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  • In accordance with the federal FERPA law, all University employees are legally and ethically obligated to protect the confidentiality of student records. Our FERPA Certification process is designed to ensure that you are familiar with the provisions of the law and that you are prepared for the day-...
  • Am I a SPIRE for Staff user? You are a ‘SPIRE for Staff’ user if you attended SPIRE training for and your current ‘for staff’ profile includes access to at least one of the following: SPIRE Lite or Super Lite (Limited Academic Records) SPIRE A (Academic Records) SPIRE B (Enrollment...
  • Introduction Learn to work with the three tabs or pages that comprise the Student Services Center. SPIRE A (Academic Records) users and SPIRE Advisor users can access some of students’ personal and academic information from a single location. Access the Student Services Center SPIRE A...
  • Introduction Learn to work with the interactive Academic Requirements Report, the Academic Requirements & Course History PDF, and the Course History page. For details of how to navigate to the Academic Requirements Report, the Academic Requirements & Course History PDF, and the Course...
  • View the Academic Requirements Report (ARR)   Track your undergraduate advisee's progress with the interactive Academic Requirements Report. Find out how to generate an Academic Requirements & Course History PDF. Link to further information about Course History. Navigate to your...
  • Introduction Students and instructors receive the appropriate SPIRE access automatically.  If your job requires you to work with student records in SPIRE, including records needed for academic advising, then you will need access to SPIRE in a ‘for staff’ or 'for advisors' capacity.  To gain...
  • Advisors, find the academic information available to you in SPIRE, including Program (e.g., Undergraduate), Career (e.g., Graduate or Undergraduate), Degree (e.g., Bachelor of Science), and Major. Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. Click the academics tab at the top right. The...
  • Advisors, to view your advisee's contact information in SPIRE: Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: Scroll down to Personal Information. Under Personal Information, the Contact Information includes the following: Mailing Address, Local or...
  • To view your advisee's enrollment appointment, if any, in SPIRE: Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: Scroll down to the Enrollment Dates section, on the right side of the Student Center, between the To Do List section and the Advisor section. Note:...
  • Advisors, view your advisee's grades, by term, in SPIRE. Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: From the other academic... drop-down list, select Grades. Click the double arrow icon (). The Advisee Grades page for the current term opens...
  • Privacy Advisors, find out if your advisee has requested extra privacy protection. In SPIRE, navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: Look at the upper right corner of the page, after the ID and above the academics tab. If your advisee has requested...
  • Faculty and staff with Advisor access to SPIRE, you can now review and update online notes for your advisees. Advising notes will be available even when students move between departments, schools, and colleges. Notes Guidelines View guidelines for writing appropriate advising notes. Click Notes...
  • What is the SPIRE Advising Notes tool? The SPIRE Advising Notes tool is an online note-making application for academic advisors, available through SPIRE. The Committee on Advising & Technology and the Undergraduate Deans Council have endorsed the concept of online notes and reviewed the...
  • The Advising Notes tool in SPIRE allows faculty and staff with Advisor access to maintain an easy-to-use online record of advising notes for all students. This tool will improve advising across campus by ensuring that advisors have accurate and more complete information on their advisees, even...
  • Advisors, would you like a quiet environment and personal assistance to learn how to read and write SPIRE Advising Notes? Consider our Advising Notes Help Sessions or trainings. The Help Sessions are not formal workshops, but an opportunity for anyone with SPIRE for Advisors access to get one-on-...
  • In SPIRE, go to the My Advisees page: In the SPIRE Menu, click Advisee Information > View My Advisees. The My Advisees page opens. From the My Advisees page: If your advisee is assigned to you, navigate to your advisee in the advisee roster, then click View Student...
  • View your advisee's course history with the interactive Course History page in SPIRE. Link to further information about the Academic Requirements Report and how to generate an Academic Requirements & Course History PDF. View the Course History Page Navigate to your advisee's Student...
  • Enrollment Appointment Essentials The Enrollment Appointment is the time window during which you can register for classes in SPIRE. Check your appointment to see your personalized start and end dates for registration for this term. You cannot register before or after your appointment. Make...
  • FERPA Certificate Do you want to see photos on your Class Rosters in SPIRE? Class Rosters with photos are available to all instructors who complete the online FERPA quiz.  If you are an advisor and advisees have been assigned to you, you will be able to see their photos as well. Note: Photos...
  • Advisors, to view existing advising notes, follow the directions below. In SPIRE Menu, go to the Read Advising Note page: Use the SPIRE Menu to navigate to Advising Notes > Advisor > Read Advising Notes. The Read Advising Notes search page opens. On the Read Advising Notes...

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