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Amy Hackett

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Associate Director of Advising and Degree Progress

360 Education Sciences Building
For appointments, call 612-625-3339 or schedule online.
Direct: 612-625-4960

About me

I am a student services adviser for the College of Education and Human Development.

My professional experiences in higher education range from teaching college English to advising undergraduates to working in academic publishing. My mission is to make students' academic experiences accessible, manageable, meaningful, and rewarding.

I have offices on both the St. Paul and East Bank campuses so you can meet with me at whichever location best suits you. Please call CEHD Student Services at 612-625-3339 to schedule an individual appointment with me.

We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for all members of our communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, including disability or other accommodation needs, I invite you to share it with me directly or let the front desk know when you schedule an appointment.

Drop-in advising

Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m. in 360 Education Sciences Building

Note: At times during the semester these hours do fluctuate. It is always best to call ahead to ensure the drop-in hours are still available.

Drop-in hours will be different for every adviser.

Drop-in advising is usually limited to a 10 to 15 minute session. Students needing more time should schedule a 30 minute appointment by calling Student Services at 612-625-3339.

Example of issues for drop-in advising

  • Review of classes and class schedule
  • APAS review and updates
  • Petition discussions
  • Signatures for academic forms
  • Short Q&A
  • General discussion
  • Non-academic topics (such as time management, connecting on campus, etc.)

Professional development

Select highlights and interests

Equity and diversity related development:

  • University of Minnesota Equity and Diversity Certificate
  • MN Minority Education Partnership: Defining Education Policy & Practice
  • Dismantling Racism and White Privilege in Student Affairs: From Recruitment to Graduation

Transfer student related development:

  • University of Minnesota: Transfer Experience Workshop
  • Transfer Students: Creating a Culture for Transfer Success

Strengths related development:

  • Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: A Strengths Development Approach
  • StrengthsQuest: Strengths-Based Advising

Leadership related development:

  • Leading Up
  • Leading through Change: P&A Women’s Professional Development Conference


  • University of Minnesota Tom H. Swain Campus Recognition Award, 2010
  • University of Minnesota John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, 2013