AAN Awards

Academic Advising Network Awards

Recipients must be professional staff who work with matriculated students, help with retention and degree progress, and assist with student academic success. Individuals may self-nominate. 

All nominations require an essay with a 500-word limit that outlines how the nominee demonstrates the qualifications for the award and exemplify the  AAN purpose and guiding principles.

The nomination form is now closed but will open Monday, January 6th, 2020, through Sunday, January 26th, 2020. 

Rising Star

Outstanding new advising professional

0-4 years in advising; 0-3 years at the UMTC
Demonstrated commitment to AAN Guiding Principles of Collaboration, Innovation, and Diversity

Award: $300

Gold(y) Standard

Outstanding mid-range advising professional who has a commitment to student success

at least 5 years in advising and at least 1 year at UMTC
Demonstrated commitment to AAN Guiding Principles of Collaboration, Professionalism, and Diversity

Award: $300

Oracle

An advisor with institutional and historical knowledge and a commitment to the University and advising profession

approximately 15 years at UMTC
Demonstrated commitment to AAN Guiding Principles of Accessibility, Professionalism, Innovation, and Diversity

Award: $300

The Gopher Way

An advisor who models inclusivity, accessibility and advocacy

Demonstrated commitment to AAN Guiding Principles of Diversity, Accessibility, Fellowship

Award: $300

Gopher Spirit

An advisor who contributes to a positive office culture;  is inclusive and brings others up

Demonstrated commitment to AAN Guiding Principles of Collaboration, Fellowship, and Diversity

Award: $300

Ski-U-Mah Collaboration

Presented to a group of individuals who have implemented, created, or saw through a major project or initiative together 

at least 2 teammates
Demonstrated commitment to AAN Guiding Principles of Collaboration, Innovation, and Diversity

Award: team lunch to the Campus Club