ACD Service Award

Submit your nominations at the Nomination Portal 


The ACD Service Award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service, leadership, and commitment to a specific community, cluster, or the Division. The maximum number of awards given is equal to the number of clusters in the Division. The Division service awards nomination and selection committee will consist of one representative from each cluster. Service award nominations and recipients can come from across the Division, regardless of the cluster they are administratively grouped into. Each recipient of this award will be presented with a recognition plaque during the NACADA annual conference in the fall.

Any questions for the ACD Service Award can be directed to Dawn Krause, ACD Executive Office Liaison or 785-532-0632.


Eligibility

Each nominee must have been a member of the Community or steering committee for at least one full year prior to the date of the nomination submission. Previous winners and current award nomination and selection committee members are not eligible for nomination.

Criteria

The criteria for the selection of an ACD Service Award winner may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Active participation in Community (former commission or interest group), and/or steering committee
  2. Length of Community membership
  3. Length of NACADA membership
  4. Presentations at annual/regional/state conferences on ACD-related topics
  5. ACD-related contributions to the NACADA Journal, Academic Advising Today, and other publications
  6. Contributions to the local campus in support of NACADA goals and objectives
  7. General willingness to work on Community (former commission or interest group), cluster and/or division needs and tasks such as:
    • Recruiting NACADA members to participate in ACD-related projects
    • Recruiting conference speakers to give presentations on ACD-related topics
    • Evaluating conference proposals for the AC Division
  8. Other appropriate examples of contributions and commitment to the specific goals and objectives of a Community (former commission or interest group), or cluster.

Nomination Process

Nominations must contain adequate factual or descriptive material for the selection committee to evaluate the nomination, including:

  1. A completed nomination form (fillable pdf // word document)
  2. A supporting letter from the nominator providing evidence that the candidate has made significant contributions to the goals and objectives of a commission, interest group, cluster, or the CIG Division.
  3. Letters of support from colleagues within the commission, interest group, or cluster (not to exceed three letters)

Nominations, including all support documents, will be submitted electronically to the nomination portalno later than April 1. 

Responsibilities Involving the ACD Service Award

Responsibilities of the Commission & Interest Group Division:

  1. To oversee the CIG Service Awards including coordinating guidelines, criteria, and nomination/selection processes;
  2. To promote the CIG Service Awards generally; and
  3. To review the guidelines, criteria, and nomination/selection processes regularly (every three years) and to recommend appropriate changes and improvements.

Responsibilities of individual Clusters:

  1. To review general criteria established for the CIG Service Awards and to determine, if appropriate, additional criteria specific to the commission (optional). (If additional criteria are determined, the NACADA Executive Office must be notified with sufficient time to include in award promotion.);
  2. To actively solicit nominations for this award;
  3. To create an award selection committee comprised of cluster’s members - one per member unit (commission/interest group). The cluster’s Steering Committee member should coordinate this committee, but does not necessarily need to serve as its chair; and
  4. To follow processes and procedures for selecting a candidate and granting the award as set by the CIGD. This would include notifying the NACADA Executive Office of the Award recipient and working with the NACADA Executive Office to notify appropriate parties including the nominator, the award recipient, and commission members.

Responsibilities of the NACADA Executive Office:

  1. To assist the CIGD and individual clusters in the processes and procedures associated with the CIG Service Award, including dissemination of information about these awards and award recipients; and
  2. To prepare notification and congratulatory letters, as well as award plaques for the award recipients.
- See more at: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Awards/CIG-Service-Awards.aspx#sthash.VfjZgl5S.dpuf

Responsibilities of the Commission & Interest Group Division:

  1. To oversee the CIG Service Awards including coordinating guidelines, criteria, and nomination/selection processes;
  2. To promote the CIG Service Awards generally; and
  3. To review the guidelines, criteria, and nomination/selection processes regularly (every three years) and to recommend appropriate changes and improvements.

Responsibilities of individual Clusters:

  1. To review general criteria established for the CIG Service Awards and to determine, if appropriate, additional criteria specific to the commission (optional). (If additional criteria are determined, the NACADA Executive Office must be notified with sufficient time to include in award promotion.);
  2. To actively solicit nominations for this award;
  3. To create an award selection committee comprised of cluster’s members - one per member unit (commission/interest group). The cluster’s Steering Committee member should coordinate this committee, but does not necessarily need to serve as its chair; and
  4. To follow processes and procedures for selecting a candidate and granting the award as set by the CIGD. This would include notifying the NACADA Executive Office of the Award recipient and working with the NACADA Executive Office to notify appropriate parties including the nominator, the award recipient, and commission members.

Responsibilities of the NACADA Executive Office:

  1. To assist the CIGD and individual clusters in the processes and procedures associated with the CIG Service Award, including dissemination of information about these awards and award recipients; and
  2. To prepare notification and congratulatory letters, as well as award plaques for the award recipients.
- See more at: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Awards/CIG-Service-Awards.aspx#sthash.VfjZgl5S.dpuf
Responsibilities of the Advising Communities Division:
  1. To oversee the ACD Service Awards including coordinating guidelines, criteria, and nomination/selection processes;
  2. To promote the ACD Service Awards generally; and
  3. To review the guidelines, criteria, and nomination/selection processes regularly (every three years) and to recommend appropriate changes and improvements.

Responsibilities of individual Clusters:

  1. To review general criteria established for the ACD Service Awards and to determine, if appropriate, additional criteria specific to the Community (optional). (If additional criteria are determined, the NACADA Executive Office must be notified with sufficient time to include in award promotion.);
  2. To actively solicit nominations for this award;
  3. To create an award selection committee comprised of cluster’s members - one per member unit (former commission/interest groups). The cluster’s Steering Committee member should coordinate this committee, but does not necessarily need to serve as its chair; and
  4. To follow processes and procedures for selecting a candidate and granting the award as set by the ACD. This would include notifying the NACADA Executive Office of the Award recipient and working with the NACADA Executive Office to notify appropriate parties including the nominator, the award recipient, and commission members.

Responsibilities of the NACADA Executive Office:

  1. To assist the ACD and individual clusters in the processes and procedures associated with the ACD Service Award, including dissemination of information about these awards and award recipients; and
  2. To prepare notification and congratulatory letters, as well as award plaques for the award recipients.

Timeline and Deadlines for the ACD Service Award

  • November 15: Request funds for ACD Service Award as appropriate. Include fund request in post-conference report submitted.
  • December: Complete terms of award's criteria are submitted to NACADA Executive Office (these include specific individual criteria that a commission may add).
  • January 31: Members of Award Selection Committee are selected from each cluster's membership and names are forwarded to the NACADA Executive Office.
  • January/March: Promotion and advertisement of ACD Service Award - request for nominations
  • April 1: Deadline for nominations due to the NACADA Executive Office for awards to be given at the upcoming annual conference (Nominations made after this 'date' can be considered for the next cycle.)
  • May 1: Final award decisions forwarded to NACADA Executive Office from award selection committees.
  • May 31: Notification and public announcements of Award recipients
  • October: Presentation of ACD Service Award at the NACADA Annual Conference Award Ceremony.

How to Submit a Nomination

Please review the Submission Instructions before beginning a nomination. 

Current & Past Recipients