The mission of the University of North Florida Academic Advising Program is to assist prospective, current, and returning students with the development of academic, personal, and professional goals. The members of the program are committed to providing individualized services to a diverse student population. Working cooperatively with the UNF community, we offer tools and resources to empower students in becoming lifelong learners.
First-Year Advising provides academic advising for all freshman students and any student still exploring majors or who has an undeclared/exploratory major.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a peer-facilitated academic support program developed by Dr. Deanna Martin at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). This program has been very effective in helping students; here at UNF in our pilot semester, students who attended at least 5 sessions saw a whole letter grade increase in the course. SI courses are courses identified as historically difficult courses here at UNF. SI leaders are students who have already taken the course here at UNF and have done well. These leaders offer sessions during the week to review material that was covered in lectures and readings. Attendance to sessions is completely voluntary and confidential - professors are not given specific student attendance information
Student Academic Support Services (SASS) offers one-on-one academic coaching appointments on a variety of topics that can help you be a better student. These appointments can be scheduled online at www.unfcoaching.setmore.com and take place in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) in building 2, room 1200. We book appointments for an hour, and small groups are welcome if all attendees are facing the same obstacles.
Tutoring is available in the Undergraduate Studies suite (2/1200), campus housing via the PATH program, and the Library. For a current schedule of subjects, locations, and availability, please visit the Tutoring Schedule.
The Department of English Writing Center supports faculty instruction in several ways. Our staff can visit classes to offer a specific writing workshop or series of writing workshops. They can also work directly with faculty to add writing instruction or writing instruction support for any assignment. More broadly, our writing center staff are able to meet with academic program representatives or groups of faculty to draft and workshop assessment procedures.
The overarching educational purpose of the General Education program is to provide students with opportunities to acquire and reinforce key intellectual competencies in writing effectively, thinking critically, reasoning and analyzing quantitatively, understanding and using the scientific method; and understanding and appreciating cultural differences.
The Hicks Honors College is an interdisciplinary college designed for high-achieving students that emphasizes experiential and active learning in small classes. There are opportunities for students to fulfill General Education requirements through small, focused, experiential classes as well as interdisciplinary elective classes, classes that include a travel component, and research experiences within some majors. The program emphasizes an interdisciplinary perspective, service-leadership, global awareness, and critical thinking in the context of a tight-knit community of faculty, staff, and students.
The program offers research experiences for undergraduates collaborating with UNF faculty members across the disciplines. The Office of Undergraduate Research assists students in planning for an undergraduate research experience, identifying faculty mentors and projects, defining research goals, identifying sources of funding, as well as presenting and publishing research findings.
The Transformational Learning Opportunities program is an initiative launched by President Delaney in 2005, in order to provide students with educational opportunities to broaden and deepen their intellectual and world views. $300,000 is provided each year for undergraduate and graduate programs to fund initiatives such as study abroad and undergraduate research, among others.
Career Services teaches students essential skills and encourages personalresponsibility to explore and achieve career goals. Students are empowered to engage in self-assessment, career exploration, and job preparation. Additionally, Career Services develops and maintains relationships with a diversity of employers to provide networking and job opportunities for students and alumni.
Start Strong. Stay Strong. Finish Strong. These are more than just words at the University of North Florida. They are a pledge to you that we are here to help you reach your educational goals and make the most of your time as an Osprey. Finish Strong is a retention initiative to let students know of the campus community that works every day in support of your success.