Fall 2017 Graduation Application Deadline

Hello Advisors,

The graduation application deadline for Fall 2017 is coming up. All prospective graduates MUST apply through Wolverine Track by clicking “Apply for Graduation” under the Degree Progress bar. Please advise students to apply for Fall graduation before Friday, October 6th.

The attached graduation deadline flyer may be printed and posted around your offices to notify students.

Additional information about the application process can be found on our website.


UVU Graduation Office


This Week’s Trainings

Hi All,

We are in our last two weeks of training for the fall offerings. This week we have:

Tuesday, September 26th, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Title: Data Literacy Advisors (1 AEU)

Presenter: Wade Oliver, Director of the Office of University Advising

Description: This session introduces what it means to be data literate and why it is important for higher education professionals to understand and use data. Specific topics will include determining what data is appropriate to use for a particular purpose, interpreting data visualizations such as graphs and charts, thinking critically about information that comes from data analysis, and an introduction to data analytics tools. We will conclude with a short discussion regarding the current movement among higher education institutions, like Utah Valley University, to recognize the impactful role advisors and other professionals can play to improve student success through the use of data.

Wednesday, September 27th, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Title: The Seven Vectors: Chickering’s Theory of Identify Development (1 AEU)

Presenter: Melanee Wilson, Advisor Training and Development Coordinator

Description: For this presentation, we will look at an early exploration of student development theory based on the research and scholarship of Arthur Chickering. We will discuss the Seven Vectors or tasks of Identity Development and consider what this means for us as advisors, how this affects our work in higher education, and the impact this has on our work with students.

Thursday, September 28th, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Title: Cultural Competence in Academic Advising (1 AEU)

Presenter: Lisa Giguere, Academic Advisor in the Woodbury School of Business

Description: We live in a multicultural world that requires we change our practices to become practitioners who connect with all students we work with. Academic advisors no longer have the option of working solely with students who share the same worldview, cultural norms, or even language. Drawing upon the NACADA Pocket Guide: Cultural Competence in Academic Advising: Skills for Working Effectively Across Cultures by Luiza Melo Dreasher, this session will help advisors learn to understand and appreciate the value of diversity. Topics addressed include culture and its role in framing our behavior, cultural differences that may impact the advising relationship, a three-step approach to cultural competence in advising, and the D-I-E Framework.

If you have any questions, please let me know.



Melanee Wilson

Advisor Training and Development Coordinator

Losee Center, Suite 403 H  |  800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058

Office  801-863-7184  |  Email  melanee.wilson@uvu.edu |  LinkedIn

Breakfast and Sub For Santa

Advisement Forum,

This is to remind you that we are having breakfast tomorrow morning at the Advisement Forum, so come hungry!  ☺

Also, tomorrow morning we will kick off the Annual Advisement Forum Sub for Santa.  Tomorrow’s Forum will be the only one before the December Forum, so if you’d like to donate at the Forum, please bring your cash tomorrow.

Thank you!

Andrea Calaway

Administrative Support

Office of University Advising


Trainings This Week

Hello Forum,

This week we have a few options of training for you to come participate in:

Tuesday, September 19th, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Title: Advisor Master Class (1 AEU)

Facilitator: Melanee Wilson, Advisor Training and Development Coordinator

Description: For this session, we will watch NACADA training videos and then have a roundtable discussion talking about what was good, what was bad, and other ways the situation could be resolved. This session is designed for advisors of all levels to come and discuss ways to improve our craft and share experiences and insights with colleagues across campus.

Friday, September 22nd, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Title: Coaching Workshop (1 AEU)

Presenter: Clint Moser, Advisement Technology Coordinator

Description: Virtually all desired outcomes of advising are dependent upon the decision-making capacity of students. This interactive session will model ways to coach students through the advising process. Come learn how you can coach students and practice skills that will help you to be more effective in the ways you support students as they make and reach goals.

There was also a change in the schedule: Office Workout has been moved to November 29th at 10:00 AM. It is still on a Wednesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.



Melanee Wilson

Advisor Training and Development Coordinator

Losee Center, Suite 403 H  |  800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058

Office  801-863-7184  |  Email  melanee.wilson@uvu.edu |  LinkedIn

Advisor Dashboard Not Working


The Advisor Dashboard is not currently working; however, you should be able to access all the information you need about your students by going directly to the various banner screens. We are working to identify the problem, and hope get the dashboard up and running again soon as we know that many of you rely on it as you work with your students.

