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Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Recommendation Form

Please use this form to submit a recommendation for a non-tenure-track faculty member, instructor, staff member, postdoctoral researcher, or graduate student to be considered for the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.  All recommendations will be forwarded to the mentor's supervisor, who will be encouraged to put together a full nomination packet.

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Evaluation criteria:

Though they may not meet all of the criteria listed below, these awardees typically:

  • establish expectations clearly
  • actively and effectively guide students' research, creative projects and development, helping them to move from directed toward independent research and creative work
  • maintain high standards for undergraduate performance
  • encourage students to share the results of their work as appropriate to the discipline (e.g., meetings, conferences, exhibits, performances, publications)
  • actively prepare students for success in applications to future careers and/or graduate and professional schools
  • go above and beyond the average mentoring expectations for people in that department or at that stage in their career

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