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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.
Nominations for the 2019-2020 awards are now closed. Awardees will be recognized at the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards ceremony on February 24, 2020. Please check back soon for RSVP information.
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 2019-2020 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards will close on October 1, 2019.
For 2019-20, 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:
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:
Initial Review and Faculty Notification
Nomination processing will begin in October. During this time, faculty will be informed of their nomination and asked to submit the following:
These materials must be received by November 1, 2019 for a nomination file to be considered complete.
On November 6, all complete files will be submitted to a faculty review committee for initial review. Nominations will be evaluated on the strengths of the three evaluation criteria.
Final Review and Awardee Selection
Final review will be completed by January 17. At that time, all nominees and nominating parties will be informed of their nomination status.
All finalists, nominees, nominators, and departments are invited to attend the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards on Monday, February 24, 2020, from 1 - 2:30 pm in the Memorial Union Pima Auditorium on the Tempe campus.