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University of Central Florida Academic Advising Council Records

Identifier: UA16B

Scope and Contents

Series I: Preceding Formation, 1989-1994, includes research and reports on the status of academic advising at UCF and other institutions, communication and proposals leading to the formation of the Academic Advising Council, and drafts of the University Policy Statement on Academic Advising.

Series II: Formation and Meeting Minutes, 1995-2007, includes the official announcement of the the Academic Advising Council's formation, and minutes from the first and subsequent meetings.

Series III: Administration, 2000-2003, contains documents pertaining to operation and administration of the Academic Advising Council.

Series IV: Initiatives, 1992-2003, contains documents pertaining to various initiatives and task forces led by the Academic Advising Council.

Series V: Evaluation, 1997-2003, contains reports and studies on the status and effectiveness of academic advising at UCF.


  • 1989-2007


Language of Materials

English .


The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Academic Advising Council (AAC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) provides leadership and direction for the UCF professional advising community. Membership is comprised of the leadership (director or designee) from the academic advising units across campus and directors or coordinators of specialized advising programs.

The AAC serves as an advisory role to the university administration concerning policies and procedures related to academic advising, per their website.

In 1991, before the AAC was formed, recommendations for improving academic advising were provided to UCF by the State University System of Florida. Advisors from UCF's different colleges began to meet and collaborate in order to address the academic advising needs of the students. In 1995, UCF's Academic Advising Council officially formed, and its first meeting commenced on February 24, 1995. The Academic Advising Council led several initiatives; such as forming the University Task Force on Advising and Auditing Systems, which reviewed advising technology and made recommendations for advancements; forming the Academic Advising Team to develop a comprehensive, integrated academic advising system to enhance student satisfaction, retention and graduation rates; developing the FCTL Summer Institute for faculty and staff training to enhance academic advising; and developing a Strategies for Educational Success course for students.


1 Box (0.75 Linear Feet)


This collection includes documents pertaining to the formation of the University of Central Florida's Academic Advising Council as well as its administration, initiatives, and achievements. There is also an official Academic Advising Statement and the Academic Advising handbook created for faculty.

Arrangement Note

The papers are arranged in five series by subject.

Method of Acquisition

DeLaine Priest transferred these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2005 (CFU2005_23) and Judy Sindlinger transferred additional materials in 2010 (CFU2010_08).

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFU2005_23; Additions: CFU2010_08

Related Materials

For more information on university archives, please see our website. For more information on the Academic Advising Council, please see their website.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Katie Seeler in 2008. Papers were taken out of presentation folders and placed in acid-free folders. The UCF Faculty and Professor Academic Advising Handbook was printed out from a floppy disk. The finding aid was updated for consistency among all collections by Mary Rubin in 2012, resulting in edition 2 of the finding aid. Additions to the collection were integrated by Kristen Fortenberry in 2015, resulting in edition 3. The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 4, by Mary Rubin in 2015. The acquisition method field and the subjects were updated by Kryslynn Collazo in 2018, resulting in edition 5.

University of Central Florida Academic Advising Council Records UA16B
Katie Seeler; additions integrated by Kristen Fortenberry
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

5th Floor - Room 501
John C. Hitt Library
Orlando FL 32816 US