UPAC, the UA's campus-wide advising organization, serves all UA advisors and student services professionals. UPAC provides professional development opportunities and updates on the latest information about policy and services on campus. All advisors are encouraged to attend UPAC's monthly meetings and to join the UPAC listserv.
UPAC serves the UA advising community by upholding it's four-pronged mission statement.
THE PURPOSE OF THE UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL ADVISING COUNCIL (UPAC) IS FOURFOLD:
- To provide professional support and development through a campus-wide network of academic advisors: for discussion of issues and concerns common to all advisors, and for continuing education on advising-related topics.
- To exchange information on various College advising services so that effective referrals can be made and accurate information can be given to students.
- To serve as a consulting group to the University administration on advising issues and to promote improvement of the academic advising system on campus in accordance with The University of Arizona Academic Advising Task Force, 2001.
- To strengthen the network of academic advisors among Arizona colleges and universities in order to increase the visibility and voice of professional advisors in higher education statewide.
UPAC traditionally meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from 8:30am-10:00am, and are currently on Zoom.
FALL 2022 (online)
SPRING 2023 (TBD)
UPAC maintains an email listserv, which is the organization's official venue for disseminating information about upcoming workshops and events, and also updates to policy and procedures. All advisors are encouraged to subscribe to the UPAC listserv to receive the most up to date advising information.
Subscribe to the UPAC listserv by contacting the Advising Resource Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) or a UPAC co-chair. Please write "UPAC listserv" in the subject line and request to be added to the listserv in the body of your message.
Do you have a question about UPAC? Would you like to get on the agenda for an upcoming UPAC meeting? Contact any of the UPAC co-chairs.
UPAC is led by a team of elected co-chairs. These individuals can answer any questions that you have about the organization.
The A Center
Brianna Scott MacNeil
The A Center
Current and archived meeting notes are available.
UPAC meeting notes have been archived, starting with the Spring 2007 semester. Please contact a UPAC co-chair if you see any errors in the notes.