Approved by the: Student Senate - May 25, 2012
Administration - no action required*
Board of Regents - no action required

*The administration values the work done by the UMD Task Force on Advising, and looks forward to the Task Force recommendations leading to improved advising and student support at UMD. The UMD Task Force recommendations will be shared with the administrators who oversee advising activities on the other campuses, who are best positioned to determine which recommendations would be applicable and helpful for advising the students and programs on their campuses.

Resolution on Academic Advising

The Student Senate recommends that the President and the Board of Regents consider the data gathered by the University of Minnesota Duluth Task Force on Advising to help them implement standardized advising expectations and procedures for student advising on all campuses.


The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Task Force on Advising was charged with the responsibility of analyzing the current advising process at UMD and then putting forth recommendations as to what would be the best way to resolve the issues. This process took place from October 30, 2009 to March 10, 2010. The research was extensive and comprehensive. Because this is a developing issue on the Duluth campus it was brought to the Student Senate to find out if it was an issue on other campuses as well. The following statements are not all of the material gathered from the task force but rather a few highlights that should be taken into consideration:

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