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Outstanding Faculty Advisor

COSAM has long acknowledged the critical role of its faculty in undergraduate and graduate student academic advising. In recognition of this significant achievement, the COSAM Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award was established. An award is given annually from nominations received from the 5 COSAM departments, and recognized each spring term at the COSAM Honors Convocation.

Nomination Procedure
Each department may nominate ONE (1) faculty member (tenure-or non-tenure track) for this award. Nomination packets must include:

  • Nominating letter (typically from the department chair or department awards committee chair)
  • 2 or 3 letters of support (no more than 4 letters total), including letters from student advisees
  • The nominee's full CV

Previous winners can be eligible again after 5 years, but if a previous winner is nominated, their application must be based on demonstrated excellence in academic advising during the time period from the previous year’s award to the present. In this case, the application packet should include an abbreviated CV that emphasizes the advising record since the previous award.

It is the responsibility of the candidate's sponsor/nominator to assemble all nominating materials. These should be combined into a single PDF file and uploaded to the awards web site at the link below by 4:45 pm on March 1, 2018.

Award - Each recipient receives $1000 and a Framed Certificate.

Current Recipient:



Dr. Christian R. Goldsmith - Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Last Updated: 04/26/2018