OAAS: Advising

Advising Award

Carole Herrick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

The Carole Herrick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising is named in honor of Carole Herrick, Professor of Music (1980-Present) and the first Associate Provost for Advising and Retention at Hendrix College (1997-2013). The Herrick Award serves to recognize and reward high-quality academic advising which includes contributions in advising that help students formulate and achieve their intellectual, career, and personal goals. By highlighting examples of outstanding advising, the Herrick Award identifies professional models and celebrates the role that academic advising plays in the College’s educational mission.

The call for nominations will be solicited from students between December and January of each year.  Awards will be reviewed by the Advising Committee in February and sent to the Committee on Faculty for final approval.  Recipients will be announced during the faculty meeting in April. 

Nominations will be evaluated based on information provided by students supporting effective qualities and practices of outstanding advisors.  These might include but are not limited to:

  • Availability
  • Commitment to advisees
  • Discussions about academic, life and career goals
  • Dissemination and referral of appropriate information and sources

In addition to these characteristics, nominees will demonstrate a commitment to advising that might include evidence as seen through advising assessments, number of advisees, and participation in advising events, discussions or training.