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Strong academic advising helps increase retention and graduation rates and supports the academic, career and personal success of students. UW System describes strong advising as “360 Advising,” a holistic approach that surrounds students with a coordinated network of high-touch, intensive support to ensure their academic progression to degree completion.

UW System has prioritized 360 Advising to improve student success by expanding the use of predictive analytics, intensive advising, and other advising practices that provide timely support to students. System leadership formed a 360 Advising team to analyze student outcome data, existing advising structures, and best practices used within and beyond UW System institutions. The team also engaged the UW System advising community to further shape strategies. The strategies underway are designed to promote credit momentum, provide technological tools, support professional development, and connect and engage the advising community systemwide.

UW System recognizes the caring and committed advisors who make a difference every day in the lives of students. The 360 Advising strategies build on their good work, expand advising capacity, leverage system resources, and support quality advising that promotes student success.

Angie Kellogg, 360 Advising Team Leader and Senior Academic Planner, akellogg@uwsa.edu

Student and Advisor Voices

“It’s easy to get lost in such a large university and you always need someone by your side…this is who my advisor has been for me.” (UW-Madison student)

“It was my advisor’s job to give me academic advice. She didn’t just do her job. She encouraged and supported me when the load was heavy. With her can-do attitude and positive approach, she helped me tremendously in reaching my goals.” (UW-Green Bay student)

“Each student coming in for advising has different concerns and goals. Our challenge is to help meet each student where they are and help them get where they wish to go.” (Ann Kunkle-Jones, UW Oshkosh Senior Advisor)

Upcoming Events

Check back here for details on the 360 Advising Presentation to the UW System Board of Regents during their August meeting at UW-Green Bay.

Save the date for the Sept. 29 WACADA annual conference, which will be hosted virtually and focus on Unity, Justice, and Inclusivity for all in Academic Advising; details are TBD on the WACADA conference page.

Save the dates for the Oct. 4, 13 and 19 Student Success Summit sessions; find details including the “Purpose First” report at  Integrating Purpose First to Promote Student Success.

EAB Navigate Implementation

Learn about the implementation of a student success management system to help institutions provide timely, targeted, and proactive support for students.

15 to Finish Campaign

Find out about the systemwide campaign to promote credit momentum and improve on-time degree completion.

Professional Development

Find information on current and past advising meetings, webinars, and workshops.

UW Career Connect

The UW System offers countless opportunities to connect students and employers through internships, mentorships, service opportunities and more.