This award recognizes an academic advisor who has demonstrated excellence in such
areas as providing superior service to students and/or developing innovative advising
strategies and tools. Recipients will receive a plaque and a monetary award of $1,500.
Criteria for Evaluation
Nominations will be sought for individuals who provide outstanding academic advising
services. The criteria used for evaluation are listed below. Nominees should excel
in one or more areas. The criteria include:
- A positive and committed attitude toward students
- Years of academic advising service at Ferris
- Knowledge of university policies, procedures, and requirements
- Development of innovative advising strategies and tools
- Use of appropriate information resources and referrals
- Attendance at advisor training sessions, symposiums, or conferences
- Effective mentoring of student advisees
- Demonstration of effective interpersonal skills
- Other areas deemed relative to effective advising; for example, demonstrated success
and retention effort
- Candidates must be Ferris employees and have a minimum of two years of advising experience
at Ferris State University.
- All faculty and staff members at all Ferris campuses are eligible for consideration.
- Faculty and staff members who have received the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award
are eligible only upon the expiration of the fifth year after their award
Any individual may nominate someone for an Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, including,
but not limited to, staff, faculty, students, alumni, and parents of students. Nominators should
- Nominee information, including name and Ferris contact information
- Nominator’s information, including name and contact information
- A summary of the nominee’s qualifications describing the extent to which the nominee
meets the award criteria
Nominations should be sent electronically to [email protected].
The Secretary of the Academic Senate will follow up with nominees, providing them
with a copy of the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, and requesting of them the
- A minimum of a one-page paper, not to exceed three pages, describing your academic
advising philosophy, methods, challenges, and any accomplishments you deem noteworthy
- Current vita or resume (required)
- Nomination letter or email
- Up to three additional recommendations from students, faculty, or administrators who
are familiar with your work as an academic advisor will be accepted but they are not
The deadline to submit nominations is by 5 pm, Monday, February 13, 2023.