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Advising Awards

The role of an advisor is vital to fostering student success. We annually recognize advisors for their work and dedication to our students and their commitment to UIC’s mission. And we annually support advisors in their professional development endeavors as an essential part of furthering the work of these most valued front line professionals.

Advisor on Fire Heading link

Advisor on Fire is an opportunity to recognize any professional in an advising or coaching role that is doing such an awesome job, you might say they are “on fire!” We ask that the recognition is about a moment of witnessed work or experiences that you believe are worthy of acknowledgement, not simply that the person is “great at their job”.

  • Up to 10 people will be recognized monthly
  • Nominations are documented and rolled into future months if more than 10 are submitted
  • Recipients are eligible for recognition ONE time per semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer)
  • Recipients will be announced in the OAD Newsletter and posted on the OAD website, as well as receive a small prize

Advisor on Fire Nomination Form

Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award Heading link

UIC is proud to have a program supported by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Provost to recognize professional undergraduate advisors who have demonstrated exemplary skill in academic advising and a commitment to student success at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The advising awards are administered by the OAD Advising Awards Committee.

Nominations for the yearly award program open in the late fall and award winners are selected during the spring term. One recipient will be chosen for the New Undergraduate Advisor Award and up to three recipients will be chosen for the Undergraduate Advising Award. Recipients will each receive a $750 one-time gift.

Advisors are integral to the success of our students and their work and commitment to UIC’s mission is recognized through these awards.

2022 Provost's Awards Information and Nomination Form

2022 Provost's Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Winners! Heading link

We congratulate our 2022 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award winners and we want to express our deepest gratitude for all of their excellent work. Join us in congratulating this year’s winners:

  • New Advisor:
    • Joseph Garcia, Academic Center for Excellence
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award:
    •  Whitney Harris, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
    •  Deborah Molasky, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    •  Joshua Taylor, Department of Computer Science

Provost’s Advising Professional Development Grant Program Heading link

Each academic year the Provost supports a professional development grant program for advisors for professional development opportunities.

To apply for a professional development grant, please visit