Each recipient will be presented with an achievement placard and awarded their choice of a $2,500 cash award (taxable) or $2,500 in professional development funds. Recipients will be listed in a display in the Waterman Building in recognition of their outstanding contributions as academic faculty advisors to undergraduate students.
The evidence must demonstrate the candidate’s performance is excellent in all or most or the following areas.
- Helps students to understand academic requirements, policies and practices
- Helps students clarify their goals and direction
- Helps students make informed decisions
- Helps students plan for life after graduation
- Makes students aware of opportunities for academic and personal growth and development
- Helps students create and make use of formal and informal networks throughout the University
- Helps students realize their maximum educational potential
- Connects students with on-campus resources and support services as appropriate
- Displays responsiveness, availability, concern, respect and depth of knowledge
- Strives for continuous improvement as an advisor
Any full-time UVM faculty member engaged in undergraduate advising is eligible for the award.
Any student, faculty or staff member at the University of Vermont may nominate an advisor. The primary nomination must be endorsed by at least two other individuals (students, staff, faculty, alumni) at least one of which must be a current student. In addition the nomination must include an endorsement from the faculty member’s department chair or other direct supervisor.
Nominations are submitted via this online form. The form asks nominators to describe how their nominee has achieved excellence with regard to the ideals stated above and in any other ways they think are relevant.
UVM faculty nominated for the The Outstanding Faculty Advising Award will be asked for a personal statement on their philosophy, approach to and methods for academic advising.
Nominations will be vetted by a special committee to be composed of two members of the Senate Student Affairs Committee, two undergraduate students appointed by the Student Government Association, chaired by the Provost’s Faculty Fellow for Advising and First-Year Experience. The Committee may choose to conduct interviews with the strongest nominees, and will develop a short list of finalists with recommendations to the Provost’s Office for approval. The final decision for the award will rest with the Provost.
- Early October – Award Announcement
- Early October -November 27th- Nominations open
- December 8th - Endorsements due
- January - Selection committee meets
- Early February- The Outstanding Faculty Advising Award announced
Questions about the forms/ technical process? Contact: Isora Lithgow at firstname.lastname@example.org