The Academic Affairs Commission is responsible for representing student academic interests relating to academic policies to the faculty, administration and the whole UW system. The Academic Affairs Commission works closely with administrators to ensure that student interests and needs are being heard during all decision making processes. The Commission has a strong hand in guiding the Blugold Commitment process which allocates millions of student dollars to reduce class sizes, increase access to bottleneck classes, and provide high impact practices. Its director sits on the Funding Analysis Committee which writes the Blugold Commitment budget.
Other issues that are frequently brought up in the Academic Affairs Commission are midterm grade reports, library access, general education reform, and many others.