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Academic Advisor Awards nominations due Feb. 26

Do you work with an academic advisor who has made an impact on you, your department and/or students? Nominate them for TWU’s 5th Annual Academic Advisor Awards.

The awards recognize effective advising qualities and practices that distinguish the recipient as an outstanding academic advisor or faculty advisor, including:

  • Demonstrates a caring, helpful attitude toward students
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills
  • Provides accurate information regarding university academic requirements
  • Makes themselves available and accessible to students, faculty, and staff
  • Makes appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Participates in advisor development programs
  • Engages in practices that promote and support developmental advising
  • Has knowledge of Texas Woman's University regulations, policies, and procedures


Award categories include:

  • New Advisor of the Year – Professional staff advisor who has been advising undergraduate students at TWU less than three years
  • Advisor of the Year – Professional staff advisor who has been advising, mentoring and teaching undergraduate students at TWU more than three years
  • #advisingwithaheart Award – (Formerly known as Student’s Choice) A separate nomination form is sent directly to students in April


Two new awards for 2020-2021 are:

  • Outstanding Program Award – Recognition of one college-specific or cross-departmental program in a workshop-type setting where the audience is current TWU students and the goal is to promote student retention, success or completion
  • Innovation in Academic Advising Award – Recognizes demonstrated results that improve advising practices introduced by an individual advisor or an advising team by using technologies, processes or administrative approaches


The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26. Awards will be presented to the winners virtually at the Academic Advisor Awards ceremony in May, date to be determined.