The Office of Undergraduate Education

Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring

The University of Texas at Dallas is fully committed to providing a robust and dynamic research environment for its undergraduate students. In appreciation of the exceptionally dedicated efforts of the UT Dallas faculty, the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of the Provost are pleased to annually recognize an outstanding UT Dallas faculty member who excels in his/her undergraduate research mentoring efforts. The Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring seeks to formally acknowledge a faculty mentor who demonstrates superior leadership, support, and guidance towards the development of UT Dallas undergraduate students and their research endeavors. If selected to receive the annual Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring, the awarded faculty member receives the following:

  • One-time $5,000 cash award
  • Recognition during the Spring Honors Convocation ceremony
  • Commemorative plaque presented to faculty member during the Spring Honors Convocation ceremony

Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Selection Criteria

The Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Selection Committee is responsible for selecting the annual recipient. Candidates should exemplify a commitment to personalizing the undergraduate student research experience through involving students in hands-on projects, encouraging scholarly publication and presentation, and mentoring researchers one-on-one. In addition, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Taught at UT Dallas for a minimum of two years
  • Engaged in mentoring UT Dallas undergraduate students for a minimum of two years
  • Engaged in research at any UT Dallas campus for a minimum of three years

Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Nominations

Anyone may nominate a candidate for the Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring, and should do so using the Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award Nomination Form. Nominations are due no later than March 14, 2014. A representative of the Office of the Provost will announce the winner of the 2013-2014 Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring at the 2014 Honors Convocation Ceremony on May 9, 2014.

Click here for the Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Nomination Form

Questions

Email ugdean@utdallas.edu with questions regarding the Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring or if interested in serving on the 2012-2013 Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Selection Committee.