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Region 8 Awards & Scholarships

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NACADA Region 8 Award & Scholarship Information

Each award and scholarship have specific criteria and application processes. The awards and scholarships available are:

  • Region 8 Excellence in Advising - New Advisor Award: This category is to recognize new faculty or professional advisors (three or fewer years) who, early in their careers, have demonstrated qualities associated with excellence in academic advising.The potential for two award winners exists at this level.
  • NACADA Region 8 Leadership Program:  This competitive program will identify members of Region 8 and pair them with experienced mentors from the region in an effort to develop leadership skills in members from underrepresented populations who wish to enhance their involvement in NACADA. Underrepresented populations include but are not limited to ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disabilities, sexual orientation, institutional type, institutional size and employment position.

We are pleased to offer these scholarships to our Region 8 Members.  Detailed information on the Region 8 Conference is available at http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Regional_Divisions/region8/index.htm .  The criteria and applications for these awards and grants are below. 

ONLINE SUBMISSION PORTAL

Instructions for On-Line Submission:

  1. Enter a password - this can be simple and you can use the same one for other submissions
  2. Select your Region.
  3. Then select the award for which you are applying from the 'Awards/Scholarship Category' drop down box.
  4. Be sure to write down your Award/Scholarship/Grant Nomination Number and your password, so if you have to stop and come back to the nomination form, you can do so easily! It will also be in your confirmation e-mail.
  5. Enter the information as it is requested. NOTE: The NOTIFICATION section is for you to list those people who you would want to know if you are selected for this award/scholarship. We would suggest your president/provost, your supervisors, your public relations department.
  6. You will need to upload some documents. They must be in pdf form. As these are different for each award, please see the Region Awards page for more information before you begin the submission process. you can leave and come back as long as you have not hit the SUBMIT button.

Please read the instructions on this page. All uploads will need to be in pdf so have your pdf files ready before you begin.

Region 8 Scholarships

Region 8 Scholarship to Region 8 Conference 

Region 8 Scholarship to the Regional Conference. Region 8 is proud to host a regional conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada! There has never been a better time to apply for a regional scholarship. Scholarship recipients will receive up to $500.00 for use toward any conference expense.

Eligibility:
Any conference attendee from Region 8.  Steering committee members are not eligible.

Criteria:
Nominations will be evaluated on the alignment of their goals for attendance and participation in NACADA with both Region 8 and NACADA goals.  The scholarship committee will evaluate the alignment through the completion of a two-part application.  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an understanding of NACADA’s vision, mission, and strategic goals by providing evidence of how they plan to participate in the organization and how they promote or represent diversity.

Submission Procedure:

Applications for Region 8 Scholarships are through the NACADA online submission portal. In addition to answering general questions, applicants will be required to respond to the following four questions, in addition to other demographic information. Each question will be limited to 500 words or less.

1)     NACADA values diversity. One of NACADA’s Strategic Goals is to, “Create an inclusive environment within the Association that promotes diversity.”  Please address how you either create an inclusive environment or promote diversity within your role.

2)     How will attending this conference help you in your current position?

3)     How will attending this conference help you in reaching your future goals in advising?

4)     How do you see your current role in NACADA and how do you see your role changing in the next 3-5 years?

 



Region 8 Excellence in Advising Awards

Region 8 Excellence in Advising - New Advisor Award:
Eligibility:
Any new faculty or professional advisor (3 or fewer years) who, early in their career, have demonstrated qualities associated with excellence in academic advising.

Criteria:
Nominations will be evaluated 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

Submission Procedures:

  1. Nomination letter - In this letter, the nominator should summarize the nominee's qualifications and why the individual is being nominated for the award. It is not necessary to address all of the criteria listed, but rather this document should provide the evidence and specific examples that demonstrate the nominee's outstanding performance. Nominators should solicit input from others as they craft their nomination letters and are most welcome to include quotes or comments from colleagues and students. Nomination letter SHOULD NOT exceed three pages.
  2. Letters of Support - You may 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.
  3. Personal Philosophy Statement - 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.

Region 8 Excellence in Advising - Professional Academic Advisor Award:
Eligibility:
Experienced professional advisors who have a demonstrated record of excellence in academic advising
.

Criteria:
Nominations will be evaluated 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

Submission Procedures:

  1. Nomination letter - In this letter, the nominator should summarize the nominee's qualifications and why the individual is being nominated for the award. It is not necessary to address all of the criteria listed, but rather this document should provide the evidence and specific examples that demonstrate the nominee's outstanding performance. Nominators should solicit input from others as they craft their nomination letters and are most welcome to include quotes or comments from colleagues and students. Nomination letter SHOULD NOT exceed three pages.
  2. Letters of Support - You may 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.
  3. Personal Philosophy Statement - 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.

