Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising

To celebrate RIT’s academic advisors, the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising recognizes advisors who have demonstrated exceptional academic advising of students and outstanding support of students and their success.

The annual award was developed and implemented by the University Advising Office and the RIT Advisors’ Council.

Eligibility

All professional full-time and part-time staff academic advisors and NTID counselor/advisors, within the Division of Academic Affairs, with a minimum of one full year of RIT advising experience.

Nominees for this award are classified as either a new or experienced advisor:

  1. New Advisor category recognizes RIT academic advisors with 1-3 years of RIT academic advising experience.
  2. Experienced Advisor category recognizes RIT academic advisors with more than 3 years of RIT academic advising experience.

Criteria

In addition to successfully performing all aspects of their overall duties and responsibilities, nominees will demonstrate excellence in the following:

  1. Supporting student success through a blended approach of developmental and prescriptive advising techniques
  2. Embracing and championing the diverse cultures, experiences, and points of view of all students
  3. Pursuing continual professional growth and development
  4. Modeling and promoting teamwork and collaboration with all constituents (advisees, peers, campus partners, etc.)
  5. Employing innovative and creative advising practices

Nomination Process

If you would like to nominate an academic advisor, please complete and submit a nomination form when the application process opens.

Awards Ceremony

Award recipients will be honored at the Provost’s Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship awards. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union.

More information about ceremony

Award Recipients

2019-2020
New Advisor: Jenna Samuel, RIT Dubai
Experienced Advisor: Lindsay Kukla D’Alleva, College of Science

 

 

2018-2019
Pradip Ananda, University Exploration
Lindsay Vallone, College of Engineering Technology

2017-2018
Paul Muenzer, College of Art and Design
Gary Cole, College of Health Sciences and Technology

2016-2017
Brittany Rourke, College of Engineering Technology
Michelle Firnstein, School of Individualized Study

2015-2016
Megan Fritts, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Veronika Talbot, National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Contact

For more information, contact Carla DeLucia, Associate Director, University Advising Office, at cadiao@rit.edu