Slesinger Awards for Excellence in Mentoring: Call for Nominations

Please consider nominating someone at UW-Madison who has provided excellent mentoring for women, trans, or non-binary faculty at UW-Madison for a Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

Awards are presented annually at the Women, Trans & Non-Binary Faculty Mentoring Program’s Fall Reception.

Slesinger Awards recognize mentoring of women, trans, or non-binary faculty on the tenure track. We welcome nominations  from a group of writers or a single writer; however a collective nomination of a mentor who has supported more than one protégé is looked on favorably. The most successful nominations clearly articulate how a mentor’s efforts have had a positive impact in the life and career of the protégé(s) and/or have had a lasting impact on the institution.

Fall 2023 Nominations (Deadline: 10 October)

Please send an e-mail message  to Lindsey Stoddard Cameron with the subject header “Slesinger Awards for Excellence in Mentoring.”

In the body of your message, please include:

  • The nominee’s name, title, department(s), e-mail address, and telephone number
  • The names of any additional writer(s) with whom you are submitting your nomination.

Please attach a single letter of nomination (.pdf, maximum 3 pages) describing how your nominee has excelled as a mentor.

For example, 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 the 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
  • have a positive, lasting impact on the institution

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

Register to Attend

Women, Trans & Non-Binary Faculty Mentoring Program Fall Reception
Tuesday, 28 November
4:30-6:30 pm
Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center