The Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award was established to recognize and encourage outstanding undergraduate advising on the OSU campus as exemplified by H. Darwin (Dar) Reese. Dr. Reese, a long-time Department of Chemistry faculty member, was well known at Oregon State for his thoughtful and caring advising of undergraduate students and his enthusiasm and concern for undergraduate instruction. His dedication to students establishes an ideal for which others might strive. The recipient receives a plaque and $1,000.

List of Past Recipients


The Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award recognizes the recipient's contribution in the critical area of academic advising. In addition to significant responsibilities for undergraduate advising, nominees must demonstrate current success in teaching, research, and service.

Award Criteria

Supporting material in the nomination shall address these criteria:

  • evidence of commitment and effectiveness as an adviser of undergraduate students
  • success in, and current responsibility for, teaching, research, and service in addition to advising
  • leadership related to the improvement of undergraduate advising, including research, publications, or other creative activities in this area
  • professional leadership, honors, and awards

Nomination Process

Nominations shall include (1) the completed nomination form; (2) the nominee's vita, (3) position description indicating breakdown of FTE allocation; and (4) three letters of support: one letter of support shall be from a current or emeritus faculty member; one letter of support shall be from a current or former student, and the third may be from a student, faculty member, alumni, or other individual who can comment on the nominee's qualifications. Because the nominator completes the nomination form, the nominator is not eligible to submit a letter of support. The letters of support each shall not exceed three single-sided pages using at least 12 font and 1" margins. Please be certain that the nomination materials, particularly the three letters, address the criteria. Signatures on the letters and supporting documents must be included.

The original copy of the nomination form must be submitted to the Faculty Senate Office upon submission of the electronic copy; paper clip the original only – do not staple nor place it in a folder or binder. The nomination packet for the successful recipient becomes the property of University Archives and will not be returned to the nominator.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee and a member of the Academic Advising Council. Committee recommendations will be made on the basis of the information submitted; the committee does not solicit additional information.

To assist nominators in preparing nomination materials, a sample nomination form may be viewed. This version is for viewing only; information may be entered only via the below nomination form.

Do not begin entering information on this electronic form unless you are ready to submit the nomination - the form CANNOT be saved and finished at a later time. Please send a hard copy of the original nomination materials to the Faculty Senate Office (instructions below) when the nomination is submitted electronically. Nominations will not be considered unless both the electronic version and hard copy original have been received by the Faculty Senate Office.

Additional information submitted with the nomination will not be considered; please include only requested information and refer to the guidelines when organizing nomination packets.

The requested electronic information on the linked nomination form and one original of each nomination for the Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award must be received by March 18, 2019. It is necessary to follow the instructions completely or the nomination will not be considered. Send the original nomination to: Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, c/o Faculty Senate Office, 107 Gilkey Hall.