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Advising Communications Committee

The Advising Task Force recommended that the University develop better ways of sharing information with students through both enhanced technology and engagement with peers. Throughout the 2022-23 academic year, the Advising Communications Committee dove deeper into these recommendations, setting priorities and developing action plans.

Advising Software Committee


In July 2022, the Advising Software Committee was charged with recommending a platform to assist students in academic planning and facilitate collaboration among undergraduate advisors across the University. Sponsored by University leaders in academic administration, information technology, and student affairs, the committee drew its members from more than 20 offices across Grounds. Members brought a range of expertise, perspectives, and experience to the work.  

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.

Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs provides...
leadership in the areas of teaching and learning. Academic Affairs leads and oversees UVA’s curriculum, academic planning and program review, and develops and implements strategic policies and practices that define and pursue future academic priorities. These efforts include working with the schools and the faculty on initiatives that enhance the undergraduate, graduate, and professional student experience.