UO opens annual excellence in advising awards nominations

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A search is on for the best advisers the University of Oregon has to offer.

The Division of Undergraduate Studies and the All-Campus Advising Association are inviting nominations for the annual UO Excellence in Advising Awards.  One faculty advisor and one professional advisor will each receive a $2,000 award and both will be recognized at an awards brunch on Thursday, May 28.

Faculty, students and staff are welcome to nominate faculty who demonstrate strength in advising. The advising association cites educational integrity, “fostering academic excellence, support of students, cultural competency and professional development as the traits that define excellence in advising.

Nominations are due Friday, March 13, and nominees will be notified by email to submit an application for the award. The application must include a statement addressing how the nominee exemplifies excellence in advising and at least one letter of recommendation. Nominees will be reviewed by a committee made of faculty members, professional advisors and university administrators.

The ACAA does have eligibility requirements to receive the award. Nominees for outstanding professional advisor must hold a position that mostly deals with advising. The outstanding faculty advisor must advise undergraduate students and hold teaching and research responsibilities. 

Questions should be sent to advisingawards@uoregon.edu and more information can be found at acaa.uoregon.edu/awards/definition-of-excellence-in-advising/. Faculty can be nominated here.

—By Nathan Stevens, Public Affairs Communications intern