Office of Advising and Retention
Excellence in Academic Advising Award at LSSU
Academic Year 2014-2015 Nomination
Purpose: The purpose of this award is to encourage and reward excellence in academic advising by faculty at Lake Superior State University.
Nomination Period: Nominations will be accepted for three weeks. Nomination period for 2015 is Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 20, 2015.
Nominators: Current students and alumni can nominate faculty online during the nomination period.
Eligibility: Any faculty member serving as an academic advisor is eligible for nomination. Previous recipients are ineligible for a period of five years. Self nominations will not be accepted.
Ineligible Faculty: Gary Johnson, 2010; Ashley Moerke, 2011; Herb Henderson, 2012; Mark Terwilliger, 2013; and Joseph Susi, 2014
Selection Procedure: The Retention Committee will evaluate nominations on the evidence of qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor. Such evidence may include:
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, faculty and staff
- Availability to advisees, faculty or staff
- Frequency of contact with advisees
- Participation in and support of intrusive advising to build strong relationships with advisees
- Monitoring of student progress toward academic and career goals
- Mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures
- Availability for reference/recommendation letters
Instructions: Nominations must be submitted electronically using the online nomination form. Deadline for submission is Friday, February 20.
An academic advisor's responsibility is to serve as a personal resource outside of the classroom for individual students as they pursue the goal of succeeding in college. The best advising is therefore an active rather than a passive activity. A good advisor--especially during times of crisis and at turning points--can be the difference between student failure and student success, both in college and more generally.
The goals of academic advising are to help students:
- identify and clarify their academic, career, and life goals;
- assess the role that higher education can play in achieving these goals;
- develop educational plans consistent with these goals and with their interests and abilities;
- select appropriate courses and other educational experiences;
- evaluate their progress toward earning a degree and reaching their goals;
- adapt to the demands of college life and become active members of the university community;
- identify and utilize university and community support services;
- interpret institutional rules, policies, and procedures; and
- develop the skills necessary for independent decision-making.
Nominations must be submitted no later than Friday, February 20 to be considered for this year’s Excellence in Academic Advising Award. It is estimated to take 15-20 minutes to complete a nomination and text can not be saved for a later date/time, please plan accordingly.
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