University of Maryland School of Social Work professor Donna Harrington, PhD, recently was selected as winner of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students. Harrington will receive her award at the annual GADE Reception at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 10-14, 2018.
The GADE Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students is given to a faculty member at a GADE member organization who has made extraordinary and sustained contributions to the scholarly development of social work doctoral students. This award recognizes that mentoring is an essential component of doctoral education and that mentoring helps to shape the future direction of social work. Faculty distinguished by this award display a strong commitment to, and effectiveness in, mentoring social work doctoral students.
Award criteria include:
- Extraordinary, sustained commitment to mentoring of doctoral students.
- Effectiveness in mentoring doctoral students with a demonstrated record of mentoring success.
- Demonstrated commitment to creating an environment supportive of doctoral students.
- Innovativeness in mentoring.
GADE was established more than 25 years ago to provide a forum for sharing ideas and strategies among doctoral programs in social work and strengthening efforts at enhancing doctoral education. The membership, composed of directors of established social work and social welfare doctoral programs located in accredited universities, has established two new awards for faculty. The Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students Award recognizes faculty members who have made significant contributions to the mentoring of doctoral students in social work.