Nominees will be given notice through email of their nomination and encouraged to apply. Each application should consist of:
- An advising/mentoring philosophy statement
- At least one and no more than four letters of recommendation from a colleague, supervisor, student, or other individual who can speak to your advising and mentoring experience
- If possible, submit all materials in one document. If it’s more comfortable, one or more of your recommenders can email their recommendation letter to email@example.com.
A review committee comprised of a mix of faculty members, professional advisors, or university administrators will select the recipients.
- Check out the resources on the NACADA website regarding writing an advising/mentoring philosophy statement
- A letter of recommendation from an advisee is not required, but can strengthen your application. Possibilities for incorporating student voices into your application:
- Often the best way to do this to ask a student to write a letter of recommendation. In the past, we’ve found that students have considered it an honor and a chance to give back to someone who’s given so much to them. Additionally, it’s proven to be a learning experience for the student. Assistance writing a letter of recommendation can be found in TLC’s Sky Studio tutoring center, 4th floor of the Knight Library.
- In the absence of an advisee letter, ask one of your professional recommenders to weave student quotes into their letter.
- Ask at least one of your professional recommenders to use specific stories (minus names/identifying information) that illustrate how you’ve helped students in the past.
- Review the definition of excellence in advising and tailor your application materials to provide demonstrated examples that illustrate how you model these behaviors/ideals.
- Quality is appreciated more than quantity. Strategically pick your letters of recommendation for the additional or supporting information they provide.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.