Advisement & Retention Services

Provost's Excellence in Advising Awards

Tennessee Technological University recognizes and values the importance of academic advising to the central mission of the University and its promotion of and commitment to student success. The University would like to recognize those administrative staff and faculty who provide advising services to students.


Award Categories

Provost's Excellence in Advising, Faculty Advisor: Individuals who are full-time faculty at the institution, and who spend a portion of their responsibilities advising undergraduate students throughout the academic year.

One award will be given. One nominee will be selected as an honorable mention.

Provost's Excellence in Advising, Faculty Advisor recipients will receive:

    ·A plaque and certificate + $1500 pre-taxed award

    ·Honored at the Faculty Awards Recognition Reception

    ·The recipient(s) of this year’s Provost's Excellence in Advising awards will be the designated TTU nominee(s) for NACADA’s (The Global Community for Academic Advising) Annual Awards Program

Honorees for Honorable Mention will receive:

    ·A certificate

    ·$150 pre-taxed award

Provost's Excellence in Advising, Primary Role: Individuals whose primary responsibility at the institution is the direct delivery of academic advising to students or the administration of an academic advising program.

One award will be given. One nominee will be selected as an honorable mention.

Provost's Excellence in Advising, Primary Role recipients will receive:

    ·A plaque and certificate + $1500 pre-taxed award

    ·Honored at Faculty Awards Recognition Reception

    ·The recipient(s) of this year’s Provost's Excellence in Advising awards will be the designated TTU nominee(s) for NACADA’s Annual Awards Program.

Honorees for Honorable Mention will receive:

    ·A certificate

    ·$150 pre-taxed award


Eligibility for Provost's Excellence in Advising Award Nomination:

    1.Provost's Excellence in Advising, Primary Role - Any individual currently employed by Tennessee Technological University at least half-time (50%) in a position where undergraduate academic advising is the primary role (as designated by job description) or the administration of an academic advising program may be nominated.

    2.Provost's Excellence in Advising, Faculty Advisor –Any individual currently employed by Tennessee Technological University as a full-time faculty member and who has a secondary responsibility to advise undergraduate students.

    3.All nominees must have completed one year as an undergraduate academic advisor at Tennessee Technological University.

    4.Previous Provost's Excellence in Advising winners are not eligible for a 5 year period from date of award.

    5.Members of the selection committee are excluded from being nominees.

    6.In the event the winner of the Provost's Excellence in Advising award is not eligible for the NACADA Outstanding Advising Award, the first runner-up will be submitted as the TTU nominee for the NACADA award.

Criteria:

The selection committee will evaluate nominations on the evidence of qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor or faculty advisor. Such evidence may include:

    ·Availability to advisees, faculty, and staff

    ·Caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, faculty, and staff

    ·Participation in and support of intrusive advising to build strong relationships with advisees

    ·Frequency of contact with advisees

    ·Appropriate referral activity

    ·Strong interpersonal skills

    ·Ability to engage in, promote, and support developmental advising

    ·Use and dissemination of appropriate information sources

    ·Monitoring of student progress toward academic and career goals

    ·Mastery of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures

    ·Participation in and support of advisor development programs

    ·Embrace and utilize new advising technologies to promote student success and retention

    ·Evidence of administering academic advising which embraces NACADA’s core values http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/Core-values-of-academic-advising.aspx


Nomination Information:

Nominations can come from anyone within the University community. For example, students may nominate an academic advisor that they have worked closely with; faculty may nominate a professional advisor who has helped; and department chairs may nominate faculty advisors. Nominations must contain adequate factual or narrative material that describes the extent to which an individual meets the awards criteria.

    1.A completed nomination form.

    2.A summary of the nominee’s qualifications wherein the nominator should summarize the extent to which the nominee meets the award criteria, citing letter of support, data, or other materials illustrating exemplary performance as an academic advisor (3 page maximum).

To submit a nomination, fill out the Provost's Excellence in Advising Award Nomination Form - 2017.

Nominations will be accepted until March 20, 2017.