Association Awards

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is pleased to offer the Association Annual Awards Program. These awards are designed to honor individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising.

Reward Systems

Many institutions of higher education have few effective systems in place for the evaluation of academic advising, and little reward or recognition is attached to its successful delivery. Good advising, like good teaching, publication and research, needs to be recognized. NACADA believes a tangible reward system can be an enhancement to effective advising.

Our Goal

The goal of the NACADA Annual Awards Program is to encourage wider support and recognition for academic advising in colleges and universities by providing an opportunity for recognition of outstanding advising. An ultimate outcome of this program is to improve advising services for students.

Awards Deadlines

The deadline for the receipt of nomination submission for most award categories is in early March each year. Retiree recognition forms are due in early June. There are two submission cycles for research grant proposals during the year. Please review the Awards Call for Nominations web page for the specific nomination deadlines for the current awards program.

Awards Presentation

All advising awards are presented at the annual NACADA Annual Conference held in the fall. The selection committee reserves the right to make no awards in a certain category.

*Please visit the Submission Instructions webpage before starting your nomination.  Information and tips for nominators are also included in this information.


Outstanding Advising Awards: Tips on Putting Together a Successful Nomination Packet

John Mortensen, Utah State University
Academic Advising Today (December 2005)

Sponsoring Organization
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, founded in 1979, promotes the quality of academic advising in institutions of higher education. NACADA is dedicated to the support and professional growth of academic advisors, administrators, and the advising profession. Through its publications and conferences, NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate and the exchange of ideas regarding the role of advising in higher education.

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