In Spring 2015, the Office of the Provost and the Dean of Academic Advising and Support created a Faculty Advising Award to recognize and reward the commitment, dedication and energy that faculty devote to academic advising — formally and informally, within and outside their departments, within and outside their classrooms.
Each year, the award is given to one faculty member. To nominate an eligible faculty member, students provide a 250-word paragraph describing how the faculty member has provided guidance in any academically-related capacity (i.e., not as an advisor to student organizations), including but not limited to: first-year advising, advising prior to major declaration, major advising, advising during and after Pre-Orientation programs, and advising during and after course-taking.
A call for nominations is sent out to students in mid-April and the deadline for nominations is in mid-May before the spring semester closes. A committee of faculty and administrators review the nominations over the summer and the winner is announced at Founder's Day in late October.