The Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Graduate Students recognizes outstanding mentoring of graduate students by members of the OU Graduate Faculty.
Award winners receive a one-time award of $2,000 and a framed certificate. .
Nominations are due to the Graduate College by November 30, 2022 through the online application form.
Recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students by members of the OU Graduate Faculty.
Each fall, the Graduate College will solicit nominations. Nominations may be submitted by department chairs or unit directors, elected members of departmental/unit Committee A, a department’s/unit's approved nomination committee, Center leaders, or a group of faculty who are familiar with the nominee's qualifications for the award. The nominating entity will be responsible for assembling the nomination packet, including supporting documentation.
The nomination materials should be written to be accessible to those unfamiliar with the specific disciplinary field. Nomination materials should address and provide specific examples of at least five of the following.
Graduate College online application form. The following are limited to 3 pages each (1-inch margins, 11 pt font):
CV tailored to highlight activities related to graduate mentoring, education, and engagement
The Graduate Dean will constitute an ad hoc committee to review nominations and recommend an award recipient. The committee will be composed of faculty recognized for mentoring and engagement in enhancing the graduate student experience at OU. The committee will forward its recommendation(s) and all substantiating materials to the Graduate Dean by March 1. The Graduate Dean will make the final decision and deliver it to the provost's office.
Announcement and Perquisites
There will be one $2000 award and a framed certificate. Winners will be announced at the annual Faculty Awards and Honors ceremony in Norman.
This award is hosted by the Graduate College. For questions about this award, please contact Liz Karr (firstname.lastname@example.org).