YORK, Pa. — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020-21 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 recognizes advisers who contribute significantly to the success and growth of students at the York campus. Given by the Penn State York Academic Advising Council Subcommittee of the York campus senate, the award was established in 1991 and is annually presented to a faculty member who has excelled in his or her advising of students.
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 the subcommittee, which depends on nominations and supporting information that is provided by students. Prior award recipients from the past four years, William Cantor, Joan Smeltzer, Jessica Petko and Ali Kara; and staff in Advising and Career Development, Andrew Caldwell, LeighAnn Fry and Jon Price, are not eligible for the award.
Nominations should include reasons why the faculty member should receive the award, and must be submitted using the online form, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Nominations submitted in the fall 2020 semester will be combined with those for spring 2021.