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Academic Advising

Academic Advisor Awards

Institutional academic advisor awards recognize the exemplary work being done by UofSC staff & faculty to support student success and retention through academic advising.

UofSC Institutional Academic Advising Awards


Submit an Award Nomination

Nominate a colleague, program, or even yourself for one of the UofSC Institutional Academic Advising awards.  Award nominations will be accepted through October 15, 2021.

Nomination Form

The program goals are to:

  • Recognize outstanding academic advising at UofSC
  • Offer an institutional academic advising rewards system 
  • Encourage wider support of academic advising personnel and programs
  • Ultimately improve academic advising services for students

(Adapted from NACADA Global Awards program goals)

Award Categories

Recognizes an academic advisor who has positively contributed to the success of their students, department/college, and the institution. Award winners will have demonstrated a commitment to advising excellence through their advising practice and participation in professional development.

Two separate awards will be given: one to an advisor with three or more years (minimum 36 months) of advising experience at UofSC and one to an advisor with three or fewer years of advising experience at UofSC. Winners of this award may then be submitted as the nominee from UofSC for NACADA advisor awards. 

Rubric for Commitment to Advising Excellence (3+ years)

Rubric for Commitment to Advising Excellence (Less than 3 years)

Recognizes an advisor employed by the University Advising Center who has demonstrated commitment to the success of academic advising while consistently upholding the mission of the UAC. Nominees must have been employed as a UAA/EA for a minimum of 1 year (12 months). 

Rubric for Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor/Exploratory Advisor

Recognizes the UofSC faculty or staff member who has demonstrated significant positive impact on their advising community, as recognized by their students and peers via the Appreciating Academic Advisor program.

Rubric for Most Appreciated Academic Advisor

Recognizes a member of the UofSC advising community who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to and understanding of diversity and inclusion and its impact on advising practices.

Rubric for Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Recognizes a staff or faculty member at UofSC who works “behind the scenes” to promote and support the efforts of academic advising through personnel and/or program management.

Rubric for Unsung Hero

Recognizes members of the advising community for their collaboration and demonstration of a significant creative, original, and exceptional program or initiative that has positively impacted the overall quality of advising at UofSC for the benefit of student success and persistence.

Rubric for Outstanding Advising Initiative


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