One (1) award annually, $1,000
Description: The Mentorship Award recognizes faculty and teaching staff who have demonstrated exceptional teacher-leadership in General Education, via role modeling and intentional mentoring of General Education faculty peers.
Eligibility: All full-time and part-time faculty who teach at least one General Education course at EKU.
Selection Criteria: Application materials will be assessed for evidence of the following criteria:
Maintains a rich and impactful mentoring relationship with one or more General Education colleagues. Examples might include sharing classroom practices, documents, and materials, providing classroom observations and feedback, maintaining routine connection points, and guiding faculty toward helpful resources
Shares successful General Education classroom practices with colleagues through departmental or college level committee work, professional development, or other mentoring processes
Creates inclusive mentoring relationships by recognizing and responding to individual mentee experiences related to General Education
Application Process & Materials:
Full Application Narrative: Each applicant should submit a narrative (600 words or less) describing their mentoring and role modeling activities, with emphasis on the areas noted in the selection criteria.
Examples/Materials: Three (3) pieces of evidence (examples, course materials, evaluations, etc.) that best showcase the applicant’s work in mentorship should be submitted. Due to the variance of practices and disciplines, applicants are encouraged to submit a brief description (no more than one paragraph each) with the examples/materials to provide additional context and aid in the evaluator’s understanding.
Letters: Each submission is required to have a letter of support from their department chairperson describing how the applicant has demonstrated excellent mentorship/role modeling. Two (2) additional letters describing the impact of the faculty member’s mentoring relationships should be included as well.
Applications for this award will be due by January 15th. A committee will review the applications, score using a rubric that highlights selection criteria, and recommend a recipient, to be awarded during the annual Faculty Awards and Recognition ceremony.