11/10/2014 09:59 AM
BATON ROUGE – LSU University College is currently accepting nominations for the following notable awards:
• The George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award is open to any LSU faculty member who teaches courses for which University College students are enrolled, both the Center for Freshman Year and the Center for Advising and Counseling. Nominations should be restricted to persons having taught University College students in three of the past four regular semesters including the semester in which the award is made. Nominations should be made on the basis of excellence in teaching, genuine interest in students, outstanding relationships with colleagues, and demonstrated leadership in the promotion of improved instructional programs.
• The Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching ability and service to students. At the freshman level (1000- and 2000- level courses) teaching assistants make up a significant portion of the instructional program. The nominations are limited to graduate teaching assistants who have an academic or fiscal year appointment. Nominations should be made on the basis of excellence in teaching, genuine interest in students, outstanding relationships with colleagues, and demonstrated leadership in the promotion of improved instructional programs.
• The Advisor of the Year Award is based on the national criteria of the National Academic Advising Association, or NACADA. The award is designed to honor individuals who are making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising and to disseminate information about these contributions to other professionals in the field. Only one nominee will be selected. The nominee selected from the campus will become LSU’s Advisor of the Year and his/her name will be submitted as LSU’s representative for national competition as National Advisor of the Year. Any individual employed as an academic advisor at LSU may be nominated. The nominee need not be a NACADA member. Nominations will be evaluated on the evidence of effective advising qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor.
Complete nomination packets can be found online by visiting University College’s website at www.uc.lsu.edu and selecting “Scholarships & Awards.” Nominations for all awards must be submitted electronically no later Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 to Jacquelyn Schulz Craddock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU. Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student, and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. Additionally, University College offers retention-specific programs: Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College. For more information on LSU University College, visit www.uc.lsu.edu or follow the conversation at www.facebook.com/LSU.UniversityCollege.
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LSU University College
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Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014