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The Eastern Oregon University Advising Council is a representative self-governing body reestablished in 2013 to better coordinate the delivery of academic advising services in a decentralized environment, improve communication, coordination, and collaboration among various EOU units, and improve the overall student experience in advising.
The improvement of academic advising through the following means:
The Advising Council is co-chaired by two elected representatives serving a one-year term. Chairs serve in a rotation following a one-year term as an elected Vice Chair. Co-Chairs include one representative from the Regional Outreach & Innovation (ROI) department of online advisors supporting online interests and initiatives and one representative from the Student Affairs department of on-campus advisors supporting on-campus interests and initiatives. The primary role of the Co-Chairs include facilitation of meetings and building of the agenda. The Advising Council leadership also includes annually elected Vice Co-Chairs who are responsible for compiling meeting minutes and fulfilling the duties of the Co-Chairs in their absence.
Advising Council membership includes the Dean of the College of Business, the Dean of the College Education, the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science, the Dean of the College of STM & Health Sciences, the Executive Director of Regional Outreach and Innovation, all on-campus professional academic advisors, all online professional academic advisors, and a representative from the following departments – Athletics, Registrar’s Office, Student Success, Multicultural Center, Native American Program, and ROI. Additional representatives with a vested interest may be designated as appropriate to ensure representation across the campus
The Advising Council meets regularly to discuss broad range issues affecting academic advising, exchange information, share best practices and solve problems. Meetings are scheduled on the first Monday of each month. Requests for agenda items can be sent to either of the Co-Chairs.
2020-2021 Advising Council Leadership
Wendy SoreyCo-Chair, Online Advisor
Meghan CounsellCo-Chair, Academic Advisor
Kelli OlsonVice Co-Chair, Online Advisor
Cassie JeffriesVice Co-Chair, Academic Advisor
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