Faculty Advising Resources


Starting in 2020, the new MySeattleU Student Planning tool will replace SU Online for all academic planning and registration functions. Students can use MySeattleU to access their program evaluations, view their schedules, search and register for classes, and create a plan for future quarters. Advisors can also approve and save those plans online through the Educational Planning feature.

To watch a step-by-step video tutorial for MySeattleU, check out the resources on the Advising Services page Tools for Advisors or download the quick guide below.

Redhawk SOAR

Launched in 2019, Redhawk SOAR (Student Outreach Advising & Retention) is the new early alert system that faculty and staff members can use to notify an advisor when a student is struggling in their class or may need additional forms of support. This is also where you can save advising notes for a student. To submit an alert or create advising notes, download the quick guides below.

Dual Advising Model

In order to improve retention and overall student experience, the College of Arts and Sciences has implemented a Dual Advising Model. For their first year, all new first-time-in-college (FTIC) students will be assigned both to a faculty advisor in their major department/program and a professional advisor in the Arts and Sciences Advising Center (ASAC). Students can see both their advisors' names and contact info by logging into MySeattleU Student Planning. 

ASAC Liaison Responsibilities

Each professional advisor in the Arts and Sciences Advising Center acts as a liaison to a department/program in the College of Arts and Sciences. As the liaison, the ASAC advisor meets regularly with key departmental figures to share information from the ASAC and stay up-to-date on any departmental news. The liaison is also faculty members' "go-to person" when they have any advising-related questions.

Not sure who to contact in the ASAC?

See the list of advisors and their liaison responsibilities below. 

Kate Elias, Assistant Dean for Student Academic Support:

  • Asian Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Pre-Law Advising
  • Women & Gender Studies

Laura Hauck-Vixie, Lead Senior Academic Advisor:

  • Anthropology
  • Art & Art History
  • Design
  • English Language & Culture Bridge (ELCB)
  • Exchange & International Students
  • Graduate Programs
  • Modern Languages
  • Performing Arts & Arts Leadership
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Transfer & Readmit Students

 Johnica Hopkins, Academic Advisor:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • ROTC

John Nettles, Academic Advisor:

  • Communication & Media
  • English
  • Film
  • Political Science

Lauren Van Fossen, Academic Advisor:

  • Global African Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Matteo Ricci Institute
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Education Advising
  • Student Athletes
  • Theology & Religious Studies

Yazaret Villafana, Academic Advisor:

  • Institute for Public Service
  • International Studies

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