Members: A faculty member appointed as Director of Advising (chair); the Dean of Academic Success (ex officio); the Registrar (ex officio); the Dean of Students or designee (ex officio); four faculty members representing different academic divisions in the College and Conservatory, serving two-year staggered terms (ideally one of whom has recently taught Freshman Studies); two students, including the CORE leader supervisor and one other student representative (ideally one student in the Bachelor of Arts and one in the Bachelor of Music program).

Purpose: To support academic advising by faculty and help coordinate academic advising with relevant academic services in alignment with our educational philosophy "to help each student develop as a liberally educated person who can think deeply and creatively about ideas, gather and analyze evidence, communicate effectively, and articulate a personal identity that leads to thoughtful life choices." The committee will:

  • Refine policies governing academic advising in the College and Conservatory and to recommend changes to the Faculty;
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate structures, curricula, resources, and practices pertaining to academic advising in both the College and the Conservatory, in coordination with academic advisors and other campus constituencies;
  • Consult annually or more often as needed with class deans and key staff in Career, Life, and Community Engagement; Off-Campus Programs; International Student Services; the Diversity and Intercultural Center; the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life; Wellness Services; Athletics; and other areas to coordinate academic advising with other forms of student guidance to address the needs of the whole student;
  • Foster academic advising in a context of community engagement and respect for the perspectives and identities of others, in keeping with an institution that values diversity and fosters inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff.