Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2021 President’s Commission on the Status of Women’s (PCOSW) University Mentoring and Professional Development Award.
This award recognizes any classified, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups or non-traditional careers, and making available to them opportunities for professional, educational and personal development. The sponsors of this award believe that mentoring and development are critical to excellent performance and employee satisfaction. The award offers a way of commending individuals who support the learning environment for OSU employees.
The recipient of this award should have a record of
The award is presented at University Day and consists of a check for personal use from the Office of the President for $500; a development fund of $500 contributed by PCOSW to support any of the recipient’s activities related to mentoring and professional development; a nameplate for the perpetual University Professional Development Award plaque in Kerr Admin; and a personal plaque.
The nominator and nominee need not be from the same OSU department. The mentoring and Professional Development Award Subcommittee reserves the right to solicit clarification of information when necessary. Members of the Subcommittee are ineligible to be nominated. Past recipients of the award are also ineligible for nomination until three years after receipt of the award.
The nomination letter should address how this individual has mentored and encouraged others (e.g. supporting and encouraging development and growth opportunities), how he or she has contributed to an improved atmosphere in the department, university, and larger community, and how others have generally benefited from interactions with him or her.
Nominations are due May 4, 2021. Electronic nomination forms can be accessed and submitted online.