A subcommittee of the Graduate Council will convene to consider the nominations. The following criteria will be used:

  1. A nominee must embody attributes of high quality mentoring, such as those described in the Best Practices for Faculty Mentoring of Graduate Students adopted by the Graduate Council on March 6, 2006 (or subsequent revisions).
  2. A nominee may receive each Mentoring Award only once.

After the subcommittee has reviewed nominations for each award, recommendations will be forwarded to the Graduate Council for approval. The Award ceremony, open to the public and held in conjunction with the Graduate Assembly’s Faculty Mentoring Award ceremony, will be held in April 2018.

A $2,500 prize accompanies both of the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Awards, for junior and senior faculty. This may be received as a salary payment through payroll of the entire amount (which is taxable), as a summer grant to a graduate student or as a fund to support graduate mentoring activities. Recipients will be profiled in campus publications.