Excellence in Mentoring RSCA Awards
Two awards have been created to honor faculty and staff who mentor students in their research, scholarly and creative projects.
The Emerging Mentor in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award is for a mentor who has worked at UW-Eau Claire for 5 years or less.
The Excellence in Mentoring in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award is for those who have been here longer.
Nominations are solicited from students and alumni. Based on the nomination materials a committee with broad disciplinary representation selects the finalists. Finalists submit materials including
- a 1-page philosophy of mentoring
- up to two collegial letters of support
- a "mentoring vita" that demonstrates successful student outcomes related to mentoring activities
- a 2-page CV
Criteria for selecting the award recipients were developed based on the campus Definition of Effective Undergraduate Student Research Mentoring.