Faculty Research and Creative Activities Mentor Award

Purpose of the Award

Mentoring students is a vital component of our mission here at CSUSB; it includes offering encouragement and advice on their career options, and preparing them to meet the highest professional and ethical standards as scholars. In recognition of our faculty, the OSR has created the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Mentor Award. Contingent on the availability of funding, the award will annually recognize the contributions of up to five faculty whose mentoring is considered exemplary. Each Faculty Research Mentor Award recipient will receive an award of $2,000.


Facets of Mentoring

Mentorship of both graduate and undergraduate students is a broad concept involving all stages of the student educational cycle. Facets of the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Mentor Award include contributions to students’ recruitment, retention, graduation, development of students’ research and creative activities, critical thinking, professional skills, career advice and placement, and contributions to a climate which supports a diverse student population.



The nominee- must be a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member, and be a faculty member at CSUSB for at least two years. Lastly, the nominee should not have won the award during the past five years.

Faculty may self-nominate.


Call for Nominations

Current students, faculty and staff may submit a nomination. The nomination should include a statement of 200-500 words.

Deadline for Nominations

Nominations must be submitted online by March 12th, 2018.

Nomination Notification

All eligible nominees will be notified of their nomination via email by in March.

Submission Guidelines


Stage 2: Nominee Documentation

To be considered for the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Mentor Award nominees must submit the following items:

  • Data sheet of mentorship history (name and date of former students).

  • Two letters of support from current or past CSUSB students mentored at CSUSB.

  • A reflective statement, no longer than 2 pages, of the nominee’s mentoring philosophy. Reflective statement should address the nominee’s mentoring goals, objectives, and experiences. The document must be double spaced using at least 10-point font.

  • Statement of support from two CSUSB colleagues who have had the opportunity to observe the nominee in a mentoring role (maximum 500 words).


Submission of Nominee Packet

All materials must be submitted online through the Qualtrics and must be submitted no later than 5:00pm on the deadline date.

Deadline for Nominee Packet

All materials for the nominee packet must be submitted on March 30th, 2018,

Late or incomplete nominee packets will be evaluated at the discretion of the awards committee.