The purpose of the Academic Advisory Council is to provide a channel for collaboration, feedback and guidance between academic units and the Center for Teaching and Learning. This includes guidance to Instructional Technology (related to technologies) and to Faculty/Student Success (related to pedagogy and best practices) that could be recommended for campus-wide adoption in both the online and classroom learning environments. Specifically, the AAC will provide such feedback and guidance as it relates to:
- Applicability to the instructional needs of UAB faculty and students
- Breadth of potential use and adoption by faculty
- Effectiveness (demonstrated through pilot projects, faculty experience, etc.)
- Ongoing support availability both at the school and University levels
- Funding Priority
Membership: The Council will include one faculty representative from each academic unit (college/school) and a representative from the UAB Faculty Senate. Other approved representatives, including a representative from Instructional Technology and Faculty/Student Success, may attend meetings, but are not considered voting members of the Council. The Council will be co-chaired by the Vice President of Information Technology and the Vice Provost for Faculty and Student Success. The Council may also engage representatives from the larger community as needed for more specific or detailed review.
Process: The Council will meet at least quarterly. As appropriate, representatives of the Center for Teaching and Learning and the AAC will work together to review certain technologies and programs that may enhance the campus-wide teaching and learning environment. The AAC will review such recommendations or information and assist the CTL in determining the value and priority of adopting the technology or program for the overall learning environment.