The Office of the Provost recently announced the UToledo Faculty Mentoring Award to recognize a faculty member who has made significant contributions to faculty success through faculty mentoring.
Mentoring can take several forms, including advice on professionalism; feedback and guidance on teaching, research and service; career coaching; and advice on how to improve work and life balance.
Up to two faculty members will be recognized each year. Award winners will receive a signed certificate and a cash award of $1,000.
• Nominees must be full-time, current UToledo faculty members;
• Nominees should have served as a faculty mentor — in a formal or informal capacity — to one or more junior or mid-career faculty over a continuous period of at least three or more years; and
• This award may only be awarded once to a faculty member.
• An overall record of mentoring of faculty;
• A sustained commitment to the mentoring of faculty that results in the personal and professional development of the mentee;
• Demonstration of the creation of a supportive environment where faculty can grow and openly share challenges and successes;
• Maintaining high standards as a role model for their mentee as an engaged member of the University community; and
• Involvement of mentees in research, scholarship or creative activities, or sharing other campus and professional opportunities for leadership.
Submit a completed nomination form, which is available at the Office of the Provost website, along with a letter of support and a maximum of two additional letters. Letters may be solicited from past or present mentees of the nominee, the nominee’s department chair, the nominee’s dean or other appropriate individuals. Letters should directly address criteria for the award and should not exceed two pages each.
All application materials should be submitted by Feb. 28.
All nomination materials will be reviewed by a selection committee and evaluated based on the designated criteria with a recommendation being made to the provost.