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Advisor Resources

Resources for Students and Staff

Check the UMD Resources for Students and Staff list to find resources for a specific student situation, college specific resources and staff resources and benefits.

Have a suggestion or a resource to add to the list? Please email

Helpful Websites

Below are some of the other main databases and software used by academic advisors at UMD.

Advising Conference

Check the Advising Conference website for workshops and sessions that offer professional development opportunities for the advising community.

Advisor Reading Group

The Student Success Office facilitates the Advisor Reading Group workshops to support the University advising community. Each semester relevant research literature is identified that could inform current and future advising practices at UMD. The Advisor Reading Group also serves as an avenue for advisors and administrators working in student affairs and academic affairs across campus to share best practices, concerns, and to establish connections for future collaboration. Below you can view information on our next presentation and access past literature that were read and discussed by the group. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email

Theme: International Students

Two meetings this semester will focus on articles discussing student resilience through crisis and addressing student anxiety and trauma. Please RSVP for each date you are able to attend virtually.


Tuesday, March 9

9:00-10:30 a.m.
We hope to have a small panel of international students
Virtual Zoom Meeting

RSVP HERE for Spring Meeting #1

May 6, 2021

3-4:30 p.m.
We hope to have a representative from the ISSS office
Virtual Zoom Meeting

RSVP HERE for Spring Meeting #2

Spring 2020: Financial Aid and Academic Advising: Chapter 2 from Goldrick-Rab, S. (2016). Paying the price: College costs, financial aid, and the betrayal of the American dream. University of Chicago Press.

Fall 2019: Accessibility & Disability Services and Academic Advising: Hong, B. S. (2015). Qualitative analysis of the barriers college students with disabilities experience in higher education. Journal of College Student Development, 56(3), 209-226.

Spring 2019: Social Justice and Academic Advising: Arnsperger Selzer, R. & Ellis Rouse, J. (2013, September). Integrating social justice and academic advising. Academic Advising Today, 36(3). Retrieved from 

Fall 2018: Campus Climates: Harper, S. R., & Hurtado, S. (2007). Nine themes in campus racial climates and implications for institutional transformation. New Directions for Student Services2007(120), 7-24.

Spring 2018: Career development for advisors both within and beyond the field of advising Schulenberg, J. K., & Lindhorst, M. J. (2008). Advising is advising: Toward defining the practice and scholarship of academic advising. NACADA Journal28(1), 43-53.

Fall 2017: Working With and Supporting Undocumented Students

Spring 2017: Helping Transfer Students and Pre-Transfer Advising

Fall 2016: Helping Students in Distress Swanbrow Becker, M. A., & Drum, D. J. (2015). Essential counseling knowledge and skills to prepare student affairs staff to promote emotional wellbeing and to intervene with students in distress. Journal of College and Character16(4), 201-208.

Spring 2016: Major Selection/ Career Cuseo, J. (2005). "Decided," "undecided," and "in transition": Implications for academic advisement, career counseling & student retention. In R.S. Feldman (Ed.). Improving the first year of college: Research and practice. (pp.27-48). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Fall 2015: Student Retention Tinto, V. (2010). From theory to action: Exploring the institutional conditions for student retention (pp. 51-89). In J. C. Smart (Ed.). Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, Volume 25. University of Chicago.


Each semester the Student Success Office facilitates workshops to support the advising community. Below you can view information on our next presentation and access past presentations.

Please visit the new Advisor Learning Network (ALN), Advisor Events page for information on upcoming workshops for the current academic year.

Spring 2019: How the BETA Team Can Help Advisors

Spring 2019: Mental Health & Wellness Resources on Campus

Spring 2019: Supporting the Invisible Needs of Students: Addressing Food and Housing Insecurity

Spring 2019: Review of GenEd Requirements and Role of 4 Year Plans

Fall 2018: Reenrollment Basics

Fall 2018: Working With Undocumented Students, Laura M. Bohórquez Garcia

Spring 2018: Building Your Career & Leadership Skills, Cynthia Stevens

Spring 2018: Online Teaching Workshop, Sandra Loughlin and Ben Bederson

Fall 2017: Self and Community Care in Midst of Racial Trauma, Dr. Carlton Green

Spring 2017: General Education and Transfer Credit Services

Spring 2017: Working With and Supporting Undocumented Students

Fall 2016: Hold File Waitlist

Spring 2016: Academic Clemency

Fall 2015: Reenrollment Process for Non-Advising Units

Spring 2015: Reenrollment Process After the Decision

Fall 2014: Introduction to the Reenrollment Process

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