Provost's Award for Excellence in Advising
Academic advisors at the University of Denver are a crucial resource to help DU students create meaning from their academic experiences and connect them with opportunities for student success. The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising has been created to recognize the impact of exemplary academic advisors on our students.
Each year, one staff and one faculty advisor will receive the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, which will include a stipend to support professional development in the upcoming academic year. The awards will be presented at the annual advisor training prior to the start of the fall quarter. For more information about the Excellence in Academic Advising Award and criteria for nomination, please see the below FAQs.
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For questions, please email StudentSuccess@du.edu.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to be nominated?
Graduate and undergraduate faculty and staff academic advisors, for whom advising is at least a portion of their responsibilities, are eligible to be nominated by DU students, faculty, or staff members. Nominations submitted by students will receive special consideration.
Who selects the winners of the Provost's Award for Excellence in Advising?
A committee of DU staff and faculty members will review the nominations and select one faculty and one staff advisor to be recipients of the Award.
How is excellent academic advising defined?
Advisors who receive this award may be involved with exemplary efforts in the following areas, among others:
- Provide accurate advising information and advice to students
- Serve as a meaningful coach, mentor, or advocate for students
- Uses creative, proactive, and flexible advising practices
- Empower students to find solutions and information
When is the nomination deadline?
Nominations will be accepted throughout the fall, winter, and spring quarters.
How do I nominate an excellent academic advisor?
You can nominate an academic advisor for the award by filling out this survey.