Mentoring Award

The ASHE Board honors the noteworthy contributions made by one of our members in mentoring developing scholars in our organization. Mentoring is an essential component in the success of our field. Outstanding mentors are willing to share their knowledge to enhance the scholarly, professional, and personal development of others in our organization. Recipients of the ASHE Mentoring Award will have made extraordinary and sustained contributions to the professional and scholarly development of emerging scholars in ASHE and in the field of higher education. We seek nominations for individuals who have shown, through their mentoring activities, a tireless dedication to the future of ASHE and our profession. 

2019 Mentoring Award:
Linda J. Sax, UCLA

"Linda listened to my goals and interests and provided ideas and opportunities for me to test the waters in a variety of ways, from project management (helping hone my administrative skills) to contributing to research projects and grant writing to the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant in multiple classes."

"Linda is truly invested in my success as a faculty member, and she goes above and beyond. An attentive listener, with a keen understanding of the field, she has been an invaluable asset to me as I have navigated my tenure-track academic journey."


Call for Nominations

To submit a nomination you will need the following information to complete the form:

  • Name, Title, Position, Instituion, Email, and Phone Number of Coordinating Nominator

  • Name, Title, Position, Instituion, Email, and Phone Number of Nominee
  • A nomination statement up to 500 words which explains why the nominee deserves this ASHE award. Rationale may include, but is not limited to, the nominee’s impact on higher education theorizing, research, practice, and/or ASHE as an organization.
  • Up to 5 letters of support. For upload into the nomination form, these should be combined into one document, preferably a pdf.

  • The nominee's CV.

Nominations for 2019 Awards closed on July 8 at Noon Pacific. Award recipients will be announced in late September.

ASHE Mentoring Award Recipients:

  • 2018 James Earl Davis
  • 2017 Roger G. Baldwin
  • 2016 Audrey J. Jaeger
  • 2015 Alberto F. Cabrera
  • 2014 Stephen L. DesJardins
  • 2013 Peter Magolda
  • 2012 Patricia M. McDonough
  • 2011 Sharon Fries-Britt
  • 2010 Alexander W. Astin & Helen S. Astin
  • 2009 Marilyn Amey