One of the main purposes of the AAC is to facilitate and foster the exchange of information among units that perform academic advising and units whose responsibilities affect academic advising. To that end, the membership of the AAC is broad and, unlike many Faculty Senate committees, is defined wholly by unit association.
The work of the committee should be guided by the current institutional strategic plan and most recent version of the Advising Vision, Mission, Goals, and Commitments
The voting membership of the AAC consists of units that perform academic advising, such as the colleges, and units whose mission, goals or responsibilities substantially and directly affect, complement, and/or support academic advising. Though each voting unit may have only one vote, each unit may send multiple representatives to attend and participate in AAC meetings and activities. A vote of the AAC and change in the Standing Rules, Membership, and Guidelines is required for a unit to become a voting member of the AAC.
The non-voting membership of the AAC consists of units whose work may affect academic advising, but whose mission, goals, or responsibilities largely lie outside of academic advising. The non-voting membership also may send multiple representatives to attend and participate in AAC meetings and activities. A vote of the AAC and change in the Standing Rules, Membership, and Guidelines is required for a unit to become a non-voting member of the AAC
All representatives of voting and non-voting units are included on the AAC list serve. Individuals not represented by voting or non-voting units who would like to be placed on the list serve should contact the AAC chair.
Units that wish to become voting or non-voting members of the AAC should contact the AAC chair for placement of the membership request on the agenda.
Chair Selection Process
The Chair of the AAC will be elected from voting membership.
Nominations, including self-nominations, must be made to the current Chair of the AAC no less than two weeks prior to the election meeting.
The advisor with the largest number of AAC votes from within the voting membership present at the last AAC meeting of the academic year will be selected.
The position requires a three -year commitment: Year 1 – Chair – Elect and Secretary, Year 2 - Chair, Year 3 - Faculty Senate Curriculum Council liaison, Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award selection, and OSU Academic Advising Award selection. In the event that the person cannot fulfill his or her duties, the chair shall appoint a replacement.
As needs arise, the AAC may as a body may decide to utilize subcommittees to address substantive and ongoing work related to issues pertaining to the council. Subcommittees will have a chair (or co-chairs) and that individual will be asked to report at least quarterly to the larger body.