Academic Affairs

Provost Committee: University College Advisory Committee

Mission Statement:

The University College Advisory Committee serves as a connection between University College and the faculty at UNCW, sharing information, perceptions and questions with the University College. Their mission is to advise UC on programs, advising practices and to help UC achieve its primary focus as stated here:

The primary focus of the University College is to ensure that students:

  • make a successful transition to UNCW,
  • are retained in good academic standing, and
  • identify and declare an appropriate major

The University College Advisory Committee is comprised of 7 faculty members appointed by the Provost. Nominations are made to the Provost by the Faculty Senate Steering Committee which receives recommendations for members from the University College Director based on preferences from faculty elicited by the annual Senate Committee Preference Survey. Seven members come from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, Cameron School of Business and Watson College of Education and Library Services. Ex-officio non-voting members are the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Director of the University College and the Director of the Honors College. Members serve staggered two-year terms.

The Committee assists the Director on issues related to successful transitions into UNCW, UC goals related to retention and student success, and program evaluation and assessment. Faculty interested in serving on the Committee should inform the Faculty Senate, their dean, director, or department chair, or the University College director.