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

CAA meets as a full council on the third Tuesday of every month from 9:00am – 11:00am, designated as a “business meeting”. The purpose of business meetings is to share updates from members and campus partners, hear reports from CAA Subcommittees, gather input from members related to Council business, and vote on Council business.

If you would like to request to attend a CAA business meeting as a campus partner, please contact the CAA Executive Council or Dr. Melissa Irvin (

The Council also gathers for a "working meeting" focused on a specific topic or area on the first Tuesday of every month from 9:00am – 11:00am. Working meetings are closed to visitors.