Faculty/Staff Resources

Academic advisors want to provide accurate and timely information to the students they assist. The Advisor's Handbook is designed to provide information to new advisors and to serve as a resource for more experienced advisors.

Advisor Handbook

Faculty are encouraged to submit Early Academic Alerts when students are experiencing academic difficulty. These students are then notified by email and offered assistance that will help them complete their classes successfully. The student's advisor is notified as well. This process is an effective supplement to faculty members' personal outreach to students, not intended to replace your outreach.

Faculty submit Early Academic Alerts on MyBlue by following these steps (detailed instructions with screen shots)

  • Log-in to MyBlue
  • Select "Tools" in the menu on the left
  • Select "Early Academic Alert"
  • Select the appropriate course from the Class Selection list
  • Select the student from the dropdown menu
  • Select the appropriate reason from the dropdown menu
  • Before clicking "Complete" check to be sure you have made the correct selections because when you click "Complete" an email will immediately be sent to the student and the student's advisor(s)
    • You will receive a copy of the email that is sent to the student

Early Academic Alert Statistics

Academic Advising and Career Development is dedicated to preparing UNK students for life after college and collaborating with faculty and staff plays a vital part in achieving this goal. Please take some time to consider how our services could benefit your students. Thank you for considering our services.

Workshop Topics:

  • Overview of Academic Advising and Career Development
  • Major Exploration
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Career Development Timeline, a 4-year Plan for College Students
  • Resume and Cover Letters
  • Effective Interviewing Skills
  • How to Make the Most of a Job Fair
  • How I Met My Employer: Networking or Not Working
  • Get Hired, Not Fired: Using Social Media in your Job Search
  • How to Lose a Job in 10 Days: Transition from College to Work
  • 5 minute drop-ins at the beginning or end of class to promote career fairs or other events
  • Able to design other workshops to meet specific needs

*In an effort to provide quality workshops in a timely manner, we prefer to use the following policies.

  • Career related workshops can be requested by students, faculty, and staff by calling 865-8501 or emailing careerserv@unk.edu
  • Workshops generally run between 30 and 60 minutes
  • At least 1 week advance notice of a proposed workshop date will be appreciated
  • We encourage referrals from faculty and staff, however we are not always able to accommodate class assignments that require all students to use a particular service.
  • Requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis