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University Committees & Councils
One task of the Undergraduate Academic Advising council is to improve the flow of information to advisers as well as adviser participation in the development of policies and implementation plans. An important means for achieving these goals is adviser representation on relevant committees, couples with clear and timely reporting back to the advising community.
Please help us by spending 5 minutes reviewing this chart of committees and councils of interest to advisers. Specifically, it would be helpful if you could:
- Identify committees we have forgotten. (These should be committees on which advisers serve or should serve, OR where there is no need for an adviser rep but regular reporting from the committee would be useful to the advising community.) College-level committees are largely absent from the chart at this point, for example. Department-level committees would most likely not be appropriate to include.
- Identify committees you feel should definitely have adviser representation that do not currently have an adviser appointed. (The chart lists those we know of, and the two highlighted in green have already been identified as needing an adviser).
- Help us "fill in the blanks" on the chart if you have ready information that we are missing.
Please respond by December 15th, 2008 by sending your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can always download the master chart from this website. It will form the basis of our efforts to add advisers to important committees, secure wider adviser participation, and establish an easy system for reporting.
Thank you for your participation!
Initial Council Tasks: Identified Issues & Goals
Click here to download our Identified Issues & Goals document.
During winter quarter, Council members formed teams to review several years' worth of reports that address advising at the University of Washington. Among the reports are:
- The UW Academic Advising Self-Study
- The Report from the Committee to Improve the UW Undergraduate Experience (known as the "Baldasty Report")
- The Report from the UW Committee on the Organization of Colleges and Schools
Teams dug into these reports, looking at them through the lens of each of our six Council Charge components, with an initial goal of identifying the key threads, the issues that spoke most loudly. There are no big surprises here. The issues and associated goals fall into four thematic groups, with some touching on more than one theme.
We see academic advisers in a proactive role with respect to innovation across all thematic areas. Please take some time to review the Council's Identified Issues & Goals. Help us to determine if we got it right. As a Council, and as a professional community, we have our work cut out for us. The Council would like your guidance in choosing from among the identified issues those that we should tackle over the coming year. While we want to begin work now on goals that may take some time to achieve, we also want to identify some of the "low hanging fruit," goals that we can reach in the near term.
Please respond with any feedback by Friday, May 4, 2007. Send responses to Council Co-Chair Carrie Perrin, at email@example.com.