Purpose: To honor, award, and encourage a faculty member whose dedication and commitment to excellence in graduate advising/program coordination have made a significant contribution to:
Award: the recipient will receive a travel award of $500 to be used during the next fiscal year.
Eligibility: Must be a current EMU tenured or tenure track faculty member and have been employed at EMU at least three years. Must be recognized as a Graduate Advisor or Graduate Program Director or Coordinator. Recipients of the Graduate Advising award for the two previous years are ineligible. Recipients of the Graduate Mentoring award for the two previous years are ineligible. A single nominee is not eligible to concurrently receive the Mentoring and Advising Awards.
Criteria: Graduate faculty are responsible to the individuals they advise, their institutions, the educational community, and higher education in general. Advisors are responsible for multiple administrative tasks that are essential to the efficient and effective recruitment, processing and ultimate success of graduate students and programs. Given the multiple tasks of Graduate Advisor/Coordinator/Director there will be no single set of criteria appropriate to all nominees. Nominators are encouraged to think creatively about the contributions of the nominee.
Examples of the kinds of contributions to consider when submitting a nomination for the Graduate Faculty Advisor Award may include, but are not limited to:
Nomination packets will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee composed of members of the Graduate Council Program Support Committee (GPSC). Awards will be granted by the Dean of the Graduate School based on the recommendation of this committee.
Nominations may come from students, faculty colleagues, and/or administrators. A completed nomination package that includes the nomination form and at least three but no more than six letters of support should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Feb. 1. The nominee’s name must be included in the file name(s) (i.e., "Selman_Nomination.docx"). Self-nominations will not be considered.
Packets must include at least:
No more than six letters of support will be considered.
Please do not submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes. The committee will contact the appropriate person if additional information is required.