November 21, 2013
Bob Jacobsen, Associate Executive Dean for Advising in L&S, received the Excellence in Advising - Faculty Role award for Region 9 of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). He will be presented his award at the Region 9 NACADA Conference here at UC Berkeley, March 24-26, 2014.  
The Selection Committee based its decision on the evidence of effective advising qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor. Such evidence may include, but is not limited to:
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Appropriate referral activity
  • Frequency of contact with advisees
  • Appropriate referral activity
  • Use and dissemination of appropriate information sources
  • Evidence of student success rate
  • Advisee or unit evaluations (summary data)
  • Caring attitude toward advisees
  • Meeting advisees in informal settings
  • Intrusive behavior which builds strong relationships with advisees
  • Monitoring of student progress toward academic and career goals
  • Mastery of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to engage in, promote, and support developmental advising (career and life planning)
  • Participation in and support of advisor development programs
  • Perception by colleagues of nominee's advising skills
  • Evidence of administering an academic advising program that supports NACADA's Core Values
  • Evidence that the advising program reflects the standards of good practice in the CAS Standards and Guidelines for Academic Advising.

Read more about Jacobsen and his vision for advising here