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CBE’s Janessa Boley is honored for advising excellence

Janessa Boley

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering academic advisor Janessa Boley has received the Excellence in Advising — New Advisor award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Global Community for Academic Advising. The award will be officially presented at the group’s Region 6 conference in Minneapolis in May of 2018.

The Outstanding New Advisor Award is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for a period of three or fewer years. Criteria include such things as strong interpersonal skills; a mastery of institutional regulations, policy and procedures; availability to advisees, faculty or staff; frequency of contact with advisees; evidence of student success rates and more.

Boley started in her position in CBE in 2015 and since that time has become part of the department’s team that coordinates the student peer mentor program; was part of an advisor-student team that received the Outstanding Innovation Award for a new transfer student program with the department’s learning community; and she, along with fellow advisor Adam Dane and professor Monica Lamm, have just had an article they authored on diversity training for students published in Chemical Engineering Education magazine.

More information about the NCADA Outstanding New Advisor Award is available here.