Junior Faculty Mentoring Award
Number Awarded: 1
Monetary Award: $1,000
This award recognizes the outstanding mentor who successfully guides a junior faculty member(s) successfully through their academic career path.
Criteria: A good Mentor recognizes the importance of strong mentoring and keeps the Mentee’s best interest foremost. The mentoring relationship must be confidential and built on a foundation of mutual trust and honesty.
The following criteria are to be addressed in nominations:
- Professional Development. Serves as an effective role model and resource for channeling energies into successful research, teaching and institutional navigation. Assists in expansion of a professional network and creates avenues of recognition for the Mentee and their body of work. Works to clarify a balance of the Mentee’s new roles as a part of faculty, department, college, university and professional field.
- Holistic Balance. Respects and accepts the Mentee as an individual in all aspects of life by expressing a genuine interest beyond the academic arena. This is exemplified by being a strong role model, serving as a resource for university support and encouraging the establishment and maintenance of a healthy balance of work and home life.
Nominations are accepted from the Mentor’s supervisor, colleagues, or mentee(s).
Retired faculty are eligible for nomination.
- 2018 - Michael Thoennessen, Physics and Astronomy
- 2017 - Julia V. Busik, Physiology
- 2016 - Kathryn M. Doig, Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics
- 2015 - Stephen Zepf, Physics and Astronomy
- 2014 - James K. McCusker, Chemistry