Undergraduate Academic Advisor Awards
Established in September 2005, these awards recognize Temple University undergraduate academic advisors and advising administrators. Every year one professional advisor, advising administrator, faculty advisor, and beginning in 2008, a new advisor is honored for their demonstrated excellence advising undergraduate students.
Recipients receive an engraved plaque and a monetary gift of $1,000. Their names will also be added to a perpetual plaque displayed in 1810 Liacouras Walk.
Recipients of the advising awards can be Temple's nominees for NACADA's corresponding Advisor Awards.
The awards are presented at the annual Advisor Professional Development Workshop in late April.
Eligibility for 2014-2015:
Outstanding New Advisor: Any benefits-eligible employee of Temple University serving as an academic advisor or faculty academic advisor for three (3) or fewer years. Primary job responsibilities include assisting undergraduate students in making decisions that affect the students' academic progress at the University through personal guidance, interpretation of University and College/School policies and guidelines, administrative counsel, and an analysis of students' records. Recipient of this award will be Temple University's nominee for the NACADA Outstanding New Advisor Award.
Outstanding Professional Advisor: Any benefits-eligible employee of Temple University who has been advising undergraduates for 3 or more years and whose current primary job responsibilities includes assisting undergraduate students in making decisions that affect the students' academic progress at the University through personal guidance, interpretation of University and College/School policies and guidelines, administrative counsel, and an analysis of students' records.
Academic Advising Administrator: Any benefits-eligible employee of Temple University who has been in his/her advising administrator position (e.g., Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, Supervisor, etc.) for three years or more and whose primary job responsibilities include supervising professional academic advisors and assisting undergraduate students in making decisions that affect students' academic progress at the University through personal guidance, interpretation of University and College/School policies and guidelines, administrative counsel, and an analysis of students' records.
Faculty Advisor: Any tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured track faculty member who assists undergraduate students in the faculty member's school and/or department to make decisions that affect their academic progress at the University through personal guidance, interpretation of University and College/School policies and guidelines, and an analysis of the student's records.
Nominees for the the Faculty Advisor, Outstanding Professional Advisor, and the Academic Advising Administrator are expected to meet the following criteria:
- Must be in current position for at least three years
- Has not been a winner of the award within the past five (5) years
- Effective and continuous advising of undergraduate students
- Has demonstrated a caring and nurturing attitude towards advisees
- Exemplary interpersonal skills
- Mastery of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures
- Participation in advisor development programs and groups
- Has made a significant contribution to the quality of the academic advising unit, school/college and/or department
- Inspires fellow colleagues and advisees to reach their full potential
Nominees for the Outstanding New Advisor Award are expected to also demonstrate the above criteria, however, they have been in the position three (3) or fewer years.
Any student, staff administrator, or faculty member can nominate for the award. Self-nominations will be accepted.
- Submit nominations using the Advising Award Nomination Form
- Nominations must include nominee's full name, department/school/college, office address, email address, and awards category.
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Deadline for nominations for 2014-2015 awards: March 2, 2015
All nominees will receive a letter of congratulations from the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies by: March 4, 2015.
The letter will include an explanation of next steps, including information needed to accept the nomination:
Nominee Data Form
Recommendation Cover Sheet
Nominations and recommendation letters cannot be accepted from individuals on the Selection Committee. Selection Committee includes three standing members (2 year terms) and award recipients from previous year.
Contact Michele O'Connor (215-204-0550) for members of 2014-2015 Selection Committee.
All nomination packets will be sent to the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Deadline for nominees' packets: April 1st, 2015
For questions, please contact Michele O'Connor, Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, 215-204-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Outstanding New Advisor: Musu (Adrianne) Davis, University Honors Program
Professional Advisor: Stephanie Ballard, College of Science and Technology
Advising Administrator: Anar P. Khandvala, Associate Director College of Liberal Arts
Nannette Vliet, Instructor, Curriculum Coordinator, College of Health Professions and Social Work
Outstanding New Advisor: Stephanie Graves, Academic Advisor II, Fox School of Business and Management
Professional Advisor: Brad Pearson, Senior Advisor, Honors
Stephanie Graves, Academic Advisor II, Fox School of Business and Management selected as the NACADA Region 2 Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the New Advisor Category.
Brad Pearson, Senior Advisor, Honors selected as the NACADA Region 2 Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the Advising Primaray Role category.
Dani Moffit, Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions and Social Work
Outstanding New Advisor: Keesa Bond, College of Liberal Arts
Professional Advisor: Lindsay Arnold, Senior Advisor, College of Health Professions and Social Work
Advising Administrator: Norihisa Shimada, Director, Academic Advising Center, Temple University Japan
Jonathan Kline, Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art
Outstanding New Advisor: Rashidah N. Andrews, College of Liberal Arts
- Recipient of the 2012 NACADA Region 2 Excellence in Advising Award for Outstanding New Advisor. This award recognizes qualities associated with excellence as a new academic advisor in the region.
Professional Advisor: Janine C. Warnas, Senior Advisor, Academic Advising & Career Development, Ambler Campus
Advising Administrator: Matthew Campbell, Director, Office of Student Services, College of Science and Technology
Faculty Advisor: Scott Gratson, Associate Professor, Director of SCT Communications Program and Undergraduate Studies
Professional Advisor: Mark Rohland, Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts
National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has selected Mark as 2011 Region 2 Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the Academic Advisor – Primary Role category. This award recognizes Marks’s demonstrated abilities as an advisor in the region. NACADA will present this award to Mark during the Region 2 Conference in April.
Advising Administrator: Helen H. Robinson, Director, Center for Undergraduate Advising, Fox School of Business and Management
Outstanding New Advisor:Tracy L. Malz, Academic Advisor, The Division of Undergraduate Studies
Faculty Advisor: Dennis O. Terry, Jr. , College of Science and Technology, Department of Earth and Environmental Science
Professional Advisor: Shannon J. O’Brien, Academic Resource Center
Advising Administrator: Patricia Louison, College of Education
Outstanding New Advisor: Ana Adinolfi, University Honors Program
Faculty Advisor: Jayne K. Drake, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts
Professional Advisor: Jennifer J. Thiel, Assistant Director, School of Tourism and Hospitality
Academic Advising Administrator: Susan McCaffrey, Assistant Director, Academic Services, Ambler Campus
Outstanding New Advisor: Amanda Neuber, Associate Director, Honors Program
NACADA National Awards Program for Academic Advising selected Amanda Neuber, Associate Director, University Honors Program at Temple University for an Outstanding New Advisor Award in the Academic Advising-Primary Role category. Amanda is one of eight academic advisors honored with this award in this category in the nation-wide competition this year. Amanda was the recipient of Temple’s Outstanding New Advisor Award in 2007-08.
Charles M. Allen, MEd, Associate Director, Honors Program, Fox School of Business and Management
Academic Advising Administrator
Karen Sofranko, PhD, Director, Academic Resources Center
Paul Crowe, PhD, Department of Philosophy
Kristen diNovi, MS, Academic Resource Center
Academic Advising Administrator:
Ruth Ost, PhD, University Honors