Advising Awards & Recognition

These awards are designed to bring recognition to advisors and departments who have made outstanding contributions to student success. Please review the descriptions and requirements of the awards, and consider nominating qualified individuals and departments.

Clare-Spathelf

Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award

Position: Clare Spathelf, Assistant Director
Pre-Professional Programs

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SAC Academic Advising by a Graduate Student

Position: Beth Denzel, Graduate Student

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Friend of Advising Award

Position: Kelsey Meyer, Sr. Secretary
Undergraduate Advising & Academic Services

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Friend of Advising Award

Position: Lynn Huber, Administrative Assistant
Office of the Bursar

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SAC Academic Advising by a Graduate Student

Position: Gina Cavanaugh, Graduate Student

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Friend of Advising Award

Position: Laura Arnold (Waggoner), Registrar

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Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award

Position: Dan Brahier, School of Teaching and Learning

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Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award

Position: Chrissy Shaal, Honors College

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Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award

Position: Krista Sturdevant, College of Education and Human Development

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Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award

Position: Undergraduate Student Services Office
College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering

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SAC Academic Advising by a Graduate Student

Position: Brianna Reithmeier, Graduate Student

Megan Zahler

Friend of Advising Award

Position: Megan Zahler, Coordinator of Career Services, Firelands

Ann-Light

Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award

Position: Ann Light, Department of Political Science: Fire Administration

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Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award

Position: Holly Myers, Department of Environment and Sustainability

Aryn-Lipnicki

SAC Academic Advising by a Graduate Student

Position: Aryn Lipnicki, Graduate Student

Eve-Crandall

Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award

Position: Eve Crandall, Arts & Sciences

Rachel-Flick

Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award

Position: Rachel Flick, Arts & Sciences

Hanasono

Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award

Position: Lisa Hanasono, Department of Communications

Awarded to an individual or unit that provides advising support or program/scholarship advising

The Senior Advising Council Friends of Advising Award recognizes an individual or unit who contributes to undergraduate students' educational development through effective support of the advising relationship through its programs, services, or resources.

Number of Awards and Amount

  • A total of one award is available each year
  • Awards must be conferred upon an individual or a unit
  • Individual recipients or units will receive a framed certificate of recognition of their service.

Award Criteria and Supporting Documentation: Individual Award

  • The criteria included: (1) the effectiveness of the individual or unit in promoting the retention/graduation of student cohorts measured by disciplinary, institutional, and national norm; (2) the effectiveness of individual or unit in furthering the educational development of individual students; and the plans of the individual or unit to further enhance support of undergraduate advising activities.
  • Supporting documentation includes a statement from a senior advisor that (1) indicates the support received from the individual or unit, (2) describes some particular activities or approaches that are used in implementing this approach, and (3) includes an impact statement regarding how successful the approach has been.

Assessment of Applications

Members of the Awards and Recognition Commission will review nomination packets and will submit recommendations to the Senior Advising Council to make a determination on the award recipient.

Nominations/Applications

Nominations/applications and supporting documentation must be limited to no more than 5 pages total and must be sent to advising@bgsu.edu and received by:

Friday, April 9, 2021 by 5:00 PM.

Awarded to a Graduate Student

The Senior Advising Council Award for Academic Advising by a Graduate Student recognizes a graduate student in the BGSU advising community who contributes to undergraduate students' educational development through effective academic advising, as well as supports efforts to further enhance the practice of advising.

Number of Awards and Amount

  • A total of one award is available each year
  • Awards must be conferred upon an individual
  • Individual recipients may receive up to $250 which may be used for professional development (e.g., books, conference travel)

Awards Criteria and Supporting Documentation: Individual Award

  • The criteria includes: (1) the effectiveness of the advisor in promoting the retention/graduation of student cohorts as measured by disciplinary, institutional, and national norm; (2) the effectiveness of advisor(s) in furthering the educational development of individual students; and the plans of advisor(s) to further enhance undergraduate advising activities.
  • Supporting documentation includes a statement from the advisor's supervisor or colleagues that (1) indicate his/her overall approach to academic advising, (2) describes some particular activities or approaches that are used in implementing this approach, and (3) includes an assessment of how successful the approach has been.
  • Statements from three students indicating the ways in which the advising they received contributed to their educational development.

Assessment of Applications

Nominations/Applications and supporting documentation must be limited to more more than 5 pages total and must be sent to advising@bgsu.edu and received by:

Friday, April 9, 2021 by 5:00 PM.

The Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award recognizes an individual (faculty or staff), or group of individuals, who contribute to the educational development of undergraduate students through effective academic advising and mentoring.

Award

  • The recipient(s) will be honored at the Annual Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony Reception and may be nominated for national recognition.
  • Individual recipients will receive an award up to $1,000.
  • Up to four awards may be conferred each year.

