Outstanding Academic Advising Awards
The College of Science acknowledges that academic advising is a critical component of higher education and academic advisors often do not receive the recognition they deserve. This is why we established the Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards for two categories, faculty and professional academic advisors in Spring 2021.
Nominees for this award are not nominated by colleagues, administrators, nor their supervisors. But, by the individuals who gain the most from advising experiences. That's right. Students nominate their academic advisors for this award!
Students show their appreciation for their academic advisor by nominating them if they display any or all of the characteristics below:
- Demonstrates a caring and helpful attitude
- Delivers accurate information regarding program requirements including General Education
- Provides insight for semester and career planning
- Informs you of university resources available
- Knowledgeable of Virginia Tech regulations, policies, and procedures
- Supports student development through academic, social, and professional engagement
- Monitors your progress towards graduation
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
With increasing rates of global change, it is vital to understand how and why species either adapt and survive, or fail to adapt and perish. This project builds a bridge between the causes of evolution studied over short timescales and the long-term outcomes evident from existing evolutionary diversity with a new set of computational tools and resources for biology research and education. New models will integrate field, genetic, and experimental studies with patterns of trait change from across the tree of life. Uyeda will apply these models to comprehensive datasets in mammals and fishes to better understand the causes of trait change over million-year timescales and how current global change will affect the long-term outlook of biodiversity. To learn more, read the full story.
For more about all of the 2020 NSF Career Awardees, read: Early career faculty earn 14 National Science Foundation CAREER awards.
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
Recipient of the Faculty Advisor Award
DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES
Recipient of Professional Academic Advisor Award
|Faculty Advisor||Professional Advisor|
|2021-2022||Gordon Yee (Chemistry)||April Newcomer (Geosciences)|
|2020-2021||Kurt Hoffman (Psychology)||Brandy Hayden (Statistics)|