University of Wisconsin–Madison

Slesinger Awards for Excellence in Mentoring: Call for Nominations

Do you know someone in our academic community who has provided excellent mentoring for women faculty at UW-Madison? Please consider nominating her, him or them for a Women Faculty Mentoring Program Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

Two awards are presented annually at the Women Faculty Mentoring Program Reception for Newly Promoted & Tenured Women.

The Slesinger Awards for Excellence in Mentoring are generously supported by the Women’s Philanthropy Council. Each recipient will receive a $2,500 award.

The focus of this award is mentoring for women on the tenure track. A nomination may be submitted by a group of writers or a single writer. Nominations of mentors who have supported more than one woman faculty member are strongly encouraged. The most successful nominations have clearly articulated how a mentor’s efforts have had a positive impact in the life and career of the protégé(s).

Nomination Process

In Fall 2018, there will be a two-part nomination process.

Part One: Coordination of Nominations
(deadline: 25 September)

Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination by sending an e-mail message  to Lindsey Stoddard Cameron with the subject header “Slesinger Awards for Excellence in Mentoring.” The body of your message should include the nominee’s:

  • name
  • title
  • department(s)
  • e-mail address
  • telephone number

Please name any additional writer(s) with whom you will submit a letter of nomination.

Following the first deadline, we will link individuals who plan to nominate the same mentor.

Part Two: Submission of Nominations
(deadline: 16 October)

A writer or team of writers should submit a single letter of nomination (MS Word, maximum 3 pages) to Lindsey Stoddard Cameron describing how the nominee has excelled as a mentor.

An effective mentor may:

  • offer advice about professional issues
  • review and give feedback on key projects
  • provide information about institutional resources
  • introduce a mentee to others in her discipline or related fields
  • communicate the “unspoken rules” of university life
  • offer guidance on how to balance personal and professional commitments
  • help mentees find appropriate and effective ways to raise concerns, address issues, or solve problems.

Thank you for helping us to promote effective mentoring at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Register to Attend

WFMP Reception for
Newly Promoted & Tenured Women

Monday, 26 November
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Carson Gulley Center
(1515 Tripp Circle)