Advisory Council Membership, Functions and Metrics

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The Advisory Council will be charged with setting the recommended direction of Student
Affairs service and programs to achieve the following objectives:
– Engage students in active learning.
– Help students develop a coherent set of values and ethical standards.
– Set and communicate high expectations for student learning.
– Use systematic inquiry to improve student and institutional performance.
– Use resources effectively to achieve institutional mission and goals.
– Forge educational partnerships that advance student learning.
– Build supportive and inclusive communities.
The Advisory Council will conduct its activities consistent with the following principles
of excellent practice in undergraduate education:
(1) Student-faculty contact
(2) Cooperation among students
(3) Active learning
(4) Prompt feedback
(5) Time on task
(6) High expectations. and
(7) Respect for diverse talents and ways of learning.
These principles establish a concise statement of behaviors associated with high quality
undergraduate education that practitioners, scholars, and the general public can understand
and use.

The Advisory Council will consist of one Dean, appointed by the Provost; two members
of the faculty recommended by the Deans; one representative from University Administration
appointed by the Vice President, and four students one representing each year of
academic study and appointed by the Assistant Provost for Student Affairs. Students will
serve on the Committee until their graduation date unless replaced by the Provost.
The metrics used by the Advisory Council to guide their assessment and recommendations
to the Provost include the following:
a Goals for out-of-classroom activities are stated as learning outcomes.
b Student Affairs educators communicate to students the intended educational outcomes
associated with specific programs.
1 Student Affairs educators provide students with leadership training and offer leadership
opportunities.
2 Collaboration with faculty is promoted to integrate civic responsibility and service into
the c urriculum.
3 Students routinely evaluate programs and activities in which they participate.
4 Student Affairs educators use a variety of communication methods to engage students’
different learning styles.
5 Students are expected to understand and respect other students’ experiences and perspectives.
6 Student Affairs educators are evaluated, in part, on their abilities to link student learning
outcomes with divisional programs, activities, or services.
7 Opportunities for experiential learning are available and publicized to students.

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