The CSE Academic Advising Office serves approximately 5,600 undergraduate students, covering 20 different majors in 13 academic departments. Advisors meet with individual undergraduate students regarding their unique interests and goals. In CSE, degree programs provide a rigorous and stimulating education enhanced by close interactions with distinguished research faculty and access to the college's research facilities. Advisors assist with recruiting efforts; one-on-one, group, and drop-in academic advising; special events; and the orientation of the approximately 1,600 new students each year. Academic advisors also assist with the teaching of the College’s first year course, CSE 1001. Advisors are assigned a caseload of students within a specific subset (cluster) of majors, who they work with throughout their undergraduate academic career - matriculation through graduation; with the majority of contact prior to the time students are admitted to the major.
65% College Academic Advisor for an Assigned Caseload of Advisees
Utilizing a holistic advising model, guide, challenge, and support students in becoming self-reliant and in learning to make important reflective decisions about academic, personal, and career aspirations.
Influence student retention and degree progress through relationship development and establishment of trust through numerous and varying contact strategies across the academic lifespan; including orientation, one-on-one appointments, workshops, drop-in advising and email.
Employ analytical reviews of student progress reports at key academic markers, such as probation, degree application, or major declaration, to determine appropriate next steps for student success.
Utilize and build relationships and networks that make a large university manageable and navigable for all students to ensure a student’s ability to make sufficient progress.
Develop and integrate into advising a comprehensive understanding of how careers services and student engagement are integral to the undergraduate student experience.
Coach students on making registration choices that promote timely and realistic degree progress.
Use independent judgment and problem solving skills to assist individual students in navigating the academic and curricular policies and procedures established by the University and College.
25% Program Development and Management
Assist with or lead select academic advising initiatives and programs, such as summer orientation, registration workshops, curriculum development, or scholastic standards.
Assist and support select student services initiatives and programs, such as President’s Emerging Scholars programming and advising, diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, major/career exploration, K12 outreach, scholarship application reviews, and student engagement activities.
Serve as a liaison to academic departments within the College.
Identify and resolve enrollment management issues as they arise in terms of course access, availability, and impact on student degree progress.
Develop and initiate advising efforts and programs to engage in proactive outreach and communications to students.
Analyze and summarize data to assess programs and make recommendations for improvement.
10% Instruction, Professional Development, & Service
Engage and actively support CSE-specific diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and programs by participating in the D&I Alliance, support mentorship programming with corporate partners, and elevate ways to help students find community and belonging within CSE.
Engage actively with University-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion work, training, certificates, and other opportunities through the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Teach one section of the College’s required first year course, CSE 1001.
Attend CSE 1001 training sessions, hold weekly office hours, and supervise the undergraduate teaching assistant.
Serve on Student Services, College, and University-wide committees as requested or needed.
Participate in College recruitment, outreach, career services, student engagement, and commencement events.
Participate in local and national professional development associations, events, and programs in the unit, College, University, and/or broader community, including but not limited to Academic Advising Network, NACADA, etc.
Master's degree plus two years of college-level advising or related experience or BA/BS degree plus at least 4 years of relevant experience.
Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Excellent time management, organizational, and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships in an education setting with a large and diverse student, staff, and faculty population.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize conflicting demands.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Master's degree in higher education and student affairs, college student personnel psychology, counseling, social work, or field related to advising.
Three or more years of college-level academic advising.
Understanding of student development theories and ability to apply on a daily basis.
Familiarity with the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.
Experience interpreting complex policies and ability to learn and disseminate detailed information.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively and effectively deal with conflict.
Experience working with students in STEM majors.
Training or experience with career development programming.
Experience in an education setting developing, planning, and implementing programming and support activities for a diverse student body.
Demonstrated ability to work flexibly and successfully within a changing environment.
Experience working with the following systems: PeopleSoft, APAS, and APlus.
Demonstrated ability to initiate projects and programs and see them through to completion.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.