Region 8 Excellence in Advising - Faculty Academic Advisor Award:
Eligibility:
Experienced faculty advisors who have a demonstrated record of excellence in academic advising
.

Criteria:
Nominations will be evaluated 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

Submission Procedures:

  1. Nomination letter - In this letter, the nominator should summarize the nominee's qualifications and why the individual is being nominated for the award. It is not necessary to address all of the criteria listed, but rather this document should provide the evidence and specific examples that demonstrate the nominee's outstanding performance. Nominators should solicit input from others as they craft their nomination letters and are most welcome to include quotes or comments from colleagues and students. Nomination letter SHOULD NOT exceed three pages.
  2. Letters of Support - You may 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.
  3. Personal Philosophy Statement - 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.



Region 8 Excellence in Advising - Advising Administrator Award:
Eligibility:
Individuals who have exhibited excellence in their primary role as an administrator or director of an academic advising program.


Criteria:
Nominations will be evaluated 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

Submission Procedures:

  1. Nomination letter - In this letter, the nominator should summarize the nominee's qualifications and why the individual is being nominated for the award. It is not necessary to address all of the criteria listed, but rather this document should provide the evidence and specific examples that demonstrate the nominee's outstanding performance. Nominators should solicit input from others as they craft their nomination letters and are most welcome to include quotes or comments from colleagues and students. Nomination letter SHOULD NOT exceed three pages.
  2. Letters of Support - You may 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.
  3. Personal Philosophy Statement - 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.

Region 8 Excellence in Advising - Institutional Administrator Award:
Eligibility:
Individuals at the upper level of institutional administration (Presidents, Provosts, Vice Provosts, etc.) who have a demonstrated commitment to advising and advisors on their campuses.

Criteria:
Nominations will be evaluated 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

Submission Procedures:

  1. Nomination letter - In this letter, the nominator should summarize the nominee's qualifications and why the individual is being nominated for the award. It is not necessary to address all of the criteria listed, but rather this document should provide the evidence and specific examples that demonstrate the nominee's outstanding performance. Nominators should solicit input from others as they craft their nomination letters and are most welcome to include quotes or comments from colleagues and students. Nomination letter SHOULD NOT exceed three pages.
  2. Letters of Support - You may 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.

 

NACADA Region 8 Leadership Program

Leader and Mentor

In order to support the development of diverse leadership to serve NACADA at the regional and national/international level the Region 8 Steering Committee would like to announce the establishment of a regional Leadership Program. This competitive program will identify members of Region 8 and pair them with experienced mentors from the region in an effort to develop leadership skills in members from underrepresented populations who wish to enhance their involvement in NACADA. Underrepresented populations include but are not limited to ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disabilities, sexual orientation, institutional type, size and employment position.

Each year the Region 8 Steering Committee will identify up to two leaders and two mentors to be paired for two years to identify goals for leadership development. Mentors will assist leaders in developing action plans to accomplish these goals. The applicant will receive their regional conference registration fee and NACADA Membership Fee paid for two years (up to $500 total).

Requirements for the Region 8 Leadership Program:

  • Both the Regional Leader and the Regional Mentor must be a member of NACADA at the time of application and maintain that membership throughout the program.

  • The Regional Leader must be interested in becoming involved in leadership positions at the state, regional and/or national/international level.

  • Both the Regional Leader and the Regional Mentor must be willing to commit to a two-year long program and be willing to communicate with each other on a regular basis.

  • The Regional Leader must develop, with Regional Mentor consultation, a written plan for leadership development.

  • Both the Regional Leader and the Regional Mentor must agree to submit a mid-year and annual progress report.

  • Both the Regional Leader and the Regional Mentor must be able to attend the regional conference and participate in activities established for Region 8.

  • The Regional Leader must attend, as a non-voting observer, the Region 8 Steering Committee meetings at all NACADA conferences they attend. Attendance at the Annual NACADA Conference is encouraged but not required.

  • Both the Regional Leader and the Regional Mentor must submit a written report at the end of the program documenting the experience and complete an evaluation of the program.

Criteria:
Nominations will be evaluated on the quality of appropriate goals for attendance and a written personal advising philosophy.

Submission Procedure:

  1. Statement of Goals for Attendance: Please provide a statement (in .pdf format) addressing the goals you hope to achieve by attending and participating in the Region 8 conference. This document should not exceed two double-spaced pages.
  2. Personal Philosophy Statement: Please provide a personal philosophy statement (in .pdf format) detailing your approach to advising and/or advising administration. This document should not exceed two double-spaced pages.

Awards will be made by early December.