Excellence in Advising Award

The Excellence in Advising Award is given to recognize outstanding service in the field of academic advising.


  • Must have undergraduate academic advising responsibilities (faculty, staff, or graduate assistant)
  • Current members of TennACADA Executive Committee are not eligible for consideration for this award. See a list of the Executive Board at http://tennacada.utk.edu/officers/.


The Selection Committee will evaluate nominations on the evidence of effective advising qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as a champion.  Such evidence may include, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Demonstration of a caring attitude toward students
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Monitoring of student progress toward academic and life goals
  • Mastery of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to engage in developmental advising (career and life planning)
  • Behavior designed to build a strong relationship with students
  • Availability to students and other advisors
  • Frequency of contact with students

Nominations for the 2018 Excellence in Advising Award are being accepted through April 6, 2018.  To submit a nomination click here.