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Faculty Research Mentor Award

Nominate your mentor for the Faculty Research Mentor Award by completing the following application.  As you complete your application, be reminded that —

A good faculty mentor has provided the background and necessary help in launching student learning and success with research, scholarship or creative activity. This person guides with a kind and keen eye and works with students in a way that advances their learning as well as the scholarly work. A mentor “takes a special interest in helping [students] develop into successful professional[s]” and “assists [students] optimize [their] education experience” (from Advisor, Teaching, Role Model, Friend).

A good mentor is not only readily accessible to assist students with their work, but s/he also provides a quality environment for students to grow in their capabilities and further their professional development. A good mentor provides leadership and advice beyond just the classroom setting.

As you prepare for your nomination, consider the impact of your mentor on your learning and overall experience.

Nominations must be received by April 3, 2020.

Previous Faculty Research Mentor Award Winners


Nomination Form

  • The following points may be addressed in your explanation: - The impact of your mentor on your learning and overall experience as a scholar - Accessibility of the mentor to the students - Quality of the learning environment - Awareness and recognition of the student’s capabilities and contributions to their work - Opportunities provided for professional growth. Please keep your response to a maximum of approximately 500 words (max. 3500 characters).

Each mentor must receive two nominations to be considered for this award.  At least one nomination must come from a student giving a EUReCA 2018 presentation/poster mentored by the nominated faculty.  A second endorsement can be from either a current or former student.

Please send this link to your fellow student asking that they complete the nomination form for your mentor.

http://ugresearch.utk.edu/faculty/awards-recognition-faculty/mentor-award/

Thank you for honoring your mentor with this nomination!