The Office of Graduate and Professional Education invites nominations from the University Community to honor faculty members whose dedication to graduate students and commitment to excellence in graduate training have made a significant contribution to the quality of life and professional development of graduate students at the University of Delaware. All currently enrolled UD graduate students, graduate student groups, and graduate alumni may nominate candidates for the award.
The sole criterion for these awards is outstanding advising and mentoring. The following criteria are examples that highlight good advising and mentoring practices:
Individuals seeking to nominate an outstanding mentor should submit a completed Outstanding Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award Nomination Form along with all supporting documents to the Selection Committee in the Office of Graduate and Professional Education (234 Hullihen Hall). Nomination materials should include up to three letters of support from students or alumni and a letter from the department chair or dean. The nomination letters should contain:
Up to three letters of support from current students or alumni
Letter from the department chair or dean that includes the following information
Letters of nomination should arrive in the Office of Graduate and Professional Education no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The recipient will be honored at the Commencement & Hooding Reception on May 31, 2014. Winners of this award are not eligible to receive the award for the next ten years.
The Selection committee will screen all nominations and be composed of faculty who were the previous winners, two graduate students, and the Assistant Provost for Graduate and Professional Education. The Selection Committee will submit their recommendation to the Office of the Provost. All nominations will be kept strictly confidential.
Download the nomination form.