Description

The Kent State EHHS Outstanding Mentoring Award recognizes outstanding achievements that have enhanced the Kent State community including its students, administrative staff, and faculty.  Relevant activities include encouraging, nurturing and teaching another, as well as responding to the learner’s needs and offering respect and support. The contributions can occur within the capacity of teaching, research, creative activities, service, and/or outreach. One Kent State EHHS Mentoring Award will be made annually. 

Eligibility

All current KSU EHHS faculty and administrative staff. An individual can only receive the award once every five years.

Nomination Procedure

The nominator should:

  1. Ensure nominee’s eligibility.
  2. Complete Nomination Form (PDF)
  3. Include a 1-page (maximum) summary highlighting nominee’s contribution toward a mentee and the impacts of this work.
  4. Provide two letters of support for the nominee. Letters of support should emphasize the nature and scope of the nominee’s excellence in mentoring one or more individuals.
  5. Include the nominee’s vita or resume, emphasizing the nominee’s strength in mentoring.

The committee’s decision on award recipients will be made on the basis of the above materials only.

Rubric for Award:

Criterion

Meets Expectations

Exceeds Expectations

Far Exceeds Expectations

Clarity

Contributions toward effective mentoring of another are described.

Contributions toward mentoring another are clearly described.

Contributions toward effectively mentoring of another are clearly described and illustrated by multiple concrete examples.

Originality

Mentoring activity involves slight modification in the areas of nurturing, teaching and encouraging one or more individuals.

Mentoring activity involves robust modification efforts in the areas of nurturing, teaching and encouraging one or more individuals.

Mentoring activity is  entirely original and represents outstanding effort in the areas of nurturing, teaching and encouraging one or more individuals.

Effort

Nominee’s mentoring activity largely falls within his/her job description

Nominee has devoted some time and resources to  mentoring of one or more individuals

Nominee has clearly devoted significant time and resources to the mentoring of one or more individuals.

KSU Impact

Contributions of mentoring activity will have minor impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff or community

Contributions of mentoring activity will have impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff or community

Contributions of mentoring activity will have LASTING impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff or community

Community Impact

Contributions of mentoring activity will have a minor impact on the faculty, staff, students and possibly the local community.

Contributions of mentoring activity will have impacts on faculty, staff, students and possibly the local community.

Contributions of mentoring activity will have LASTING impacts on  faculty, staff, students and possibly the local community.