2013 Mentoring Award Winners
2013 Mentoring Award Winners

Every year, the Graduate Division, the Graduate Assembly, the Graduate Council’s Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs, and the GSI Teaching and Resource Center call campus-wide attention to exemplary mentoring provided by faculty members to their graduate students. Nominations for the Graduate Division’s Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Awards and the Graduate Assembly’s Faculty Mentor Awards are being accepted now through February 7, 2014, from faculty, students, and alumni — please see below and click on the links for specific instructions. Culminating two exhaustive selection processes, winners are honored annually at an awards ceremony jointly sponsored by the Graduate Assembly and the Graduate Division. Both the nominations process and the annual ceremony are designed to highlight and encourage the practices of excellent faculty mentoring. GSIs are invited to make nominations for the Spring 2014 Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs between now and March 3, 2014. This award recognizes faculty (both Senate and non-Senate) who have provided GSIs outstanding mentorship in their teaching at Berkeley and in preparation for their future teaching careers. Up to three awards will be given. The Graduate Council’s Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs and the Graduate Division’s GSI Teaching and Resource Center sponsor the award, which typically is presented to faculty who mentor GSIs in multi-section courses, in stand-alone courses, or through the teaching of a 300-level course.  For more information, please visit the mentor nomination page.

A Quick Guide to the Similarities and Distinctions of the Major Faculty Awards for Mentoring of Graduate Students

Award: Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards
Eligible: Academic Senate members (two award categories, one for any rank, one for untenured)
Honoring: High-quality mentoring of graduate students
Who may nominate: Department chairs, faculty colleagues, former students; others including current graduate students may add supporting letters
Nomination deadline: February 7, 2014 at 5 pm (open now)
Presentation: April 15, 2014, 4 to 6 pm
Sponsor: Graduate Division (with a bequest from Carol D. Soc, who worked in the Graduate Division for over 40 years, until 2012)
Award: Distinguished Faculty Mentor Awards
Eligible: Academic Senate members
Honoring: Outstanding commitment to mentoring, developing, and supporting graduate students in research
Who may nominate: Graduate students who have benefited directly from nominee’s mentoring/advising
Nomination deadline: Friday February 7, 2014 at 5pm (open now)
Presentation: April 15, 2014, 4 to 6 pm
Sponsor: Graduate Assembly
Award: Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs
Eligible: All faculty, both Senate and non-Senate, who mentor GSIs in multi-section courses, in stand-alone courses, or through the teaching of a 300-level course
Honoring: Outstanding mentorship of GSIs in their teaching at Berkeley
Who may nominate: GSIs
Nominate deadline: Monday March 3, 2014 at 5pm (open now)
Sponsor: Graduate Council’s Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs and Graduate Division’s GSI Teaching and Resource Center

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