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 Studies and the All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA) collaborate annually on the undergraduate advising/mentoring awards program. This award celebrates our 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 the Division of Undergraduate Studies. The recipients who best exhibit the qualities associated with excellent advising will be recognized at an awards brunch on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

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 have questions, please contact

To find the name of your advisor, or which department they belong to, use the UO Find an Advisor page.

The evaluation process has changed this year. Finalists will be determined by the awards selection committee based solely on comments in the nomination, therefore the more information provided on the nomination form, the better. Finalists will be asked to submit an advising philosophy to complete their application. 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 15th, 2019.