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USI Outstanding Advisor Award

Nomination Form

Each year, the Faculty Awards for Service, Teaching, and Research Committee will be charged with selecting winners of the USI Outstanding Advisor Award. The budget for awards will be $5,000 annually, and up to five awards of $1,000 may be granted each year. The awards may be taken by the winners as a stipend or as professional development funds.

All full-time faculty and professional advising staff are eligible. There is no length of service requirement; newly hired advisors will be considered alongside advisors that have been employed at USI for many years. An award winner will not be eligible for an additional award for at least five years.

Nomination Form
Nominations may come f
rom students or colleagues (to include department chairs, program directors, and deans). The nomination form is a simple letter with rationale and every nominee will be given the opportunity to submit a packet.

Nominee Packet
Once nominated and contacted by the Office of the Provost, the nominee is responsible for compiling and submitting a packet of materials for consideration by the Faculty Awards for Service, Teaching, and Research Committee (FASTRC).

In addition to the completed nomination form received by the Office of the Provost, the packet of materials shall include the following:

    * Letter of support from the dean, department chair, program director, or other appropriate administrative
      person. (One page minimum)

     * Curriculum vitae to include only materials that pertain directly to academic advising, plus number of
      years in academic advising, and percentage of time spent advising. (Two page maximum)

Personal statement on advising by the nominee. (One page)

Nominees will be responsible for submitting six (6) copies of the packet to the Office of the Provost by the posted deadline date below.

Selection Process
The Faculty Awards for Service, Teaching, and Research Committee (FASTRC) will serve as the selection committee. They will determine which advisors best exemplify the criteria listed above for outstanding academic advising.

Award Timeline

Student/Colleague nomination deadline: One week after priority registration ends in November:  NOVEMBER 22, 2013. 
Academic Affairs approaches nominee
s to submit packets for consideration.

Nominee packet submission deadline: LAST FRIDAY IN JANUARY (1-31-2014)

Winners chosen and announced:  By the last day in February (2-28-2014)

Nomination forms are available in the academic Colleges, University Division, or the Office of the Provost.

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