Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University

Master Advisor Certificate Program

Master Advisor Certificate (MAC) Program

Master Advisor Certificate Session Information

The Master Advisor Certificate (MAC) program is a professional development opportunity for WKU faculty and staff advisors which provides continuing education and training in the field of academic advising. The Master Advisor Certificate distinguishes advisors who desire a more formal education in advising. Participants in MAC will be empowered to better understand college students, advising principles, and the relationship of advising to student retention.

Each MAC session will begin at 2:15 pm and conclude at 4:30 pm. Participants must be present and on time for all sessions to be eligible to receive the distinction of Master Advisor and earn the certificate. Each session will also contain assignments regarding the current session or future sessions. All assignments must be completed on time in order to fulfill the requirements of the program and be eligible to receive the Master Advisor Certificate.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
2:15 pm-4:30 pm

Academic Advising Defined

Advising Models

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
2:15 pm-4:30 pm

Advising Tools

Prescriptive Advising: Fifteen to Finish or Finish in Four

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
2:15 pm-4:30 pm

Advising as Teaching: What Do We Teach?

General Education: The Colonnade Program

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
2:15 pm-4:30 pm


Students, Students, Students

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
2:15 pm-4:30 pm



History of the MAC


Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/25/14