Nominate a Colleague!

Do you know a hardworking, outstanding advisor or new professional? You know – that advisor or academic professional with strong interpersonal and communication skills who goes beyond the call of duty and demonstrates care for their advisees and colleagues? If so, nominate them (or yourself!) for an IlliAAC Award by Monday, April 2, 2018!

We are accepting nominations for two categories: IlliAAC Outstanding Advisor and IlliAAC Outstanding New Professional.

To be eligible for the Outstanding Advisor Award, individuals must:
1) Serve as an academic advisor or faculty academic advisor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign
2) Be a member of IlliAAC
3) Have 3 or more years experience in the advising field
4) Submit a nomination form and required materials online at: Nomination Form

To be eligible for the Outstanding New Professional Award, individuals must:
1) Serve as an academic advisor or faculty academic advisor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign
2) Be a member of IlliAAC
3) Have less than 3 years experience in the advising field
4) Submit a nomination form and required materials online at: New Professional Nomination Form

IlliAAC is excited to be able to support the professional development of great advisors on this campus. Our intention is to forward winners on for State, Regional, and National awards. Past winners of IlliAAC Awards have received regional and national NACADA Awards recognizing their outstanding work as advisors. In order to more closely align our process with these other processes we are asking for more from our nominators and nominee. In order to make informed decisions and be able to forward winners on, we ask all nominees to submit:
1) A nomination form
2) A nomination letter
3) Two letters of support (preferably with at least 1 letter from a student)
4) Nominee’s resume
5) Nominee’s advising philosophy

For a sample of a successful Outstanding Advisor Award application, see :

Sample

Award winners will receive a professional development stipend that can be used over the next two years to support professional memberships, conference attendance, webinar participation, or other related development opportunities. Award winners will also be announced and celebrated at the Annual IlliAAC Breakfast on Wednesday, May 2.

We look forward to seeing your submissions for outstanding Illinois advisors and new professionals!