|Why a Unified Advising System?|
|The stated purpose of this new system is "to bring the advising community together to one central web-based location, creating a more consistent and uniform experience for student advisement."|
The UAS is changing the way we advise....
After more than a year of planning and development by the Baylor Academic Advising Council, the Advising Technology Committee, and staff from ITS, the Unified Advising System (UAS) is now operational and is being used with great success by numerous advisors across campus.
For faculty advisors across campus this system replaces the functionality of PAWS and BearAdvice and provides more comprehensive and timely information about advisees. One important new feature for the faculty advisor is the ability to run a "what-if" degree audit for advisees. Also, advisors have the opportunity to view and enter notes about advising sessions.
For all advisors the UAS provides secure, real-time information in a consolidated format, hopefully reducing or eliminating the need for personal spreadsheets, hard-copy files, and shadow databases such as FileMaker Pro. Any advisor already identified with an advising area in Banner has been automatically given access to this new system.
Since the scheduled group training sessions for the UAS have come and gone, you may wish to contact Margaret Lemon, Jill Buckingham, or Joyce Miller if you are interested in making arrangements for more formal instruction regarding the features of this system.