Lia Cravedi, senior lecturer in the Department of Education in the College of Education and Social Services, has won the Outstanding Faculty Advising Award for the 2018/19 academic year.
The Outstanding Faculty Advising Award, jointly sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Student Government Association, recognizes a faculty member who exemplifies excellence in undergraduate academic advising. Recipients receive an achievement placard and their choice of a $2,500 cash award or $2,500 in professional development funds. Recipients are listed in a display in the Waterman Building in recognition of their outstanding contributions as academic faculty advisors.
“Lia Cravedi epitomizes just the kind of outstanding faculty advising this award is meant to honor,” said Patty Prelock, interim provost and senior vice president of the University of Vermont. “She has long had a reputation for offering excellent, individualized advice to her advisees and providing them with strong support when they need it. She couldn’t be more deserving of this recognition.”
Cravedi received multiple nominations from students, faculty, staff and administrators, who praised her for her dedication to students, her holistic approach, and her “advising acumen.” They noted how Cravedi sees her advisees not just as students, but as people with unique needs, goals and aspirations. All agreed that she helps students succeed both academically and in life.
Cravedi will be formally acknowledged as the recipient of this honor at the Faculty Awards Ceremony in November.