Outstanding Graduate Mentor: This award recognizes the efforts of faculty who have guided students to degree completion; faculty who have provided research and/or teaching opportunities along with successfully mentoring students on their thesis, dissertation and/or project.
Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor: This award recognizes the efforts of faculty and professional advisors mentoring and guiding undergraduate students to degree completion, as well as faculty incorporating research and/or teaching responsibilities along with serving as academic advisor to undergraduate students.
Recipients of the outstanding mentoring/advising award must demonstrate unusually effective ongoing mentoring relationships with advisees during their programs of study. Successful candidates will demonstrate a breadth of relevant knowledge including institutional regulations, policies and procedures, as well as information sources, referral procedures and career/life building skills. Awardees must be recognized for excellence by their advisees, peers and administrators at the undergraduate or graduate level, depending on the particular advising award.