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The Arkansas State University Faculty Award for Advising is presented each spring to a faculty member who has evidenced significant and meritorious achievement in advising. Awardee in this category will be nominated for the NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) Outstanding Advisor Award.


The selection committee will evaluate nominations based on the evidence of qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding faculty academic advisor.

Such evidence should include:

  • Individuals whose primary responsibilities are teaching and/or research, but who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students
  • Demonstration of strong interpersonal skills
  • Availability to advisees, faculty, and staff
  • Caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, faculty and staff
  • Mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures

Submission Process

Nominations must contain adequate factual or descriptive narrative to support evidence that the nominee meets or exceeds award criteria.

  1. A personal statement on philosophy of advising by nominee (limit two pages)
  2. Nominee’s resume or vita to include advising contributions
  3. Any supporting materials (must include advising schedule, office hours, and the number of advisees) that document nominee’s performance as an advisor
  4. A letter of support from the nominator (if other than self)
  5. A letter of support from nominee’s chief administrator that describes the advisor’s demonstration as outstanding in one of the following:
    1. Demonstration of advising as a teaching opportunity
    2. Mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures