Faculty Mentor Recognition Award

Goal: The goal of this award program is to recognize Purdue University graduate faculty for their outstanding mentoring of graduate students on the Purdue University campus. This award is unique in that graduate students are solely responsible for nominating and selecting faculty candidates as well as voting upon the recipient. The nominations for this award will be accepted until 19th April 2013. The recipient of this award will be announced by April 24th and the winner will receive an engraved plaque that bears the citation to the award.

Eligibility Criteria: In order to be eligible to submit an application, the following guidelines must be met: 

  • The nominee must be a member of Purdue University’s graduate faculty. 
  • The nomination must come from a graduate student, not the faculty member. 
  • The graduate student making the nomination should be an advisee of the professor being nominated. 
  • Nominations can be made by both master’s and doctoral level students

Selection Criteria: The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications: 

  • Excellence in Mentoring the faculty member should display characteristics indicative of a good mentor (e.g., open door policy, guidance and supervision, role model of productive behaviors and attitudes). 
  • Research Agenda The faculty member should display a concentrated research agenda and actively involve graduate students in research. 
  • Graduate Teaching The faculty member should be recognized as a good teacher of graduate level courses. 
  • University and Community Engagement The faculty member should be actively engaged on campus and/or the community and promote/involve graduate students in engagement.

Submission Materials: 

  • Completed application form 
  • Application essay 
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from one or more graduate students who have worked with the nominee. (not all have to be the advisees of the nominee)

Submission Deadline Date: April 19, 2013 by 4:00 pm

Method of Submission: The application form, essay and the letters of recommendation should be submitted via email in PDF format as ONE le to pgsg.gse.award@gmail.com

Questions: email PGSG.GSE.Award@gmail.com

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