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Virginia Tech Awards for Exemplary Advising: Call for Nominations

This program is designed to recognize individual academic advisors who are making significant contribution to develop and implement quality academic advising services in order to promote student development. The goals of the program are to:

  • Facilitate student success
  • Recognize outstanding academic advising
  • Reward academic advisors who are actively engaged in delivering best practices in academic advising
  • Foster greater awareness and support of effective academic advising

Deadline for all Awards: November 15, 2020

Each award recognizes individuals who have a role at in the direct delivery of advising services to students. The university recognizes the importance of advising excellence through the awards described below.

Award Name Criteria Award
Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising*

The nominee must be a full-time faculty member and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor or a professional advisor at the AP level

The criteria for this award is listed below.

Professional Advisor (AP Level): Individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to undergraduate students. Nominees must spend at least 50% of their time on direct delivery of advising to students and have at least 3 years (calendar years) of experience in direct delivery of advising to students.

Faculty Academic Advisor: Individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to undergraduate students. Nominees must spend at least 50% of their time on teaching or research and have at least 3 years (calendar years) of experience.

One award of $2000 is given each year. The awardee also will receive membership in the Academy of Advising Excellence. The Advising Award committee reviews nominations made by students, alumni, faculty, departments, or self-nominations, and selects a recipient.
Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Academic Advising*

The nominee must be a full-time faculty member and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor or instructor or a professional advisor at the AP level

The criteria for this award is listed below.

Professional Advisor (AP Level): Individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services tograduatestudents. Nominees must spend at least 50% of their time on direct delivery ofadvising to students and have at least 3 years (calendar years) of experience in direct delivery of advising to students.

Faculty Academic Advisor: Individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to graduate students. Nominees must spend at least 50% of their time on teaching or research and have at least 3 years (calendar years) of experience.

One award of $2000 is given each year. The awardee also will receive membership in the Academy of Advising Excellence. The Advising Award committee reviews nominations made by students, alumni, faculty, departments, or self-nominations, and selects a recipient.
The Provost's Award for Excellence in Advising* Individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to undergraduate students. Nominees must spend at least 75% of their time on direct delivery of advising to students and have at least 3 years (calendar years) of experience in direct delivery of advising to students. Nominees must be full-time university or classified staff. One award of $2000 is given each year. The awardee also will receive membership in the Academy of Advising Excellence. The Advising Award committee reviews nominations made by students, alumni, faculty, departments, or self-nominations, and selects a recipient.
Award for Excellence in Career Advising The nominee must be full-time Faculty (Instructor or other rank), A/P faculty, or a Classified or University staff member with assigned advising responsibilities. One award that includes a $500 cash prize and a framed certificate. This award is given annually to recognize an individual who provides exemplary career advising for undergraduate students. While many of these individuals may also serve as academic advisors, this award is to acknowledge their career advising accomplishments and contributions.

*An individual who has received any one of these awards is ineligible for another major award for a period of seven years and can receive any particular award only once.