Learning Outcome Based Advising Curriculum
We believe academic advisors are teachers, who not only support students as they navigate their first-year academic experience, but also instill skills and knowledge students need to be successful for their tenure at NAU and beyond. We are committed to empowering student learning, self-direction, informed decision making, and positive degree progression.
Gateway advisors support their students in the mastery of five First Year Academic Advising Learning Outcomes. These essential skills will empower students to navigate NAU life, track their progress, and pick classes effectively, ensuring they are on track for not only a timely graduation but a fulfilling and meaningful NAU experience.
To support student learning and mastery of the outcomes, advisors deliver the First Year Academic Advising Curriculum using a highly innovative, individualized advising model that focuses on a student’s prior knowledge, interests, and unique needs.
In addition, Gateway utilizes the concept of blended learning to engage students in the advising curriculum outside of their advising appointments. All Gateway students are enrolled in a unique course in their Bb Learn called “Academic Advising 101.” In this course they learn about concepts related to each of the five learning outcomes; we encourage students to complete all of the course’s modules prior to attending their first advising appointment.