Published: Feb. 19, 2019

On Tuesday, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Mary Kraus announced that the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Advising Committee has produced a draft report outlining recommended improvements to CU Boulder’s campuswide advising structure.

Seeking Student Feedback

CUSG President Olivia Wittenberg will host a student event to gather feedback and respond to questions.

When: Feb. 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: UMC 384

Details: Refreshments will be provided.

Additional: On March 1, students are invited to join faculty and staff for an open forum from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Center for Community (C4C) S350.

“The report contains a host of recommendations representing opportunities to establish advisors as a first-point-of-contact and source of holistic student support, and we believe the recommendations, once implemented, will contribute significantly to increased student retention and graduation rates.

“We invite feedback from all campus constituencies as we endeavor to enhance and streamline the delivery of advising services to CU Boulder students,” Kraus said.

The draft executive summary of the report is available for campus review until March 7 on the FoE Advising Committee website. In addition, the committee will host two events for faculty and staff to gather feedback and respond to questions.

  • Advisors and advising-related staff are welcome to attend a forum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 in UMC 386.
  • On March 1, all campus constituents are invited to attend an open forum from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Center for Community (C4C), room S350. 

All are encouraged to review the report and provide feedback to the committee. The report’s findings will ultimately be integrated into Academic Futures and Financial Futures final recommendations to campus.

The FoE Advising Committee is co-chaired by Shelly Bacon, assistant vice provost for advising and academic services, and Mary Steiner, associate dean for students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

The committee was convened as part of the FoE initiative, a collaborative effort to remove institutional barriers to student progress and improve outcomes in the first-year undergraduate experience.