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Academic Advising

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Academic Advisor Awards

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

USC Institutional Academic Advising Awards


Submit an Award Nomination

Nominate a colleague, program, or even yourself for one of the USC Institutional Academic Advising awards.  Award nominations will be open July - November.

Nomination Form

The program goals are to:

  • Recognize outstanding academic advising at USC
  • 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)

2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 Advising Award Winners!

Award Winner College
Commitment to Advising Excellence (3+ years)
Lisa Pierce College of Engineering & Computing, UAC
Commitment to Advising Excellence (less than 3 years)
Dora Stryffeler College of Information & Communication
Most Appreciated Academic Advisor
Kaylee Rogers Arnold School of Public Health, UAC
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Caleb Morris University Advising Center
Unsung Hero
Sarah Jusiewicz College of Engineering & Computing
Outstanding Advising Initiative
Electronic Processes in Advising College of Engineering & Computing

Award Categories

Recognizes a faculty or staff 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 USC and one to an advisor with three or fewer years of advising experience at USC. 

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

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

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 USC for the benefit of student success and persistence. 

Select winners of these awards may be submitted as the nominee from USC for NACADA advising awards. 

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