Advising for Faculty and Staff

Academic Advising at FSU

Academic advising at FSU is more than helping students select courses. Advisors have the opportunity to develop a professional relationship with advisees to help them make informed decisions about their education and future. By providing students with accurate information in completing a degree program that meets their life goals, you play an active role in one of our students most impactful experiences at FSU.

Contact CAAR
140 Pullen Hall
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 301-687-3404

Advisors are welcome to stop by the Center for Academic Advising and Retention in Pullen 140, call ext. 3404, or email with any advising questions.

Advisors' role in the advising process:

  • Be available and accessible to students (i.e. by e-mail, during pre-established times, and/or by appointment)
  • Provide accurate information about departmental and institutional policies, procedures, resources, and the General Education Program
  • Assist students in their consideration of life goals by relating interests, skills, abilities, and values to careers, the world of work, and the nature and purpose of higher education
  • Assist students in self-understanding and self-acceptance (value clarification, understanding abilities, interests, and limitations)
  • Assist students in developing decision-making skills
  • Make referrals to other institutional or community support services
  • Exhibit a personal and caring attitude towards advisees

Important Dates (academic calendar)

Navigate for Faculty and Staff


Introducing Navigate

Navigate is a comprehensive Student Success Management System, built to improve student success and the student experience. The Navigate platform unites administrators, faculty, staff, and students in a collaborative network to measurably improve student outcomes through workflow solutions, student empowerment tools, and integrated analytics. The adoption of Navigate aligns with the Excellence in Academic Advising recommendation and commitment to leverage technology to enhance the effectiveness of advising at the University level.

Getting Started in Navigate

Navigate allows faculty and staff to quickly learn more about a student to better inform one-on-one interactions. Quickly review student information, communicate with students via email and/or text messages, schedule meetings, and document meetings and student interactions. At the University level, administrators can then use Navigate analytics to assess the impact of student success initiatives.

Download the Frostburg Quick Start Guide, which outlines the basic features of the tool, to explore what Navigate can do for you.

Need Help?

Visit the Navigate Help Center for articles and video how-to instructions on all Navigate Features and Workflows.

Accessing the Help Center

Step 1: Log-in to Navigate
Step 2: Click on the question mark icon in the top right hand corner.
Step 3. Click Help Center & Support Links from the drop down menu.
Step 4: Select Help Center. View the Help Center Overview Video to get the most from its resources.

Additional questions? Email for support.