The UMass Lowell Award for Faculty Mentoring Faculty is designed to honor individual faculty members who exemplify a deep commitment to fostering professional and personal development of their colleagues and for helping to build a supportive academic environment through faculty-to-faculty mentoring. The university recognizes the importance of mentoring in fostering a campus community that celebrates and elevates teaching, learning, and scholarship, and provides faculty with the support they need to thrive. Mentorship is a sustained process of engagement with a faculty colleague with the purpose of providing various types of support for personal and professional success.
- The nominee must be a full-time faculty member at UMass Lowell and currently in a tenure, teaching, or clinical-track position.
- Previous nominees are eligible, and it is hoped that they will be nominated again.
- Previous winners are not eligible for a period of six years.
Criteria for Award
Distinguished mentoring for academic and professional success occurs through formal and informal activities, and may vary in style and substance from discipline to discipline. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in mentoring along with exemplary dedication to their colleagues and the campus community. Past awardees have demonstrated a deep and sustaining commitment to mentoring.
Nominees should demonstrate:
- the implementation of effective mentoring techniques;
- a process that fosters a trusting relationship and supports the mentee’s growth in a positive manner;
- support of the professional development of the mentee across all areas of teaching, research, and service; and
- a continued commitment to mentoring across their department, campus, and professional community.