Answer Me This

Answer Me This is a forum for addressing questions about working at Seattle University and campus life. The Commons invites faculty and staff to suggest possible topics for questions or specific questions for consideration by e-mailing

Academic Advising at SU 

Q:  How do the professional undergraduate academic advisors from the different school and colleges collaborate across campus to best serve the needs of students?

A:  Seattle University's Academic Advising Council (AAC) is formed of professional undergraduate academic advisors across six schools, colleges and programs. The AAC acts as the voice of undergraduate professional academic advising at SU and provides guidance for the development of advising resources. Together the Council works to establish academic advising best practices across campus and supports members in addressing advising challenges. The ultimate goal of the AAC is to establish excellence in academic advising at SU.

The AAC meets monthly as a group but is also comprised of three committees that work on various projects throughout the year. The focus of the committees rotates each year based on the current campus climate. The 2012-2013 committees are focused on campus outreach, professional development for advisors and building additional support mechanisms for students on academic probation.

At each monthly meeting, the AAC welcomes an on-campus guest. Faculty and staff interested in collaborating with the AAC are welcome to contact the 2012-2013 AAC Co-Chairs, Tonja Brown, (, and Suzanne Jayne-Jensen (