University of Wisconsin–Madison
Providing central coordination for the undergraduate advising and career services communities

Council on Academic Advising (CAA)

CAA provides feedback to the Office of Undergraduate Advising and the Associate Vice Provost & Director (OUA)

The committee works actively to support the work of the OUA by offering representative perspectives on OUA initiatives, provides a forum for sharing information about academic and career advising, and also works toward building community among advisors from different schools, colleges, and divisions.

The Council on Academic Advising uses a co-chair model, with the Associate Director for Academic Affairs serving as a liaison.  Meetings generally consist of three segments:  community building, feedback and action.

CAA meets once per month during the academic year for 90 minutes, and once during the summer.

Shelby Arkin, Department of Computer Sciences

Brian Asen, Biology Major

Amy Bertrand, School of Human Ecology

Brian Bischel, Cross-College Advising Service

Tom Browne, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Adam Davies, Wisconsin Athletics

Emily Dickmann, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Erica Haas, L&S Academic Advising Services

Edwanike Harbour, McBurney Disability Resource Center

Stacy Harnett, The Information School

Maria Hartwig, Department of Psychology

Isabelle Jackson, ASM

Michelle Jackson, Career Exploration Center

Julie Janiak, Center for Educational Opportunity

Keri Johnson, Summer Term

Valerie Johnson, Department of Psychology

Leigh Keller-Chicoine, ASM

Lena Lee, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Susan Lochner Atkinson, International Academic Programs

Samantha McCabe, International Student Services

Diana Maki, Office of Undergraduate Advising/Office of the Registrar (liaison)

Megan Olson, School of Business

Katie Paar, Office of the Registrar

Autumn Sanchez, Division of Continuing Studies

Dija Selimi, Center for Pre-Health Advising

Amy Shannon, School of Education

Jeffrey Shokler, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Wren Singer, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Sara Stephenson, L&S Honors Program

Karen Stroud Felton, Center for Academic Excellence

Darby Sugar, School of Nursing

Goodson Vue, PEOPLE

Jen Walsh, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Pa Houa Xiong, Office of Student Financial Aid

Maria Zarzalejo, College of Engineering

Amy Zwaska, School of Pharmacy

CAA is a committee which invites wide representation of campus advisors and advising partners. In general (but not in all cases) members are mid-level leaders in their departments (such as an assistant or associate director).

Members are invited to join a Power Team each academic year to focus more intensively on a specific campus advising project. Power Teams are facilitated by CAA members and are responsible for producing a brief report on their outcomes.

To indicate your interest in joining CAA, please take the OUA Committee Interest Survey.