REGION EXCELLENCE IN ADVISING AWARDS
 

Excellence in Advising Awards are selected within each region. These awards recognize individuals who demonstrate qualities and practices that make significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. Winners will receive complimentary registration to their region conference.

Submission timeline: July 1 - November 1 each year

Region Awards committees review applications/nominations and winners will be announced in December or early January. The awards are presented at region conferences in the spring.

Categories:

Excellence in Advising – Advisor Primary Role  

Recognizes individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students.

Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor

Recognizes individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students.  

Excellence in Advising – New Advisor

Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for a period of three (3) or fewer years.

Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator

Recognizes individuals who may provide direct academic advising services to students but whose primary responsibility is as an administrator or director of an academic advising program. 

 

Several regions offer additional Excellence in Advising awards as well as scholarships and grants. – Please see below for more information.

 

Criteria: The Selection Committee will evaluate applications/nominations on the evidence of qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor. Such evidence may include, but is not limited to:

  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Professional practices
  • Documented success
  • Documented advisor development

Eligibility: Applicants/Nominees must be members of NACADA (except Excellence in Advising - Advising Administrators applicants) and may apply only in their own region.

  • Individuals may self-nominate.
  • Award recipients' early conference registration fee is covered by the region account and they will be recognized during the conference. Therefore, it is ideal if applicants have the support of their office/department/college in attending the region conference.
  • Applicants must have worked in the advising profession for a minimum of one year.

Submission is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF form:

  • Nomination/Application Letter: This letter should summarize the nominee/applicant’s qualifications and why the individual is being nominated for the award. This document should provide the evidence and specific examples that demonstrate excellent performance. Input from others is encouraged as the nomination letter is composed and may include quotes or comments from colleagues and students. The letter SHOULD NOT exceed three pages, single spaced.
  • Letters of Support: Include up to two additional letters of support. These letters may come from colleagues, employees, supervisors, or students - anyone who might augment the selection committee's understanding of the nominee. Letters SHOULD NOT exceed two pages single spaced.
  • Nominee Resume or Curriculum Vita- Please limit entries to material that pertains directly to academic advising, presenting relevant information from the nominees overall resume/vita. Please include your current job with either a position description or a list of job responsibilities.
  • Personal Philosophy Statement (optional but encouraged)  Please provide a personal philosophy statement regarding their (nominees) approach to advising and/or advising administration. This document SHOULD NOT exceed two pages single spaced

All documents will be submitted in pdf format, including letters.

REGION 1 SCHOLARSHIPS
 

Scholarships to the NACADA Administrators' Institute, Advising Seminar, and Assessment Institute
These scholarships cover the Institute/Seminar Fee.

  1. Academic Advising Administrators’ Institute  
  2. Advising Seminar  
  3. Assessment Institute  

 Criteria and applications for these awards and scholarships:

  • You must be a current member of NACADA
  • You must have held your current job position for at least one year
  • You must have attended at least one regional or annual NACADA conference
  • You must be willing to write a short article summarizing your experience at the Institute or Seminar for the regional newsletter

Submission Procedures: Nominations must include 4 PDF uploads:

  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  3. Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Region 1 Conference. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 1?
  4. Please attach a letter of recommendation from your direct supervisor, which must include a statement of financial support for your travel/hotel expenses if you are awarded a scholarship by NACADA Region 1 (unless you are paying yourself – then please have your supervisor indicate this on the application).  

Scholarships to the Region 1 Conference
These scholarships cover the conference fee.                                          

Region 1 Conference Presenter Scholarship for those attending and presenting at the Region 1 Conference. 

  • You must have submitted a proposal to present at the Region 1 conference. (You will apply before you might know if your presentation is accepted and we choose from only those who are accepted)

Region 1 Conference New Advisor Scholarship for new advisors attending the Region 1 Conference.

  • You must be a current member of NACADA
  • You must be new to the Advising field (3 years or less)

Region 1 Conference Graduate Student Scholarships for graduate students attending the Region 1 Conference.

  • You must be a current student member of NACADA
  • At 2017 Region 1 conference you will be asked to assist the conference planning committee during the conference- such as work registration, assist with distributing/collecting evaluations, work at the hospitality table…

Region 1 Conference Advising Administrator Scholarships for administrators who actively support academic advising on their campus and who will attend the Region Conference.  This scholarship will pay the NACADA Membership Fee and Regional Conference Registration Fee.  

Submission Procedures: Nominations must include 4 PDF uploads:

  • Resume/Vita
  • Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  • Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Region 1 Conference. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 1?
  • Letter of recommendation: From direct supervisor, which must include a statement of financial support for your travel/hotel expenses if you are awarded a scholarship by NACADA Region 1 (unless you are paying yourself – then please have your supervisor indicate this in the letter).