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2022 Advising Awards Nomination

The Provost has established the Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and New Undergraduate Advisor Awards to acknowledge excellence, commitment, and dedication of professional advisors of undergraduate students at UIC. Up to four awards (one New Undergraduate Advisor and up to three Undergraduate Advising) of $750 each will be awarded annually.

Eligibility: Heading link

  • Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award
    • Non-faculty professionals who spend a significant portion of their job advising undergraduates, including academic advisors in the colleges and departments and advisors in support programs, are eligible.
    • Applicants must have served as advisors at UIC for at least two full years prior to application deadline before applying for the award.
    • Award recipients may be selected for the award no more than once every three years.
  • Provost’s New Undergraduate Advisor Award
    • Non-faculty professionals who spend a significant portion of their job advising undergraduates, including academic advisors in the colleges and departments and advisors in support programs, are eligible.
    • Applicants must have served as advisors at UIC for fewer than two full years prior to application deadline before applying for the award.
    • Award recipients may be selected for the award only once.

Criteria: Heading link

There is no one measure of excellence in undergraduate advising, but excellence is reflected in these and other domains:

  • Promotion of undergraduate student success in terms of GPA, retention, and graduation.
  • Caring, respectful, and helpful attitude toward students, including strong listening skills.
  • Knowledge of university and college policies and procedures, as well as campus resources.
  • Assisting students in setting academic plans that align with their career goals, and working with students to evaluate their progress toward these goals.
  • Sensitivity to students’ cultural backgrounds, experiences, and needs.
  • Participation in professional development activities, conferences, seminars, workshops, or other activities that enhance skills as an advisor.
  • Collaboration with other advisors within college or support programs across campus.
  • Development of creative solutions to enhance student experiences.
  • Significant impact on students and their development.
  • Carry out job duties enthusiastically, with integrity and dedication.
  • Service to the campus or the professional field beyond expected job duties.

Submit nominations for the Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and New Undergraduate Advisor Awards.

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Application Process: Heading link

Complete a 2022 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and New Advisor Award online nomination at http://go.uic.edu/AdvisingAwards.

There is a single nomination form for both awards and the review committee will determine nominee eligibility for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award or New Advisor Award.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 11:59pm.

Nominations will be reviewed by the OAD Advising Awards Committee. Selected finalists will be contacted for the next stage of the process, including a nomination response and supervisor and reference submissions.