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and Senior Vice President


February 12, 2020

TO:            UVM Community

FROM:      Jim O. Vigoreaux
                  Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

I am pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.

The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award annually recognizes a faculty member at UVM who has achieved excellence in undergraduate academic advising. This Award is a collaboration of the Office of the Provost, the Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate, and The Student Government Association.

Nominations are submitted using this online form - - and are due by February 14, 2020.

The Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs will appoint a review committee to make final recommendations to the Provost for the award. For more information go to

The nominal frequency of the award is yearly, but only when a truly outstanding recipient has been identified. Along with the Award, the recipient has their choice of a $2,500 cash award (taxable) or $2,500 in professional development funds.

Criteria for the Advisor:
•    Helps students to understand academic requirements, policies and practices
•    Helps students clarify their goals and direction
•    Helps students make informed decisions
•    Helps students plan for life after graduation
•    Makes students aware of opportunities for academic and personal growth and development
•    Helps students create and make use of formal and informal networks throughout the University
•    Helps students realize their maximum educational potential
•    Connects students with on-campus resources and support services as appropriate
•    Displays responsiveness, availability, concern, respect and depth of knowledge
•    Strives for continuous improvement as an advisor

Cc:    Suresh V. Garimella, President
         Patricia A. Prelock, Provost and Senior Vice President

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