Advising Software Committee

Faculty, Staff, and Students: Register to Attend Advising Software Demos on Zoom

Please help improve the experience of advising – for students, faculty, and staff – by attending demos of leading software products and offering your advice about which one UVA should choose.

Faculty and Staff Registration

Faculty and staff sessions will be held at 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:00 p.m. on 1/24, 1/26, and 1/30.

Student Registration

Student sessions will be held at 4:00-4:45 p.m. on 1/24, 1/26, and 1/30.

Three vendors have been invited to demonstrate their platforms. The Advising Software Committee hopes that a broad array of faculty, staff, and students will attend these demonstrations and provide feedback to help us make a well-informed decision. Faculty and staff who serve in advising or student support roles are particularly encouraged to attend, but any faculty or staff members in learning more about these platforms is welcome. Student feedback is also critical to the success of this project. and any student may attend the feedback sessions with a special focus on student-facing tools. More information about the search for new advising software can be found toward the bottom of this page.

Demo Schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24: EAB
  • Thursday, Jan. 26: Salesforce
  • Monday, Jan. 30: Stellic

Times: The schedule will be the same for each date, all sessions on Zoom.

  • 10-11:30 a.m. Session for faculty and staff
  • 1:30-3:00 p.m. Session for faculty and staff (repeat of morning session)
  • 4-4:45 p.m. Session for students (faculty/staff welcome, but will be designed for students)

Building on the recommendations from the Advising Task Force, the Advising Software Committee has been charged with engaging with stakeholders across Grounds to identify a software platform that can be used for undergraduate advising across the University. 

Committee Timeline

Committee timeline graphic showing stages of work

1 delivered a report to the Board of Visitors regarding advising at UVA: where we are, where we aspire to be, and how we can reach our aspirations. One of the findings that emerged from the stakeholder discussions held by the Task Force is the importance of a collaborative approach to advising (the “It takes a village” sections of the report speak most directly to this) and the need for tools to facilitate collaboration. Thus, one of the recommendations (#4) is to adopt an advising software platform to be used for undergraduate advising across the University. In July 2022, the Advising Software Committee was charged with exploring options for such a platform and producing a report delineating the pros and cons of the top 2-3 platforms reviewed and making a recommendation for purchase.2

    For Further Information

    To view the list of Committee members and future updates, please review this webpage. The Advising Task Force’s Final Report, which includes recommendations that led to the charging of this committee, is also available online. Additional questions about the Advising Software Committee’s work can be directed to Co-Chairs Laura Hawthorne and Michelle Ball.

      1 A copy of the final Advising Task Force Report is available online.

      2 Adapted from the Committee’s charge, as delivered by Committee Sponsors: Dana German (Interim Vice President and CIO), Brie Gertler (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs), and Robyn Hadley (Vice President for Student Affairs).