Dr. Tammy Kernodle, 2018 Benjamin Harrison Award winner Dr. Tammy Kernodle, Professor of Music and the 2018 Benjamin Harrison Award recipient
Dr. Dominik Konkolewicz, Junior Faculty Scholar Dr. Dominik Konkolewicz, Assistant Professor in Cheministry & Biochemistry and a 2018 Junior Faculty Scholar
Diane Delisio, 2018 Distinguished Service Diane Delisio, Senior Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computing, and a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient
2018 University Awards Recipients The University Awards recipients honored at a reception in April 2018.
Randi Thomas - Distinguished Service Award Randi Thomas, Director of Institutional Relations and a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient
Provost Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award recipients - 2017
John Bailer receiving the E. Phillip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award Dr. John Bailer, Chair and Professor of Statistics and the 2018 E. Phillips Knox Distinguished Teaching Award recipient
Eun Chong Yang receiving Career Development Award Dr. Eun Chong Yang, Associate Director, American Culture and English (ACE) Program and 2018 Excellence in Career Development Awardee

Excellence in Academic Advising

The Provost's Excellence in Academic Advising Award recognizes faculty and staff members who spend a significant portion of their time providing exemplary direct delivery of academic advising services to undergraduate students and have exhibited exceptional leadership in advancing academic advising at Miami.

Excellence in Academic Advising Award Recipients 2013-Present

Selection Process

Nominees for this award must be a current member of Miami's faculty, classified/unclassified staff, or administration. Nominees should have a significant record of direct delivery of academic advising services to undergraduates and have demonstrated exceptional leadership in promoting high quality academic advising at Miami University.


Nominees should meet the following four criteria:

  • High quality of information and advice: knowledge of graduation requirements including the university curriculum and special program requirements; knowledge of appropriate schedule development and course sequencing; assistance to students as they develop academic, personal and career goals; knowledge of institutional regulations, policies and procedures; ability to engage in developmentally appropriate goals for students.
  • Outstanding support of students: strong interpersonal skills; caring, helpful attitude towards students; willingness to act in the student's best interests; willingness to encourage development of student independence and critically thinking skills; sensitivity to diversity issues; knowledge of campus resources and appropriate referral activity; demonstration of holistic advising principles.
  • Accessibility to students: availability to advisees and frequency of contact; face-to-face and electronic communication; welcoming and responsive to students.
  • Exceptional leadership in advising: creation of high quality advisor development/training activities or resources; significant experience mentoring and training other advisors; and/or development of advising-related initiatives or improvements.


All faculty and staff who have responsibilities for student academic advising are eligible for nomination. Consideration for this award requires at least two letters of nomination. Nomination letters should provide detailed evidence of effective advising qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding adviser and leader in academic advising.

The Undergraduate Academic Advising Council reviews the nominations and makes recommendations to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, who makes the final selection.

The award will be given to one to three recipients, typically to one faculty recipient and one staff recipient.

Nominations are due to Jeffrey Wanko, Associate Provost, by February 1, 2019