KU Advising Network

The  KU Advising Network (KUAN) is a communication and professional development body. Membership is open to anyone who advises undergraduate students in any capacity at KU. The network was developed with the idea of serving our students better when we as an advising community work together through strategic information-sharing mechanisms. KUAN is supported by the Undergraduate Advising Executive Committee (UAEC) and the Office of Undergraduate Studies. 

Undergraduate Advising Executive Committee

The overarching mission of the Undergraduate Advising Executive Committee (UAEC) is to facilitate discussions of policy and procedure for advising practices across campus in order to foster a seamless advising experience for students. The UAEC also facilitates communication between advising units aimed at creating a more cohesive undergraduate advising community in an effort to best serve our students. The UAEC is sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The UAEC charter was developed and approved by all UAEC members in early 2015.

Membership is made up of one member from each school or college that offers an undergraduate degree. These members are appointed by their Deans to serve on the UAEC. The Chair of the committee is elected each year by UAEC members. We maintain regular communication with the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies. The UAEC has been recognized and endorsed by the Provost’s Office and the deans of all schools and the College. This support and buy-in is essential to the viability and authority of this body.


KU Core

The KU Core stretches across the undergraduate experience, yielding fundamental skills, building a broad background of knowledge, generating capacities and opportunities for blending and creating ideas, strengthening an appreciation of cultural and global diversity, and cultivating ethical integrity. Each of our six educational goals has one or more distinct learning outcomes. Learn more visit kucore.ku.edu

DEI Strategy

Undergraduate Studies is committed to creating and promoting an inclusive and diverse learning environment, in our offices, through our programming, and throughout our services supporting students. Our leadership team is currently developing a DEI strategy that will guide our efforts across the units. The strategy will be regularly reviewed and adapted to reflect the needs of the community we serve. 

Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses and for the medical center. To learn more visit boldaspirations.ku.edu

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