Penn State York Advising Award nominations being accepted until March 8

Advising Award 2018

Advising award nominations for the 2018-19 academic year are being accepted now.  Anne Vardo-Zalik, associate professor of biology, left, presented the Academic Advising Award 2018 to Joan Smeltzer, assistant teaching professor in mathematics. The 2018-19 award will be presented at the awards program in April 2019.

Credit: Barbara Dennis

YORK, Pa. — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Penn State York Advising Award. Students may submit nominations for the award, which is presented annually at the Academic Awards Program in April.

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 — Anne Vardo-Zalik, David Latzko, William Cantor and Joan Smeltzer — and staff in Advising and Career Development — Andrew Caldwell, LeighAnn Fry and Jon Price — are not eligible for the award.

Nominations should be submitted using the online form by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8. Nominations submitted in the spring 2019 semester will be combined with nominations for fall 2018. Please be sure to provide reasons why the faculty member nominated should receive the award.