John Tate Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

2016-2017 John Tate Award

The John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising is named in honor of John Tate, Professor of Physics and first Dean of University College (1930-41). The Tate Awards serve to recognize and reward high-quality academic advising. They call attention to the contribution academic advising makes to helping students formulate and achieve intellectual, career, and personal goals. By highlighting examples of outstanding advising, the Tate Awards identify professional models and celebrate the role that academic advising plays in the University’s educational mission.

The call for nominations for the Tate Awards is usually distributed early in fall semester with the deadline for the nominations in mid-January. The awards are given as part of the Tate Advising Conference in spring semester.

Nomination Materials

Award Announcement
Nomination Guidelines
List of Designated College Contacts

Nomination Templates*

Nomination Statement (Limit: 4 pages)

Supporting Letters

Student Support Documentation (Limit: 1 page)

Candidate's Personal Statement (Limit: 2 pages)

Candidate's Curriculum Vitae (Limit: 3 pages)

Nomination Release Form

Tate Nomination Form

*The fonts and spacing of the templates are set to conform to the specifications set forth in the Tate Awards guidelines. The top margin of each templates may be increased to accommodate letterhead, if appropriate; please do NOT change any other formatting specifications. Please also note page and word count limitations specified in guidelines when preparing your materials.

For questions regarding the John Tate Award, please contact Mark Bultmann at 612-625-5857 or

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