UVU Advisement Council

The Advisement Council (AC) and Advisor Training & Development (ATD) address the increasing growth and complexity of advising at UVU. These two entities work in concert with one another with the AC as the leadership arm and ATD as the support and implementation arm.

The Advisement Council (AC) includes those whose primary role is supporting students in the academic, specialty and support areas.

Responsibility Breakdown

Advisement Council

Advising Oversight

  • Monitor University advisement activities.
  • Recommend to college administration proposed policy, process and initiatives concerning administration.
  • Oversee the Advisor Certification Program.
  • Oversee the Advisement Forum.
  • Oversee the UVU Advisement Conference.

Interdepartmental Advisement Coordination
Coordinate advisement activities between the advisement community and their respective areas of representation.

Communicate with Administration
Maintain open communication with senior level administration regarding advisement issues and initiatives.

Identify Training & Communication Needs
Identify needs for enhanced training and communication for all University advisement functions.

Advising Benchmarks & Assessment
Recommend benchmarks for advisement performance at all levels and coordinate campus-wide assessment of advisement. Benchmarks are reflective of advisement units.

Advisor Training & Development

Advisor Training & Certification
Coordinates advisor training including new advisor orientation, the advisor certification program and ongoing advisement training opportunities.

Implement Advisement Council Initiatives
Facilitates the implementation of initiatives and decisions.

Coordinate Advisement Forum
Collect agenda items and provide administrative support needs, under the guidance of the Advisement Council.

Coordinate Annual UVU Advisor Conference
Coordinate the efforts of an annual conference planning committee made up of advisors and an ATD representative. The chair of the committee is appointed by the Advisement Council Co-Chairs.

Coordinate Annual Advisor Awards Program
Coordinate the efforts of an annual advising awards committee made up of advisors and an ATD representative. The chair of the committee is appointed by the Advisement Council Co-Chairs.

Consult & Data Collection
Consult Advisement Council and advisement units regarding advising research and best practices. Collect and maintain data in support of assessment initiatives.

Advisement Communication Hub
Act as the communication hub by proactively interacting with campus units and organizations that support advising in an effort to provide advisors with timely and relevant information.

 

Advisement Council

The Advisement Council (AC) and Advisor Training & Development (ATD) address the increasing growth and complexity of advising at UVU. The Advisement Council (AC) is comprised of a representative group of academic advisors/counselors, support advisors, specialty advisors and advising administrators. The AC draws membership from two sub-groups which represent academic advisors and specialty/support advisors respectively and includes representation from Advisor Training & Development and administration. See the representation charts below.

Co-Chairs/ Administrative Liaisons

Two division-level administrators serve on the committee as co-chair liaisons to senior administration. One serves from Academic Affairs and one serves from Student Affairs and are be appointed by the respective Vice Presidents.

Current Chairs
Academic Affairs Chair: Forrest Williams – Dean, University College Student Affairs Chair: Michelle Kearns – Assistant VP of Student Success and Retention

Membership

Membership comes from the two sub-groups as described below under the respective categories. A representative of Advisor Training & Development is also a member of the group and the office also provides administrative support to the AC.

Bylaws and Committee

Academic Advising Representative

Each college or school is represented by both an academic advisor/counselor and a Dean’s Office Representative. Advisors serve two-year terms with a maximum of two consecutive terms and are identified by each college/school in a manner deemed appropriate by the Dean. It is recommended that advisors be selected by their peers. Advisor membership is rotated every two years according to the following schedule: Even Years | Odd Years (see chart below). Dean’s Office Representatives are appointed by the Dean and reviewed annually.

Even Years

School/College: Art
Advisors: Brianna Larson (2014)
Dean's Office Rep.: Linda Moore

School/College: Aviation and Professional
Advisors: Dianna Bunker (2014)
Dean's Office Rep.: Thomas Sturtevant

School/College: Education
Advisors: Shaunna Reqilman (2014)
Dean's Office Rep.: Mike Patch

School/College: Science
Advisors: Jeannine Rushing (2012)
Dean's Office Rep.: Tom Liljegren


Odd Years

School/College: Business
Advisors: Clint Martinez (2011)
Dean's Office Rep.: Mikki O’Connor

School/College: Humanities & SS
Advisors: Giovana Alisa (2014)
Dean's Office Rep.: Toni Harris

School/College: T & C
Advisors: Vika Filimoeatu (2013)
Dean's Office Rep.: Abraham Teng

School/College: UC
Advisors: Monica Ferreyra (2013)
Dean's Office Rep.: Adam Black

Support/Specialty Advising Representatives

Specialty/Support unit representatives are appointed by the administrative lead responsible for the represented departments. Consideration is given to seek the voice of the practicing advisors in addition to administration. Representatives serve two-year terms and may be reappointed. Membership is rotated every two years according to the following schedule: Even Years | Odd Years (see chart below).

The AC may add additional representative slots to best meet the needs of the support/specialty advising units.

Even Years

Area: Student Success and Retention
Departments: ASD, CDC, Trio SSS, Multicultural Student Services, NSE, IPE, Testing, International Student Services
Representative: Marcy Glassford

Area: Student Life
Departments: St. Gov., Health Services, Athletics, Newspaper, Involvement, Campus Connection, Judicial Affairs, Orientation
Representative: Bill Erb

Area: Graduation/Transfer Services/Veterans
Departments: Grad., Trans., Vet.
Representative: Margaret Bellon


Odd Years

Area: Enrollment Services
Departments: FA, One Stop, Inst. Inf., Admissions, PSS, SSR, Equity, SCUP, Trio (Pre. Coll), Turning Point, Wee Care, CC&RR, Gear Up
Representative: Liz Childs

Area: Academic Programming
Departments: Ext. Ed., CE, Dist. Ed., Honors, Cont. Ed., CTE, CAL, Internships, Academic Standards, Community College Programs
Representative: Sam Cardenas


Area: Student Representative (as assigned)
Departments: Student Government
Representative: Jeff Calderwood