Response to College Senate Resolution: President’s Award for Excellence as a Graduate Research Mentor

From the Interim President
At its November 13, 2009, meeting, the College Senate voted to forward the following recommendation to the interim president for review and action:

President’s Award for Excellence as a Graduate Research Mentor
Whereas the President’s Award for Excellence as a Graduate Research Mentor will be presented annually to publicly recognize and reward those individuals who have accumulated an exemplary record of guiding and supporting graduate students as they master the skills, methods, and techniques needed to carry out research, scholarship, and/or creative activity, and

Whereas this award recognizes the pivotal role of faculty in ensuring the success of the student experience and the high value placed on this endeavor by the college, and

Whereas the President’s Award for Excellence as a Graduate Research Mentor will use the same selection process as all other President’s Awards of Excellence,

Therefore, be it resolved that the Faculty and Staff Welfare Committee and the College Senate have unanimously endorsed a new President’s Award for Excellence as a Graduate Research Mentor.

I accept the recommendation of the College Senate and hereby authorize the establishment of the President’s Award for Excellence as a Graduate Research Mentor. This award will be included in the next call for nominations for President’s Awards for Excellence to be incorporated in the 2010–2011 cycle.