Faculty and Staff
Graduate Advisor Resources
Grad Advisor Resources At-A-Glance
|Advisor In-Person Training Fall 2017|
|How to Complete the Basis of Admission (BOA)||Oct. 10, 12-1pm|
|From Application to Graduation||Nov. 7, 12-1pm|
This is a training session for graduate advisors on how to complete the Basis of Admission (BOA) in MyMav. This workshop is presented by Kay Salami and Sarah Laue from the Office of Admissions, Records, and Registration. A light lunch will be served for registered participants. The workshop will be extended to 1:30 in order to accommodate different schedules. Please attend for as long as your schedule allows.
Tuesday, October 10, from 12:00-1:30pm in San Saba, University Center.
Ginger Dickens, from the Office of Records and Registration, will present a workshop for graduate advisors that will discuss the processing of graduate applications, grade day procedures, and GMAP subs/waivers. A light lunch will be served for registered participants.
Tuesday, November 7, from 12:00-1:00pm in San Saba, University Center.
DS-PRO (the Doctoral Student Progress Report Online) is an online tool that allows doctoral students and professors at UT Arlington to collaboratively set goals, then monitor and report on their progress toward those goals. Users of DS-PRO create a concrete, permanent record of expectations and intentions, providing a kind of roadmap that guides a student along the path leading toward a degree. While DS-PRO is an online “advisement” system, in-person interaction between students and advisors may be of considerable help in completing DS-PRO tasks in a matter satisfactory to both. The system is not intended to be a substitute for face-to-face interaction or to reduce the importance or necessity of ongoing dialog. At a minimum, the contents of DS-PRO may encourage, inform and permanently record key elements of these discussions. Please see the DS-PRO Overview (PDF) for more information.
As an advisor, you will most likely need to use MyMav, the University’s student information system. All the pertinent information about a student, including demographic data, registration, grades, financial aid, tuition and fees, and degree plan requirements is housed in MyMav. (The MyMav Tutorials for Faculty page provides guidance for new users.)
You will need to get access to areas not necessarily needed by other faculty members. To get access to the areas of MyMav necessary for advisors, your Department Chair should contact the OIT Help Desk on your behalf to request access to the screens necessary for advising. Also, make sure to attend GMAP training.
Other resources for advisors include the following:
- Advising videos from the Office of International Education (CPT and OPT)
- Other Graduate Advisors, one of the best resources is the knowledge of your peers
- Graduate Catalog
- Graduate Faculty Membership
- Information for Faculty/Staff regarding PhD requirements
- University Handbook of Operating Procedures