The Barbara D. Jackson Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award recognizes and celebrates the efforts of IUPUI faculty, staff, and administrators who provide leadership in creating a positive learning environment for first-year students. Recipients will be recognized at the University College Spring Awards Convocation, receive a plaque, and be awarded a $1,000 monetary award.
Recognizing and Celebrating Efforts
The purpose is to recognize significant contributions of IUPUI faculty, staff, and administrators to the academic development and/or personal lives of first-year students through innovative programs and curricular change.
The award is open to any full-time or part-time IUPUI faculty, staff, or administrator with a requirement of at least three years of service at the IUPUI campus.
- Evidence that contributions are significant, at either the departmental, unit, or campus level, in contributing to positive learning environments for first-year students.
- Evidence that contributions are sustainable over time.
- Evidence that contributions are innovative and demonstrate best practice.
- Evidence of dissemination of information about program, technique, or curricular innovation (e.g., presentations, publications, products).
- Documented assessment of impact on student learning, student satisfaction, or student persistence and retention.
- Primary nominator—normally a supervisor or peer who has worked closely with nominee.
- Nominator completes nomination form and writes a letter supporting the nomination.
- Nominee completes nomination dossier that includes:
- Personal narrative (up to four pages) that describes and documents how award criteria are met
- Candidate's CV or professional resume
- Three letters supporting the nomination (this includes letter by nominator)