Nominate for Doris Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring by Sept. 25

Do you know someone in our academic community who has provided excellent mentoring for women faculty? If so, please consider nominating him or her for the Women Faculty Mentoring Program’s Doris Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring. This award will be presented at the Women Faculty Mentoring Program’s annual Reception for Newly Promoted and Tenured Women, Thursday, Nov. 6, 3:30–5 p.m., Main Lounge, Memorial Union.

To nominate a member of our academic community for this award, please reply by Thursday, 25 September 2008, including the following information in your response:

The mentor’s…

  • Name:
  • Title:
  • Department/Unit:
  • Campus Address:
  • Telephone Number:
  • E-mail Address
  • a brief (equivalent of one page) description of how he or she 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.

Nominations of mentors who have supported more than one woman faculty member are encouraged. A nomination may be submitted by a single writer or by a group of writers.

Previous recipients of the Doris Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring are:

  • 1998: Doris P. Slesinger, Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology
  • 1999: Florencia Mallon, Professor of History
  • 2000: David L. DeMets, Professor and Chair of Biostatistics & Medical
  • Informatics
  • 2001: Laurie Beth Clark, Professor and Chair of Art
  • 2002: Betsy Draine, Professor and Associate Chair of English
  • 2003: Molly Carnes, Professor of Medicine: Geriatrics; Director, Center for Women’s Health Research; and Co-Director, Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI)
  • 2004: Evelyn Howell, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture
  • 2005: Judith Burstyn, Professor of Chemistry
  • 2006: Virginia Sapiro, Professor of Political Science
  • 2007: Marjorie A. Rosenberg, Associate Professor of Actuarial Science, Risk Management & Insurance; and Biostatistics & Medical Informatics

To contribute to the memorial fund that honors Doris’s contributions as a scholar and mentor, and that will support this award, please send donations to UW Foundation, “Doris P. Slesinger Endowment Fund,” Attention: Lori Rappé, Senior Director for Regional Development, 1848 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53726.

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