At the University of Denver, undergraduate students have an academic advising network that includes support from their FSEM faculty mentor, staff academic advisor, and major faculty advisor. Incoming students are assigned both a faculty mentor and staff academic advisor. First Year Seminar instructors serve as faculty mentors and primary support for first-year students in their academic transition into the University. Staff Academic Advisors work with students on degree planning outside of their academic field and understanding university policies. Staff Academic Advisors also support student development through strength –based skill-building including understanding who they are as learners, goal setting, time management and organizational skills. In their second year through graduation, students meet with their assigned major faculty advisor. Major faculty advisors assist students in understanding the curriculum and research opportunities in their selected fields.