Academic Advising Council
** Call for Nominations **
2017 AAC Academic Advisor of the Year Awards
The outstanding academic advising awards recognize professional and faculty advisors who consistently demonstrate exceptional commitment to students leading to retention, success, and satisfaction. One faculty advisor and one professional academic advisor will be selected, though there is no limit on the number of individuals nominated from a single college, department, or office.
Each award comes with a $1000 professional development stipend, and the two winners will be nominated for the NACADA National Advisor of the Year Award.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
The Academic Advising Council (AAC) Charge
The AAC serves as the advisory group for undergraduate academic advising and reports to the provost regarding all matters related to its charge. The council is responsible with assisting the institution to increase the academic success and retention of undergraduate students by highlighting and providing additional support to the academic advising processes. With this charge, we have the opportunity to select individuals who have had a positive impact on student success through their role as an academic advisor.
University of Arkansas Advising Mission Statement
Academic advising is an active, ongoing partnership between the advisors and students grounded in teaching and learning. Advising is based on students gaining accurate and appropriate information and direction to help make their educational experience relevant, coherent, and meaningful. It is a process that assists students in connecting with the University of Arkansas, making thoughtful decisions related to their academic experiences, and maximizing their educational and career opportunities. Quality academic advising is essential to achieving the University’s vision. (Academic Advising Council Mission Statement, 2006, 2010)