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 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, Michael Bernstein, 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 next award year will be 2017. The award recipient 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:
Please email all supporting documentation to Gwyn Garrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application information to be announced in Fall 2016.
If you have questions about the Oliver Fund Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring application, please contact:
Kat Rabstejnek, MA
Senior Program Coordinator, Faculty Development & Mentoring Initiatives
If you have other questions about the Oliver Fund Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring, please contact:
MA "Tonette" Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH
200 Gibson Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5261 email@example.com