Academic and Transfer Advising Services

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 Initiative

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 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 Portal

The Research Portal is a Project50 Forward initiative that allow for Researchers and their administrators to use a single gateway to access a variety of information and applications to manage their research activities at Stony Brook University.  The primary focus of this application is to enable Researchers to go to one single site to view information on their research and connect to the relevant systems for activities related to hiring, purchasing, training, compliance, proposals and grants.  For more information, click here.

 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 envolve 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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