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the problem, I will send another email when the dashboard is functioning correctly.


Clint Moser

Advisement Technology Coordinator

Placement Testing Closure on 9/16




Colleen asked that I inform you that we will be unable to issue any ALEKS or Accuplacer placement testing this Saturday (9/16).  This is due to the planned banner outage that day.  We will still be open to answer questions and will be running classroom exams as well as they are not affected by the outage.  Could you pass this info on to the rest of the advisors for us?  We will also have this information posted on our website in a manner of minutes.

Thanks in advance,

Michael Hill

Program Coordinator

Testing Services

Utah Valley University

Trainings This Week

Hi All,

We are excited to be able to join a Live NACADA Webinar tomorrow. Please come join us if your schedule allows! The other two sessions are full, so if you signed up, please remember to come!

Tuesday, September 12th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Live Webinar: Building Advisor Competency: Facing Fear and Creating Our Best Professional Selves (1 AEU)

Presenters: Erin Justyna of Texas Tech University and Lisa Laughter of UC Davis

Description: Ever had fear stand in the way of pursuing professional passion? Our presenters are convinced that when individuals become mindful and begin to design their professional identity, free from fear, they create new opportunities and purposeful pathways that lead to greater productivity and fulfillment – and they are excited about having opportunities to share their thoughts and experiences with advising colleagues. The webinar will begin with a discussion of fear’s unique ability to steal potential, stand in the way of dreams, and prevent us from living lives of intentionality and purpose. The webinar will address the pitfalls of living in fear and discuss how to “feel the fear and do it anyway.” They will consider what it means to have a profession of advising as well as what it means to be a “professional” in the field.

Wednesday, September 13th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Title: QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training (2 AEUs)

Presenter: J.C. Graham, L.C.S.W., Director Crisis Services Utah Valley University

Abstract: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than all medical illnesses combined. There are an estimated eight to twenty-five attempted suicides for each suicide death in the United States. QPR Suicide Prevention training is an evidenced based suicide prevention model that will provide you with tools on how to ask about suicide, how to persuade people to get help, and where to refer people who might be at risk for suicide. Please attend this training that will give you tools you can implement in your professional and personal lives.

Thursday, September 14th, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Title: Book Club: Leadership and Self-Deception (1 AEU)

Facilitator: Lisa Giguere, Academic Advisor in the Woodbury School of Business

Abstract: Through a story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges on the job and in his family, the authors expose the fascinating ways that we can blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve success and increase happiness. This extraordinary book will help you learn how to consistently tap into an innate ability that will dramatically improve both your results and your relationships.

If you have any questions, please let me know.



Melanee Wilson

Advisor Training and Development Coordinator

Losee Center, Suite 403 H  |  800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058

Office  801-863-7184  |  Email  melanee.wilson@uvu.edu |  LinkedIn


Computer Science Advising

Fred Orchard has been an invaluable employee in the College of Technology and Computing for 14 years. Today, September 8th will be Fred’s last day at UVU.

His position has been posted and we hope to have someone hired early October. Patti Miner is expected to be out through the end of September. This leaves Arlene Arenaz as our only Computer Science advisor. We have asked students to email with quick questions and to plan early. Brad Roundy will also be helping with some students. Please direct students to our office admin 801-863-8648 to make appointments so that she can schedule them with the right person.

Kind regards,

Julie Harps

Manager of Academic Advising

Information Systems & Technology,

MS Cybersecurity, & Geomatics

CS 624

direct 801.863.8403

HLTH 1100 2nd block

In preparation of second block new admit students, the Department of Public and Community Health has opened a HTLH 1100 online course, with a max of 100 students.  The CRN is 29766.  Please feel free to inform students of this offering.

Shalece Nuttall, M.Ed

Manager-Academic Advising and Student Success College of Health and Public Service

Advisor for Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement & Master Public Service

Office: EN 101b/ Hangar A

Phone: 801-863-5582/801-863-5813

To schedule an appointment please visit:


Link to map of campus: http://www.uvu.edu/maps/map.html