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Ashtabula Campus faculty member wins University award

Posted Apr. 16, 2010

Assistant Professor in computer technology Irene Edge has been named the winner of a prestigious annual award given by Kent State University's Undergraduate Studies Office. Edge has received the Raymond J. Kuhn and Shirley J. Kuhn Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award recognizing undergraduate advisors who demonstrate excellence in undergraduate advising. 

Here are the criteria used when accepting nominations and deciding on a winner:

  • Demonstrate personal concern for students and a strong commitment to Kent
  • Have strong interpersonal skills
  • Are available and accessible to students throughout the academic year
  • Have frequent contact with advisees
  • Know how, when, and where to refer
  • Meet advisees in informal settings
  • Demonstrate intrusive behavior which builds strong relationships with advisees
  • Use appropriate information sources
  • Are knowledgeable about academic requirements and policies, as well as university procedures
  • Evidence student success rate
  • Achieve exemplary advisee evaluations (summary data)
  • Serve role as advisor/mentor
  • Give adequate time to understanding and advising students
  • Make efforts to improve advising skills and stay abreast of changes in regulations and procedures
  • Monitor student progress toward academic and career goals
  • Engage in developmental advising (career and life planning) beyond course scheduling
  • Attend and support advisor development programs
  • Engender positive colleague perceptions of their advising skills

Edge was surprised by Pamela Jones, from the KSU Office of Undergraduate Studies, faculty, staff and many of her students.