Spring 2017 Outstanding FY Academic Advisor Award

Accepting Spring 2017 nominations from Monday, April 10th to Friday, May 12th.

Purpose:

To recognize one academic advisor for his/her outstanding contributions to freshmen and the advancement of academic advising efforts at Morgan State University

Eligibility:

Any staff member, from the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) and the Office of Student Success and Retention (OSSR) departments, whose responsibility includes the academic advisement of freshmen students at Morgan State University. An individual cannot receive this award for two consecutive semesters.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Is student-oriented. Has an interest in and concern for advisees as individuals 
  • Uses an proactive advising approach versus simple course registration
  • Provides accurate advisement to advisees (i.e. course selection, academic regulations, and institutional policies etc.)
  • Refers advisees to the appropriate campus resources
  • Maintains consistent contact with advisees
  • Is available to advisees, staff, and faculty
  • Collaborates with faculty and other staff to provide holistic support to advisees
  • Maintains accurate recordkeeping of all advisement sessions in Starfish
  • Engages in professional development offered by the institution and/or external entities

Nomination Procedure:

Students, faculty, or staff are invited to nominate candidates for the Fall 2016 Outstanding FY Academic Advisor Award. Self-nominations are also accepted. All nominators must submit an online nomination form.

Student and Faculty/staff Nominators

• Complete the online nomination form at https://goo.gl/forms/zdswLdpQkmWXVsI83
• Submit a letter of support (required as part of the online nomination form)
• Nominee will be contacted to submit a one page personal statement on academic advising to fy_advising@morgan.edu

Self-Nominators

• Complete the online nomination form at https://goo.gl/forms/zdswLdpQkmWXVsI83
• Submit a one page personal statement on academic advising (required as part of the online nomination form)
• Obtain a letter of support from student, faculty, staff familiar with academic advising. Letter of support must be emailed to fy_advising@morgan.edu by supporter.


Deadline for Nominations:

All nominations must be received by Friday, May 12th 2017 at 5pm. No late nominations will be accepted.

Selection Process:

A selection committee consisting of a faculty member, a Student Affairs representative, students, and a representative from the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success will review the nominations and supporting materials in order to select the Outstanding FY Academic Advising Award recipient

Fall 2016 award recipient:

Outstanding FY Academic Advisor Award

Mr. Derrell Brown - Center for Academic Success and Achievement

Derell Brown - Fall 2016 Outstanding FY Academic Advisor

According to a selection committee member:

Mr. Brown has appeared to have made a tremendous impact on the lives of his students academically as well as personally. One thing in particular that stood out to me was that, according to Mr. Brown's nominators, he has shown a willingness to encourage his students to stay on track with their studies. In addition, nominators also mentioned that he encourages students to step out of their comfort zones and take on challenges that will help them later in life. In college, it is important that professors and advisors challenge their students in ways that will test them, yet not discourage them. Mr. Brown seems to understand this quite well.