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Academic Advising Award

This award recognizes and encourages quality advising of LAS undergraduates. The LAS Council, the student service organization of the College, reviews nominations and provides their recommendation to the Dean of the College. The final recipient recommendation will be approved by the Dean of the College. The LAS Council surveys students about their academic advisors. The Council then contacts Departments with highly rated advisors and asks that they send in a nomination package. The Department may, at its own discretion, nominate an advisor for this award as well. One award may be given each year. Departments are encouraged to submit one nomination.


Recipient receives a $2000 award and a commemorative plaque at the LAS Recognition of Teaching Excellence.


The eligibility requirements for this award and the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising are one and the same. Recipient must be employed in LAS at time of reception. Further, a faculty member or academic professional who receives a LAS College Award will not be eligible for a second College award during the next ten-year period, although such a person may be nominated again through this process for the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising during that ten-year period, if she/he remains eligible for that award. Graduate Assistant advisors are not eligible for this award.


1. Sustained excellence in undergraduate advising.
2. Major impact on undergraduate students and their intellectual development through sustained academic advising relationships.


The nomination criteria and procedures for this award and the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising are one and the same. The criteria and procedures are included in the Provost's Guidelines on Awards for Excellence in Instruction, Advising, and Research. In addition to the campus procedures, all materials must be typed in 12 point, Times New Roman font, single-spaced.

A pdf of the nomination packet should be emailed to: If needed, a paper copy can be sent by the deadline to: LAS AWARDS COMMITTEE, c/o Amy Elli, 2090 Lincoln Hall MC-448. The LAS Council will forward their selection for the LAS Award to the Dean. The Awards Committee will rank all college advising award nominations for the Dean to approve forwarding for the campus award Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

Deadlines for submission to the department and to the college correspond to those for the campus awards:

Award Nomination Deadlines
Date Deadlines
Mid-November, 2018 Recommended deadline for nominations to departmental selection committee.
January 3, 2019 Deadline for nominations from departments to the College.
February 1, 2019 Deadline for College nominations to the Campus.

Updated August 2018