Now Calling for Nominations for
2014 USC Mellon Mentoring Awards
USC Mellon Mentoring Awards are given to USC faculty members who have substantially contributed to building an effective academic environment by their demonstrated excellence in and commitment to mentoring. We invite nominations for USC Mellon Mentoring Awards in one of the following categories:
- Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students
- Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students
- Faculty Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars
- Faculty Mentoring Faculty Colleagues
We additionally invite nominations for the Culture of Mentoring Award. This award recognizes mentoring programs in individual departments, schools and other academic units for their ongoing commitment to the development and success of effective mentoring programs for faculty in those units.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JANUARY 31, 2014
To submit a nomination, please complete the form here. (Note: Paper submissions will not be accepted)
Support letters can be submitted separately at http://tinyurl.com/MellonSupportLetter.
For information about submission guidelines and award criteria, visit: http://mentor.usc.edu/mellon-awards/
Questions? Contact Melissa Jones via e-mail at email@example.com
In 2007-2008, USC embarked on a six year partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build on the successes already achieved with the goal of integrating mentoring throughout this large and complex research university. This effort is founded on three insights: First, mentoring will thrive only if it becomes part of the culture. Second, the faculty is the key constituency in securing long-term change in the university. Third, mentoring will thrive as faculty increasingly understand that it is the key tool for academic success.
Excellence in faculty mentoring is recognized with the Provost’s Mentoring Award and the USC Mellon Mentoring Awards. Once a semester, school representative gather as members of the Mellon Mentoring Forum to share best practices as well as provide oversight in the development of school-based mentoring programs and activities to nurture the development and empowerment of the faculty.