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Exemplary departments nominations sought for awards

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 18 - January 30, 1997

Each year the university recognizes three academic departments or programs which have demonstrated outstanding achievement in maintaining an excellent teaching and learning environment for students and faculty members.

This year, the departments and programs will be recognized for their work in maintaining a high quality of advising at the graduate or undergraduate level, or both. The awards include a $10,000 to $20,000 operating-budget supplement for the departments or programs.

Nominations are encouraged from undergraduate and graduate students, from faculty members, and from others who have benefited from the advising work of the department. The award publicly honors the collaborative efforts and successes of groups of dedicated colleagues-faculty and staff members and students-actively performing work that is essential for sustaining a truly excellent academic environment.

Letters of nominations (not to exceed two pages) should describe the advising in the department or program, and note what aspects of advising are exemplary. A nomination may address a broad range of activities or an individual activity which has made the advising outstanding. Letters should be addressed to: Exemplary Department and Program Awards Committee, c/o Susan Brooker-Gross, Office of the Provost, Campus 0132. The deadline for receipt of nomination letters is February 10.