Faculty Advisor Resources

This area will assist faculty with various advising resources to best assist their advisees.

Pitt Act

The University of Pittsburgh Advising and Certification Training program (Pitt ACT) is a suite of online onboarding and training materials designed for faculty and staff at Pitt who work with undergraduate students in an advising and mentoring capacity. The main goal of the program is to provide standard resources for all advisors and mentors across the University. 

Advising Tools

NACADA Concept of Advising
NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model
NACADA CAS Standards for Academic Advising (AAP)
NACADA Core Values of Academic Advising


Pathways is a coordinated effort led by faculty, staff, and academic leadership to utilize the Education Advisory Board’s (EAB) Student Success Collaborative platform coupled with a predictive analytics platform from Othot. Pathways has a major impact on the work Pitt can do to support undergraduate students from initial enrollment to graduation. By combining technology, best practice research and predictive analytics, Pathways helps Pitt leverage data and manage advising and academic support resources to increase retention and graduation rates for students.

Pitt Commons

Pitt Commons is an online platform designed exclusively for members of the Pitt community. The platform allows students, faculty, staff, alumni, postdocs, and friends of the University of Pittsburgh to establish networking and mentoring relationships that are meaningful and specific to their unique interests and professional goals.

Student Support Resource Handout

List of campus resources