AAC is the academic student board at UCR and we represent UCR students in academic matters and in UCR governance. We function as an intermediary between students and UCR, and our board members are part of different boards and committees within governance, such as the Board of Studies (BoS), Program Committee (PC), and UCR Council. Within these bodies, the AAC is involved in discussing educational policy, safeguarding the quality of education, and monitoring UCR’s plans and policies by advocating for students’ views and needs in plans and changes in policies.
The AAC also works on the side of students. We inform them about courses, exchange programs, and any policy changes implemented by governance, and we organize Future Week(s) to help students plan their life after UCR. All this information can be found on our website, in our newsletter, and on our Facebook page. Furthermore, we provide UCR Faculty with students’ feedback and questions about courses, tracks, and the academic environment at UCR.
If necessary, the AAC can mediate between students and Faculty in case of academic disagreements, which are often resolved through meetings with the student(s) and instructor(s) involved. Because the UCR community is small, and Faculty and students know each other well, this mediating quality of the AAC contributes to a unique, personal atmosphere at UCR.