Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
In addition to their regular load of teaching, grading papers, tutoring and mentoring we have a select group of faculty who have also taken on the responsiblity of advising our students. It is well known that California State University has been gifted with staff and faculty who not only approach their job with passion and enthusiasm, but are also willing to go above and beyond. Time and time again these Faculty Advisors have been that extra push to help our students to become all that they endeavor to be and more. As a result we would like to acknowledge them for all of their efforts and let the campus know that we are extremely appreciative of their hard work.
Please join us in celebrating our Outstanding Faculty Advisors!
Outstanding Faculty Advisors
2012: Dr. David Baker, Public Administration
2011: Dr. Asma Taha, Nursing
2010: Dr. Katherine Thomerson, Liberal Studies
2009: Dr. Tom Provenzano, Theatre
2008: Dr. Salvador Murguia, Sociology
2007: Dr. Zahid Hasan, Mathematics
2006: Dr. Hosung So, Kinesiology
2005: Dr. Lynne T. Diaz-Rico, Language, Literacy & Culture and Dr. Mary Fong, Communication Studies
2004: Dr. Josephine Mendoza, Computer Science
2003: Dr. Dorothy Chen-Maynard, Health Science
2002: Dr. Louis Downs, Education
2001: Dr. Margaret Doane, English and Dr. Linvol Henry, Accounting
2000: Dr. Gerald Thrush, Biology
1999: Dr. Joanna Worthley, Psychology
1998: Dr. Ralph Salmi, Political Science
1997: Dr. Dennis Pedersen, Chemistry
1996: Dr. Mary Kornguth, Nursing
Any faculty member employed by California State University, San Bernardino involved in the academic advising of students may be nominated. The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award is given annually to a faculty member selected by a University committee coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
The recipient's name will be announced at the Faculty Recognition Luncheon. The selected faculty member's name will be forwarded to the National Academic Advisors Association (NACADA) to serve as California State University San Bernardino's nominee for national recognition. The recipient will have his/her name added to our CSUSB Outstanding Faculty Advisor Honor Plaque in UH-397. Additionally, the recipient will receive $500 in travel funds and a designated parking spot.
Previous recipients of this award are not eligible. The list of previous recipients is appended to the end of this document.
The Selection Committee will evaluate nominations on the evidence of effective advising qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor. Such evidence may include, but is not necessarily limited to the following:
- Demonstration of a caring attitude toward advisees
- Effective interpersonal skills
- Availability to advisees
- Frequency of contact with advisees (advisement load)
- Seeking out advisees in informal settings
- Intrusive behavior designed to build a strong relationship with advisees
- Monitoring of student progress toward academic and career goals
- Mastery of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures
- Use of appropriate information sources
- Appropriate referral activity
- Ability to engage in developmental advising (career and life planning) versus simply course scheduling
- Attendance at and support of advisor development programs
- Evidence of student success rate
- Advisee evaluations (if any)
REQUIREMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED: Three student letters of recommendations
These letters should discuss the nominee's advising effectiveness as well as his/her impact on each student's academic development.
Additional letters of support or other documentation will strengthen the application.
Nominations can be submitted by students, faculty, administrators, or staff on the Outstanding Advisor Award Nomination Form, available below or in Advising & Academic Services, UH-380. Nominations should contain adequate factual or descriptive material to enable the Selection Committee to ascertain if the nominee possesses the qualities associated with outstanding academic advising.
Nominators are encouraged to include objective data to support their nomination whenever possible. Contacting the nominee for this information is appropriate.
Letters of support from advisees, administrators, and colleagues are encouraged. Submit nominations to UH-380 or E-Mail this response to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm, Monday, May 6, 2013.
Contact Raymond Navarro at X73022 or Dr. Milton Clark at X73032 or Email email@example.com for questions regarding the process.