Council on Academic Advising


The Council on Academic Advising (CAA) is a representation of university advisors from each campus which provides coordinated leadership, guidance, and representation for USF's undergraduate academic advising community. Responsibilities of CAA include:

  1. Representing the needs of the University's professional undergraduate academic advisors, to include reviewing and recommending priorities for USF advising initiatives and enhancements to academic processes;

  2. Developing and implementing coordinated programs and efforts to cultivate the professional growth of academic advisors across the University;

  3. Disseminating information as appropriate within the membership;

  4. Serving as a liaison to other University councils, committees and offices whose function may relate to academic advising or student issues;

  5. Reviewing and recommending academic policies, procedures and regulations related to undergraduate students, as well as consulting on University policies intended to promote academic goals and objectives; and

  6. Undertaking appropriate efforts or activities related to these Responsibilities and the Council's Charge.

The full charge document for the Council on Academic Advising is available here.

Meeting schedule

Working meeting
Schedule: 1st Tuesday of each month
Meeting length: (1.5 hours) 9:30 am to 11 am
Format: In person UGS Conference room SVC  (Teams link sent to Satellite Campuses – Sarasota and St Pete)
Purpose: Review and unpack policy, processes, student services issues,
technology, solving issues and problems related to advising practice
Leadership: CAA Rising Chair
Audience: Undergraduate Advising Teams for academic programs
     • Guests invite as need to support discussion and solutioning

Business meetings: Campus Partner Updates
Schedule: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Meeting length: (1 hour) 10 am to 11 am
Format: Virtual/ MS teams
Purpose of meeting: Subcommittee reports, Campus Partner Updates, and
scheduling meetings with partners for Academic Advisors.
   • Persistence Committee Report
   • Yield Team report
   • Reports and updates from each college
   • Reports and updates from each campus
   • Reports from Campus Partners
   • Subcommittee Reports: Invite subcommittee chairs or CAA liaison can
      provide a report
Audience: Undergraduate advising team leads and campus partners with advising duties or collaborate closely with advising
Leadership: CAA chair
Audience: Directors of Advising (see working member roster above) and Campus

If you would like to request to join the CAA business meeting as a campus partner or have a topic that needs to be discussed within the advising community, please contact any member of the CAA Executive Council.