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.

Committee Groups

Leadership

  • Sponsor of Committee – Vice Provost for 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
  • University Honors College
  • Pitt Interprofessional Center for Health Careers

Faculty Mentoring and Advising Standing Subcommittee (B)

  • Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Departmental / Faculty Advising representatives
  • School of Computing and Information Departmental / Faculty representatives
  • Swanson School of Engineering Departmental Advising 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
    • School of Dental Medicine
  • ​Regional Campus Departmental / Faculty advising representatives

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

  • Everyone in groups A and B
  • Athletics Academic Support
  • Career Center
  • New Student Programs
  • Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • School of Computing and Information Student Success
  • TRIO Student Support Services 
  • University Counseling Center (UCC)

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.”
     

2021-2022 Schedule of Meetings

Date Meeting Group Attendance
August 26 Directors of Advising A
September 23 UUAC All-Group A, B, C
October 21 Directors of Advising A
October 21 Faculty Mentoring and Advising B
November 18 UUAC All-Group A, B, C
December 16 Directors of Advising A
January 27 UUAC All-Group A, B, C
February 24 Directors of Advising A
February 24 Faculty Mentoring and Advising B
March 24 UUAC All-Group A, B, C
April 21 Directors of Advising A
May 26 Directors of Advising A
June 23 UUAC All-Group A, B, C
July 21 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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