Nominations Open for Freedman Outstanding Advisor Award
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2016) — The University of Kentucky Advising Network is now accepting nominations from students, faculty and staff for the Ken Freedman Outstanding Advisor Award. The award is designed to recognize outstanding service in the field of undergraduate academic advising for both faculty and professional advisors. Nominations are being accepted online on the UK Advising Network website.
The recipients of the Ken Freedman Award will receive a $500 travel grant from UK Student and Academic Support, a unit of the UK Division of Student and Academic Life, and will be recognized at a luncheon Feb. 17, 2017.
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the nominating process. Nominees can also be selected from special programs outside of UK's colleges, such as CARES (Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services), First Generation Initiatives, or Education Abroad. Enter only one nominee for each category (faculty or professional advisor).
You can view a list of past recipients on the Advising Network website.
The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 30.
The advisor award is named for Ken Freedman, who served as a professional advisor at UK for 15 years prior to his death in 2001. Freedman was one of the founders of the UK Advising Network in 1986 and instrumental in advising leadership on campus in the 1990s.
Academic advising is integral to fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of higher education. Through academic advising, students learn to become members of their higher education community, to think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students, and to prepare to be educated citizens of a democratic society and a global community.
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