In addition to serving students, we have opportunities for currently enrolled students to get involved in the work of the Academic Advising Center. Here are three ways that current students can get involved:

Opportunities for Student Involvement

The Academic Advising Center Student Advisory Board helps to inform decision making at the AAC and contributes to how the AAC works toward student success. Board members provide insight from a student perspective, discuss matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and share student experiences with academic advising at the University.

The selection process for 2022-23 is open and we are accepting applications until August 26th

For Fall, the advisory board will meet on Fridays from 2pm – 3 pm in-person at 230 PC on the following days: September: 2, 9, 23 October: 2, 9 December: 2, 9. 

The Board is Co-Chaired by AAC Senior Academic Advisors – Crystal Lewis and Matt Rhodes.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Rhodes (

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events or programs. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Matt Rhodes at

Spring 2022 Board Members

Ty Ahmed
Khalled Ismail
Lauren Juhl
Sydney Landin
Phoebe Moore
Ian Smith
Ameen Taha

Student Advisory Board Newsletter: The Advisees.
his newsletter from the Academic Advising Center (AAC) Student Advisory Board introduces some of the AAC advisors, gives relevant tips for college students, and relays important information and opportunities for students on campus and at the Advising Center.

The College Transition program employs 22 Workshop Leaders who work with first-year students enrolled in the College Transition program during the fall semesters.Enrollment in the College Transition consists of the following classes which students enroll in as a first-year opportunity at Orientation:

CSI:1100 The College Transition Seminar
CSI:1150 The College Transition Workshop
Shared lecture course (listed below)

The Workshop Leaders’ duties are part of The College Transition Workshop. During workshops students use study skills learned in College Transition Seminar and apply them to their shared academic course with help from the Workshop Leader. Workshop Leaders facilitate two groups of 10 students each, using Supplemental Instruction techniques to help students function as a study group.

Workshop Leader positions are hired for the following courses:

  • BIOL:1140 Human Biology: Nonmajors
  • CHEM:1070 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I
  • PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology
  • SOC:1010 Introduction to Sociology
  • JMC:1100 Media Uses and Effects
  • JMC:1200 Media History and Culture
  • GEOG:1070 Contemporary Environmental Issues

CT Workshop Leaders will:

  • Meet with two groups of 10 students twice per week during the Fall semester.
  • Help students learn how to master course content in a small group setting.
  • Implement strategies to encourage and foster students’ development as independent learners.
  • Work with students in a small group setting to develop the essential skills (i.e. time management, organizational skills) for academic success.
  • Model and encourage collaborative study strategies.
  • Contribute to a friendly and productive learning environment.
  • Attend all required training sessions and scheduled meetings.
  • Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, do homework and read all assigned materials including text(s) and supplemental readings.


  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa in Fall semester.
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Completed and earned a grade of an “A” in the course(s) from the University of Iowa.
  • Completion of at least 30 college credit hours by the beginning of the Fall semester.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to relate to and work with students with various learning styles and needs.
  • Flexibility in scheduling two group meeting times for two different groups each week in addition to supervision meetings.
  • Available to attend two mandatory training dates in April and August.


  • $1,650 stipend for 10 hours/week for 15 weeks.
  • Ten (10) hours a week = three (3) hours attending lecture; four (4) hours leading CT Workshop Group Meetings; three (3) hours prep time and meetings.

Other information:

  • Students cannot work both as Supplemental Instruction leader and a College Transition Workshop leader in the same semester.
  • Students cannot work both as an RA and a College Transition Workshop leader in the same semester.
  • The College Transition Workshop Leader position is eligible for Honors Experiential Learning.

How to Apply:

  • The application and interview process takes place in March each year.
  • Eligible students receive an email when the process begins.
  • For questions, please contact Kate Karacay, 319-353-5700 or

If you are a student with a work-study award and would like to learn more about a student receptionist position at the Academic Advising Center, please contact Megg Fisher. Job information will be posted on Handshake when we are accepting applications.