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Excellence in Advising Award Nomination Guidelines

Intention: From helping select courses and academic majors to supporting club activities and providing assistance in securing internships and jobs after graduation, advisors make invaluable contributions to their students’ college experiences. In 1987, the College’s Alumni Association began a tradition of recognizing the often-unrewarded efforts of these outstanding individuals.

  1. Prescreening Application Nomination Letter

    Submit the Faculty & Staff Award Nomination Form as well as a one-page electronic letter outlining the justification for the nomination and outlining the individual’s award-worthy accomplishments to Alanna Ellis in Academic Programs, acellis@wsu.edu.

  2. Award Packet Guidelines

    If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to prepare a final packet. Page format is as follows:

    Submit one electronic PDF document that includes each of the following numbered documents and email the PDF to Alanna Ellis in Academic Programs, acellis@wsu.edu. Save and send the document with the following format: nominee’s name-Excellence in Advising.

    1. Award Cover Form
      The award cover form can be found by clicking on the following: Faculty & Staff Award Packet Cover Sheet
    2. Knowledge and Effectiveness of Advising (Formal)
      A tabular summary of average annual student formal advising load for most recent five (5) years, categorized as follows: Knowledge and Effectiveness of Advising (Formal) A tabular summary of average annual student formal advising load for most recent five (5) years, categorized as follows (if applicable):

      Category 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
      Certified Advisees
      Uncertified Advisees
      Graduate Students
      Student Club(s) Advised
      University or College Community Participation
    3. Advising Philosophy
      Narrative summary provided by the nominee that highlights his/her advising philosophy and strategies and how these are incorporated into advising activities with individual students or group situations. Not to exceed two (2) single-spaced pages (Times New Roman, 12 point).
    4. Letters of Support
      These should be organized into categories — department chair/director (required), peers, current and former students/clientele or other with no more than two (2) letters in each category. If the chair or director nominated the individual, that letter can suffice for the required letter in this section. Do not exceed seven (7) letters total. Letters of support should be included in the single PDF document.
    5. Vita (limited to two pages)
    6. 150 Word Biography for CAHNRS Website
    7. A high resolution photo
  3. Selection Process

    1. Selection committees review the award nominations and make their recommendations to the Associate Dean, Academic Programs
  4. Awards Process

Announcement – All employee candidates who have been nominated will be notified prior to the event of the decision. A formal announcement will be made at the CAHNRS Faculty & Staff Awards Reception. No other public announcements will be made until after the event banquet.