Academic Affairs

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.

2022 Advising Initiative

Our vision, as articulated in The 2030 Plan, is to “ensure that students receive the advising and support they need to thrive on Grounds and beyond.” The Advising Task Force was convened to closely examine undergraduate advising at the University in order to understand where we are, where we aspire to be, and how we may reach our aspirations. The Task Force Report articulates a vision for undergraduate advising and a set of recommendations to realize our aspirations.

Where Do We Go From Here?

The Task Force took under consideration the current status of undergraduate advising at UVA (where we are), our aspirations for advising (where we want to be), and what we have learned from other institutions. In light of those insights, we conclude by outlining six broad recommendations for realizing our vision for excellent and equitable advising.

What We Have Learned from Other Institutions

Advising is constantly evolving and must be a part of a cycle of continuous improvement. That’s one of the key messages from our conversations with other institutions. Students change, needs change, understanding and expectations of advising change.... and advising structures need to respond to those changes, always keeping students at the center and aiming to develop the best possible support system to help them thrive.

Advising Task Force Report

Executive Summary

The University of Virginia is entrusted with the care of outstanding undergraduates, whose hopes and dreams rest with our ability to facilitate their academic, personal, and career development. While we are rightly proud of our high graduation rates, we aspire to much more than students crossing the graduation stage.