CALS Faculty Early Achievement in Advising Award

Award Requirements

Application Deadline:
Due 3rd Tuesday in November to CALS

Purpose: To recognize College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty who have demonstrated outstanding performance in advising undergraduate students early in their professional careers.

Eligibility: Tenured, tenure-eligible or term faculty who have a minimum of two years and not more than five years, at the time of the nomination deadline, of academic advising of undergraduate students in CALS. Recipients must be CALS employees at the time of the CALS Spring Awards Ceremony. 

Number of Awards: One award.

Amount of Award: $500 one-time stipend.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submit the CALS award cover sheet. 
  2. Submit a nomination letter no longer than three pages that describes reasons the person is being nominated for the award, percentage effort assigned to advising, number of undergraduate advisees per year, description of the nominees involvement in advising including departmental, college and university committees, and national advising organizations. Include a summary table with advisor evaluation data per year. 
  3. Submit a statement no longer than two pages from the nominee stating their philosophy of advising. 
  4. Submit an abbreviated curriculum vita not to exceed four pages which highlights advising contributions. 

NOTE: Prior to 2024, the name of this award was CALS Early Advisor Award. 

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Past Recipients

  • 2023 - Ramesh Balayar - Sociology and Criminal Justice
  • 2022 - Dawn Koltes - Animal Science
  • 2021 - Rodrigo Tarte - Animal Science
  • 2020 - Scott Smalley - Agricultural Education and Studies
  • 2019 - Jennifer Bundy - Animal Science
  • 2018 - Tamara Kerns
  • 2017 - Christen Burgett - Animal Science
  • 2016 - Cheryl Morris
  • 2015 - Jenny Macken
  • 2014 - Aileen Keating - Animal Science
  • 2013 - Joshua Selsby - Animal Science
  • 2012 - LeQuetia Ancar