Speared-headed by the Academic Advising Steering Committee, the undergraduate academic advising strategic plans are created and developed through monthly interactions among academic advisors, associate deans, faculty/staff advisors, and administrators representing all colleges and some support units. The first strategic plan, 2008-2013, was written in collaboration with the Student Government Association and then updated for 2013-2018 and for 2015-2020.
The 2015-2020 strategic goals of undergraduate academic advising are:
- To provide clear, consistent and up-to-date information for students and faculty/staff advisors, to make it easier for them to navigate the system while allowing for departmental flexibility.
- To establish the culture and capacity for enhancing and increasing the use of advising tools and resources for students and faculty/staff advisors.
- To provide training and clear communication channels for faculty/staff advisors.
- To advocate for the continuous improvement of academic advising, including career development of staff advisors.