The award for Advisor of the Year was established in 2000 to recognize an outstanding faculty advisor with nominations by graduating seniors and alumni. Those nominations are then considered by the Faculty Senate Advising Committee, which makes the final selection.
A motion from the Advising Committee to accept the clarification and update selection of award for UWRF Advisor of the Year (Motion 98-99/39) as proposed by the Advising committee.
- Purpose and Eligibility
The purpose of the award for UWRF Advisor of the Year is to recognize excellence in the academic advising of undergraduate students. Eligible for the award are full-time, tenure-track faculty and professional staff with a minimum of four years of academic advising at UWRF. An advisor may receive the award only once.
- Nomination Procedure
Eligible nominators include all current students and alumni of UWRF. An on-line nomination form will be made available through the university web site, and advertised electronically to current students and alumni. Seniors, three, and five year alumni will receive solicitations via postcard along with their Distinguished Teacher Award nominating materials.
- Selection Procedure
The Advising Committee will collect the nominations. The committee’s selection will not solely be based on the number of nominations received but will also take into account students’ and alumni comments in order to address disparity in advising loads in different departments.
- Recommendation to the Chancellor
The committee’s annual recommendation to the chancellor will consist of a single academic Advisor’s name.
- Award Presentation
Of the nominations, the only name to be announced will be the advisor selected for the award. The award presentation will be made at the Chancellor’s Award Reception. It is recommended that a monetary prize accompany the award.
- Improvement of Academic Advising
The Advising Committee will evaluate the nominations to gain insight on what students and alumni consider to be criteria for outstanding academic advising. These insights will inform development of faculty and student outcomes of advising, tools for their assessment, and plans for their achievement.