Academic Affairs

Provost Committee: University College Advisory Committee

Mission Statement:

The University College Advisory Committee serves as a connection between the University College and the faculty at UNCW, sharing information, perceptions and questions with the University College (UC).  Their mission is to advise UC on programs and advising practices and to help the University College 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,
  • identify and declare an appropriate major, and
  • make appropriate progress in University Studies

The University College Advisory Committee is comprised of 15 faculty members and a chair appointed by the Provost.  Nominations are made to the Provost by the Faculty Senate Steering Committee and by the University College Director based on preferences from faculty elicited by the annual Senate Committee Preference Survey and on service to the University College. The College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, Cameron School of Business, Watson College of Education, the Honors College and Library Services must all have representatives.  Ex-officio non-voting members are the Associate Provost for Student Engagement, Enrollment and Retention, and the Assistant Provost and Director of University College. Members serve staggered two-year terms.

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