Campus Advising Awards Program
The University of California, Davis, and the Office of Undergraduate Education are committed to recognizing the efforts of our campus academic advisors through an annual Awards and Recognition program that began in 2015. We encourage you to nominate your colleagues for the excellent work they do with students, faculty, and the community. The nomination period takes place during summer in consideration of outstanding advising during the academic year immediately prior. Each year a new selection committee is assembled based on neutral appointments (neither nominator nor nominee) from within each of the academic colleges. Award recipients are notified in the fall and publicly recognized at the Fall Welcome.
The selection committee will evaluate nominations on evidence of demonstrated knowledge, skills, practices, and qualities that distinguish the nominee as outstanding in the designated advising award category. Evidence may include:
- Strong interpersonal and relational skills (clear and effective communication, caring and helpful actions, etc.)
- Exceptional professional practices (tied to documented advising philosophy, aligned with NACADA Core Values/CAS Standards & Guidelines, etc.)
- Improvement indicators (documented student success, documented programmatic success, etc.)
- Documented advisor development (demonstrated professional growth, commitment to sharing knowledge with advising communities, etc.)
NACADA Awards Alignment
We strategically aligned the UC Davis award timing to promote the advancement of award recipients to NACADA Regional and Association awards programs, respectively (note the delineated restricted process for Association Awards). NACADA believes a tangible reward system can be an enhancement to effective advising. Good advising, like good teaching, publication, and research, needs to be recognized. The goal of the NACADA Awards Program is to encourage wider support and recognition for academic advising in colleges and universities by providing an opportunity for recognition of outstanding advising. An ultimate outcome of these programs is to improve advising services for students.