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.
One $2,000 award is given each year.
Nominations are due to the Graduate College by November 1, 2023 through the Graduate Dean Mentoring Award packet submission portal.
Recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students by members of the OU Graduate Faculty.
Each fall, the OU Graduate College will solicit nominations. Nominations may be submitted by the academic unit chair or director, elected members of Committee A, a unit’s approved nomination committee, the leadership of a center, or a group of faculty familiar with the nominee’s qualifications for the award. The nominating entity will assemble the nomination packet, including supporting documentation.
The academic college dean’s representative will submit the package using the Graduate Dean Mentoring Award packet submission portal. Final submissions, including the dean’s letter, must be received by November 1, 2023. Please allow sufficient time for any internal college deadlines for dean support letters.
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.
Members of the OU graduate faculty are eligible if they:
Faculty need not be explicitly nominated for their role as a thesis or doctoral committee chair.
Items 1-6 should be combined into a single PDF for submission to the academic college dean.
The OU 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 each year. The recipient will be announced at the annual Faculty Awards and Honors ceremony in Norman.
The Graduate College administers this award. For questions about this award, please contact Sherri Irvin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Associate Dean of the OU Graduate College.