Outstanding Faculty Advising Award

The $1,000 Outstanding Faculty Advising Award recognizes a faculty member who has contributed substantially to excellence in undergraduate academic advising.

Who is eligible:
All faculty advisers.

Nominations for this award are evaluated using guidelines developed by the National Academic Advising Association. Advising excellence includes evidence of the following characteristics:

  • current knowledge of university policies.
  • effective interpersonal skills.
  • demonstration of a caring attitude toward students.
  • adequate time devoted to student advising.
  • referral of students to appropriate sources of assistance.
  • understanding of student concerns from a student point of view.
  • provision of long-range educational planning and immediate problem-solving.
  • willingness to share advising skills with colleagues.
  • continuing to improve the style and substance of the advising role.
  • advising for special populations (foreign, minority, undecided, special programs).
  • attendance at and support of adviser development programs.
  • number of years as an active academic adviser.

Who may nominate:
Department chairs, faculty colleagues and students.

Nomination requirements:

  • A nomination form will be posted soon for the 2017 UM Employee Recognition Day Awards.
  • two-page substantiating narrative.
  • up to five supportive letters, including at least one from a student.

Send nominations and documentation to:
Nathan Lindsay
Office of the Provost
University Hall 126

2016 Winner

Ginger Collins

Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

List of previous recipients.