For Advisers

Role of the Adviser

The role of the academic adviser is critical to the success of the Academic Intervention program. The Intervention Model illustrates the three phase model of academic intervention for students on Academic Warning & Probation. Phase One involves a college intervention only. Phase two is the student services intervention. Phase three is the University-wide intervention with numerous offices working to contact their students who have not met with their academic adviser.

Adviser Online Training Module

The online adviser training is a two-part module, designed to give you an overview of, first, the new academic probation policy and, second, the corresponding academic intervention program. After each section, you will have the opportunity to reflect upon that material and list questions pertaining to the information provided. Please do not hesitate to send questions, concerns or suggestions to Academic Intervention Programs at

Academic Probation Policy & Intervention Program - Adviser Handbook

The new Academic Probation Policy & Intervention Program Adviser Handbook includes a detailed description of the new probation policy as well as suggestions for making the most of your advising appointment with students on academic warning or probation. The final section of the handbook lists a wide-variety of on-campus and community resources to assist you in your referrals to appropriate offices based on each student's needs. Paper copies of this handbook are available. If you did not receive a paper copy from your college office, please contact Academic Intervention programs at

Academic Success Resources

Students often need additional skill development at all levels of college. Here you will find excellent resources to assist with the development of study skills, time management methods, test taking skills, and many, many other topics. Please refer students to this site or directly to the Academic Success Center in 1060 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center or by calling or emailing for an appointment. We may be reached at 515-294-6624 or

University Catalog Information

For more information about the new academic probation policy, you can check out the catalog information page which includes frequently asked questions for both you and your students.

Probation Policy and Intervention Feedback

We encourage adviser feedback regarding the new academic probation policy and intervention program. Please send feedback to at any time.