The Outstanding Advising Awards annually recognize individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration. All recipients will be honored at the Awards Ceremony held during the Annual Conference. Winners receive a complimentary basic registration for the Annual Conference, a recognition plaque, and a one-year membership in NACADA. Certificates of Merit may be awarded to other nominees that deserve recognition, but did not score as high as the winners in the category.
If winners cannot attend the Annual Conference Awards Ceremony (not mandatory), their plaque will be mailed to them. Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit recipients receive a framed certificate that is mailed. Only award winners cross the podium and receive a plaque at the Awards Ceremony. Certificate of Merit recipients are invited to the Ceremony and are asked to stand at their tables for applause before the winners approach the podium.
NOMINATIONS CLOSE MARCH 10, 2021, MIDNIGHT CST
Submit a Nomination
This award recognizes effective advising qualities and practices that distinguish the recipient as an outstanding academic advisor or faculty advisor, including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:
Strong interpersonal skills
Mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures
Availability to advisees, faculty or staff
Ability to engage in, promote and support developmental advising
Frequency of contact with advisees
Evidence of advising in an academic advising program that supports NACADA’s Core Values
Appropriate referral activity
Evidence that the advising program reflects the standards of good practice in the CAS Standards and Guidelines for Academic Advising:
Use and dissemination of appropriate info sources
Participation in and support of advisor development programs
Evidence of student success rate, by advisor or department
Perception by colleagues of nominee’s advising skills
Caring, helpful attitude towards advisees, faculty and staff
Institutional recognition of nominee for outstanding advising
Meeting advisees in informal settings
Participation in and support of intrusive advising to build strong relationships with advisees
Monitoring of student progress toward academic and career goals
There are four categories within the outstanding academic advising awards. Please see each link for the specific guidelines:
Please be sure to review the Submission Instructions page before beginning your nomination.