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.
Any individual serving 50 percent or more time as an undergraduate academic advisor is eligible to apply. Previous Herb Sanders Award winners are ineligible.
Award recipients are acknowledged at Spring Advisor Day and will receive a commemorative plaque.
The award recognizes advisors who:
The materials submitted for this award should help support and demonstrate these characteristics.
Candidates should submit the following materials:
Format of materials
The selection committee shall be approved by the Academic Advising Council (AAC). The selection committee will be representative of campus, with preference given to past award winners. Selection committee members cannot write a letter of support for candidates. An ex officio chair will be selected by AAC to facilitate the selection process.