University Undergraduate Advising Committee

The University Undergraduate Advising Committee (UUAC) aims to enhance the practice of advising and mentoring at the University of Pittsburgh by sharing ideas, best practices, and information for undergraduate academic advisors and mentors. The UUAC is comprised of three groups:, Directors of Advising Standing Subcommittee (A), Faculty Mentoring and Advising Standing Subcommittee (B), and UUAC All-Group (C). Additional subcommittees may be formed based on identified work of the UUAC.

Leadership

  • Sponsor of Committee – Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies
  • Chair – Director of Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring
  • Ex-Officio members – Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation; Associate University Registrar(s)

Directors of Advising Standing Subcommittee (A)

Directors of centralized advising units in each of the five freshman-admitting schools and three regional campuses.

  • Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Computing and Information
  • College of Business
  • School of Nursing
  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
  • University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
  • University of Pittsburgh Bradford

Faculty Mentoring and Advising Standing Subcommittee (B)

  • Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Departmental Advising representatives
  • Swanson School of Engineering Departmental Advising representatives
  • School of Computing and Information Departmental / Faculty representatives
  • Upper-division school faculty mentoring and advising representatives:
    • School of Education
    • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Social Work
  • ​Regional Campus Departmental / Faculty advising representatives

UUAC All-Group (Additional membership and representation) (C)

  • Everyone in groups A and B
  • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)
  • PIC Health Careers
  • Career Center
  • Athletics Academic Support
  • University Honors College
  • School of Computing and Information Student Success

Membership Conditions

  • One-year appointment by the college/school/campus/unit of which you represent (often the same member can be renewed each year; see membership list)
  • Attend all meetings or send a proxy in your place; see schedule of meetings
  • Review agenda items beforehand and meeting notes afterward
  • Suggest topics for discussion
  • Speak on behalf of your unit for meeting topics (e.g., training, resources)
  • Update the UUAC on changes and updates in your unit
  • Utilize, promote and advocate for advising and mentoring resources (e.g., Advisor Toolbox, Pitt ACT)
  • Actively engage in UUAC communication strategy and relay information back to your unit (e.g., training and professional development opportunities, resource information)
  • Advocate for advising and mentoring as a priority for the University of Pittsburgh as we “aim to prepare students for lives of impact through educational experiences tailored to the specific goals and needs of each student.”
     

2020-2021 Schedule of Meetings

Date Meeting Group Attendance
August 27 Directors of Advising A
September 24 UUAC All-Group A, B, C
October 29 Directors of Advising; Faculty Mentoring and Advising A, B
November 19 UUAC All-Group A, B, C
December 17 Directors of Advising A
January 28 UUAC All-Group A, B, C
February 25 Directors of Advising; Faculty Mentoring and Advising A, B
March 25 UUAC All-Group A, B, C
April 29 Directors of Advising A
May 27 Directors of Advising A
June 24 UUAC All-Group A, B, C
July 29 Directors of Advising A

Communications

Each of the three groups (A, B, C) will have membership list-serves of which the Chair will share information and updates. Members will be expected to share this information with their respective units. The form below can be utilized for members to share ideas (e.g., topics for meeting discussion, additional resources) and suggestions for feedback.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email April Belback, Director of Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring, at abelback@pitt.edu.

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