Steering Committee serves as the campus-wide advisory and consultative body for functions related to undergraduate academic advising across the UMTC campus.

John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

The John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising recognizes and rewards high-quality academic advising and celebrates the role advising plays in the University's educational mission.

Tate Award Website


APLUS is the enterprise-wide advising system that provides a wealth of student information to the campus advising, career services, and student support community. Users can access student records, monitor academic progress and update/view case notes. The reporting functions provide summary data for groups of students. The governance structure for APLUS is available here.

APLUS Governance (PDF)

Graduation Planner

Graduation Planner is a planning tool for University of Minnesota students to explore majors and minors, plan for the courses they need to take to graduate, and work with their advisors to plan for their degrees

Common Advising Framework

The 2015 advising task force report recommended a common framework to ensure equitable and accessible advising across collegiate advising units. The Core Advising Skills and Methods, Advising Map and a Training and Professional Development Framework outline the campus advising foundation.

Transfer Resources

Advisors can use the below resources to help students transfer credits and submit new courses for review. This includes a system for evaluation and a tool to access evaluation information.