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Outstanding New Advisor Award



An Outstanding New Advisor Award is given to recognize and emphasize excellence in academic advising. Anyone affiliated with the University (i.e. deans, dept heads, faculty, professional or classified employees or students) may nominate a professional advisor to receive this award.


Criteria:


The selection committee will evaluate nominations based on the evidence of effective advising qualities and practices distinguishing the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor. Such evidence may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Strong interpersonal skills
  2. Availability to advisees, faculty or staff
  3. Use and dissemination of appropriate information sources
  4. Advisee or unit evaluations (summary data)
  5. Meeting advisees in informal settings
  6. Monitoring of student progress toward academic/career goals
  7. Mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures
  8. Ability to engage in, promote and support developmental advising
  9. Frequency of contact with advisees
  10. Appropriate referral activity
  11. Evidence of student success rate by advisor or department
  12. Caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, faculty and staff
  13. Participation and support of intrusive advising to build strong relationships with advisees
  14. Participation in and support of advisor development programs
  15. Perception by colleagues of nominee's advising skills

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Selection Committee:


The selection committee is composed of the Assistant Provost (chair), two or three previous Robins Awards winners for advising or previous New Advising Award winners, two members of the ASUSU Executive Council, and possibly other at large committee members. Stephanie Hamblin, Director of University Advising, will serve as a liaison between the nominees and the selection committee. The selection committee considers a nominee as any USU advisor who has three or less years of total advising experience. The winner will receive a plaque and be nominated for a national advising award.