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:
- 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.