Tulane University recognizes the mentoring process as an essential component of professional development and institutional success. Faculty mentoring offers both institutional and individual faculty benefits. From an organizational perspective, professional mentoring has been shown to increase institutional stability, promote the retention of valued employees, support the preservation of institutional capital, and encourage cultural diversity. Individual mentees gain important institutional insight, professional development, increased job satisfaction, and improved probability of career success. The Oliver Fund Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring seeks to recognize the commitment of senior faculty members to the success of junior faculty and the institution as a whole.
The Oliver Fund Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring, established in 2013, is dedicated to recognizing senior faculty for their commitment to excellence in faculty mentoring. The award will be given on a bi-annual basis beginning in May 2013.
The award candidate may be nominated by an individual faculty member or group of faculty members.
The nominees will be reviewed by a panel of Tulane University faculty members. The Oliver Fund Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring committee will submit a prioritized list of candidates to the Provost. The Tulane University Senior Vice President and Provost, Robin Forman, will approve the final selection.
The Oliver Fund Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring will be awarded every other year beginning in May 2013. The award recipient will be notified by April 1st of the award year. The award recipient will be recognized at the university-wide graduation ceremony in May (awardee expected to attend the university-wide ceremony) and will receive a plaque and a $5000 monetary award.
Once awarded, the Tulane University faculty member awardee is ineligible to receive the award for the three subsequent years.
The nominating party must submit the following:
|Oliver Fund Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Nomination Form||Complete Online Here|
|Letter of Nomination||No more than 2 pages - single spaced|
|Completed Mentor Table||Table of faculty who have been mentored by the nominee including field of mentoring, approximate dates of mentoring, and current position of each junior faculty member.|
|Curriculum Vitae for Nominee||Make sure CV is up to date|
|Curriculum Vitae for Primary Nominator||Make sure CV is up to date|
|Up to 5 Additional Letters of Support||
Compelling nominations will include up to 5 additional letters of support (including those from current or former mentees) and documentation indicating contributions made by the nominee through the mentoring process.
Please email all supporting documentation to Kat Rabstejnek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by 5:00 PM CST February TBD, 2019
About the Application
Kat Rabstejnek, MA
Program Manager, Faculty Development & Mentoring Initiatives
MA "Tonette" Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH