The Outstanding Mentoring Award will be granted annually to a faculty member who has contributed substantially to the career development and retention of one or more untenured but tenure-track faculty members. The $500 award will recognize the importance that mentoring of new faculty plays in promoting the success of individual untenured faculty as well as developing inclusive communities of scholars within the University.

Who is eligible:
Tenure-track or tenured faculty members.

Who may nominate:
Any faculty member.

Submit a letter of no more than two pages addressing why the nominee is an outstanding mentor. An outstanding mentor may:

  • provide useful advice concerning tenure expectations;
  • provide opportunities for collaborative work, either directly or by connection to others;
  • be a "safe" individual who will listen and then assist in solving problems;
  • provide useful assistance in completion of writing tasks such as proposals or manuscripts;
  • provide useful advice concerning the balance between work and home life;
  • provide guidance on when to say "yes" to the many requests faculty members receive and when (and how) to say "no."
  • assist in many other ways. (Tell us about them!)