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Advising Software Committee

Executive Sponsors

  • Virginia Evans, Vice President & Chief Information Officer
  • Brie Gertler, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Robyn Hadley, Vice President & Chief Student Affairs Officer 


  • Nicole Eramo, Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President & Chief Student Affairs Officer 
  • Laura Hawthorne, Associate Vice Provost and University Registrar, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Project Managers

  • Katie Dens

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.


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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.