1994-1995 Judith Kruetzer
1995-1996 Judith Kruetzer
1996-1997 Anthony Brizendine
1997-1998 Gregory Hinton
1998-1999 Joanne Van Horn
1999-2000 Patricia Ryan
2000-2001 Aletta Moffett
2001-2002 Robert Grattan
2002-2003 Carl Colebank
2003-2004 Tia Richardson
2004-2005 Kimberly Murphy
2005-2006 Angela Schwer
2006-2007 Clarence Rohrbaugh
2007-2008 Donna Long
2008-2009 Erin Hippolyte
2009-2010 Matthew Hokom
2010-2011 G.H. Budd Sapp
2011-2012 J. Robert Baker
2012-2013 Ann Bartolo
2013-2014 Nenad Radulovich
2014-2015 Jennifer Myers
2015-2016 Mark Flood
2016-2017 Kimberly Derico
2017-2018 Amanda Metcalf
2018-2019 Jason Noland
2020-2021 Travis Wamsley
Award for Excellence in Academic Advising
Purpose and History
The Excellence in Advising Award is given to recognize and emphasize excellence in the ability to engage in, promote and support undergraduate and graduate student advising.
Fairmont State University recognizes that advising is a teaching opportunity beyond the course selection that may include career exploration, decision making skills, values clarification, critical thinking, utilizing campus resources, taking personal responsibility, and understanding processes and the value of a college education.
1. Any individual serving as an academic adviser or faculty academic adviser and employed by a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution may be nominated.
3. Previous Outstanding Advising Award winners are not eligible.
4. Previous Outstanding New Adviser Award winners or Certificate of Merit recipients may be considered for Outstanding Advising Awards or Certificates of Merit if a minimum of five years has passed since receiving the original award.
The nominator should complete and submit the electronic nomination form explaining why the faculty member deserves consideration for the award. The committee will ask faculty members who have been named if they will consent to the nomination.
The committee hopes to obtain specific information about each nominee’s outstanding achievements in some or all of the following areas:
The Award for Excellence in Academic Advising is presented to honor a full-time faculty member who demonstrates excellence in academic advising, a commitment to advisees, and who significantly and positively impacts the education, personal development, and success of their advisees.
This award is offered as a tribute but also as an encouragement to all faculty advisors to persist in their efforts to help students achieve and succeed.
ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARD
All Fairmont State University full-time faculty advisors with a minimum of two years of service as an academic advisor are eligible for nomination.
Nominations will not be accepted after Friday, March 6, 2021.
The selection committee, comprised of members of the Fairmont Advising Network (FAN), reviews all nominations submitted and selects faculty advisors whose qualities and achievements demonstrate excellence and commitment to high-quality academic advisement.
The selection committee will consider clarity, specificity, and examples that demonstrate:
• Knowledge of Fairmont State University policies and procedures
• Knowledge of the faculty member’s specific academic program
• Knowledge of programs and courses outside the advisor’s academic school
• Adoption and use of the Appreciative Advising philosophy and related behaviors
Awards will be presented during the annual Awards Banquet in April.
Nominations can be submitted by students, faculty members, school chairs, administrators, and staff members. No anonymous nominations will be accepted.
Nominators must provide detailed written responses highlighting the achievements of the nominee associated with Appreciative Advising Phases (see below for an overview) and for the advisor’s overall demonstration of an Appreciative Mindset. Answers require both opinions and specific examples in support of the nomination. Nominators can also work with a team to include letters of recommendations from others as supplemental evidence. Additional supportive information may be requested by the committee.
Appreciative Advising: Overview of Six Phases
The nominee appropriately challenges students to raise or lower their expectations, as appropriate. The nominee assists students with considering options and possibilities that had not yet been considered.