The OSU Academic Advising Award recognizes undergraduate academic advising by OSU faculty members whose primary role is the delivery of undergraduate academic advising services to students. This award acknowledges advising as a profession making a pivotal contribution to the OSU community. The recipient receives a $1,000 stipend and a plaque.
Individuals holding academic rank with responsibilities for teaching, research, and service, in addition to advising, may be nominated for the Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award.
Nominations will be evaluated on the evidence of effective advising qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding student advisor. Such evidence should include the following:
Please summarize to what extent the nominee fulfills each of the selection criteria for the award.
Nomination Process and Submission
Following the instructions completely will ensure consideration of the nomination.
The nominator shall submit the Cover Sheet, Nomination Form and the complete submission packet in one PDF via the Qualtrics Submission Form. Do not begin entering information on the Qualtrics form unless you are ready to submit the nomination – the form CANNOT be saved and finished at a later time. The submission packet will include evidence that the nominee meets the criteria, as well as (1) the nominee’s position description including breakdown of FTE allocation; (2) three letters of support* showing evidence of the nominee’s achievements; and (3) the nominee’s vita.
* One letter of support must be written by a current or emeritus faculty member. One must be from a current or former student. The remaining letter of support may be from a student, faculty member, alumni or other individual who can comment on the nominee’s qualifications. The letters of support each shall not exceed two single-sided pages using at least 12 pitch and 1" margins. Signatures on the letters must be included.
Please note, the nominator is not eligible to submit a letter of support.
The award criteria can be addressed on separate pages for each criteria or within the letters of support. Please be certain that the nomination materials, particularly the three letters, address the criteria.
When organizing the PDF for submission, please ensure that the cover sheet is on the first page, with the nomination form as the second page. Evidence of supporting criteria (if provided on separate pages) and letters of support must be attached in the order indicated above.
Additional information submitted with the nomination will not be considered; please include only requested information and refer to the guidelines when organizing submission packets.
Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee with the immediate past chair of the Academic Advising Council or their designee. Committee recommendations will be made on the basis of the information submitted; the committee does not solicit additional information.
Award nomination packets are due June 1, 2021.