Advising Award Nominee’s Letter

Below is the information/instructions that the nominee will receive if they are nominated for the advising category:

The prize for this award is $2000 (less the standard deductions for income tax and social security). Please note that if you’ve won an advising award in the last five years, you’re not eligible to apply at this time. You also must be in a full-time advising position to be eligible.

To apply, submit your one-page statement and supporting evidence, as outlined below, by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 21st. Please submit all of the documents as one pdf with a file name in the following format: Category_Year_LastName (e.g., OutstandingUGAdvising_ 2021_Diaz). (The file can be a scan of a hardcopy packet or electronic documents combined into one pdf.) If you have questions about submitting your application, please email

Submit your application to


Create a title page with your name, department/school/college, and the award category you are applying to.


Create a title page with your name, department/school/college, and the award category you are applying to.

Statement: In one page, describe how your advising is exemplary. The following questions are meant to provide a starting place if you would like one, but they are not meant to limit the content of your statement.

Outstanding Undergraduate Advising: How do you support undergraduate students’ academic success through your work as an advisor? How does your guidance help them to develop personally, professionally, and in other ways during their time at FSU? What is most unique and/or effective about your approach? 

Evidence: Create a packet of the following materials in support of your statement to include with your Statement from above. The entire evidence packet should consist of no more than 20 pages.

  1. The latest listing of advisees for one semester.
  2. A one-page description of your goals for student advising and an explanation of how you gather evidence of students’ learning.
    1. The learning goals can relate to knowledge, skills, students’ personal or professional growth, etc.
    2. The explanation of how you gather evidence can include both formal and informal methods that you use observe, assess, or attempt to measure students’ learning and development.
  3. A one-page description of activities students do and an explanation of how they support your goal for student course advancement.
  4. An explanation of how you have used feedback from students to adjust, enhance, or improve your methods. This may be feedback they gave you directly, or feedback you gleaned from their work.

  6. Provide up to three testimonials/letters of recommendations from colleagues or community partners.
  7. Include a one-page explanation and, where possible, provide evidence of collaboration or wider influence. Are you helping others to enhance their advising methods? Do you do research or present at education conferences in your field?