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Academic Advising

Undergraduate Academic Advisor Career Ladder

Undergraduate Academic Advisors in the University Advising Center have a dedicated career ladder to formally recognize additional duties performed by advisors. 

 

Tier Requirements for Advancement Sample Application Items Application  Keywords
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Undergraduate Academic Advisor II
  • Serve as an Undergraduate Academic Advisor I for at least 24 months 
  • Demonstrate commitment, collaboration, and contributions to the First-Year Advising Program, the University Advising Center, and their assigned college/school
  • Participate in a 60-minute conference with the UAC Tier Review Committee
  • Submit an internal application to the UAC Tier Review Committee (which includes the college supervisor) after serving in position for 24 months
  • Achieve Level I and Level II Certification in the USC Advisor Training Program  
  • Advise a minimum of 300 students for assigned majors
  • Note additional duties and responsibilities assumed as an undergradate academic advisor I. This can include advising upper class students, taking on expanded college duties, advising transfer students, or cross training to advise in multiple majors and disciplines.
  • Conduct academic interventions and communications with assigned advisees when appropriate
  • Shadow two other academic advisors (minimum of 5 total hours with one advisor outside of your immediate college/school)
 Apply Online*

 

*Note: The application will not allow you to save your progress as you go.  Please have all of your materials prepared in advance so that the application can be submitted in one sitting. 

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Undergraduate Academic Advisor III
  • Serve as an Undergraduate Academic Advisor  for at least 50 months
  • Demonstrate commitment, collaboration, and contributions to the University Advising Center and/or their assigned college/school
  • Participate in a 60-minute conference with the UAC Tier Review Committee
  • Submit an internal application to the UAC Tier Review Committee (which includes the college supervisor) after serving in position for 50 months
  • Achieve Level III Certification in the USC Advisor Training Program
  • Advise a minimum of 600 students for assigned majors
  • Lead a college initiative or program (examples include, but are not limited to, assessment; student workshops; internships; mentorship; training; technology; etc.) 
  • Expansion of advisement to include co-curricular and career conversations
  • Faculty Engagement
 Apply Online*

 

*Note: The application will not allow you to save your progress as you go. Please have all of your materials prepared in advance so that the application can be submitted in one sitting.

 

 


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