The Center for Research & Scholarship (CRS) recognizes up to five faculty members, involved in teaching undergraduate residential courses, who exemplify a commitment to best practices in teaching and mentoring undergraduate research through the annual awarding of the Provost Award for Excellence in Research Mentorship. Award recipients are recognized at the Center for Research & Scholarship’s faculty professional development events.
“Research” refers to the inquiry that harnesses knowledge, skills, and values to produce new knowledge or to make a new contribution to the discipline. It is recognized that approaches to research vary across the humanities, the creative arts, and the sciences disciplines.
This award process involves a formal peer nomination, dean support, faculty input, and student contribution. Winners are determined by the CRS Selection Committee and will receive $3,000 and recognition at a University event.
The nominee must be a faculty member involved in research mentorship with undergraduate residential students. Nominations are accepted from peer/supervisors only (no-self nomination).
Note: The following three sections should reflect the research mentorship of the nominee during his or her tenure as a faculty member at Liberty University.
Faculty receiving this award may be asked to present their best practices (i.e., mentoring student, designing research into a course, publication, etc.) at a CRS or CAD Faculty Workshop.
The nomination and application process for this award is to be completed in three parts:
Part I is to be completed by the nominator and submitted to the dean of the nominee for completion of Part II. Dean should plan to submit Part I and Part II of this application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Part III is to be completed by the nominee upon request from CRS and submitted by email to email@example.com by Friday, April 6, 2018.