Penn State York seeks advising award nominees

Deadline set for Feb. 28
Academic Awards Program

David W. Chown, chancellor of Penn State York, presents many awards during the annual Academic Awards Program held each April. The Advising Award is presented during this event, and spring nominations are open now through Feb. 28 for the 2016-17 award.

Credit: Barbara Dennis

YORK, Pa. — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016-17 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 award, given by the Penn State York Academic Advising Council Subcommittee of the York campus Senate, was established in 1991 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 award's form.

The faculty member chosen for the advising award is selected by subcommittee, which depends on the nominations and supporting information provided by students. 

Prior award recipients from the past three years — David Latzko, Anne Vardo Zalik and Andy Landis — and staff in Advising and Career Development — Andrew Caldwell, Jane Emery and Jon Price — are not eligible for the award.

Nominations should be submitted using the online form, by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. Please be sure to provide the reasons why you feel the faculty member nominated should receive the award.