Subcommittee seeks fall nominations for advising award at Penn State York

David Latzko, associate professor of economics and a former advising award winner, left, presented last year's award to William Cantor, assistant teaching professor in information sciences and technology, during the Academic Awards Program in April. Nominations are now open for the 2017-18 award. Credit: Barbara Dennis / Penn StateCreative Commons

YORK, Pa. — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Penn State York Advising Award. Students may submit nominations for the award, which is presented at the Academic Awards Program in April of each year.  

The Penn State York Advising Award, given by the Penn State York Academic Advising Council Subcommittee of the York Campus Senate, was established in 1991 to recognize the importance of advising students and is presented to a faculty member who has excelled in his or her advising of students. Advisers often contribute significantly to the success and growth of students at York, and the campus community believes that it is important to recognize advisers for their contributions.

It is important to realize that this award is for academic advising and not for excellence in teaching; the James H. Burness Award for Excellence in Teaching is a separate award and nominations should be submitted using that form.

The faculty member chosen for this award is selected by subcommittee, which depends on nominations and supporting information that is provided by students. Prior award recipients from the past three years, Anne Vardo Zalik, Andy Landis and William Cantor, and staff in Advising and Career Development, Andrew Caldwell and Jon Price, are not eligible for the award.

Nominations should be submitted using the online form, by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Nominations submitted in the fall 2017 semester will be combined with nominations for spring 2018. Please be sure to provide reasons why the faculty member nominated should receive the award.

Last Updated November 09, 2017