Nominations for the John S. Diekhoff Award

Wall of  John S. Diekhoff Award

Criteria for Selection

There are four Diekhoff Awards: two awards for Distinguished Graduate Teaching and two awards for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring.

John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching

The John S. Diekhoff Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching is awarded annually to two faculty members that have made exemplary contributions to graduate students through work in the classroom. In order to be eligible, the professor:

Anyone may make a nomination, including graduate students, professors, and student associations.

John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring

The John S. Diekhoff Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentoring is awarded annually to two faculty members that have made exemplary contributions to graduate students through advising and mentoring.

Award Timeline

Nominations for the award typically occur during the month of February. A committee of graduate students reviews the nominations throughout March, and recommends the winners. Winners are typically notified in mid-April.

Nomination Process

Nominations for 2020 are now closed. Winners will be selected and announced in April.

To nominate a faculty member, please fill out the nomination form which will ask for the following:

  • Your name
  • Your position at Case Western Reserve University
  • The name of the nominee
  • Nominee's email
  • Nominee's Faculty Title
  • Nominee's Department
  • Nomination Type: Teaching or Mentoring
  • A 200-word nomination explaining how the nominee has been an outstanding teacher or mentor.

You may nominate a faculty member for both awards; however, please fill out two separate nomination forms and include two different 200-word statements.

You may nominate more than one professor and there is no limit to the number of nominations you can submit.

Questions about the nomination process? Please email diekhoff@case.edu.