In 2009 the Academic Senate and the Committee on Academic Personnel began conferring the Distinction In Mentoring Awards. The Academic Senate strives to recognize and celebrate excellence in faculty mentoring, an essential component to faculty success and institutional excellence.
The Academic Senate Distinction in Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes exceptional mentoring by faculty, to faculty—and faculty to fellows. (Exceptional mentoring by faculty to students is recognized by the Distinction In Teaching Award, which the Senate began in 1951.) All faculty in the Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical, and Adjunct series with appointments at 50% or more time (at UCSF or its affiliates such as Fresno, the VA or SFGH) are eligible for nomination. This award will be given in two categories: faculty at the rank of Associate Professor (in any series previously mentioned), and faculty at the rank of Full Professor.
Recipients of this award will receive an award plaque, a $1,500 honorarium and will be recognized by the Senate in a ceremony to be held at in Cole Hall and by the Chancellor at the Founders Day Banquet.
UCSF faculty or fellows may nominate UCSF faculty for the Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Awards.
Nominators must complete the Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Awards Nomination Form and submit this form with the required documentation to Alison Cleaver in the Office of the Academic Senate (MUE 253, or Campus Box 0764) no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012.
The Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Awards Nomination Form is attached hereto, and also available via the Academic Senate website at senate.ucsf.edu.
Nomination packets should include the following:
- The Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Awards Nomination Form
- Letter of nomination from the nominator
- Letters of support from protégés: at least three (3) and no more than five (5). Two letters must be from current protégés.
- Letters of support from colleagues: at least one (1) and no more than two (2). One of these letters may be from the Department Chair, but a letter from the Department Chair is not required.
- Nominee’s current CV
Packets must include one (1) original and ten (10) copies, and the copies must be double-sided. Nomination packets must be no more than 10 double-sided pages. The CV and the nomination form do not count in this limit; however, the nomination form must be the cover or first page of the packet. Letters may be addressed to “The Distinction In Mentoring Award Selection Committee” or simply “The DIM Award Selection Committee.”
Additional questions may be directed to Alison Cleaver, Senior Analyst for the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel, at 476-3808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for nominations is 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012 to MUE 253 (Box 0764).