University Academic Advising Council (UAAC)

About the UAAC

The University Academic Advising Council (UAAC) is appointed by the Vice Chancellor and Dean of Academic and Student Affairs to improve persistence and graduation rates of our undergraduate students. Chaired by Carrie McLean, the Assistant Dean of University College and Executive Director of Advising, the goals of the UAAC are as follows:

  • To enhance student success by creating a common advising experience for all undergraduate students at NC State
  • To identify and address campus-wide advising concerns, review university-wide policies and procedures related to academic advising and recommend changes if/when necessary
  • To serve as a consulting group to the University administration on advising issues and to promote improvement of the academic advising delivery structure on campus in accordance with the Pathway to the Future Strategic Plan and as outlined by the UNC General Administration
  • To share new advising developments and best practices
  • To enhance advisor training, development, awards, and recognition initiatives.

Members of the UAAC

For a comprehensive list of the network of advisors click here.


  • Strategic Plan
  • Definition of Advising

Working Groups

In an effort to maximize the use of committee members’ time, increase efficiency of the strategic development process, and expedite the delivery of quality advising services to students, Working Groups were established within the UAAC. The goal of the Working Groups was to research best practices and target areas identified as critical need for student success and/or high impact on the quality of the advising experience. Advising Working Groups are responsible for vetting Council developments and recommendations with the larger UAAC committee, with the advising constituents and administrators of the college for which they were representing. Each college has at least one representative on the Working Groups. Academic Advising Services has several representatives on the Working Groups because of their cross-curricular work with all students at the University. Again, the ultimate goal of the Council was to align the Working groups activities with the University Strategic Plan and focus recommendations on creating a systematic, timely, and well-informed advising experience for 1st and 2nd year students.

Advising Guidelines & Policies (Advising Syllabus)

Assessment of Academic Advising

Advising Career Ladder

Advisor Orientation, Training and Development