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Campus Advising Awards Program

The University of California Davis and the Department 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. 

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.