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UW Bothell Chancellor’s Distinguished Mentor Award

The Chancellor’s Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Mentor Award honors the contribution of faculty who mentor undergraduate students in research and creative practice who exemplify the University of Washington Bothell’s commitment to undergraduate education and hold the student-faculty relationship to be paramount.  The awards recognize excellence in supporting undergraduate scholars, and convey the campus's high regard for these contributions made by our faculty. 

All UW Bothell faculty are eligible (tenured, tenure-track and full and part-time lecturers).

      Applications are currently closed, and normally open in spring.

 

Award Criteria  

Although faculty may not meet all of the criteria below, awardees typically:

  • Encourage research, scholarship and creative practice in undergraduate students through research efforts, as part of regularly scheduled classes, undergraduate research credits, summer research, volunteer basis, paid opportunities etc.
  • Establishes clear expectations and maintains consistently high standards for quality student work
  • Actively and effectively guide students' research, creative projects, and development, helping them to move from directed toward independent research and creative work
  • Encourage students to share the results of their work in a manner that is appropriate to the discipline (e.g., meetings, conferences, exhibitions, performances, publications)
  • Actively prepare students for future success in their career and/or graduate and professional schools
  • Go above and beyond the average mentoring expectations in their school or at that stage in their career
  • Pursue available funding opportunities/grants to support undergraduate research and creative activities

Award recipients will be selected by a committee of former Chancellor’s Mentor award winners and recognized at the spring faculty recognition ceremony.  Award winners serve as role models to other mentors on campus on how to best support undergraduate research and creative scholarship.  Award winners will be asked to serve as a resource for other faculty and the campus community.


Chancellor's Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Mentor Award Recipients

 


UW Bothell Mentoring Community

UW Bothell faculty have agreed to act as a resource for other faculty who have questions about mentoring undergraduate students in research and creative practice. Feel free to reach out to them with questions.

Brent Lagesse, Ph.D.   Assistant Professor,
Computing and Software Systems, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
2016 Chancellor’s Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Mentor Awardee

Casey Mann, Ph.D.   Professor,
Division of Engineering and Mathematics, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Lori Robins, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Divsion of Physical Sciences, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Julie Shayne, Ph.D.   Senior Lecturer, Faculty Coordinator Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
2016 Chancellor’s Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Mentor Awardee

Marc Servetnick, Ph.D.   Professor,  Chair
Division of Biological Sciences, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Linda Watts, Ph.D.   Professor, Faculty Coordinator Individuated Study
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

 


Define a Project and Set Expectations

 

UW Bothell holds the student-faculty relationship to be paramount. 

Our faculty’s commitment to mentoring undergraduate students in research and creative practice is evidence of the importance of this value to obtaining an education at the UW Bothell.

Our goal on these web pages is to provide information and resources to UW Bothell faculty to facilitate their roles as great mentors! 

What are the characteristics of a great mentor?  Great mentors provide:

  • guidance and meets mentee where they are while helping them move toward independence
  • constructive criticism
  • a manageable project with achievable goals that offer challenge and intellectual growth
  • a support system for career path (next steps) and challenges

Great mentors are accessible, maintain open communication, and want to hear student questions!

What are the characteristics of fabulous mentees? Fabulous mentees are:

  • dedicated, reliable and invested in the research
  • problem solvers; they try to solve problems on their own before asking for guidance
  • positive, understand that they learn from mistakes and are not afraid to fail
  • organized and have a flexible schedule to get the work done when it needs to be done

Fabulous mentees ask questions, suggest ideas, are open to feedback and make a contribution to project.

Some readings and tools to assist you with defining projects and setting expectations

 


How to Assess Student Learning

Some readings and tools to assist you with evaluating and assessing learning