Monday, February 27, 2017

Nominate an Academic Advisor for 2017 BSOS Award

2017 OUTSTANDING ADVISING AND ADMINISTRATION AWARDS - submissions due on March 13, 2017.
These awards recognize the important contributions of faculty and staff who serve as advisors as well as academic or adiminstrative leaders in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. These awards acknowledge their effort in advancing educational opportunities or enhancing the experiences and outcomes of our students. 
Two awards of $1,000 will be presented at the College’s Faculty Staff Recognition Reception Ideally, one award will honor a colleague working primarily with undergraduate students and one with graduate students. 
Tenured/tenure-track faculty, professional-track faculty, and staff are all eligible except those who have received the award in the past 10 academic years.
To nominate a person for the award, submit letters of recommendation to www.bsosawards.umd.edu.  Nominators are encouraged to solicit letters from others who are familiar with the nominee’s work. Student nominators are encouraged to describe how the advisor has assisted them both academically and personally and why she/he merits special recognition. The College does not narrowly define the criteria for this award. Rather, the nominator determines the attributes and behaviors that she/he believes constitute consistently excellent advising or administration.  Examples of attributes that nominators may want to consider include (but are not limited to) the following: accessibility, dedication, problem-solving skills, dependability, communication skills, motivation/attitude, knowledge/skills and innovation.
All awards will be presented at the College's Faculty Staff Recognition Reception which will take place on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.