Graduate Student Council

For all graduate students at CWRU

The John S. Diekhoff Award

History of the Award

The John S. Diekhoff  Award was created to honor John Diekhoff, a former professor, department chair, Dean, and Vice Provost at CWRU. This Award honors four full-time faculty members for their contributions to the education and development of graduate students at CWRU.

The award is sponsored by the Graduate Student Council and School of Graduate Studies at CWRU. More about the history of the Diekhoff Award can be found at the SGS Award Page.

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:

  • Must have a primary appointment in a department awarding degrees through the School of Graduate Studies
  • Must have taught a graduate course in the last 3 years
  • 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.

  • Eligible professors must have a primary appointment in a department awarding degrees through the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Persons making nominations should be directly advised/mentored by the professor.
Award Timeline

Nominations for the award usually occur in January and February. A committee of graduate students reviews the nominations throughout February and March, and recommends the winners. Winners are typically notified in March or April.

Nomination Process

Deadline for nominations are typically in mid-March every year.To view Diekhoff Award selection criteria and submit a nomination, fill out the Orgsync form. For any questions about the nomination process, please send emails to: gradprofdev@case.edu.

Previous Winners

To view a list of previous Diekhoff Award winners, click here.

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