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Quinn honored with teaching award

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Thomas P. Quinn, author of The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout, was awarded the Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award from the University of Washington for outstanding guidance and education of graduate students.

Marsha Landolt was dean of the Graduate School from 1996 until 2004, when she and her husband were killed in an avalanche. The Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award was created in her honor to recognize those members of the faculty who provided exemplary guidance and education to graduate students.

Nominees should:

  • Provide intellectual leadership
  • Respect students' goals and helps students to work towards them; inspires, encourages
  • Be supportive at personal as well as professional level, and be a good advocate for students
  • Actively guide students' research and training; clearly articulate expectations and hold students to high standards
  • Actively seek financial support for students' graduate study and research
  • Actively involve students in teaching or research
  • Actively recruit and encourage applications to the unit's graduate program
  • Be accessible for advice and assistance, whether student is in residence, on leave, is or is not 'one of theirs'
  • Actively involve students in professional conferences
  • Actively involve students in publications
  • Help students to overcome problems, discord, barriers
  • Provide good model of professionalism
  • Help students to 'network' with other relevant professionals and faculty
  • Assist students in career preparation
  • Alert students to career opportunities; help students secure post-degree employment
  • Provide assistance in post-degree professional work

Congratulations to Thomas Quinn for his outstanding work with graduate students!