The name of this association shall be the University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Academic Advising Association. The official acronym shall be UCUAADA.
Academic advising is integral to fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of higher education. Through academic advising, students learn to become members of their higher education community, to think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students, and to prepare to be educated citizens of a democratic society and a global community. Academic advising engages students beyond their own world views, while acknowledging their individual characteristics, values, and motivations as they enter, move through, and exit the institution. Regardless of the diversity of our institutions, our students, our advisors, and our organizational structures, academic advising has three components: curriculum (what advising deals with), pedagogy (how advising does what it does), and student learning outcomes (the result of academic advising).
Academic advising, based in the teaching and learning mission of higher education, is a series of intentional interactions with a curriculum, a pedagogy, and a set of student learning outcomes. Academic advising synthesizes and contextualizes students’ educational experiences within the frameworks of their aspirations, abilities and lives to extend learning beyond campus boundaries and timeframes.
The University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Academic Advising Association (UCUAADA) was formed in 1988 to provide communication links and information sharing among those involved in academic advising. The group represents all colleges and offices concerned with advising and is committed to implementing ideas and programs to strengthen advising.
Amendments to the bylaws must be ratified by a majority vote of members.