Faculty Advising Resources

MCLA is committed to providing students a holistic and personalized advising experience. Academic advising is supported at the departmental and institutional level. The CTL collaborates with multiple campus constituents to provide workshops related to advising policies and practices, advising technology, and other supports. To see current offerings visit the CTL workshops page or events calendar

Advising Technology

Faculty have access to several tech-based advising tools. These tools include Canvas, dropout detective and DegreeWorks. For program related workshops and support contact Gerol Petruzella in Academic Technology.

Center for Student Success and Engagement (CSSE)

CSSE's mission is to empower MCLA students to discover and achieve their academic and professional goals. We believe in each student's potential to thrive academically and forge a path to success.

At CSSE students can find:

  • Academic Advising (undeclared majors)
  • Academic Support
  • Career Development
  • Disability Resource

CSSE supports faculty academic advising via the Academic Alert system. Faculty can submit a concern for any student. The concern is sent directly to the CSSE Academic Advising Coordinator who then conducts outreach to that student.

If you have any additional questions, please contact The Center for Student Success and Engagement.

For information and resources related to disability resources contact Cindy MacDonald.

Enriching Advising Culture for Integrative Learning

This three-year project (Fall 2018-Spring 2021) is funded by the Davis Educational Foundation and aims to measurably improve student persistence and success through a comprehensive focus on advising, and building on existing initiatives.

Faculty interested in participating in the project are encouraged to contact the project Coordinators, Gerol Petruzella and Ruby Vega.