Faculty Mentoring Awards Evaluation Criteria

CUR MCS Faculty Mentoring Awards Evaluation Criteria

Below is a list of possible criteria for evaluation of the applications for the CUR MCS Faculty Mentoring Awards.

  1. Evidence of undergraduate student mentoring.
    • The number of students mentored in research.
  2. Evidence of professional development of students mentored.
    • The number of students presenting their work at conferences and meetings. National and discipline-specific conferences are generally considered more important than internal or regional conferences.
    • The number of publications co-authored by students. Publications in discipline specific journals should be considered more important than those in general undergraduate research journals.
    • Evidence of activities within the research program that develop students into effective researchers as they are going through the experience. These activities should provide support that enables student success. Examples: structured mentoring programs (like pairing with more advanced students), regular faculty student meetings, expectations for students to write research reports and to give presentations, etc.
    • Specific examples as described in the letter of application and the letters of support by the colleague and students.
    • Reflective discussion of mentoring goals.
  3. Evidence of impact and success.
    • Clear evidence of how the research experience has impacted post-graduate success in graduate school or in students’ careers.
    • Awards received by students for their presentations or publications.
    • Awards or grants received by faculty for mentoring students.
    • Publications or invited presentations given about mentoring students.
    • Specific examples as described in the letter of application and the letters of support by the colleague and students.