Advising Certificate Course

This course is designed to enhance your overall knowledge of good academic advising practice at Stony Brook. For academic and student affairs professionals working in advising capacities, and those with any regular direct student contact, completion of this course will enhance your ability to have more thorough, purposeful and meaningful academic planning discussions with students you serve. The Certificate Course meets each fall and spring for two hours per week for eight weeks. To download the course syllabus, click here. Contact Mary Beth Powers for more information at

Advising Linkage Initiatives

The main objective is to provide the Undergraduate Program Directors, faculty and appropriate staff professionals direct access to an academic advisor in the Academic & Transfer Advising Services office to whom they can refer to clarify academic policies and procedures, academic concerns, and assist with academic situations outside the purview of the academic department. New faculty members are encouraged to contact the UPD in their department to address any immediate concerns. To learn more about the Advising Linkage Program, please click on the links below:

 Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URECA)

Faculty mentors are critical to the success of the URECA program. If you are willing to supervise an undergraduate, and are looking for students, please contact the URECA Office. We would be happy to post opportunities for supervised research and creative activity on our website with your permission, and to remove the posting as soon as you choose.

Researcher Guide

The Research Guide is a  toll specifically designed to assist researchers in effectively and fluidly perform research.  It underlines a specific process, characterized by defined stage, for investigators to follow in order to obtain the conditions conducive for research.  Created to provide guidance from the onset, the guide helps researchers to acquire the necessary resources for research, to manage those resources efficiently, and to stay in line with existing regulations surrounding experimental activities.

 Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U works to reinforce the commitment to liberal education at both the national and the local level and to help individual colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges. With a ninety-year history and national stature, AAC&U is an influential catalyst for educational improvement and reform.

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

The NATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION (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. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a Consultants Bureau, an Awards Program, and funding for Research related to academic advising.

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