As a part of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s “Vol Vision 2020” plan, the Chancellor desires to recognize advisors of students who you believe have distinguished themselves as highly committed to the advising and mentoring of students on this campus. Two awards will be given to professional college advisors/advising administrators for undergraduate advising and two awards to faculty for either undergraduate advising or graduate mentoring, for a total of four awards.
A professional college advisor/advising administrator is defined as staff serving within one of the nine colleges’ advising centers/offices whose primary role is undergraduate advising or leading undergraduate college-based advising programs. Nominations should be for those staff members who have demonstrated the ability to guide and encourage students to reach their goals and go beyond what they otherwise might have achieved. The nominee will be an individual who has excelled in these responsibilities for a minimum of three years. Other academic support/enhancement staff are not eligible for this particular award.
Faculty who advise and mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students are eligible for this award. Nominations should be for those faculty who have demonstrated the ability to guide and encourage students to reach their goals and go beyond what they otherwise might have achieved. The nominee will be an individual who has excelled in these responsibilities for a minimum of three years.
We encourage you to nominate an individual who has excelled in these responsibilities over the past three years. In order to do this, please complete the nomination form. Nominations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018. Those nominating someone are asked to provide at least three references for the nominee from the nominee’s director/department head, colleague at UTK, or students.
After submitting a nomination, request reference letters from:
Your nominee’s supervisor (department head, dean, or director),
Your nominee’s colleagues (departmental or university-wide), and or
Your fellow students.
References should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment.