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National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition


Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates

With the support and co-sponsorship of Cengage, the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition is pleased to recognize and reward individuals on the nation's campuses who are Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates involved in high-impact practices for first-year student success. The nomination cycle for the 2019 award has ended.

Each year, presidents of American higher education institutions are invited to nominate one educator on their campus that exhibits exceptional work in the areas of student learning, development and success. 

Two award recipients are chosen in each of the following institutional categories:

  • Two-Year Colleges
  • Four-Year Colleges & Universities with less than 2,000 students
  • Four-Year Colleges & Universities with 2,000 to 7,000 students
  • Four-Year Colleges & Universities with 7,001 to 15,000 students
  • Four-Year Colleges & Universities with more than 15,000 students

As a group, these individuals mirror the diversity of American colleges and universities. They share the common goal of improving the educational experience of first-year students, yet their methods for doing so are uniquely responsive to the particular institutional settings of which they are a part.

 

How We Select The Recipients

 The selection committee (not to include any representatives from the National Resource Center or sponsor) will include a national panel composed of members and former members of the National Advisory Board of the National Resource Center, past Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates, and other leaders in American higher education.