Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Advisor Award
This award serves to
recognize and reward adjunct teaching faculty for outstanding academic
advising. Academic advisors help students identify and achieve their
personal, educational, and career goals, and therefore, are key to student
success; our adjunct faculty are critical to this mission, and we would
like to encourage more adjunct faculty involvement.
Recommendations for nominees may
come from faculty, staff, administrators, students or student organizations.
Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations must be submitted
to the Director of Advisement and Graduation Services.
with at least four semesters (may include summers) of teaching experience
at MCC are eligible. Previous nominees who did not receive the award
may be re-nominated. Previous winners may be nominated again after five
Note: For purposes of
this award, academic advising is defined as non-classroom contacts with
students to assist in clarifying, planning, and monitoring student progress.
materials should include (and be limited to):
statement presenting reasons for nominating the individual. This
statement should describe the nominee’s qualifications with specific
references to the listed criteria.
more than two letters of support from students, faculty, staff,
or administrators who have first-hand knowledge of the nominee’s
performance as an advisor.
personal statement by the nominee presenting his or her approach
to academic advising and relating the specific types of advising
currently being used.
be chosen on the basis of documented outstanding advising and the demonstration
of excellence through:
caring attitude toward advisees.
and approachability in both formal and informal settings with students.
interpersonal skills, communication skills, and listening skills.
monitoring of students’ progress towards academic and career goals.
ability to engage in developmental advising versus simple course
knowledge of the College’s processes, policies, and procedures.
at a variety of ADV workshops.