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Reminder: ASECS Excellence in Mentorship Award Deadline February 1, 2021

The Graduate Student Caucus reminds you that they are accepting nominations for the Excellence in Mentorship Award until Monday, February 1, 2021. The nomination guidelines are as follows and a link is provided below for your convenience:

A nomination must be coordinated by a member of ASECS who is not a current student/advisee of the nominee. Nominations should include:

  • Three letters of support. Letters should discuss how the nominee has supported and fostered the teaching and scholarly/professional goals of mentees and should describe specific instances that demonstrate their qualities as an effective mentor. Letters may come from former students, colleagues, collaborators, and others qualified to speak to the nomination. Together the letters should provide evidence for the range, excellence, consistency, and salutary impact of the nominee’s mentoring history. The maximum length for each letter is two single-spaced pages. Letters may be co-signed. One of the letters should be written by the coordinator of the nomination.

  • The nominee’s 5-page C.V. The nomination coordinator should highlight, and where necessary explain, items that are particularly relevant to the Mentorship Award.

  • Please indicate whether your nominee has been informed of their nomination.

The coordinator should submit the above materials in .pdf format to the ASECS Business Office at asecsoffice@gmail.com. The materials will be forwarded to the GSC Chair for review by the Mentorship Award Committee.

If you would like more updates, please follow the Graduate Student Caucus Twitter page @asecsgrad or you may ask to be added to their listserv by emailing asecs.gradcaucs@gmail.com.

To see the full nomination page, follow this link: https://asecsoffice.wixsite.com/asecsawards/excellenceinmentorshipaward.


Please contact the Chair, Megan Cole (meganec2@illinois.edu), if you have any additional questions.

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