This award recognizes outstanding mentorship of graduate students. Mentorship includes fostering the academic and professional development of students. This award recognizes that strong mentorship is an essential component of strong graduate programs. In recognizing outstanding mentorship, the Graduate School hopes to reinforce and highlight practices that enhance the overall quality of graduate education at the University of Oregon.
The Award: One award will be made. The award recipient will receive a plaque commemorating the award and a $500 research/travel award to be granted to a UO graduate student they mentor. The award recipient will be recognized at the Distinguished Teaching and Research Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony.
Eligibility and Nomination Process: Eligible recipients include tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty at the University of Oregon.
Nominations may come from graduate students, faculty members, department heads, school/college deans, or department/college staff members relevant to graduate programs. Nominations must be submitted as a single pdf by the deadline stated below and must include:
Selection Criteria and Process: Nominations will be evaluated by a committee including Graduate School staff, Graduate School deans, and a member of the Graduate School Student Advisory Board. Successful nominations will include examples that demonstrate the exceptionally valuable types of mentorship provided by the nominee and, if possible, indicate the outcomes that resulted from such mentorship. Selection results will be provided by email to those that nominated and to the nominees in late March.
Deadline: Complete nomination packets are due by noon on Monday, April 10, 2017 to the Graduate School. Nominations must be sent as a single pdf attachment by email to email@example.com (scanned documents are welcome). To optimize routing, please include “Excellence Award” and the category (“DGS”/ “Coordinator”/ “Mentor”) in the subject line.