REGION 7 AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
 

NACADA Region 7 is proud to support student success by providing opportunities for recognition and professional development opportunities for academic advisors and administrators. Applications are due through the online submission portal. Scroll to the bottom for more detailed information about each award/scholarship. 

Nominations will close at 11:59 p.m. central Monday, November 2, 2020. 

  • Excellence in Advising - Primary Role
  • Excellence in Advising - Faculty Advisor
  • Excellence in Advising - New Advisor
  • Excellence in Advising - Advising Administrator
  • Region 7 Student Scholarship

Submission Instructions

ONLINE SUBMISSION PORTAL

  1. Enter a simple password.
  2. Select your Region.
  3. Select the award or scholarship from the drop down box.
  4. RECORD and save your Award/Scholarship Nomination Number and your password.
    *This step is extremely important so that you may leave the portal and return as needed as long as you have this information and have not hit the SUBMIT button.
  5. Upload all documents in pdf form.
  6. Once you are satisfied with your nomination and all documents have been uploaded, click the SUBMIT button.
REGION EXCELLENCE IN ADVISING AWARDS
 

Excellence in Advising Awards are selected within each region. These awards recognize individuals who demonstrate qualities and practices that make significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. Winners will receive complimentary registration to their region conference.

Region Awards committees review applications/nominations and winners will be announced in December or early January. The awards are presented at region conferences in the spring.

Categories:

Excellence in Advising – Advisor Primary Role  

Recognizes individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students.

Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor

Recognizes individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students.  

Excellence in Advising – New Advisor

Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for a period of three (3) or fewer years.

Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator

Recognizes individuals who may provide direct academic advising services to students but whose primary responsibility is as an administrator or director of an academic advising program for a minimum of 3 years in that role.. 

 

Several regions offer additional Excellence in Advising awards as well as scholarships and grants. – Please see below for more information.

 

Criteria: The Selection Committee will evaluate applications/nominations on the evidence of qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor. Such evidence may include, but is not limited to:

  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Professional practices
  • Documented success
  • Documented advisor development

Eligibility: Applicants/Nominees must be members of NACADA (except Excellence in Advising - Advising Administrators applicants) and may apply only in their own region.

  • Individuals may self-nominate.
  • Award recipients' early conference registration fee is covered by the region account and they will be recognized during the conference. Therefore, it is ideal if applicants have the support of their office/department/college in attending the region conference.
  • Applicants must have worked in the advising profession for a minimum of one year.

Submission is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF form:

  • Nomination/Application Letter: This letter should summarize the nominee/applicant’s qualifications and why the individual is being nominated for the award. This document should provide the evidence and specific examples that demonstrate excellent performance. Input from others is encouraged as the nomination letter is composed and may include quotes or comments from colleagues and students. The letter SHOULD NOT exceed three pages, single spaced.
  • Letters of Support: Include up to two additional letters of support. These letters may come from colleagues, employees, supervisors, or students - anyone who might augment the selection committee's understanding of the nominee. Letters SHOULD NOT exceed two pages single spaced.
  • Nominee Resume or Curriculum Vita- Please limit entries to material that pertains directly to academic advising, presenting relevant information from the nominees overall resume/vita. Please include your current job with either a position description or a list of job responsibilities.
  • Personal Philosophy Statement (optional but encouraged)  Please provide a personal philosophy statement regarding their (nominees) approach to advising and/or advising administration. This document SHOULD NOT exceed two pages single spaced

All documents will be submitted in pdf format, including letters.

Region 7 Student Scholarship
 

Description of Award:

The Student Scholarship recognizes selected NACADA members in Region 7 currently enrolled in either a masters or doctoral program whose primary role is direct delivery of academic advising services to students. The purpose of the award is to encourage the relationship between scholarly work in academic advising and professional practice. 

To be eligible, a nominee must: 1) be currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program; 2) have worked as an academic advisor for a minimum of two years with a minimum of half-time appointment; 3) be a current member of NACADA; & 4) work at an institution in Region 7 (Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, or Texas).

Award Requirements (the section is titled Upload Requirements):

  1. Nomination Letter: This letter should be submitted on institutional letter head. This letter should summarize the nominee’s qualifications and why the individual is being nominated for the Student Scholarship. This document should provide the evidence and specific examples that demonstrate excellent performance in academic advising. Input from others is encouraged as the nomination letter is composed and may include quotes or comments from colleagues and students. The letter should include the following: 1) qualifications as an academic advisor; 2) strengths/areas of growth; 3) relationship with students, faculty, and others; and 4) overall impressions of the nominee’s career goals/aspirations in academic advising. The letter SHOULD NOT exceed three pages, single spaced.
  2. Faculty Recommendation Letter: This letter should be submitted on institutional letterhead by the nominee's faculty advisor or a current faculty member that works closely with the nominee on related academic advising coursework for their program. The letter should include the following about the nominee: 1) qualifications as a student; 2) strengths/areas of growth; and 3) academic/scholarly pursuits. The letters SHOULD NOT exceed two pages, single spaced.
  3. Verification of Enrollment: Must provide an official verification of enrollment from the institution the nominee is enrolled in a masters or doctoral program. An unofficial transcript will not be accepted as verification of enrollment.
  4. Nominee Resume or Curriculum Vita: Please limit entries to material that pertains directly to academic advising, presenting relevant information from the nominees overall resume/vita. Please include your current job with either a position description or a list of job responsibilities. This must show the nominee’s minimum of two years’ experience as an academic advisor with a minimum of half-time appointment.
  5. Nominee’s Career Goal Statement: List and describe the goals the nominee hopes to accomplish in their future academic advising career and how they plan to move the academic advising profession forward. The document SHOULD NOT exceed two pages, single spaced.
  6. Academic Advising Philosophy Statement: Provide the nominee’s academic advising philosophy statement regarding their approach to academic advising. This document SHOULD NOT exceed two pages single spaced.