Please submit your nominations for the 2023 Excellence in Mentoring Award. Mentoring enhances professional development across the continuum in academic health. Mentorship skills are learned through observation, experience and training. This award is meant to recognize and encourage the efforts of faculty (either tenure-track or non-tenure) or staff who consistently demonstrate excellent mentoring to students at any stage of academic life (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral fellows), or colleagues in their professional and educational endeavors.
When making your nomination please keep in mind that the mentoring awards honor the efforts and accomplishments of faculty or staff who demonstrate consistent, high-quality mentoring and are not intended to recognize excellence in teaching. The award recognizes faculty and staff who have a passion for mentoring individuals in their professional training and life and effectively assisting individuals toward meeting their goals. This award also recognizes the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement in all aspects of healthcare research, teaching, and administration.
The guidelines for submitting a nomination are as follows:
- Nominations must include a narrative of how the faculty or staff member’s mentoring has affected your career and/or the careers of others. Nominations without a narrative will not be considered. Nominations should also include nominee’s CV.
- It is often helpful to provide specific anecdotes and examples that demonstrate how the mentor has invested in personal and professional development of yourself and/or others and has made significant contributions to personal career development, advancement, or retention.
- The following are a few examples of the qualities one might look for in a mentor.
- Long-term commitment to mentoring
- Available to listen and provide feedback
- Developer of talent/Coach
- Opener of doors/Sponsor
- Shares Resources/Provides Roadmap
- Impart guidance and expertise in encouraging and the mentee’s leadership, training, and/or scholarly works.
- Offer sound counsel and valuable information to their mentees in order to advance and develop the mentee’s own path to academic or professional success.
- Encourage and include mentees in networking activities with other professionals, making valuable staff-to-staff or staff-to-faculty connections.
- Promote and make others aware of the contributions and value of their mentees.
- Serve as role models for their colleagues by maintaining high standards for excellence with their own discipline and within UAMS.
Faculty Nomination Categories
- Women Faculty Mentoring Award (best female faculty mentor)
- Diversity Faculty Mentoring Award (best underrepresented in medicine by AAMC definition- faculty mentor mentoring URiM students, trainees, post doc or faculty)
- Clinical Emerging Faculty Mentoring Excellence Award (Faculty with five years or less, tenure or nontenured)
- Clinical Legend Faculty Mentoring Excellence Award
- Research Emerging Faculty Mentoring Excellence Award (Faculty with five years or less)
- Research Legend Faculty Mentoring Excellence Award
Staff Nomination Categories
Nominations may be submitted by staff, undergraduate or graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty. Nominations must be submitted, through the form below, with the required nomination documents by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2023.
- Nominations must include:
- First & Last Name of Nominee
- Nominee’s Present Position
- First & Last Name of Nominator
- Nominator’s Email Address
Required Nomination Documents
- Narrative of no more than two pages
- CV or resume for Nominee
- Each nominator may nominate only one faculty member or one staff member.
- It is expected that faculty members will not solicit nominations for themselves.
Nominations will be reviewed by a selected committee. Some of the metrics included in selection of the winner will be time served as mentor, number of mentees served, publications authored or collaborative projects with mentees, diversity of mentor/mentee relationships, and demonstrated support of mentee success.
All nominations must be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023 in order to be considered.
The Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 14 in Rahn Auditorium 8/240.
The nomination period has closed.