Advisor Resources


Faculty/Staff Advisors serve as the primary advisors to Whitewater's 200+ student organizations and clubs. They are full time employees of the institution that have agreed to serve in this volunteer capacity. Each year confirmation of their position is sent from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to formalize their commitment and coverage. Without the service of these individuals the quality of the student experience would be much less. Career & Leadership Development is very thankful for their time and efforts.

Individuals interested in assisting student organizations and clubs should contact Career & Leadership Development at 262-472-1471.In hopes of supporting and ever-improving the co-curricular experience for our students and those individuals serving them, a shift in our advisor philosophy is defined below.

 

Goals:

  • Foster improved academic success of students involved outside the classroom
  • Define the expectations of those serving as advisors and
  • Provide a framework for faculty/staff to actively foster connections and relationships that will improve the overall experience, retention and success of our students and their organizations.

 

Key Changes: Those serving as advisors are called Campus Advisors and their expectations are listed below.  They will focus on the academic support of those involved and the connection to the University.

 

Meets Expectations

  • annually commits to serve as advisor through organization recognition / renewal process                              
  • works to facilitate learning among student participants
  • assists and advises the organization in ways to improve student academic performance  
  • attends occasional general member meetings                           
  • meets monthly with officers to discuss organization needs and issues                  
  • assists and advises the organization in ways that align with the LEAP initiatives, to improve understanding of co-curricular value, application and individual learning

 

Exceeds Expectations

  • attends organization recognition / renewal meeting
  • assists and advises the organization in campus financial processes (unless a component of job description)
  • creates programs/offers to assist group in goal setting, assessment and annual transition process
  • attends majority of general member meetings

 

Advising Role Does Not Include:

  • Advising more than 3 groups (unless University or Departmentally Assigned)
  • Attending organization recognition/renewal and completing of process on behalf of organization
  • Making financial decisions and/or expenditures on behalf of organization, especially without member input
  • Scheduling and/or running general member meetings

Advisor Resources

Advisors, and those interested in advising, are encouraged to join the Student Involvement Office's portal on connectUww. To join, visit https://orgsync.com/112680, log in with your net-id and password.

If this is your first time logging in, a large pop-up window will show up, where you'll need to accept the rules and responsibilities, then scroll to the bottom of the window and submit the form.

The Student Involvement Portal will then be available for you to join. To join, click on the Settings link and then press the green  "Join Now" button. 

In the Student Involvement Office's portal, you will find a number of resources, including a UCast video training series on topics like transportation, planning service events, recruiting members, advertising on campus, and more! All videos are found in the forms section of the portal. Additionally, you will find access to policies, forms, and support of running a successful organization and supporting the students running those organizations. 

For a large scale overview of policies and forms, visit: If you know specifically what you are looking for, use the search function in connectUww to find it. Most policies will be found in the files or bookmark sections of the Student Involvement Office and Career & Leadership Development portals, and many of them are shared with you in the Campus Wide Resources folder found in all organizations' portals' files.

For help with advising issues, and to share your successes, we hope you'll contact us!

Kim Clarksen, Assistant Director, Career & Leadership Development: 262-472-1112 / clarksek@uww.edu 

Josh Tepps, Leadership Advisor for Involvement, Career & Leadership Development: 262-472-2633 / teppsj@uww.edu

Student Involvement Office: 262-472-6217 / involvement@uww.edu

Recipients of the Outstanding Advisor Award

2015-2016
Melissa Deller - Law Enforcement Organization, and Empower

2014-2015
Eric Field - Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

2013-2014
Frank Lanko - Collegiate DECA

2012-2013
Tobie Wilkinson - Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, and Delta Omicron

 

2011-2012
Jen Kaina - Women's Club Basketball, Men's & Women's Club Volleyball, Weightlifting Club and Women's Rugby2010-2011
Peter Mesner - Secular Student Association

2009-2010
Linda Amann - Institute of Management Accountants

2008-2009
William Dougan - Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

2007-2008
Andre Douglas-Black Student Union

2006-2007
Dr. Tisa Mason-Delta Zeta & Whitewater Student Government

2005-2006
Kim Adams-Student Optimists

2004-2005
Jeanine Fassl-Forensics Team

2003-2004
Kim Marino-Golden Key

2002-2003
Paula Mohan-Campus Greens, Lambda Chi Alpha, Political Science Student Association, and Amnesty International

2001-2002
Nelia Olivencia-Latinos Unidos

2000-2001
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1999-2000
Mike Wallace- Social Work Student Organization
Michael Laird, Posthumously-Alpha Sigma