M E M O R A N D U M
TO: The University Community
DATE: November 18, 2019
FROM: Andrew C. Carnie, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate College
SUBJECT: Annual Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Awards for Graduate Education
The Graduate College is pleased to issue a Call for Nominations of awards to acknowledge faculty and professionals
who excel in their teaching and mentoring of graduate and professional students.
Two such awards will be given. Each winner will receive a check for $2500.00, a medallion and plaque. The two
award recipients will be honored during the Awards of Distinction Reception and Ceremony in spring of 2020.
Tenure-track, tenured and non-tenure eligible faculty who can demonstrate a long-standing commitment to
graduate education are eligible. Candidates may be nominated by students, staff, faculty members, department
heads, graduate program directors or deans.
A committee of faculty members and university professionals will review the nomination packets and make their
recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate College. Reviews will look for evidence of excellence in both
teaching and mentoring of graduate students.
For the nomination packet, please include:
• A nomination letter, specifically addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the award. Please provide specific
examples to demonstrate the exceptional quality of both graduate teaching and mentoring by the nominee.
There may be multiple signatures on the nomination letter.
• A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
• List of Graduate courses taught within the last three years.
• Teaching evaluations and student evaluations from the last three years. Please provide summary and
comparative reports rather than every individual TCE.
• Letters of support. The letters may come from department heads, colleagues, former graduate students, as well
as at least two from current graduate students.
All nomination packets are due on Friday, January 17, 2020 by close of business and should be submitted using our
online form which can be found at: https://grad.arizona.edu/forms/teachmentor.
For questions regarding submission please contact Lori D’Anna, email@example.com, 520-621-7815.
For questions regarding the content of the nomination packet please contact Maggie Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean,