Student Awards

It is time to nominate your undergraduate and graduate students for the 2019 Spring Convocation Student Awards (DUE VIA WISEHUB BY NO LATER THAN midnight on March 25th—INCLUDING THE STUDENT’S OWN MATERIALS).

If you experience any issues with the site, or have any questions, please email Isabel Contreras (imc@email.arizona.edu)

AWARDS

The College of SBS sponsors five different recognition awards to celebrate the diverse accomplishments of our outstanding undergraduates. SBS student awardees are recognized at 2019 Spring SBS Convocation Recognition Ceremony, and they will be given a special gift, a certificate, $500 award. In order to make the process less cumbersome for faculty and students, we have made some revisions to the submission process (all completed through WISEHUB) and the required components (only a cv or resume from students, *except* for the research award). IMPORTANT: Keep in mind that student nominees also will need to meet the March 25th at midnight deadline to submit their materials as well, and thus, you should make sure to alert your student nominees in advance of the deadline for submission. Please share this nomination announcement with your faculty and advisors, and as in year’s prior, only one student for each category of award. All winners will be recognized at the SBS Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, May 9th at 6pm (Please note: With the exception that the GTA award will be acknowledged at the Graduate Convocation ceremony hosted on Friday, May 10th at 9am).

 

SBS Outstanding Senior Award

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences recognizes one outstanding senior graduating from the College. This award is given to our "best all-around" graduating senior with a record of outstanding academic achievement, a history of active citizenship on campus or in the local Tucson community, and demonstrated capacity for leadership. To be eligible, students must be undergraduates graduating at the end of the Spring semester 2019 in a major offered by one of the instructional units within SBS. The award will be presented to the winner at the SBS Convocation Ceremony and the winner will be expected to be the guest student speaker at the ceremony.

Each department may nominate no more than one student for this award.

Eligibility:

  1. Record of academic excellence.
  2. Record of active citizenship on and/or off campus.
  3. Demonstrated capacity for leadership.
  4. Must be an undergraduate major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  5. Must be graduating at the end of the Spring semester 2019

 

SBS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

This award recognizes a graduating senior in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences who has demonstrated academic achievement, originality, and creativity in an independent, undergraduate research project. A faculty member must nominate this person.

Each department may nominate no more than one student for this award.

Eligibility:

  1. Must be an undergraduate major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  2. Must be graduating at the end of the Spring semester 2019.

This award is by faculty nomination only. To nominate a graduating student for this award, please write a letter explaining why you feel the nominee should receive this award, including a description of the research project and findings as well as the candidate’s ability to engage in original research. 

 

SBS Excellence in Leadership and Community Engagement Award

This award recognizes a graduating senior who has demonstrated exemplary leadership through their involvement on and off campus and their impact on the lives of others.  Faculty or staff may nominate candidates for this award.

Each department may nominate no more than one student for this award.

Eligibility:

  1. Demonstrated community engagement through involvement in student and community clubs and organizations.
  2. Demonstrated leadership skills (i.e., holds leadership positions in UA and community organizations/clubs).
  3. Demonstrated community.
  4. Must be an undergraduate major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  5. Must be graduating at the end of the Spring semester 2019.

To nominate a graduating student for this award, please write a letter explaining why you feel the nominee should receive this award, including a description of the candidate’s community impact.

 

SBS Perseverance Award

This award recognizes a graduating senior in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences who has persevered in the face of significant adverse circumstances to earn his or her university degree. Faculty or staff are encouraged to nominate students they feel meet the criteria.

Each department may nominate no more than one student for this award.

Eligibility:

  1. Demonstrated ability to persevere academically in the face of adversity.
  2. Must be an undergraduate major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  3. Must be graduating at the end of the Spring semester 2019.

 

As the circumstances of the nomination are of a personal nature, please obtain the nominee’s approval prior to submitting the nomination packet. To nominate a graduating student for this award, please write a letter explaining why you feel the nominee should receive this award.  Please include specific details and examples of the adversities the nominee has overcome.

 

SBS Student Success Award

This award is given to a graduating senior who is a first-generation college student.  Faculty or staff are encouraged to nominate students they feel meet the criteria.

Each department may nominate no more than one student for this award.

Eligibility:

  1. First member of family to graduate from college.
  2. Must be an undergraduate major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  3. Must be graduating at the end of the Spring semester 2019.

 

To nominate a graduating student for this award, please write a letter explaining why you feel the nominee should receive this award.  Please include specific details of this student’s academic growth.

 

Outstanding GTA Award (NOTE—this winner is invited to the Graduate Convocation, not the undergrad ceremony)

SBS sponsors the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant/Associate Award which acknowledges the teaching contribution of our under-recognized GTAs. The award also serves to inform the larger community about GTAs’ invaluable contributions to the College’s instructional mission. The winner will receive a $500 award, personalized certificate and a UA memento (and be invited to the Graduate Convocation on May 10th, regardless if they are graduating or not, to be recognized).

Each department may nominate no more than one GTA for this award.

Eligibility:

  1. Completed one full term of teaching. 
  2. Had major responsibility for teaching a lecture or laboratory class.
  3. Graduate Teaching Assistant/Associate in SBS.

 

To nominate a graduating student for this award, please write a letter that highlights the nominee’s achievements in teaching. Such evidence may include, but is not limited to, efforts to engage students in high-impact teaching practices; measures taken to ensure the quality of student learning experiences; possession of high scholarly standards for both rigor and currency of course content; contributions that have energized and enhanced teaching; and innovative approaches to pedagogy or course design.                                                                                                                    

 

WISEHUB 

When a department has determine the student nominees for each award, you can go to https://thehub.arizona.edu/groups/Instruction In order to meet the March 25th deadline, you will want to communicate with your student nominees in advance of the submission deadline to make sure they can provide their materials by the deadline. Take note: we require a student cv/resume for all five awards, and for the research award, a brief 500-word research summary.

In WISEHUB, you will be required to include the student’s first and last name, ID number, email address, phone number, major, cumulative GPA, and major GPA. After which, you will be prompted to select the student for one or more of the five awards.  

After designating the name of the award, you can collect the materials from the nominee in one of two ways. Each method is listed below.

Nominee’s Submission of Materials

To submit the “additional nomination materials,” the department has two options:

  1. Collect the materials from the student and upload the document(s) themselves.
  2. Ask the student submit their own materials by using the “Do you want to add a student nominee to this submission?” function.  This allows the student nominee to upload the document(s) to the award nomination form.
  3. In order to have the student submit their own materials, please follow these instructions:
  4. In the “Do you want to add a student nominee to this submission?”  box,  type the student nominee name until it appears in the “name” field.  Then click “Send Email.”
  5. After the rest of the form is complete and you have uploaded your “nomination letter,” click “Save Draft” to save your nomination.  Please note that you cannot submit your nomination until all required documents are uploaded by either you or the student. 
  6. Once the student uploads their documents, they will click “Notify.” You will receive an email that the student has uploaded their documents with a “View Submission” link to your nomination form.
  7. You can review the student submission material and click “Submit” to complete the process and submit your nomination.