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CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Awards Nominations begin October 18. Learn more about the selection process.

Excellence in Advising Award Nomination Guidelines

Intention: The Excellence in Advising Award recognizes academic advisors that support student achievement.  From helping students select courses and academic majors to supporting club activities and providing assistance in securing internships and positions 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.

 

Award Packet Guidelines

 

Submit one electronic PDF document that includes each of the following numbered documents and email the PDF to cahnrs.majors@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 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017
      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.
    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

Selection Process

Selection committees review the award nominations and make their recommendations to the Associate Dean, Academic Programs

Award 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.