MIT: Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyClass of 2017

Right Now This Term: Freshman Advisor Awards

Celebrate the outstanding contributions of your freshman advisor. Nominate a remarkable advisor who has made a profound impact on your life. The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming will present 7 awards to distinguished freshman advisors who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to helping freshmen succeed. Each award honors an exceptional individual who has exceeded expectations in the advisor role.

Seven separate award categories will be presented at this year's celebration: Creative Advising Activity, Rookie Advisor, Veteran Advisor, Excellence in Advising, Excellence in Mentoring, Student Champion and Innovative Seminar.

Any student, faculty or staff member may nominate a freshman advisor. We ask you to share your story by submitting the online nomination form below by 5pm on Friday, March 28. The UAAP will review submissions and select the award category based on the details in your nomination statement.

Creative Advising Activity Award

Freshman advisors meet regularly with their advisees to give advice and support. They provide opportunities for students to get together socially with their advising group. The Creative Advising Activity Award recognizes an advisor who has shown exceptional hospitality and creativity by organizing unique activities and building a community for students.

Rookie Advisor Award

This award is given to an advisor who began advising freshmen for the first time starting in fall 2013. The Rookie Advisor Award recognizes a novice who advised like a pro. This enthusiastic team player participated in advisor development meetings, but showed wisdom and finesse in overcoming hurdles.

Veteran Advisor Award

Many advisors have been committed to advising freshmen year after year, consistently giving of their time to help students make a successful first year transition. The Veteran Advisor Award honors an advisor who has been active for at least 5 years, sustaining her or his passion for advising.

Excellence in Advising Award

This award is presented to a distinguished advisor who has raised the bar for freshman advising. This advisor believes that excellence goes beyond a fulfillment of responsibilities and expectations. The Excellence in Advising Award embodies dedication and commitment to the academic and personal success of freshmen. Presented to a faculty member who has served as an excellent advisor and mentor to freshmen and who has had a significant impact on their personal lives and academic success.

Excellence in Mentoring Award

This award honors an advisor who is deeply invested in mentorship. This advisor understands that mentoring goes beyond giving academic advice. S/he is a role model for freshmen and is committed to the holistic growth and development of freshmen.

Student Champion Award

This award recognizes an advisor who has gone beyond the call of duty to be present in aspects of advisees' lives beyond academics, participating in student events and activities. This award may also be given to an advisor who supported an advisee in a complex situation with great insight and compassion.

Innovative Seminar Award

Freshman seminars are a unique opportunity for students to learn from an advisor in a small, interactive group setting. Each seminar is inspiring and thought-provoking. However, this awardee showed exceptional creativity in leading a seminar that engaged freshmen to the fullest extent.

Freshman Advisor Award Nomination Form

Please complete the form below by 5pm on Friday, March 28. The UAAP will review submissions and select the award category based on the details in your nomination statement.

Nomination Details

Nomination Statement

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