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Provost Award for Excellence in Academic Advising

                           

The 2016 JMU Provost Awards for Excellence in Academic Advising

The Provost Awards for Excellence in Academic Advising seek to recognize the various areas of academic advising offered at JMU.  Beginning this academic year, we have reorganized the award structure in an effort to recognize the different facets of academic advising at JMU.  University Programs is proud to oversee the following awards.

Faculty Freshman Advising Award – All full-time faculty whose primary responsibilities are teaching and who spent a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students during the calendar year may be nominated. Recipients will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Faculty Departmental Advising Award – All full-time faculty whose primary responsibilities are teaching and who spent a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students during the calendar year may be nominated. Recipients will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Full-time Advisor Award – All full-time advisors whose primary responsibilities are academic advising.  Recipients will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Graduate Advising Award - All full-time graduate faculty whose primary responsibilities are teaching and who spent a portion of their time providing academic advising services to graduate students during the calendar year may be nominated. Recipients will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

We are seeking nominations of those who have made significant contributions and superlative achievement in the delivery of quality academic advising during the 2016 calendar year. A list of previous winners is listed below.

Recipients cannot receive more than one advising award within a five-year period.

Criteria

The following criteria have been adapted from JMU's Best Advising Practices for Faculty at www.jmu.edu/advising and the National Academic Advising Association's faculty award criteria at http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Awards/Association-Awards/Outstanding-Advising.aspx. The selection committee will evaluate nominations on the evidence of qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic adviser. Evidence may include:

Quality of information and advice:

  • Knowledge of graduation requirements including General Education, Major and Degree requirements for undergraduate advisors (Faculty Freshman, Faculty Departmental and Full-time Advisors)
  • Knowledge of Graduate Program requirement (Graduate Advisors)
  • Knowledge of appropriate schedule development and course sequencing
  • Appropriate use of advising tools and forms
  • Use and dissemination of appropriate information sources
  • Monitoring of student progress toward academic and career goals
  • Mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of careers and post graduate study
  • Participation in and support of adviser development programs

Support

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Caring, helpful attitude towards students
  • Willingness to act in the student's best interests
  • Sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Knowledge of campus resources and appropriate referral activity
  • Demonstration of holistic advising principles.

Accessibility

  • Availability to advisees and frequency of contact
  • Face-to-face and electronic communication
  • Welcoming and responsive to students

Approval

Nominations: Due December 2, 2016

Nominations for the Academic Advising awards can be submitted electronically by completing the online nomination form.  Nominations will be accepted from students, colleagues, department heads and alumni. Self nominations are also welcome. Nominees will be asked to provide information regarding the criteria of quality, support and accessibility listed above. A selection committee is chaired by the Assistant Vice Provost in University Studies. The committee will make its recommendations to the Provost's Office by March 1st. The Provost's Office will notify the award recipients and the awards will be presented in April.

- See more at: http://www.jmu.edu/universitystudies/advising-award.shtml#sthash.VBGCwE3H.dpuf

 Previous Winners of the Provost Award for Excellence in Advising

Calendar Year

Winners

2006

Dan Halling  – Departmental Advisor

Steve Purcell – Departmental Advisor

Paula McMahan – Freshman Advisor

2007

Kevin Apple – Departmental Advisor

Paul Henriksen – Departmental Advisor

Chandra Lane – Freshman Advisor

2009

Jonathan Keller – Departmental Advisor

Michael Moghtader – Departmental Advisor

2009

Howard Lubert – Departmental Advisor

Emma Phillips – Freshman Advisor

2010

Scott Hammond – Departmental Advisor

Jonathan Gibson – Freshman Advisor

Sara Finney – Graduate Advisor

2011

Roger Soenksen – Departmental Advisor

Carroll Ward – Freshman Advisor

Dena Pastor – Graduate Advisor

 2012

Hak-Seon Lee - Departmental Advisor 

Deborah Warnaar - Freshman Advisor

Michael Deaton - Graduate Advisor

 2013

Laura Blosser - Departmental Advisor

Susan Halsell- Freshmen Advisor 

Nicholas Swartz - Graduate Advisor

 2014

George Johnson - Departmenal Advisor

Scott Arbogast -  Freshmen Advisor

Linda Hulton - Graduate Advisor

2015

Rory DePaolis - Departmental Advisor

Michael Yankee - Freshmen Advisor

Heather Carmack - Graduate Advisor