Outstanding Adviser Award nominations due Feb. 21

February 6, 2014 | Events, UToday, — Languages, Literature and Social Sciences, Alumni
By Cathy Zimmer

Do you know an outstanding adviser at The University of Toledo?

Outstanding AdviserThe deadline to nominate someone at UT for the 2014 Outstanding Adviser Award is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

“The award is for those advisers who have gone above and beyond to help empower their students,” said Dr. Christina Fitzgerald, associate professor of English, who is chair of the Outstanding Adviser Award Selection Committee. “We really want nominations from students because they are the ones who work with advisers most and whose academic lives are affected the most by outstanding advisers.”

Current students are encouraged to nominate outstanding advisers; alumni, staff and faculty also are eligible to make nominations.

Those nominated will be asked to submit their philosophy statements to show how they advise their students.

“There will be two recipients of the Outstanding Adviser Award, each receiving $1,500,” Fitzgerald said. “The philosophy statements are important; they demonstrate the objectives an adviser has when working with students and what academic advising means to them.”

The award was developed in 1986 for advisers who effectively demonstrate interpersonal skills, educate and empower students to make informed academic decisions, prioritize their commitments to maximize academic success, and who are knowledgeable of UT policies and resources.

Past recipients are not eligible to win the same award.

Those interested in nominating an outstanding adviser can do so at utoledo.edu/offices/provost/adviser_award.

The annual UT Outstanding Awards Reception will be held Monday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Ingman Room.

For more information, contact Fitzgerald at christina.fitzgerald@utoledo.edu
 or 419.530.4407.

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