The Administrative Advisory Council II (AACII) is sponsored by Executive Vice President Israel Ruiz and Provost Martin Arnold Schmidt and is intended to establish a forum for thoughtful, sustained interaction among representatives of administrative areas and administrators from academic departments, research labs and centers, to enhance communication and to foster effective working relationships among all administrators.
AACII is also charged with providing a formal mechanism for administrative areas contemplating change to obtain input; and with identifying administrative processes or systems that place undue stress and workload on administrators across the Institute and recommending steps to alleviate those situations. AACII is composed of members from a cross-section of departments, labs, centers and administrative areas. Representatives from the Executive Vice President's and Provost's offices and the previous AACII Chair serve as ex-officio members. The Chair of AACII will also serve as a member of the Administrative Systems Steering Committee (ASSC).