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Resources for Faculty and Staff

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Whether you are meeting with a new advisee for the first time, guiding a student with research, or helping a student in difficulty, these resources from Academic Advising can help you better understand academic policy and build a strong advising relationship with your students.

 Gabby Barratt Heitmann (undergraduate), meets with Emily Lacroix (PhD student in Earth System Science).  Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Getting Started with Your Advisee

Read our tips on how to make your first meeting welcoming and inclusive, as well as useful conversation starters and questions to help your student reflect on what they've learned.

Fall foliage in Dohrmann Grove. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Supporting Students in Difficulty

Are you concerned about a student?  Here are some important resources across campus if you are looking to support an undergraduate in either their well-being or their academics.

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When Should Your Student See an Academic Advisor?

Academic Advising can assist students facing many kinds of issues and challenges.  Read our referral guide to learn about the broad range of scenarios where an Academic Advisor can help.

Working with Specific Student Populations

Read about best practices for supporting student-athletes, international students, premed-students, and other specific student populations.

Additional Resources

The Red Folder

Stanford faculty and staff have a tremendous impact on student well-being. The Red Folder contains guidance on how to support students in distress and refer them to important support resources.

Undergraduate Research

Information from VPUE Undergraduate Research on how to mentor undergraduate researchers and how to apply for VPUE Departmental and Faculty grants to support student research.