Teacher / Mentor of the Year Award

The University of Florida recognizes its outstanding teachers and advisers from throughout the campus by presenting teaching and advising awards, which are available to all colleges offering undergraduate instruction. These awards are to encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in either teaching or advising.

On April 6, 2017, I was awarded the Teacher / Mentor of the Year Award, College-level, by the University of Florida President Fuchs. These awards are to encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in undergraduate faculty advising/mentoring.

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With University of Florida President Fuchs. Faculty Awards Reception was held at the University House., April 6, 2017.

The following is the criteria for this award:
1) Evidence of an approach to mentoring that is engaging, rigorous, creative, and innovative.
2) Evidence of an ability to promote critical, independent, and original thinking in students,
including in active guidance of student research projects, portfolios, etc.
3) Evidence of effective communication with and responsiveness to students.
4) Evidence of leadership in mentoring (which may include supervision of student assistants
and associates and instructors; publications; professional engagement, etc.).
5) Evidence of lasting impact on students and investment in their success beyond UF.

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With colleagues: (second from left: Dr. Haldun Aytug, Chair, Dept. of Info. System & Operations Mgmt., Warrington College of Business, UF)

In College website < link >.

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