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Academic Advisor I

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Nursing Instruction


University of Kentucky

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Position Description

The College of Nursing seeks outstanding applicants for Undergraduate advising as it is a part of the learning mission of the University.

This position will be responsible for academic advising for about 250 BSN students. These duties include, but are not limited to priority registration advising, following-up on probationary students, mid-term grade evaluation, coordinating with Nursing faculty and students during the semester and in follow-up, and facilitating appeals for students who face dismissal from the program. This position will also coordinate Teaching Assistants for the College of Nursing and respond to student/applicant inquiries for all programs.

Please attach a one page summary (Specific Request 1) responding to the following questions: (1) What do you see as your responsibility to assist students as an academic advisor and their responsibility for choices/decisions that have an impact on their academic progress? (2) How and when do you utilize the resources outside your unit when solving a problem? (3) When you come up against an unknown - what is your process to gain understanding and knowledge?

Advisors will present the curriculum required for each part of a degree as well as fully explain the rationale of the courses and assist students in integrating the degree requirements as one part of a student's overall career plan.

This position provides firm information about degree programs within the College so that students are equipped to make more informed decisions as they begin as first-year, transfer or exploratory and move through each year of study.

Provide all exploratory students options within the College and outside the College by recommending key resources and individually guiding these students within the decision making process.

Undergraduate advising is one key component within our collaborative and vast amount of resources all working towards student success including learning, retention and graduation.



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Institution Information

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

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Required Qualifications

The qualified candidates will demonstrate or have proven the ability to: work independently and seek help when necessary; have good judgement; use excellent verbal and written skills; effectively manage time for successful completion of projects/meeting deadlines; adapt as necessary in the unpredictable environment of student life. And our number 1 priority is to provide excellent customer service. Technical skills with software to include MS Windows, Excel, and SAP.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree preferred with experience in student services.