Advisor Training Online Resources

Online Modules and Trainings

The following learning experiences are 100% online; some of them we've designed and some created (or endorsed) by campus partners. Modules created (or endorsed) by campus partners are listed below and are highly recommended for all advisors to complete; some of our in-person sessions require them.

Currently, we offer recommendations to external resources, but are in the process of designing a case study based online module. Additionally, our Ishare meetings, dedicated to navigating complex conversations and interpersonal skills, would be a perfect opportunity to practice applying theory to practice.

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This asynchronous training content will serve to supplement the one-on-one and group trainings offered by your unit and the Central Support for Academic Advising team to provide you a high-level overview of the field of academic advising as a profession, a more detailed understanding of academic advising at Ohio State, advising tools and technologies, and where/how to find student data.

Here is some more information that will be useful in your professional development for documenting your many competencies, especially related to following university policy and working with our diverse student body. Be sure to track these activities for the ACADAOS Professional Development awards.

Implicit Bias Training

This course will introduce you to insights about how our minds operate and help you understand the origins of implicit associations. You will also uncover some of your own biases and learn strategies for addressing them. Each module is divided into a short series of lessons, many taking less than 10 minutes to complete. That way, even if you're pressed for time, you can complete the lessons and modules at your convenience.

The intent of this portiono f the training is to acknowledge that acts of bias occur everywhere, including at Ohio State. From there, advisors are able to understand the causes and impact of bias to help individuals and communities find support, resources, and education.

Safe Zone

The Safe Zone project aims to create a more welcoming and more inclusive campus environment, to strengthen community, and to encourage networking among faculty, staff, and students toward the goal of supporting the diverse individuals and communities with minoritized sexual and/or gender identities.

The Safe Zone Project addresses the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and pansexual (LGBTQQIAP) people.

Report = Support

It's important for everyone to know how to identify, disrupt and report sexual misconduct. This trianing reviews how to recognize sexual misconduct (including sexual assault or harassment, relationship violence and stalking), explains the impact of sexual misconduct and provides tools to address, disrupt and report inappropriate and harmful behavior.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges and universities receiving federal funds must comply with Title IX. Title IX extends to claims of discrimination based on sex, gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.

See also BuckeyesACT and TitleIX

Other Buckeye Learn trainings you may want to request:

Institutional Data Policy: The course will describe your role and responsibilities in preserving security and confidentiality while sharing and storing this information.

Campus Security Authority: this short video helps CSAs understand their role and responsibilities under the Clery Act.

Activities and Programs with Minor Participants: The policy provides guidance for those who are involved in programs or activities with children (minors); the training is a critical step in understanding the varied aspects of this policy and is required for those with care, custody, or control of minors.

Ethics and You: Learn about why Ohio Ethics laws is important to you, conflicts of interest and prohibited activities.

Working Through Difficult Conversations: Tools and practice to help you increase your skill and comfort in engaging in difficult conversations. Learn how to prepare in advance, start the conversation effectively, and maintain a productive environment.