Academic Advising-Primary Role — Individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students
Faculty Academic Advising — Individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students
- Any individual serving as an academic
advisor or faculty academic advisor
and employed by a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution
may be nominated. NACADA membership is not required.
- Current members of the Board of Directors and Council are not eligible for consideration for these advising awards.
After the member's term of office is over, s/he may then be
eligible for consideration.
- Previous Outstanding Advising Award winners are not eligible. Previous Certificates of Merit recipients are eligible only if a minimum of 5 years has elapsed since the certificate
was awarded and the nomination contains substantial new information.
Outstanding New Advisor Award winners or Certificate of Merit
recipients may be considered for Outstanding Advising Awards
or Certificates of Merit if a minimum of five years has passed
since receiving the original award.
Only one nominee per category from each institution
will be considered.
The Selection Committee will evaluate nominations on the evidence
of qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an
outstanding academic advisor or faculty advisor.
Such evidence may include:
- Availability to advisees, faculty, or staff
- Frequency of contact with advisees
- Appropriate referral activity
- Use and dissemination of appropriate
- Evidence of student success rate,
by advisor or department
- Caring, helpful attitude toward advisees,
faculty, and staff
- Meeting advisees in informal settings
- Participation in and support of intrusive
advising to build strong relationships with advisees
- Monitoring of student progress toward
academic and career goals
- Mastery of institutional regulations,
policies, and procedures
- Ability to engage in, promote, and
support developmental advising
- Evidence of working in an academic
advising program that supports NACADA's Core Values
- Evidence of working in an advising program
that reflects the standards of good practice in the CAS Standards and Guidelines for Academic Advising
- Participation in and support of advisor
- Perception by colleagues of nominee's
- Institutional recognition of nominee
for outstanding advising
Nominations must contain adequate factual or narrative material
that describes the extent to which an individual meets the awards
criteria. Include the following items and use objective data to
support the nomination.
- A completed Online Nomination Form.
- A summary of the nominee's
qualifications. In this key piece, the nominator
should summarize the extent to which the nominee meets the award
criteria, citing letters of support, data, or other materials
illustrative of exemplary performance as an academic advisor or faculty advisor.
- Nominee resume or vita. Please limit
entries to material that pertains directly to academic advising,
presenting relevant information from the nominee's overall resume/vita. Please include a current job position description or list of job responsibilities.
- A personal statement on advising
by the nominee
- Appendices which support
the summary (item 2), such as:
- representative materials developed
by the nominee.
- letters of support from advisees,
colleagues, and administrators.
- other pertinent information from
Appendices should be limited to not more than 40 pages. The online system will allow you to submit more than one attachment for the appendices but the total number of pages if printed should be no more than 40.
*Nominations must include only original documentation prepared specifically for the NACADA Awards Program. Materials intended for other award programs will not be considered.
Online submissions for the 2014 Outstanding Advising Awards are due Monday, March 10th.