Professor Christopher Carlsmith talking to a student

Advisor Toolkit

Tools for Advisors

The Advising Center is located within SiS and provides a summary of information on your advisees. The following resources will help you navigate SiS:

Scheduled UCA meeting dates and topics

The University Council of Advisors (UCA) - UMass Lowell’s Council of Advisors is comprised of faculty, professional advisors, staff and administrators who work collaboratively to support the success of our undergraduate students. Each college has representatives on the UCA which aims to support sharing institutional information and to support the campus wide advising partnerships. 

Fall Semester Council of Advisors Meetings - All meetings are 2–3:30 p.m. 

  • September 20 – UC 421: Core Curriculum Presentation - Kevin Petersen and Paula Haines
  • October 19 – UCC-158: Warning, Suspensions, Dismissals Hearings – Julie Nash and Frank Talty; Starfish update: Doug Cooper
  • November 15 – Moloney Hall — "Double major/Dual degree" and Fresh Start Program, grade deletion. Kristen Rhyner and Todd Borchers; Transfer Task Force – Kristen Rhyner
  • December 14 – UC 421 : “Grab bag”/TBD

Contact information: The UCA is chaired by Shelia Riley Callahan, Executive Director of the Centers for Learning and Academic Services and Justin Gerstenfield, Director of College Based Advising. Email either to request a workshop or training.


NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications.