Excellence in Advising Awards
In recognition of outstanding academic advising, two Missouri State University Curtis P. Lawrence Excellence in Advising awards will be presented during the spring semester 2020. One will honor a faculty advisor, and one will honor an advisor who is a member of the professional staff. Each recipient will receive a $1500 cash award, presented at a reception to honor all Master Advisors. The selection committee may also choose to give out one to four Certificates of Merit to other outstanding nominees.
To nominate an outstanding advisor, please submit the name by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 to Kathy Davis, Director of the Academic Advising and Transfer Center. Candidates may be nominated by current students, alumni or colleagues. Submit the name in a short e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the Excellence in Advising Awards page to find out more.
Missouri State University Advising Mission Statement, Adopted December 2009
Academic advisors at Missouri State University provide academic and professional guidance as students develop meaningful educational plans in pursuit of their life goals. Advisors provide students with information about coursework, University policies and procedures, the Public Affairs mission, and career options and opportunities. They require student participation in the decision-making process, help students become lifelong learners, and encourage self-reliant problem solving through exploration of students’ own interests and values. Advisors support students as they seek the best possible education at Missouri State University.
Services Offered by the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to the Campus Community:
- Provide one-on-one academic advisement for all new, continuing and transfer students with undeclared/exploratory majors.
- Make available programs, such as the Majors Fair, to benefit students as they explore majors.
- Supply outreach activities such as presentations for SOAR, GEP 101 classes, and workshops for conditionally admitted students.
- Implement the Master Advisor Program.