Faculty Advisor Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will there be trainings available?

Yes. Trainings will be scheduled to begin during Fall 2019 for each College. Members of the Navigate Specialist Team by College and the Navigate Leadership Team will be working to provide hands-on learning sessions.

Q: What if I already attended a training, but I need a refresher on a function in Navigate?

You can access the Quick Start Guide here to review the basic steps to getting started in Navigate. Additional drop-in workshops will also be scheduled throughout the spring semester to review specific functions of the platform.

Q: How do I get access to the Navigate platform?

You will be able to access Navigate through the UMaine campus portal beginning in January, 2020.

Q: How do I log into the Navigate platform?

Navigate uses the same ID and password as MaineStreet.

Q: How often is Navigate updated?

Data in Navigate is pulled directly from MaineStreet each night. Any changes made to a student’s record in MaineStreet will be reflected in Navigate the following day.

Q: Are student notes subject to FERPA?

Yes. Student notes in Navigate are part of the student’s educational record and subject to FERPA. You can view the policy for recording Appointment Summaries and Notes in Navigate here.

Please visit the Student Records website for more information on FERPA

Q: Who or what determines access to data in the tool?

Navigate identifies different roles within the tool which is dependent on your job responsibilities. If you are interested in how roles are determined please contact the Office of Student Records.