W.M. Keck Mentorship Awards

   Call for Nominations 

         January, 2018              


In conjunction with the W.M. Keck Chair for Professional Development Education and the Faculty Senate, the Office of Academic Affairs seeks to support and encourage the development and adoption of novel and effective mentorship strategies across campus. Three Mentorship Awards have been established to recognize extraordinary mentorship activities that go above and beyond regular advising. Successful candidates may have developed new mentoring initiatives, assisted those that face significant challenges or are vulnerable, or created new pathways for growth and empowerment. Any faculty or staff member is eligible for consideration. Three awards will be issued; one for mentoring undergraduate students, one for mentoring graduate students, and one for mentoring faculty or staff members.


The award: The recipient will receive a plaque and a monetary award of $1,500 that is to be used for mentoring or advising activities. The award winners will be recognized as part of the April Faculty Awards ceremony, and featured on Mines’ websites and Mines’ social media outlets.


How to make a nomination: The nomination should include the following information: (1) the name and position of the faculty or staff member who is nominated, (2) the award for which the nomination is made (undergraduate, graduate, faculty or staff mentoring), (3) the reasons why the nominee merits the award based on the award description above, (4) one paragraph—to be used for the Mines website—that summarizes the mentoring achievements of the nominee. The nomination should be submitted by February 15, 2018 to Jennie Kenney (jkenney@mines.edu).  A selection committee consisting of faculty and staff will review nominations and make award recommendations to the W.M Keck Chair for Professional Development Education.


For questions or information contact Roel Snieder (rsnieder@mines.edu).