Regents’ Academic Advisor Award Guidelines
The Regents’ Academic Advisor Award is given annually to faculty or staff members with distinguished records of student advisement. One award will be granted to a full-time community college member of the faculty, professional staff, or classified staff who provides undergraduate academic advisement as part of their regular assignment or who provides academic advisement as their primary assignment. Although this award is intended for an individual, a group who by their collaboration has made outstanding contributions in academic advisement may be recognized as well.
Two awards will be granted annually between the universities and state college, one for undergraduate advisement and one for graduate advisement. DRI full-time faculty or professional staff who provide academic advisement to graduate students at UNLV and UNR as part of their regular assignments or who provide academic advisement as their primary assignments are eligible for the graduate award. Although these awards are intended for individuals, groups who by their collaboration have made outstanding contributions in academic advisement may be recognized as well.
A. Nominations. Notification is sent annually by the Chancellor’s Office to each NSHE campus to begin the nomination process: late August/early September. Each institution may submit one nomination only for consideration to the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Each nomination must contain the following information only:
i. Formal letter of nomination from an NSHE employee or student, adhering to the
1. The nomination letter must address how the candidate accomplished a significant
record of excellence in student advising that is worthy of recognition by the Board of Regents.
2. The letter must address clear evidence of the following:
a. Ability to communicate effectively with students;
b. Effective advising;
c. Advising material or tools that the candidate developed; and
d. The candidate’s advising philosophy.
ii. Other supplemental materials as determined by the institution.
B. Length of Service. Candidates must have at least five years of cumulative service in the NSHE by the date of nomination in order to be considered for the award.
C. Nominations must be sent by email to K.C. Brekken by Oct. 12, 2012 at 5 p.m. at email@example.com. If you choose to store your nomination and supplemental materials on a disc, you may send that disc by the deadline via inter-office mail to W32E.
D. Committee Review. The CSN Internal Recognition Committee will review all internal nominations and send a recommendation to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, who will then submit a CSN nominee for this award to NSHE. A NSHE selection committee will review all system nominations.
E. Final Approval. The recommendation of the selection committee shall be presented to the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee for final approval.
F. Award Amount: $5,000