The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has unveiled a new staff recognition program that will honor the work of those who guide students through the academic process.
In recognition of excellent academic advising, a UA Little Rock Trojan Outstanding Advising Award will be presented to a deserving advisor during the spring semester 2019. The deserving recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award.
Dr. Daryl Rice, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, said the new award recognizes the importance and expanding role academic advisors have in serving UA Little Rock’s students and helping them be successful in a changing college environment.
“The vital importance of good academic advising to student success has been recognized across the country,” Rice said. “Advising used to be viewed as merely informing students of the courses to register for in order to stay on track to graduation. It still includes that, but the increasing professionalization of advising has expanded the role, which now includes help with career exploration to life coaching and much in between. It’s great that UA Little Rock will recognize excellence in professional advising alongside outstanding teaching, research, and service among faculty.”
To read more, go to University News.
To make a nomination, visit the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.