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Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus and the public health recommendations that come with it, Arizona State University will be celebrating with its graduates in the 2020 Spring commencement in a virtual, online ceremony. The format may be different, but our enthusiasm for celebration has never been more inspired and we encourage you to join us in honoring ASU graduate and undergraduate students the week of May 11. Planning is underway. For more details, please check back here for updates and additional information about online activities. Commencement FAQ page
The Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards recognize the importance of faculty-graduate student relationships and honors those faculty who make profound, lifelong impacts on their students.
Awards are based upon nomination by current ASU graduate students or postdoctoral scholars. A graduate student or postdoctoral scholar may not nominate more than one faculty member in an academic year. Nominations by two or more graduate students/postdoctoral scholars for the same faculty member are encouraged.
The nomination portal for the 2020-2021 award will open in Fall 2020.
For 2020-2021, faculty members may be nominated in the following categories:
Outstanding Doctoral Mentor. This category recognizes tenured or tenure-track faculty for exemplary doctoral committee service.
Outstanding Master’s Mentor. This category recognizes tenured or tenure-track faculty for exemplary Master’s committee service.
Outstanding Instructional Faculty Mentor. This category recognizes faculty associates, lecturers, clinical faculty and other non-tenure track instructional staff for exemplary graduate student mentoring.
Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor. This category recognizes all faculty, researchers, and postdoctoral peers for exemplary postdoctoral scholar mentoring.
Awards will be presented to mentors in each of four categories:
In addition to a commemorative medallion, recipients of the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards receive travel/research funding.
Submit questions and nomination materials to GradMentor@asu.edu.
Nominees must be Arizona State University faculty or postdoctoral scholars who have either:
Previous Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award winners are not eligible for consideration. See a list of awardees and their essays on mentoring.
Nominees will be evaluated based on each of the following criteria:
Information on the nomination and review processes and timelines for 2020-2021 will be available in Fall 2020.