The purpose of this award is to honor an Illinois State employee, not employed as an academic advisor, who supports and enhances the profession of academic advising, leading to improved student advising, service to students, student success, and the mission of the University. All academic advisors are invited to nominate an advocate for this award.
Illinois State employees who actively support academic advising through on-campus work on campus are eligible to apply. Nominees should have a minimum of one (1) year of continuous university service and must not have worked as an academic advisor during the past year. Previous Academic Advising Advocate Award winners are ineligible.
Award recipients are acknowledged at Spring Advisor Day and will receive a commemorative plaque.
The nomination materials submitted for this award should help support and demonstrate the nominee's outstanding contributions to the profession of academic advising.
Nominators should submit the following materials:
Format of materials:
The Academic Advising Council (AAC) will evaluate nominations on the evidence that distinguishes the nominee as an outstanding advising advocate who has worked to improve the academic advising mission at Illinois State. The committee's work shall be facilitated by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education or designee.