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Advising MOU Template Builder

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Standardizing advising across units allows institutions to create consistency in advisor responsibilities and caseload sizes, invest centrally in technology that saves advisors time, and develop a universal professional development and career pathway that allows advisors to advance within the institution. To do so, however, leaders must build trust and transparency with academic leaders in college, departments, and other units across campus.

Institutions such as the University of South Carolina and Georgia Southern University have developed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) between central advising leadership and college-level leadership to outline the details of their advising models in writing and ensure that all units on campus agree on their responsibilities and ownership. The MOUs state the goals and purpose of advising design and codify pay scales, caseloads, and funding splits between central and distributed units. They also set a cadence for ongoing discussion and revision to the advising model.

EAB created the Advising MOU Template Builder to help higher ed leaders inform, write, and self-audit advising memoranda of understanding. Use our self-audit to understand the information that should be included in each section of an MOU template and view example language from the University of South Carolina and Georgia Southern University.

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