Who can be nominated?
Anyone - faculty, staff, administrator, or student - who serves as an advocate for first-year students at a regionally accredited college or university.
Who can nominate an educator for this award?
Letters and nomination forms are mailed to U.S. college and university presidents/chancellors in September. Each president or chancellor is invited to nominate, or ask someone else to nominate, one individual from his or her campus. If you have someone on your campus you would like to nominate, you may wish to contact your president/chancellor's office ahead of time. You may contact Shana Harrison in September to find out when, and to whom, letters were mailed. Institutions outside the U.S. may request a nomination form directly from the National Resource Center.
How is an educator nominated?
Nominators must complete an online nomination including, write an accompanying one-page letter of nomination, and submit a supporting narrative and copy of the nominee's resumé or vita. Supporting narratives may not exceed five pages and must describe the nominee's advocacy efforts on behalf of first-year students, and provide evidence of the impact of his/her efforts on first-year students and the culture of the institution. Nominators may also include up to two supporting letters of nomination.
What is the timeline for the nomination and selection process?
Nominations are solicited mid- to late August. Nominations are due October 26, 2012. All nominees will be notified of the selection committee's decisions by November 30, 2012. Award recipients will be formally recognized at the Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience in February.
Still have a question?
Contact Shana Harrison, Conference Associate