Awards Program Information

In recognition of the significant role undergraduate advising/mentoring plays in fostering academic excellence at the University of Oregon, the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) and the All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA) annually collaborates to provide two undergraduate advising/mentoring awards. This program highlights the outstanding faculty and professional advising/mentoring on the University of Oregon campus.

One faculty advisor and one professional advisor will receive a $2000 award each, generously provided by UESS. The recipients who best exhibit the qualities associated with excellent advising will be recognized at an awards brunch on Thursday, May 28th, 2020.

Faculty, students, staff, and officers of administration are welcome to nominate faculty and professional advisors who exemplify excellence in advising and meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Outstanding Professional Advisor: Any professional whose job dictates that the majority of his/her responsibilities are in undergraduate advising.
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor: Any appointed tenure track, non-tenure track, or adjunct faculty member who mentors or advises undergraduate students in addition to significant teaching and research responsibilities.

If you need to look up who your advisor is or which department or office they work in, use the Find an Advisor page.

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The evaluation process: Nominations are an important part of this process, therefore the more information provided in the nomination, the better. Finalists will be narrowed down by the selection committee and ask to submit an advising philosophy to determine the winners of the award. All nominated advisors will be notified of their nomination alongside award winners in early May.

Click here to access the Nomination Survey and thank you for supporting our fantastic undergraduate advisors.

Please submit your nomination by February 14th, 2020.