I attended 5 workshops during the Master Advisor Week in September. Do I still need to attend 3 more workshops in order to reeceive my certification?

Yes. If you attend the required 5 workshops during the Master Advisor Week in September, you will still need to attend 3 additional workshops and/or training sessions before being recognized as a Master Advisor at the Outstanding Advisor Breakfast.

I already have a written personal advising philosophy. Can I submit it to satisfy the Senior Master Advisor requirement?

If you still agree with your written personal advising philosophy, then yes; feel free to submit it to satisfy the requirement.

What if I am unable to attend the required workshops?

If you are unable to attend the required workshops, training sessions, and/or advising-related activities in addition to the Master Advisor Seminar requirement, you should contact the Master Advisor Program Director in Norse Advising to discuss your eligibility for the Master Advisor Certification.

I'm a recertifying Master Advisor. What if I am unable to attend the required 6 advising-related activities in the three-year period?

If you are unable to attend the required 6 workshops, training sessions, and/or advising-related activities in a three-year period, you should contact the Master Advisor Program Director in Norse Advising to discuss your eligibility for the Master Advisor Recertification.

I completed the initial requirements to become a Senior Master Advisor two years ago but I do not have the time to complete the requirements again this (my third) year. What does this mean?

We understand that meeting the requirements for Senior Master Advisor can be time consuming; however, the Senior Master Advisor status is reserved for individuals who complete the requirements. Because of this, if you are for any reason unable to complete the Senior Master Advisor requirements, you will retain your status as a Master Advisor, but must reapply for the Senior Master Advisor status if you decide to pursue the status again.

I attended the Master Advisor Seminar in May, am I allowed to attend workshops during the Master Advisor Week in September and count them towards my workshop requirements?

Absolutely! Any workshops you attend during Master Advisor Week in September can and will be counted toward satisfying the MAster Advisor Certification requirements.

I'm not sure where to begin with my advising reflection or philosophy. Can you offer me any assistance?

Yes! David Freitag of Pima Community College wrote a guide for creating a personal philosophy of academic advising. You can read his guide by clicking here. Additionally, you may want to tie in the elements of the NKU Advising Philosophy, which can be found in the NKU catalog or on the Norse Advising website.  The advising reflection is intended to be a self-determined statement describing your views and values about your personal style of academic advising after attending training sessions or workshops, and based on your experience with student appointments.

Who is my mentor?

Your mentor will be a Senior Master Advisor or a Senior Master Advisor Candidate. He/she will contact you within two weeks of being assigned to you. You should expect to meet with your mentor at least three times over the course of 12 months.

I completed the initial requirements to become a senior master advisor two years ago. Is it time for me to be assigned new mentees now?

Yes. The Master Advisor Program Director will contact you in March to see if you are interested in retaining your Senior Master Advisor status by completing the second set of Senior Master Advisor requirements

I am a certified Senior Master Advisor and am still employed at NKU but I have recently changed positions. My new position is / is not in an advising capacity. What does this mean?

If your new role is still advising-related, you may retain your Senior Master Advisor status. If your new role is no longer advising-related, you will be considered a Master Advisor with a "retired" Senior Master Advisor status. If you have any questions about whether or not your role is considered to be "advising related," you should contact the Master Advisor Program Director.

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