The Herb Sanders Award for Outstanding Academic Advisement was established by friends of Herb Sanders, a member of the Illinois State University faculty from 1949 until his death in January 1980. Through his work as assistant chairperson of the School of Music and in the Academic Advisement Center, Sanders touched the lives of hundreds of students. The award recognizes advisors who demonstrate a caring attitude for undergraduate students, who are assertive in their contacts with students and who support campus wide academic advisement.
The Outstanding New Undergraduate Advisor Award was established by the Academic Advising Council (AAC) to recognize an academic advisor, new to the profession, who provides excellent academic advising and exhibits leadership skills in the profession. The award was established to recognize outstanding academic advising and contributions to the profession while helping students to define and achieve their academic goals. Examples of activities to be considered include, but are not limited to, advising on course selection, research, helping students with their choice of major/minor, long-term career goals and personal development.
The purpose of this recognition is to honor an Illinois State employee, not employed as an academic advisor, who supports the academic advising mission and shows outstanding leadership.