University of Wisconsin–Madison

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.

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

Julie Ganser, Art Department

Barb Gerloff, School of Education

Erica Haas-Gallo, L&S Academic Services

Chou Yee Ngue L Her, L&S Center for Academic Excellence

Michelle Jackson, Career Exploration Center

Patrick Jackson, School of Human Ecology

Heidi Johnson, Office of Student Financial Aid

Keri Johnson, Summer Term

Valerie Johnson, Department of Psychology

Madeline Juillard, Computer Sciences Department

Susan Lochner Atkinson, International Academic Programs

Diana Maki, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Joshua Mitchell, Associated Students of Madison

Tracy Mores, Transfer Transition Program

Jackie Murray, School of Business (co-chair)

Katie Paar, Office of the Registrar (co-chair)

Alexander Peete, Center for Educational Opportunity

Mary Possin, College of Engineering

Todd Reck, Division of Enrollment Management

Molly Reinhard, Center for Pre-Health & Pre-Law Advising

Autumn Sanchez, Division of Continuing Studies

Robert Schwoch, School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Jeffrey Shokler, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Sara Stephenson, L&S Honors

Darby Sugar, School of Nursing

Michael Tang, Associated Students of Madison

Goodson Vue, PEOPLE

Jen Walsh, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Michelle Young, Academic Planning and Institutional Research

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.