The Academic Affairs commission represents student academic interests to the faculty, administration and the UW system. The Academic Affairs commission works closely with administrators to ensure that student interests and needs are being heard during the decision making process. The commission has a strong hand in guiding the Blugold Commitment Differential Tuition process, which allocates millions of student dollars to reduce class sizes, increase access to bottleneck courses, and provide high impact practices that would otherwise be too expensive. The Academic Affairs director sits on the Funding Analysis Committee that approves the Blugold Commitment budget.
Other issues that are frequently brought up in the Academic Affairs Commission are midterm grade reports, liberal education reform, teacher evaluation, and many others.