Faculty/Instructional Academic Staff Advisor Award

Nominate an advisor for the Faculty/Instructional Academic Staff Advisor Award

Eligibility

  • Must be faculty or instructional academic staff
  • Must have formally assigned advisees
  • Must adhere to the campus and department’s formula for academic advising
  • Previous winners are eligible five years from last award (view past winners below)

Award

  • Two winners selected annually; one in fall and one in spring
  • Recipients will receive $100 reimbursement for professional development expenses (preferably related to advising, teaching, student success), a letter to their Dean, a certificate from the Advisory Council and a copy of the nomination letter(s)
  • Winners are eligible to be nominated for the Wisconsin Academic Advising Association (WACADA) Faculty Advisor Award

Selection Process

  • Nominations are due to Liz Whalley, Director of Academic Advising (whalleye@uwosh.edu, SSC 202) by noon Nov. 15 for fall, April 15 for spring
  • The Advisory Council for Comprehensive Academic Advising (ACCAA), a committee made up of faculty, instructional, academic and classified staff and students will select the winner from all eligible nominations received.  Nominations will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Criteria

Based on the Roles and Responsibilities of Faculty/Instructional Academic Staff Advisors recommended by the ACCAA and approved by the Provost, Faculty Senate, Senate of Academic Staff and Oshkosh Student Association

Available to students

  • Be adequately available to students on a regular basis
  • Offer individual advising appointments as needed

Academic and Career Planning

  • Help students to define and develop realistic personal, social, academic and career goals
  • Maintain current knowledge about academic policies (campus, college and departmental)
  • Maintain current knowledge about the curricula of the program of study and general education requirements related to the program of study
  • Be able to assist the student in assessing his/her progress by interpreting the STAR report
  • Understand linkages between academic preparation and careers

Referrals

  • Identify needs of individual students and make appropriate referrals to campus resources
  • Refer students who change majors, become undecided or are in academic trouble to the UARC

Communication

  • Offer periodic reviews of student academics and follow these up with congratulatory or inquiring contacts and referrals, as appropriate
  • Explore alternative ways of communicating with students; for example, hosting one group advising meeting per semester or operating a student list-serve for the purpose of information sharing and community building
  • Participate in advising development activities as provided by the UARC.
 

Award Winners

Semester Award Winner Department College
Fall 2020
Edward Martin Music College of Letters & Science
Spring 2020 Angela Subulwa Geography College of Letters & Science
Fall 2019 Colleen Hansen Social Work College of Letters & Science
Spring 2019 Timothy Gleason Journalism College of Letters & Science
Fall 2018 Mallory Janquart Medical Technology College of Letters & Science
Spring 2018 Stephanie Bernander Curriculum & Instruction College of Education & Human Services
Fall 2017 Sabrina Mueller-Spitz Biology College of Letters & Science
Spring 2017 Jakob Iversen Information Systems College of Business
Fall 2016 Eric Hiatt Geology College of Letters & Science
Spring 2016 Dana Merriman Biology College of Letters & Science
Fall 2015 Rebecca Cleveland Nursing College of Nursing
Spring 2015 Quin Chrobak Psychology College of Letters & Science
Fall
2014
Colin Long Geography & Urban Planning College of Letters & Science
Spring 2014 Christie Launius Women’s & Gender Studies College of Letters & Science
Fall
2013
John Strous Medical Technology College of Letters & Science
Spring 2013 Joann Cross Accounting College of Business
Fall
2012
Craig Biwer Kinesiology College of Letters & Science

 

Wisconsin Academic Advising Association (WACADA)
Faculty Advisor Excellence Award

  • 2005 Dana Merriman, Biology
  • 2012 David Jones, Criminal Justice
  • 2013 Joann Cross, Accounting
  • 2014 Christie Launius, Women’s and Gender Studies
  • 2016 Quin Chrobak, Psychology
  • 2018 Jakob Iversen, Information Systems
  • 2019 Timothy Gleason, Journalism