Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring by a Faculty Member
The Excellence in Mentoring Award recognizes faculty members for the outstanding support
of a graduate student, or graduate students, from course completion through research
and placement. Criteria that may be considered in selecting a nominee include: provision
of sound advice with respect to course of study, encouraging the best performance
from students, generosity of time or other measures of effort at mentoring, assisting
an unlikely or superficially unpromising student through to successful completion
and placement, advice and other assistance regarding quality and quantity of student
papers or other forms of publication and performance, extraordinary efforts or success
with placement. These criteria are not meant to be exhaustive, but instead to suggest
activities that might be considered in a nominating letter. The nominee must have
been a faculty member for at least three years at the time of the nomination.
The award is comprised of a certificate and a $500 award check. Nominations may be made by faculty, staff or students.
Nominations should include:
- A completed Google Nomination Form.
- A letter of nomination. Nominations may be made by faculty, staff or students.
- Letter of support from the faculty member's Department Chair or Graduate Program Director.
- Letters of support from at least two graduate students who have a direct knowledge of nominee's mentoring activities.
- The nominee's C.V.
The nomination deadline is Monday, February 22, 2021, at 5:00 pm.