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Undergraduate Student Advisement

Advisor Workshops


This is the ETSU training program for undergraduate advisors.  Attendance is strongly recommended for all new advisors and/or graduate assistants who will be advising.  The essential information that advisors will need to advise undergraduate students is presented in these workshops.

The information covered may also benefit new executive aides, secretaries, graduate assistants, coordinators and others who need to know how to access student information.


1.  GoldLink - * Focuses on the following:    Friday, September 14 -  1:30 - 4:00 pm

  • Brief overview of ETSU Portal "GoldLink"
  • Review of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Review options in GoldLink
  • Review of faculty course information
  • Review of how to access student academic records

2. Advising 101 - * Designed to introduce advisors to the ETSU Advising System. 

Workshop will cover:  Friday, September 28 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm

  • Review of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Roles, Functions and Responsibilities of Students and Advisors
  • Basic advising information
    • General Education, Proficiency Intensives, High School Deficiencies, Learning Support, Substitutions, Graduate Requirements, ETSU Catalog, ETSU Advising Resources
    • How to  maintain advisement records
    • Knowing your resources
    • Degree Works information

3. Banner "Beginning" Internet Native Banner (INB)  - TBD

  • Review of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Identify form names
  • Learn basic navigation
  • Locate student information


Please contact Suzy Hooven at 98557 or to reserve a space in these workshops.  Sessions may be cancelled if less than 5 people are enrolled if you are a new advisor and you cannot attend these workshops due to time conflicts, please contact our office. The workshops will be held in Nicks Hall room 492.


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