Criteria and Supporting Documentation

Nominations must contain adequate factual or descriptive material to enable the Review Committee to evaluate the program. In particular, each nomination should include information related to:

  • the effectiveness of the advisor(s)/mentor(s) in promoting the retention/graduation of student cohorts as measured by disciplinary, institutional, and national norm;
  • the effectiveness of advisor(s)/mentor(s) in furthering the educational development of individual students; and
  • the plans of advisor(s)/mentor(s) to further enhance undergraduate advising and mentoring activities.

Supporting documentation includes a statement from the advisor(s)/mentor(s) that:

  • indicates his/her overall approach to academic advising/mentoring;
  • describes some particular activities or approaches that are used in implementing this approach; and
  • includes an assessment of how successful the approach has been.

Statements from up to three students and/or colleagues indicating the ways in which the advisor/mentor contributes to student educational development.

Resume or CV of candidate (with material limited directly to academic advising and mentoring), or presenting relevant material for award consideration. Please include either current position description or list of advising/mentoring responsibilities.

Nominations

Nominations and supporting documentation must be limited to no more than 10 pages total.

In addition to letters of support, be sure to include the name, title, department, and contact information of both the nominee and the primary nominator. Please also indicate whether the nominee is a new professional or faculty mentor/advisor (1-3 years of BGSU advising/mentoring experience) or a continuing professional or faculty mentor/advisor (3 or more years of BGSU advising/mentoring experience).

Assessment of Applications

  • The Provost and Senior Vice President shall appoint a representative committee to receive and review the nominations. This committee shall make a recommendation to the Provost and Senior Vice President on each nomination.
  • If multiple awards are to be conferred, consideration will be given to conferring awards to both a professional or faculty mentor/advisor with 3 or more years of BGSU experience and a professional or faculty advisor/mentor with 1-3 years of BGSU advising/mentoring experience should be selected.

Selected Nominees

Recipients of this award may be forwarded to the National Academic Advising Conference (NACADA) to serve as BGSU’s nominees for national awards. If selected, recipients may be asked to provide additional information to address the broader criterion outlined by NACADA. Nominators and nominees are encouraged to review the NACADA award criteria.

Deadline: Received in the Office of the Provost, 230 McFall Center by November 13, 2020 by 5 pm.

The Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Program Award is presented to an academic or support unit for innovative and/or exemplary programs and practices resulting in the improvement of student success.

Award

  • The recipient will be honored at the Annual Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony Reception and may be nominated for national recognition.
  • The recipient will receive $2,000 for further support and expanded service to students.

Categories

Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Program Awards may be presented annually to an academic or support program for excellence in one or more categories. Categories may include, but are not limited to:

  • Programs serving specific populations of students. Examples include: adult learners, at-risk students, undecided students, student athletes, and graduate students.
  • Programs involving the administration and organization of advising and mentoring. Examples include: advising/mentoring models, advisor/mentor training, and use of technology and/or data.

Eligibility

  • Programs must have been operational for three or more years (time frame may include pilot period).
  • One criteria noted below is evidence of program effectiveness. Programs lacking data to substantiate at least two years of program effectiveness will not be evaluated.
  • Previous program award recipients are eligible only if three years have elapsed since their selection and the program has been significantly modified or altered.

Criteria and Submission Procedures

Nominations must contain adequate factual or descriptive material to enable the Review Committee to evaluate the program. In particular, each nomination should include:

  • An abstract/overview not to exceed 300 words, describing the program, related goals and objectives, the resulting impact on students, and a statement of how the program might be adapted by other offices.
  • Nominees for this award should display evidence of an outstanding program that includes, but is not limited to, the qualities listed below.
  • Innovative Quality
  • Creativity
  • Currency
  • Institutional Commitment
  • Impact
  • Transferability
  • Data from a minimum of a two year period to substantiate program effectiveness in one or more of the areas above.

Nominations

  • Any advisor, advising unit, faculty mentor, department/school/program, or advising support unit may submit a nomination.
  • Nominations and supporting documentation must be limited to no more than 10 pages total.
  • In addition to letters of support, the name, title, department, and contact information of the primary nominator must be included.

Assessment of Applications

  • The Provost and Senior Vice President shall appoint a representative committee to receive and review the nominations. This committee shall make a recommendation to the Provost and Senior Vice President on each nomination. The Provost and Senior Vice President will recommend to the President those nominations most deserving of the award.

Selected Nominees

  • The recipient of this awards may be forwarded to the National Academic Advising Conference (NACADA) to serve as BGSU’s nominees for national awards. If selected, the recipient may be asked to provide additional information to address the broader criterion outlined by NACADA.

Deadline: Received in the Office of the Provost, 230 McFall Center by Friday, November 13, 2020 by 5 pm.