UMass Lowell Faculty & Professional Advising Support Network

The list below contains UML campus experts ready to assist students in making a decision about pass/no credit or “P/NC” grading option, especially those considering graduate and professional schools in the future.

1. UML Academic Advising:  email specific questions to Advisement@uml.edu.   This email address will provide guidance and direction to students on the “P/NC” decision and will always refer to additional campus resources.

2. Pre-Health Career Advising (medical schools, dental schools, veterinary schools, physician assistant programs, pharmacy schools, optometry school, and podiatry schools)

3. Pre-Law School

4. Graduate Program Advising in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

5. MBA/DBA Graduate Program Advising in Business

6. MA/Ph.D., MS/Ph.D. Graduate Programs in the Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

7. M.Ed./Ed.D Graduate Program Advising in Education


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:

Supporting Faculty with Virtual Advising

Faculty members are invited to share in two exciting offerings sponsored by the University Council of Advisors and Academic Services to support faculty with advising:

  • A Faculty Blueprint Workshop that focuses on virtual advising  
  • Daily Drop-in Faculty Advising Support zoom sessions throughout April to support faculty with advising 

The University Council of Advisors Training & Development Task Force’s Co-Chairs Meagan Sullivan and Todd Borchers will be hosting the Virtual Faculty “Blueprint of Advising”. This is open to all UML faculty and is not college specific. Faculty can drop in for any part of the session. The drop-in sessions with be hosted by members of the Centers for Learning and College-based advising teams. 

Faculty Advising Blueprint Tuesday, April 7 from 9 a.m to noon via Zoom. 

Faculty can sign up for the Virtual Faculty Advising Blueprint of Advising. Email questions to Todd_Borchers@uml.edu or Meagan_Sullivan@uml.edu 

  • 9-10 a.m.: Intro to Remote Advising & Approaches to Advising
  • 10-11 a.m.: Mental Health, STARs, and Students with Different Abilities (with Special Guest Jody Goldstein)
  • 11-noon: Nuts and Bolts of Advising, SIS, Advisement Reports, Class Search, and Degree Pathways

Drop-In Faculty Advising Support Sessions (April 6 to 30)

During this time faculty can drop in for support and assistance from professional advisors with any advising-related questions or issues. Via Zoom. Email questions to Todd_Borchers@uml.edu or Meagan_Sullivan@uml.edu.

  • Mondays: April 6, 13, 20 and 27: 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Tuesdays: April 7, 14, 21 and 28: 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: April 8, 15, 22 and 29: 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Thursdays: April 9, 23 and 30: 10 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. 
  • Fridays: April 10, 17 and 24: 10 to 11 a.m. and Noon to 2 p.m.

Scheduled UCA Meeting Dates and Topics

The University Council of Advisors (UCA) - UMass Lowell’s University 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.

Contact Information

The Council of Advisors is chaired by:

Please reach out to any of the chairs with any questions.

What is a faculty Blueprint?

The session will cover the literature and research on the field of academic advising and the important role that faculty advisors plan in regards to supporting student development. The topic of developmental advising will be unpacked and put into context of a faculty advisor advising session

Special attention will be given to reports available in department center that contain pertinent student information as well as the ins and outs of advising when it comes to SiS, Faculty Center, Advisement Reports, and Degree Pathways.

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

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.